In 2014, given the advances in machinery and overall technical competencies, a homeowners Natural Stone Options have been increased by orders of magnitude previously unimaginable. Let’s slip behind the curtain, so to speak, and take a look at two game changers and what they mean for your design plans
Take for example the CNC machines (computer numerical control) used to produce architectural elements such as fireplaces, stone hoods and stone columns. These machines increase accuracy and flexibility, reduce production time and human error, and infinitely increase the ability to shape and contour in affordable terms.
Waterjet cutting technology has also been highly impactful in driving Capabilities in Natural Stone to new levels. Wikipedia defines this technology as using “an industrial tool capable of cutting a wide variety of materials using a very high-pressure jet of water”. Custom murals and mosaics that once upon a time were virtually unaffordable are now within the reach of many homeowners and their design teams.
In summary, AJ Brauer and our sister company Materials Marketing, have long been at the forefront in allowing technology to drive product feasibility for its clients. Whether that is is natural stone flooring, stone fireplaces, stone range hoods, stone columns or all variety of mosaics the company feels it is in an enviable position to add value to the clients stone experience. Visit any of the ten showrooms of Materials Marketing in America for more advice. Thanks for reading.