Frequently asked questions
We are happy to provide the answers.
What is the history of Centurion Stone products?
Centurion has manufactured stone veneer since 1969—being one of the oldest veneer manufacturers in the world. We produce our products at one central location in Nashville, TN. One location ensures quality control of our products.
How is Centurion Stone made?
Centurion Stones are produced from lightweight aggregate, Portland cement, chemical additives, fly ash and permanent mineral oxide pigments. The pigments are absorbed into the base mix and become an integral part of the veneer, similar to natural stone. Minimal color changes occur with the oxide pigments.
Are there building code requirements to consider?
Centurion Stone meets or exceeds the code requirements for ICC ES standards. Numerous tests were performed on the products to qualify for the AC-51 testing acceptance.
What are the main differences between manufactured stone veneer and natural stone?
Molds are cast from select pieces of natural stone capturing the details of the stone. The cast pieces are lighter in weight which require no support footings, ties or lintels for support. Manufactured stone veneer can be adhered to surfaces that natural stone installations would be very costly to achieve. Usually manufactured stone is 30% to 50% of the installed cost of natural stone.
What are the main product features?
Thickness: 1.5” – 3”. Weight: 7.5 to 12 lb. a sq. foot. Packaging: cardboard container. Sealing of stone: yes, but not required.
Where can Centurion Stone be installed?
Centurion Stone is suitable for both interior and exterior applications. See our project gallery for various examples.
Can I install the stone myself?
Yes, with fundamental understanding of stone masonry work. Download installation instructions at www.centurionstone.com.
Are support footings a requirement?
No, the product is adhered to the wall.
Is there a fire rating on Centurion Stone?
Testing shows no signs of product supporting or contributing to flame spread, combustion, or smoke development.
Can Centurion Stone be used on a fireplace front?
Yes, but not in the firebox area.
Can Centurion Stone be used behind a wood burning stove?
Yes, the stove manufacturer clearances for combustible wall dimensions must be maintained.
Are there temperature conditions that Centurion Stone should be installed within?
Yes, cold weather ambient temperature should be 40°F or higher. Hot weather conditions above 90° should be installed per section 2104.4 of the IBC.