The Garden Guide

Cast stone

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Artificial stone as a much better product than concrete. It is made by crushing and grinding natural stone and then re-constituting it, in a mould, with cement mortar. It can also be re-constituted with a resin binder, which is more expensive. Sandstones, marbles and limestones are well suited to the re-constitution process.

Artificial stone tends to be more porous than concrete and is more likely to develop a patina, especially if placed in a damp place or under the shade of a tree. It does not have the bedding planes, or imperfections, of a natural stone but nor does it have the 'fault lines' which can result in ex-foliation or splitting on fault lines.

Artificial stone can be made to use a wide range of products: paving slabs, ballusters, columns, blocks, ornaments, statues.

See blog post on reconstituted stone garden ornament

Medium artificial marble statue original

Artificial marble statue

Medium artificial stone sand original

Stone sand for re-constitution

Medium artificial stone seat original

Artificial stone seat