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Do You Want Something More Than a Smooth Finish For Your Stone?

Do You Want Something More Than a Smooth Finish For Your Stone?

Do You Want Something More Than a Smooth Finish For Your Stone?

While smooth stone is certainly the standard for architectural concrete, many people don’t realize the wide array of textured options available to them. At D.C. Kerckhoff, we offer outstanding products for our commercial clientele, helping them build beautiful hotels, residences, and more. Our trademarked Stone Cast™ products are exceptionally high quality, durable, and aesthetic. We aim to inspire our customers to create beautiful balustrades, bases, bowls, buildings, and more. One of the ways we capture our clientele’s imagination is by offering a wide range of finishes for our stone. If you want something more than a smooth finish, read on to learn more about our textured options.

Why Choose Textured?

Smooth architectural elements have their merits, but there are many benefits to textured finishes. The advantages include:

  • Adding accents to pools copings, trims, hardscape, and more.
  • Providing greater depth and complexity to the color and style of stone products. Texture can be an important design decision.
  • Offering more choices for customization. You can decide exactly what kind of texture you would like to create and implement, especially since we engineer a variety of types.
  • Allowing for a greater diversity of design styles.
  • Making your architectural plan unique. Finishes add the final polish to your particular project.

Our Options

Stone is one of the most versatile building materials, in large part due to its texture. D.C. Kerckhoff provides an array of Stone Cast™ finishes to help our clients take advantage of everything this substance has to offer. When you work with our company, you can choose from any of the following for your architectural project:

  • Acid Wash Texture. This is one of our most popular finishes. In his book, Architectural Stone: Fabrication, Installation, and Selection, Mark A. Chacon describes this technique: “acid washed finishes are produced by applying acid to the surface of a stone to create a rustic texture…acid washed finishes will appear different from stone to stone, however, the color generally darkens and a satin sheen is produced.” Acid washing can often creates a shiny, smooth texture with a smattering of small indentations. This treatment can also give the stone a spotted appearance. No two acid washes are exactly alike.
  • ChiselStone Texture. As its name suggests, ChiselStone texture is achieved by using a manual tool to modify various slabs, bricks, or sections. Like acid wash texture, ChiselStone can provide a more classic, antiquated appearance. Since it often has a dark, rough appearance, chisel stone can be reminiscent of castle exteriors.
  • CoralStone Texture. Some of the most beautiful natural stones are those that were once underwater and therefore home to various coral creatures. We mimic the appearance of these ancient materials with our CoralStone texture, manufactured by stamping the slab with subtle patterns and creating slight variations in depth. This finish often includes small pockmarks, streaks, and shell designs.
  • Light Texture. We understand that some clients may want a simpler, less stylistic texture. Our light texture is generally smooth with some depressions, rough patches, and splotches of color variation.
  • Regular Texture. This type of finish is most like organic stone. It is quite rough, with numerous depressions, pockmarks, and streaks. Regular texture is very versatile and provides a natural look.
  • ShellCast Champion Color. Many natural stones were formed beneath the ocean, embedded with and indented by tiny shells. ShellCast Champion Color is relatively smooth, but with small shell pieces, holes, and streaks. This finish may be especially appropriate for seaside structures.
  • ShellCast Polished. This texture is very similar to ShellCast Champion Color, but it is generally darker, smoother, and with larger shell pieces. Like its counterpart, it may be a good choice for oceanfront hotels or buildings in tropical locales.

How We Can Help

The D.C. Kerckhoff team can help you choose the right textured finishes for your project. We have helped numerous clients make the most of their stonework by choosing the right textures. Consider a few of our case studies:

  • We designed a 32-acre garden for the Four Seasons Orlando. To complete such a large undertaking, we needed to utilize and harmonize numerous textures. We created and shipped over 85,000 customized pieces in Light, Regular, and ChiselStone Textures.
  • Smithfield Foods in Virginia approached us to create Stone Cast™ accents for their classic brick building. We used an acid wash finish to highlight the aesthetic of this structure.
  • We manufactured more than 50,000 Light Medium Texture pieces for a gorgeous residence in Long Island, New York.
  • One of our most memorable projects was for Disney Polynesian. We used customized Form Texture to make stone pieces that looked like Sabal palm trunks for theme park planters.

Try Textured Today

Are you looking for something more than a smooth finish? Contact D.C. Kerckhoff today to learn more about our textured finishes or schedule a consultation.

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It is with great confidence that I put forward this recommendation of DC Kerckhoff Company. I have worked with Laura and Dan on the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World since November 2012. DC Kerckhoff has proven themselves to be reliable and professional. They are a partner that can be relied on from start to finish. Their breath and depth of knowledge combined with their reliability qualifies them for such a demanding project. Given my experience with DC Kerckhoff, I would not hesitate to use them in the future.

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Jeff Sievers, Project Engineer

Rockstar pools would highly recommend D. C Kerckhoff. We have worked with them for a few years and they are always exceptional, Professional and knowledgeable. They go above and beyond each time when installing the coping for our pools.

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Company Owner

Have been using Kerckhoff for the last 2yrs for various projects and they continue to surpass the competition.

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Corbet Vaupel, Pool Contractor

Aireko Construction and the Arch. Mario Corcino are very proud of the Catano City Hall in which D. C. Kerckhoff provided the cast stone. The City Hall is a very fine structure and we all agreed that D. C. Kerckhoff did an excellent casting.

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Engineer Angel E. Rodriguez, Vice President of Operations, Aireko Construction

We, at Dee Brown, Inc., are extremely proud of the work we accomplished in collaboration with D.C. Kerckhoff on the Opryland project. Opryland was recognized as Winner of the Hardscape, Landscape & Restoration Category at the 2004 UMCA Golden Trowel Awards. D. C. Kerckhoff received the Material Supplier Award for their contribution to this project.

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Robert V. Barnes, III, Vice President Estimating/Marketing, Dee Brown, Inc., Garland, Texas

To all the staff at D.C. Kerckhoff, Thanks for your fine work.

Mariner Properties, Inc.
Rick Burger, Mariner Properties, Inc., Fort Myers, Florida

We are most thankful for the paving stones supplied by the D.C. Kerckhoff Company for the east wing garden for the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. I know that they will be admired for many years into the future.

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Myra Daniels, President and CEO, Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida
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