TecStone (wet-cast limestone)
We also manufacture products using a wet-cast production process – this material is called TecStone. Denser than our standard Haddonstone, it’s made of much larger particle sizes and exhibits a higher water content, which means it doesn’t need vapour curing. Hand finishing is necessary at the end to ensure a high quality product. The TecStone mix is poured into a mould. This process gives a finish, once acid etched, much more akin to Coade stone. It has a smooth and sealed surface, which makes it ideal for flooring, fireplaces, complex statuary, larger architectural products and contemporary designs where clients prefer a surface finish that does not weather quickly. It’s also usually easier to clean for this reason.
We use TecStone for a number of our products, particularly those used in larger architectural projects, such as columns and paving. TecStone is designed to meet demanding performance criteria and as it can incorporate structural reinforcement, it tends to be the preferred material for architectural projects requiring structural strength as well as cast-in fixings.