Sizes can be produced as per customers’ requirements also.
1.6 – 2.10mm (depending upon the stone).
1900-2400 grams per square meter or .40 -.50 lbs. SF (depending upon the stone).
VersaLite Stone® Veneer is a natural stone veneer laminated to a fiberglass/polyester resin substrate.
Translucent stone panels by VersaLite Stone® Lite Panels are suitable for many applications, and backlighting ensures they will be brilliant and radiant focal points regardless of where they are placed on Ceilings, Columns, Walls, Partitions, etc. (not suitable for floors or heavy use countertops).
Requires sealers for stain and scratch protection. The sealers recommended are listed in this document. It is best to pre-seal VersaLite Stone® Lite 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® Lite 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® Lite 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.
TOOLS TO WORK WITH:
Standard tools required to work with natural stones can be used for application.
TILING, GROUTING & JOINING:
VersaLite Stone® Veneer can be used to create a tiled effect by leaving a grout joint between cut pieces. Sheets may also be butt-jointed for the look of a smaller seam. Due to the thin nature of VersaLite Stone® Veneer a 1/8″ to 1/4″ grout joint will produce better results. When using grout joints, STARLIKE® or X90 Epoxy-based adhesive that will also serve as the grout is recommended. The adhesive will become the grout joint material when flattened out where joints will be prior to placement of stone sheets.
We strongly recommend sealing the surface of the stone with the recommended sealers before installation. Modified grout and caulking grout can also be used to grout the joints after the adhesive is set.
Since VersaLite Stone® Lite 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.
UV & TEMPERATURE:
The stone surface of VersaLite Stone® Veneer, like most stone elements, acts as a UV inhibitor and will resist high sun conditions for years. When adhered to a substrate, VersaLite Stone® Veneer will handle thermal contraction and or expansion of most standard construction materials.
VersaLite Stone® Veneer will handle both, – high temperatures and freezing without cracking.
The storage of unsealed VersaLite Stone® Lite translucent sheets should be stored flat in a clean environment.
Precautions must be taken when working with VersaLite Stone® Lite due to the fiberglass composition of the backing materials. ALWAYS use the proper gloves, goggles, and dust mask when working with VersaLite Stone® Lite. 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 VersaLite Stone® Lite with saws, grinders, or sanders, ALWAYS properly filter and exhaust
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.
The product can be deposited with normal waste according to local restrictions.
Sheets are packed into wooden pallets or boxes and can be transported by LTL, Air or Sea.