8″ Sawn Cut Drywall Specifications
Thermal-Top Step Standard Specifications
Thermal Flagstone Specifications
What We’ve Been Working On
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of a thermal finish?
Kafka Granite’s Thermal-Top Steps and Thermal Flagstone both have a thermal finish. The process of creating this type of finish involves exposing the wet surface of a stone to intense heat. This results in a skid and slip-resistant surface, perfect for natural stone steps and other commercial or residential landscaping projects. The high temperature also serves to further reveal the unique look of each natural stone unit.
What is the difference between Kafka Granite’s hardscapes and traditional outcropping stone?
Outcropping stone is typically rough on all sides, which requires extra care and time during the installation process. When developing Kafka Granite’s Natural Stone Hardscapes, we wanted to create a natural stone product line that stood apart from other options in terms of performance and ease of installation. To that end, our cut drywall is sawn on the top and bottom to streamline installation. While a professional will still need to install your dry stacked wall, the process can now proceed more quickly and smoothly than it would with traditional outcropping stone.
Why would I want a sawn height?
Our Thermal-Top Steps are sawn to height, which effectively eliminates the need for shimming and re-leveling during installation. This provides a significant advantage over natural stone steps that are not sawn to height. The end result is a more efficient installation, a quicker setup process, and potentially a lower final project cost.
What are the advantages of natural stone hardscapes over manufactured hardscapes?
Natural stone is a high-end alternative to cultured or manufactured stone. At the same time, this beautiful material can actually save you money in the long run. Just consider the longevity of your project—manufactured stone and other cheaper materials will typically degrade and become discolored when exposed to the elements. Natural stone, on the other hand, wears beautifully, maintaining both its look and integrity in an outdoor installation. With Kafka Granite’s Natural Stone Hardscapes, you can rest assured that your retaining wall, stone steps, or other landscaping project will continue to perform throughout the years.