Sizes can be produced as per customers’ requirements upon request.
0.7 – 1.0mm (depending upon the stone).
900-1100 grams per square meter or .18 -.25 lbs. SF (depending upon the stone).
VersaLite Stone® Fabric is a natural stone (Slate and Grranite) veneer laminated to a fabric backing and features real stone texture, grain, color, and appearance in an incredibly thin veneer with reinforced cotton fabric for complete strength and flexibility of the sheet.
VersaLite Stone® Fabric offers an even wider range of opportunities in use because of its extreme flexibility and uniqueness. The material can be applied on various substrates: Walls, Ceilings, Interiors, Furniture, Cabinets, Doors, etc. (Not suitable for floors or exterior use.
VersaLite Stone® Fabric requires sealing for stain and scratch protection. The sealers recommended are listed on this document. It is best to pre-seal VersaLite Stone® Fabric sheets prior to installation. This protects and seals the face from scuffing, adhesives, and grout during installation and handling.
LAYOUTS & PATTERNS:
Preparation of the area to be covered and the layout of the VersaLite Stone® Fabric sheets is the same as for natural stone or tile. Time spent preparing the work area will pay off immensely. A preliminary dry fit of VersaLite Stone® Veneer allows for arrangements and orientation of individual sheets, patterns, textures, and colors before final placement. It is recommended that each sheet be dry fit exactly where it will be placed on horizontal or vertical surfaces. Numbering the sheets to track relocation before cutting and trimming is recommended and will save time.
VersaLite Stone® Fabric can be cut with a carpet knife or sharp scissors.
It is important to follow exact guidelines for the chosen adhesive; by understanding the specifics of the adhesive, a great deal of time and cost can be saved. All adhesives should be selected prior to the installation taking into account important factors such as moisture and temperature in the planned environment. If the application is outdoors, consideration to thermal expansion needs to be taken into account. Since VersaLite Stone® Veneer is a veneer it must expand and contract with the substrate or delamination may occur.
The back of VersaLite Stone® Veneer may require “Back-Buttering” of adhesive for some applications. For wet environments, epoxy adhesives are required. Contact adhesives are not recommended due to the uneven backing of VersaLite Stone® Veneer. Do not use non-catalyzing (water vapor type) cure adhesives where the substrate is a moisture barrier. Adhesive may not adhere properly if applied between non-porous materials.
TOOLS TO WORK WITH:
Standard tools can be used for application. Fabric can also cut with a carpet knife or sharp scissors.
Since VersaLite Stone® Fabric is a natural product DESIGNED BY NATURE, color and texture variances are not defects within the material, but are inherent to it and part of the natural beauty of quarried materials. These materials cannot be guaranteed to match dye-lot to dye-lot, so it is recommended that orders take into account future maintenance or re-fit possibilities.
VersaLite Stone® Fabric sheets should be stored flat in a clean environment.
Precautions must be taken when working with VersaLite Stone® Fabric due to the fiberglass composition of the backing materials. ALWAYS use the proper gloves, goggles, and dust mask when working with VersaLite Stone® Fabric. Industry standards recommend a NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator for this type of material. When using a saw ALWAYS be sure to take proper precautions to cover skin and eyes from fiberglass dust. When cutting Vers
AVOID BREATHING SILICA DUST:
This product, when cut, drilled, or abraded produces dust containing Free Silica which may cause cancer or delayed lung injury (Silicosis) if inhaled. Work outdoors, in a well-ventilated area, or use mechanical ventilation. Please wear safety glasses and a dust mask. If
working in dusty areas or where airborne dust exceeds PEL wear NIOSH/MSHA approved respirators. This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.
Product can be deposited with normal waste according to local restrictions.
Sheets are packed into wooden pallet or box and can be transported by LTL, Air or Sea.