This is the time of year we have a lot of people coming to talk to us about their fireplace or other interior projects they are going to start to work on. Whether it’s a new build or a renovation we will be able to help you chose the right stone for your project.
Many clients come into the show room because they are still searching for ideas to help them out on their project.
We want to help out with ideas and inspiration by sharing a couple of videos showing what other clients have done.
The “Kodiak Mountain Stone Visualizer” will give you the opportunity to view your project with some of our most popular stone profiles and colors. Simply upload a picture of your home, follow the tutorial and let us help you Visualize Your Dream.
We’ve also created a video tutorial to assist you in using the Kodiak Mountain Stone Visualizer.
Please visit us at one of our show rooms if you have any questions or would like to see samples of our stone.
You can also find a dealer near you to purchase your Kodiak Mountain Stone products HERE or purchase online at BuildDirect
Western Ledge by Kodiak Mountain Stone is a beautiful ledge stone that comes in varying lengths and widths. The majority of the stone in this profile will range from 3″x5″ to 7″x16″. With the proper installation of the Western Ledge you are able to create a beautiful project inside or out. We have assembled a video of Western Ledge projects to help you with your own ideas and inspirations.
We love that our clients share pictures with us and we hope that they can help inspire you for your next project.
Enjoy our latest video of projects to help give you ideas and inspiration for your next interior or exterior project. Kodiak Mountain Stone can ship our manufactured stone anywhere. So check us out at www.KodiakMountain.com or call us at 877-563-4252.
As it gets colder outside many people start to think about the fireplace they wish they had. Whether you are dreaming of a new fireplace or planning on renovating an existing one, this video will give you some ideas and inspiration for your project.
We’ve had a number of our clients design and build some beautiful fireplaces in 2015 with Kodiak Mountain Stone products and we wanted to share them with you here!
It is very common to see a new home with a beautiful stone or brick fireplace. But more and more we are seeing the stone and brick go beyond just the fireplace to create amazing accent walls.
Stone and brick can create beautiful interior feature walls. It’s not a new idea but it’s one we are seeing a lot more of. With a little bit of creativity and imagination you can create some unique designs that make a normal room extraordinary. Making a boring wall the focal point of the entire room.
It’s amazing how a stone or brick wall can change an entire room to fit your style. It can create a warm environment ranging from a country style to a modern one. With all of the different choices in products, you’ll be able to find the perfect option for your home.
Manufactured Stone Veneer is a man-made cast product which is produced to replicate real stone. There are a number of advantages of manufactured stone vs natural stone with the top ones being (1) total cost, (2) ease of installation, and (3) weight of the product.
The total cost of the product and installation of manufactured stone is typically a lot less than with natural stone. Because it is a man-made product, it is manufactured for the ease of installation. Manufactured stone is also lighter weight than natural stone. You should always consult a structural engineer before installing brick or stone in your home, but with manufactured stone you typically don’t need extra structural reinforcement in your home to compensate for the weight of the product.
Natural Stone Veneer is exactly what it sounds like, it is real stone that is cut as a veneer to be installed on a wall. Natural Stone Veneer gives an authentic look with all of the unique characteristics of natural stone that cannot be mimicked in manufactured stone. Natural Stone Veneer is heavier than manufactured stone, so it is even more important to consult a structural engineer about your project before you begin.
Our Natural Stone Veneer is collected and quarried throughout the North America. There are many styles, profiles and colors of natural stone veneer available for you to choose from for your home.
Most brick that is currently being used on residential interior projects is a Thin Brick Veneer. Thin brick veneer can give your wall the rich, elegant appearance that only brick can provide. Like stone veneer, thin brick veneer is either a cast product or a thin slice of the brick’s face that has been cut from a full brick. Thin brick veneer is installed similar in process to stone veneer rather than how traditional brick is installed. But when a project is completed, you have the appearance of a beautiful brick wall.
Once you have created a beautiful accent wall in your home with stone or brick help it to become a feature point in your home.
Never neglect skillful lighting. It will enhance the beautiful textures and features of the brick or stone and will cast shadows that will bring out the unique characteristics of the wall.
For more information on any of these products you can call us at 1-877-563-4252 or visit us at:
We are able to introduce a very high quality product with some incredible new profiles that are getting architects, builders, masons, designers and home owners all excited about the options that are becoming available. To get an idea of some of the things we are now offering from Creative Mines we’ve put this project video together.
2014 is proving to be a great year at Kodiak Mountain Stone. We have had a large variety of projects we’ve been involved in ranging from renovations to new home construction to some great commercial jobs. We are fortunate to be very diversified in our product offerings.
