About Retail Applications
StoneLite™ panels are a natural fit to retail construction. They meet the demand of quick installation while maintaining the high quality standards required. StoneLite™ panels keep the beauty of natural stone and eliminate its fragile, brittle and variable properties plus they are easy to handle and do not require heavy lifting equipment.
Natural stone exemplifies the high quality image that retailers require to draw customers. However, installation of heavy dimensional stone usually takes too long for the typical retail construction schedule. Tile is often substituted, but lacks the design impact of large pieces. StoneLite™ panels can be installed very quickly by trades who are already on the project, eliminating the need to bring in specialized labor while maintaining the design intent. They bring the beauty of natural stone, without the difficulty. StoneLite™ panels provide a natural stone facade to a building while insuring that it is an extremely strong, safe installation that will withstand the test of time.
Retail projects also require durable materials. Their claddings must be able to endure the abuse that comes with a high volume of traffic. Tough, durable StoneLite™ panels offer fantastic impact resistance and flexural strength provided by our patented manufacturing process. They can resist up to 60 times more impact than solid 3 cm solid granite. StoneLite™ panels have over 25 years of proven performance on the exterior of buildings throughout the world. They have resisted the brutal forces of nature including earthquakes, hurricanes, and the streets of New York.
When Cadillac decided to renew their image, they turned to StoneLite™ panels to update their dealerships. Through a nationwide campaign, StoneLite™ panels have been installed on the exterior of Cadillac dealerships for both new and renovation construction from California to New York. StoneLite™ panels can be economically fabricated to form natural stone column covers, cornices and other massive shapes. After fabrication, they are shipped to the job site for quick and simple installing. The panels are most commonly installed over simple steel stud framing. No special framing is required. They can also be installed over most existing claddings to eliminate the need for expensive demolition. StoneLite™ is impervious to water penetration, even with open structured stones such as travertine and limestone. The fiber-reinforced epoxy skin, directly behind the stone, provides a waterproof barrier, thereby eliminating the need for a secondary layer of protection.
In renovation, using StoneLite™ panels for over-cladding is usually the most cost effective solution. Covering a deteriorated exterior by anchoring StoneLite™ panels through the original cladding saves the expense of removing and disposing of the existing cladding. The interior spaces are not subjected to detrimental weather conditions. When over-cladding with StoneLite™, building occupants can remain with minimal disturbance, and the location continues to produce income. They also provide a quick return on investment for the shop owner as the natural stone finish upgrades their image, increasing both traffic and sales. The lightweight panels are easy to handle, so an entire building elevation can be laid out at the Stone Panels' factory yard, and arranged for blending color and the natural stone grain prior to fabrication. Panels are then individually numbered to correspond with shop drawings, fabricated and shipped to the jobsite.
04850 - Stone Assemblies
09380 - Cut Natural Stone Tile
09750 - Stone Facing
04 42 19 - Strongback-Frame-Supported Stone Cladding
06 61 00 - Simulated Stone Fabrications
09 75 00 - Stone Facing
12 36 40 - Stone Countertops
12 36 61 - Simulated Stone Countertops