Vitrastone is a fabricated stone panel wall cladding system utilising a composite panel made by laminating a natural stone layer to an aluminium honeycomb substrate with aviation grade epoxies. Vitrastone is fabricated and then attached to the wall with a series of aluminium extrusions.
Vitrastone can feature a large range of natural stone finishes including:
What are the advantages of using Vitrastone over traditional solid (dimensional) stone?
- Lightweight – Vitrastone is only 1/5 of the weight of its equivalent in dimensional stone. The product is therefore much easier to handle and to ship, lessening damages, and improving onsite efficiency and safety.
- Simple installation – Vitrastone offers far improved attachment over traditional solid stone. The solid stone anchoring system exposes the weakest properties of the stone, whereas the fixing systems offered with Vitrastone are rapid and align with common systems already used in Australia.
- Flexibility – Vitrastone panels, using stone as a veneer over the honeycomb core are much more flexible than dimensional stone. As a result the panels are much less prone to fracturing and cracking and better able to withstand building movement and extreme weather events.
- Stability – The thin stone found on Vitrastone panels lacks the torsional force of the thicker dimensional stone. This means the lightweight Vitrastone system doesn’t experience the stability failure that occurs in dimensional stone.
Vitrastone panels come in a wide range of igneous and non-igneous stone finishes and have a standard warranty of 10 years. The natural stone composite panels are suitable for interior and exterior use, being highly weatherproof and suitable for high impact areas.