Veneerstone is another line of manufactured stone that we supply. Veneerstone is a beautiful product that is great to work with.
Veneerstone gives you the warmth and beauty of natural stone with several significant advantages. Veneerstone is just as durable and is much faster and easier to install than natural stone. These benefits, combined with a wide selection of stone styles and colors, make Veneerstone the perfect choice for your building or home.
A big announcement for Kodiak Mountain Stone in 2014 has been our new partnership with Eldorado Stone. We are now a supplier of Eldorado Stone products in our Lethbridge AB store.
For over 40 years, Eldorado Stone has demonstrated an undeniable passion for creating authentic products that not only elevate quality and design, but also attainability. Stone. Brick. Fireplace Surrounds. Outdoor Living. This has been a great addition to the Kodiak Mountain Stone product offering in Lethbridge.
Kodiak Mountain Stone distributes a wide variety of natural stone products for interior and exterior applications. The diversity of colors, shapes and texture that we offer means that we have the perfect natural stone available for any project. Working with quarries from around the world allows us to offer a huge selection of natural stone products.
Brick is definitely in high demand. From full brick to thin brick veneer the demand continues to grow in 2014. For more than 80 years, General Shale’s brick line has been the cornerstone of their success. With a multitude of colors, styles and textures to choose from, their brick portfolio has something to complement any style of home.
The history of Cherokee Brick’s business is one of continuous change. They’ve challenged themselves to
adopt the newest improvements in technology in order to continuously provide distinctive products. From the original crude methods of making only one size and type of brick, their Company now manufactures over 100 different varieties.
Today, with its three modern plants and extensive product line, they can meet the needs of almost any consumer. Whether it is a new home, renovation project, or large commercial structure. Cherokee Brick strives to give its customers quality products and superior service.
DO IT ONCE, DO IT RIGHT….concrete fencing is now affordable. RhinoRock can meet all of your fencing needs whether it is residential, commercial or industrial. Now you don’t have to settle for constant plastic or wood fencing repairs! A Rhinorock patented concrete clad wall is affordable because it is produced with a unique manufacturing process that makes the fencing panel 90% lighter than a traditional heavy concrete fence.
Their light weight (concrete/foam) construction doesn’t sacrifice performance because it is manufactured with a high performance fiber reinforced concrete clad outer shell with a foam core. Concrete is the only material that can duplicate the realistic beauty of stone and provide the weatheribility that contractors demand. See our specifications page for more info on it’s construction and our Frequent Questions page has additional information.
Each project begins in your mind. If you don’t dream it, you can’t build it. At Kodiak Mountain Stone our goal is to help you finish the dream. We help you in the final steps to make your project beautiful. Contact our experts to help you find the perfect products for your project. Find our galleries online HERE. If you are renovating and need help visualizing your project, you can use our Kodiak Mountain Stone Visualizer. Find out more about our Visualizer HERE.
Last week we introduced our new Kodiak Mountain Stone Visualizer. The Kodiak Mountain Stone Visualizer is a powerful home design tool for anyone who wants to visualize what their home would look like with our manufactured stone veneer on it. It allows you to experiment by applying different manufactured stone profiles and colors in various places on your home.
If you are considering a facade, would it look better three feet high or four feet high? Maybe it would look better to stone the entire face of your house. Or maybe you want to replace all of your current siding with a combination of manufactured stone veneer and our Masterwall Acrylic Stucco. The Kodiak Mountain Stone Visualizer not only lets you add stone to your home, you can add a huge variety of other siding products as well.
You can simply take a photo of your house and then begin to design…
My House: BEFORE
Following are pictures of this same house with stone and siding applied in different areas to help the home owner visualize their renovation plans.
Besides experimenting with the manufactured stone veneer profiles, you can also add other products such as stucco and log siding.
Visit our Kodiak Mountain Stone Visualizer HERE and try it out for yourself
DO IT ONCE, DO IT RIGHT….concrete fencing is now affordable. RhinoRock can meet all of your fencing needs whether it is residential, commercial or industrial. Now you don’t have to settle for constant plastic or wood fencing repairs! A Rhinorock patented concrete clad wall is produced with a unique manufacturing process that makes the fencing panel 90% lighter than a traditional heavy concrete fence.
Our light weight (concrete/foam) construction doesn’t sacrifice performance because it is manufactured with a high performance fiber reinforced concrete clad outer shell with a foam core. Concrete is the only material that can duplicate the realistic beauty of stone and provide the weatheribility that contractors demand. See our specifications page for more info on it’s construction and our Frequent Questions page has additional information.
Question: How is the light weight fencing panel constructed?
