A new, durable, plastic polymer grid system is facilitating the installation of stone up to 3 inches thick on elevated surfaces. The system, which is designed to support the structural load across a 16-inch-on-center span, effectively opens up the entire range of stone options for elevated surfaces to include the use of natural stone pavers, travertine, pavers, slate, marble, and tile. Designed and manufactured by Sare Plastics, a custom injection molding operation, the Silca System is a deck inlay subflooring grid that can be used on new decks, as well as for retrofit applications. Based on the hexagonal structure of beehives and manufactured from engineered polymers into 1.5-inch-thick grids, the Silca Grates ensure a structural surface for natural stone and manufactured pavers. Read more at www.masonrydesignmagazine.com/elevated-stone-deck-market-opens-up.
Built with professionals in mind, the Paver Armor Pro line of advanced hardscape products provide superior performance and protect the most sensitive natural stone, Laticrete says. These color-enriching sealers, natural-look sealers, and cleaners allow the professional to choose the right product for any job.
What does alphabet soup have to do with Cast Stone? A major initiative of the Cast Stone Institute (CSI) is to interact with peers to affect mutual benefit for the concrete products industry. Two initiatives – implementation of a refined plant certification program and a change of executive directors a few years ago – brought to light the need to reach out and broaden our horizons. Credibility and accountability became more than buzzwords as we put teeth into the requirements for membership.