What is Lightweight Stone?
Lightweight stone is a thin layer of natural stone bonded to a honeycomb composite. It usually comprises of a fibreglass or carbon fibre mesh with an aluminium honeycomb core. This aerospace composite reinforcement creates huge gains in strength whilst reducing overall weight.
Material & Finishes
As a company ingrained in natural stone, we offer assistance in choosing a suitable material in both performance and finish for your project. From a simple idea on colour or finish we can help guide you towards a material that meets your criteria.
Check out our material guides with regards to materials, finishes and a selector guide to help offer a introduction on choosing the right material. The materials we have in our gallery are but the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands of both natural and man-made stone choices available.
We are open to pushing the design capabilities of traditional stone. Whilst we can control the finish of the material, we can provide even further machining to create unique finishes. Check out our project gallery featuring a unique Jura limestone feature wall at Next High Wycombe,utilising a 3 tone machined finish.
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|Variable||Traditional Stone||Lightweight Stone|
|Nominal Thickness||From 20mm to 40mm Solid||From 9mm to 35mm|
|Weight (kg/m2)||From 45 to 90 kg/m2||From 15 to 43 kg/m2|
|Panel Size (m)||Small to medium||3m x 1.5m (Driven by Slab)|
|Fire Rating||Typically A1/A2||BRE135 System, Panel Untested|
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Lightweight stone has fantastic applications for low-level internal cladding or for creating surfaces and furniture. Head to our lightweight surfaces to learn more about what Cristofoli can do for you. For any advice please contact us.
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