Old World Designs architectural limestone is the most beautiful cast stone on the market. Visit our Architectural Stone Products Gallery here: LIMESTONE PRODUCTS
It is the high percentage of pulverized limestone in the blend and the proprietary mixture of complementary minerals that give it the unique ability to create various textures from the same exact blend. From a very textured aged look to a high polished very smooth surface.
We have three manufacturing processes; solid casting, hollow cast and extrusion. Our fireplace mantelpieces made with our hollow cast and solid cast material while the great majority of our decorative trims are the extruded coating over EPS foam.
Weight - Because of our manufacturing process our limestone has great advantages over heavy castings, cast concrete or solid stone. As such our foam core limestone require no mechanical fastening. The various fasteners require holes in the building walls, making the building envelope more vulnerable to water intrusion.
Hardness - Old World limestone meets or exceeds all ASTM standards including for hardness, strength, and tolerances. Our cast limestone has a high compression strength due to the high quality polymer cement used as our binder. Our limestone in fact is so hard that it can be carved by traditional hammer and chisel method.
Quality - begins with premium materials provided by mother nature; achieving beautiful design by blending authenticity and creativity, and finishing with sedulous care in manufacture and installation.