Answer: The RhinoRock fence panel has an outer shell constructed of a high performance concrete that is heavily fiber reinforced. In fact, enough fiber to fill a 55 gallon drum half full. The interior of the fence panel is a typical EPS foam core. The fiber reinforced concrete shell is just under 3/8″ thick. The heavy fiber reinforcing in the concrete combined with the foam core makes the fence panel impact resistant, strong, and light weight.
Question: How long and tall is the fencing panel?
Answer: The center of column to center of column is 9 feet and the panel is 6′ tall.
Question: Are shorter panels available?
Answer: The panels can be easily cut to any dimension shorter than 6′ tall.
Question: Are panels taller than 6′ available?
Answer: Currently the panel is only made in 6′ tall in the RhinoRock automated facility. In the event that a 7′ or 8′ tall fence is desired the fence system can be attached to a 1′ or 2′ tall poured in place grade beam supplied by a local contractor. This is more economical because you don’t have to ship taller panels, but the grade beam can be poured by a local contractor.
Question: What kind of footing is used for the fence?
Answer: Most installations will use a 14″ diameter pier footing 36″ deep spaced at 9′ centers. See specifications page for a drawing detail.
Question: What is the wind rating of the fence?
Answer: The RhinoRock fence panel has been tested and can withstand wind speeds up to 140 mph. However, when the fence length exceeds 250′ without any corners, then the rating is reduced to 120 mph. This testing was for the actual fencing panel, but not for the footing. In high wind areas the footing must be designed by a local engineer.
Question: Will freezing temperatures cause damage to the fence?
Answer: No, extensive freeze thaw testing has shown that it is freeze thaw resistant because it utilizes a high performance concrete. Unlike plastic or wood it is much more durable in regards to extreme temperatures.
Question: Will the surface fade in the sun?
Answer: No, since the shell is made of concrete it is totally UV stable.
Question: Can the fence retain soil?
Answer: Less than 12″ is recommended.
Question: What is the natural color of the fence?
Answer: The panels are a natural concrete grey, but the fence can be color stained after the fence is installed with a product that is specifically made for staining concrete.
Question: How much does the fencing panel weight?
Answer: 230 lbs.
Question: Can the fence be installed if the property is already landscaped?
Answer: Yes, since the panels are light weight they can be hand carried into the property. However, it requires less labor to have the fence installed prior to any landscaping and therefore the installation is less expensive.
Question: Can the fence be installed on ground that is sloping?
Answer: Yes, as long as the grade doesn’t change more than 12″ every foot. In some cases you can go up steeper slopes but will require using custom sized panels.
Question: How is the column cap attached to the column?
Answer: The cap has a steel tab that is cast into the bottom of the cap that is embedded into the concrete grout cell in the column. The steel tab makes it so that cap cannot be removed. This is unique to our system.
Question: Can the fence be installed by the Do-It-Yourselfer?
Answer: For the best installation it is recommended to be installed by a trained RhinoRock installer. Since the fencing system is covered by two patents the installers must have written permission.
Question: Will the fence stop weeds from coming from neighbor’s property?
Answer: Typically if the bottom of the fence panel is installed more than 3″ below the landscaping then weeds will typically not grow under fence.
Question: Can the fence support the weight of someone climbing on it?
Answer: Yes, the fence panel is strong enough to support the weight of 10 men.
Question: Can the fence be damaged by normal backyard activities?
Answer: After three years of backyard installations, we have had no reports of the fence being damaged by backyard activity. However, large riding lawn mowers can damage the fence on direct impact. But in most cases damages can be repaired easily.
Question: Can the fence be repaired if damaged?
Answer: Yes, since the material is made out of concrete, small damage less than 6″ in diameter can be repaired with a simple mortar patch. In the event of damage caused by vehicles or large equipment, two men can replace a panel in about an hour.
Kodiak Mountain Stone produces many different profiles of manufactured stone veneer for use on both interior and exterior projects. Our manufactured stone veneer is a great product for both renovation projects as well as new construction projects both large and small.
Our feature product today is our Southern Hackett profile of our manufactured stone veneer. Southern Hackett is a beautiful square and rectangle pattern. Our Southern Hackett may be installed with a grout line or without a grout line (dry stacked), depending on the desired look of the final project.
We hope as you are looking for ideas for your project we can help inspire you with this featured video of our Southern Hackett manufactured stone veneer. As you watch the video you will notice how extensive the use of this product can be.
Also visit our Southern Hackett photo gallery HERE
If you are looking for more information you can visit our website at www.KodiakMountain.com or call us at 1-877-563-4252 (877-KODIAK-2)