The Specialty style is a unique enhancement series of the SeaStone® collection including adding Fossils. This style incorporates the same characteristics of the product line being a cementitious stone containing a proprietary admixture. The Specialty line showcases unique impressions of various sea life in the Sea Creature Fossil Collection. These impressions may be incorporated in any one of the styles in the product line. The custom blend shells are used as enhancements to the basic styles or a stand alone addition to the matrix. An enhanced manufacturing process applies tons of pressure to each unit, fusing the aggregates and fossils together which simulates a natural occurrence. This unique process ensures a more durable product with high compression strength and low water absorption qualities thus providing an alternative to the use of natural stone.
Colors + Finishes
The Specialty products in the SeaStone® Collection is designed to enhance the standard styles and is used as a mix and match series in your choice of color base – natural white, buff or grey. The Sea Creature Fossil collection and the custom shell series of special enhancements completes the designer line.
Finishes: Level 1 is the standard first run finish that replicates the appearance of natural stone and reveals the beauty of the shell or glass within its matrix and is recommended for the exterior applications. Level 2 The second level referred to as the Honed Finish is a matte appearance with a low sheen that enhances and deepens the coloration of the matrix of shell and glass. The Honed finish is recommended for interior applications and may also be used for exterior applications.
SeaStone® products are manufactured metrically, with standard thicknesses of 1” (25mm) for mortar applications and 1.5” (38mm) for mortar and/or sand bed applications. Standard mold sizes range from a nominal 12″x12″ up to 24″x24″ format; additionally, an 8” x 8” x 2”(51mm) thick paver is offered for vehicular use in sand bed applications. Slabs are hand cast and designed for specific use.
The Specialty and Custom Shell series is engineered for public and private use for interior and exterior horizontal, vertical, wet and dry installations. The negative impressions of the Sea Creature Fossil Series is recommended for vertical use only. Hard shell species impressions such as sea scrolls or other hard shell enhancements may be used both vertical and horizontal. A small percentage of the field tile enhanced with the impressions will add an interesting feature to a vertical or horizontal area of design. The Custom blend shells are used alone in the LimeStone base or may be mixed together with glass or other enhancements offered in the product collection. The full line of matching edging and trim provides limitless design capabilities.
Installation + Maintenance
RECOMMENDED INSTALLATION METHODS: SeaStone 3/4” – 1” Flooring products are designed for standard industry masonry installation and installed in a manner similar to stone or marble, using comparable setting techniques. Latex modified adhesives and modified grouts are recommended to install our products per industry standards. Method of application will vary to suit the specific type of condition. We allow a minimal one eighth (1/8”) to one fourth (1/4”) joint space for joining most pieces. Sealers are recommended before and after grout application to prevent staining. Only periodic resealing is necessary. Consult floor care product manufacturer for specific instructions and recommendations. Apply to clean and dry surfaces only. Sealers should be U/L listed as “slip resistant”. Please consult floor care product manufacturer for instructions on Polishing SeaStone after installation in order to meet the requirements of a safe walking surface of 0.5 anti-slip coefficient of friction. General aftercare requires cleaning with a neutral cleaner that has a Ph near 7 and that is free from harmful alkali, acids, etc. A non-detergent cleaner such as Spic and Span, which does not leave a soap film, may be used. We do not recommend pressure cleaning on exterior SeaStone product. Treat strains as soon as possible.
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Product photography and samples are to be used as a general guide. Color as well as percentage, size and shape of markings will vary. Sizes are nominal, not actual