Weathered Stone™: Natural Stone’s New Competition

Fairhope, AL, February 22, 2007 --( Weathered Stone™ the World’s First Bendable Stone is a hand made stone and leather replica covering that is only 1/32nd of an inch thick. Weathered Stone™ can be adhered to practically all solid, interior spaces.

“Weathered Stone™ can be installed over a multitude of surfaces with minimal prep work. We have installed over bare sheetrock, painted sheetrock, textured walls, walls with small holes, wood paneling (without filling in the grooves), cinder block, brick walls, concrete, plastic laminate, inside cultured marble sinks, metal, floors, and much more. Weathered Stone™ has a Class-A fire rating, the product is safe to use on gas or electric fireplaces,” said Sean Howard, President and Inventor of Weathered Stone™.

Weathered Stone’s™ winter schedule will include:
• Phoenix Certified Installer Training Class, Hilton Garden Inn, Date: February 26, 2007 Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Address: University & I-10 (3422 E. Elwood), Phoenix, Arizona, 85040
• Las Vegas Certified Installer Training Class, Henderson Holiday Inn Express, Date: February 28, 2007, Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Address: 441 Astaire Drive, Henderson, NV, 89014
• Denver Certified Installer Training Class, Wheat Ridge-Denver West Holiday Inn Express, Date: March 2, 2007, Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Address: 10101 South I-70 Service Road, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Certified Weathered Stone™ Installers:
Weathered Stone™ has a network of over 250 Certified Weathered Stone™ Installers nationwide. Certified Weathered Stone™ Installers complete an eight hour certification course. The training program provides instruction in the following areas: Layout and Theory of Design, Hands on Techniques, and Cost Estimating. Weathered Stone™ Certified Installers are listed on a database searchable by state or zip code on the company website.

What is Weathered Stone™?
Weathered Stone™ is produced on a canvas backing; the texture is primarily plaster, and has 15% additives for strength and durability. The product is then cut, cracked, and colored by hand. Weathered Stone™ has 22 standard colors, and custom colors are available. The product is manufactured in pre-cut sizes, and can easily be cut down to any size or shape.

Weathered Stone’s™ Installation Process:
Weathered Stone™ becomes pliable during the installation process, and dries after applied to a solid surface. The result is a sheet of stone that can be molded, bent and shaped around any interior surface. All adhesives are water based, making installation simple and time efficient. The final step of grouting the seams gives the installed product added depth and texture.

Can Weathered Stone™ Be Repaired?
Weathered Stone’s™ specially formulated grout has a colorant in it that will repair any small nicks or dings in the product. The grout is non-caustic, and will simply wipe on the damaged Weathered Stone™, and then can be wiped back off, instantly repairing any dings or nicks in the product.

Weathered Stone™—the Company
Sean Howard, President and inventor of Weathered Stone™, traveled the country installing commercial wall coverings and hand painting faux finishes. Howard merged wall coverings and faux finish techniques to create Weathered Stone™. Weathered Stone™ has been featured in multiple news publications as well as many showcase and parade homes.


For more information contact:
Sommer Smith
Tel: 251.990.3030
Fax: 530.451.9346
Weathered Stone
Sommer Smith