Natural Stone Hardscapes

Natural Stone Hardscapes

Natural Stone Hardscapes

Natural Stone Hardscapes

Sawn Cut Drywall, Steps, Flagstone, Edging, and More

Kafka Granite is excited to add a new series of natural stone hardscapes to our expansive product offerings. Incorporate a stunning feature and the beauty of natural stone into your landscape projects with four classic colors of our Natural Stone Cut Drywall, Thermal-Top Steps, Thermal Flagstone, Sawn Edging, Treads, and Caps/Coping.

The level of detail that goes into our products speaks for itself, and so does the performance of our Natural Stone Hardscapes. Sawn tops and bottoms lend themselves to a more efficient installation than other options, and our thermal top surfaces on our Steps and Flagstone provide increased traction.

When you choose Kafka Granite’s high-quality natural stone products for your retaining wall, steps, or other landscape project, you can rest assured that you’ve chosen hardscapes that will last.

 

Sawn Cut Drywall

You don’t need to sacrifice form for function when installing a retaining wall or other exterior structural project—you can have them both. Kafka Granite’s Natural Stone Sawn Cut Drywall is sure to add sophistication and elegance to dry stacked walls in your outdoor spaces. These solid stone blocks are available in four classic colors: Imperial Gray Granite, Sierra Granite, Starlight Black Granite, and Harvest Gold Sandstone. 

Each stone is sawn on the top and bottom to simplify installation and give a clean look, while both faces and ends are split to allow for a more natural appearance. Kafka Granite Sawn Cut Drywall will give your backyard or commercial project a profound presence, blending in or standing out according to your chosen color scheme.

8″ Sawn Cut Drywall Specifications

Sawn Cut Drywall
Sawn Cut Drywall Face View

Length: 8″ – 40″ Random
Height: 6″ or 7″ Sawn
Depth: 7 1/2″ – 8 1/2″
Yield: 15 – 20 sq. ft. per ton

Additional custom options may be available upon request.

 

Thermal-Top Steps

Kafka Granite’s Natural Stone Thermal-Top Steps provide an impressive addition to your landscaping. These solid stone slabs are available in four standard sizes and four classic colors: Imperial Gray Granite, Sierra Granite, Starlight Black Granite, and Harvest Gold Sandstone. 

Each step is sawn to height to allow for a more efficient installation process, which eliminates shimming and re-leveling. These natural stone steps are also rockfaced on one long side and two short sides to showcase the unique character of the natural stone. Finally, each step has a thermal top finish to provide added traction for a non-skid surface. 

Whether you’re on the hunt for hardscape steps that will perform in any weather or high-quality natural stone steps that will maintain their integrity for decades, you’ve come to the right place. Kafka Granite Thermal-Top Steps are sure to deliver a lifetime of durability and beauty to your residential or commercial project.

Thermal-Top Step Standard Specifications

Thermal-Top Step 36" x 18" Face View

Length: 36″ Sawn
Depth/Run: 18″ Sawn
Height/Rise: 6″ or 7″ Sawn
Finish: Thermal Top, Rockfaced on One Long Side and Two Short Sides

Thermal-Top Step 36" x 24" Face View

Length: 36″ Sawn
Depth/Run: 24″ Sawn
Height/Rise: 6″ or 7″ Sawn
Finish: Thermal Top, Rockfaced on One Long Side and Two Short Sides

Thermal-Top Step 48" x 18" Face View

Length: 48″ Sawn
Depth/Run: 18″ Sawn
Height/Rise: 6″ or 7″ Sawn
Finish: Thermal Top, Rockfaced on One Long Side and Two Short Sides

Thermal-Top Step 48" x 24" Face View

Length: 48″ Sawn
Depth/Run: 24″ Sawn
Height/Rise: 6″ or 7″ Sawn
Finish: Thermal Top, Rockfaced on One Long Side and Two Short Sides

Additional custom sizes and options may be available upon request.

 

Thermal Flagstone

Kafka Granite’s Thermal Flagstone provides a premium natural stone alternative to manufactured hardscapes. These natural flagstones units are available in three classic colors: Imperial Gray Granite, Starlight Black Granite, and Harvest Gold Sandstone. Each stone has a sawn height with a 1/2″ tolerance, which cuts down on sorting and installation time and virtually eliminates shimming and re-leveling. 

Kafka Granite Thermal Flagstone is the perfect option for incorporating a sophisticated look into your hardscape project. Even better, the beauty of natural stone hardscapes now comes with enhanced performance: the top surface of each unit also has a thermal finish to provide additional traction and accentuate the unique character of the natural stone. 

Thermal Flagstone Specifications

Thermal Flagstone Side View

Length: 18″ – 48″ Irregular
Width: 18″ – 48″ Irregular
Thickness: Sawn 1 3/4″ – 2 1/4″ Random
Finish: Thermal Top
Yield: 65 – 80 sq. ft. per ton

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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.

Resources

Kafka Landscape Supply Brochure

Natural Stone Hardscapes Flyer

Landscape Supply Blog Posts

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