Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I install K2 Stone myself?
    K2 Stone can be installed by almost anyone. However, installation does require a fundamental understanding of stone masonry. Please review the Installation procedures in the Technical section of our website.
  • Can I install K2 Stone near water?
    Yes, unlike manufactured stone our natural stone products will retain their integrity even if they are exposed to water.
  • Can I seal K2 Stone?
    It is not required to seal K2 Stone. If you wish to do so we can provide you with samples to test stone sealing / enhancing products that can be found at your local building material supplier. We do recommend sealing custom mantels and hearths to protect against stains such as red wine
  • Does K2 Stone meet building code requirements?
    K2 Stone complies with all applicable Building Code requirements. For all the technical information on our products,please visit the technical page on our website.
  • How do I clean efflorescence?
    When efflorescence occurs, as it does with many masonry products, it is the usually the result of moisture migration through the masonry substrate. Once the moisture is on the masonry surface, it evaporates, depositing dissolved salts in the form of efflorescence. Efflorescence naturally disappears over time as long as the moisture source is controlled or eliminated. Efflorescence may be removed with a solution of 1 part white vinegar to 6 parts water. Scrub using a soft bristle brush and vinegar/water solution. Rinse well with clean water.
  • How does K2 Stone withstand freeze / thaw cycles?
    K2 Stone has low absorbtion and high density which provides a high resistance to freeze / thaw cycles. K2 Stone is up to 300 times stronger than manufactured stone products.
  • How important is a good stone installation?
    As with any building material, the beauty of K2 Stone is greatly enhanced by a professional installation. Choosing the right stone profile and grouting technique will ensure an impressive finish.
  • How much does K2 Stone thinstone weigh?
    Our thinstone weighs approximately 13 lbs. per square foot. K2 Stone qualifies as an adhered veneer because it weighs less than 15 lbs. per square foot installed.
  • How thick are the stones?
    Our thinstone veneer ranges from 3/4″ to 1 1/4″ in thickness.
  • What about graffiti?
    In many areas, K2 Stone is considered a deterrent against graffiti. The mixture of colors and uneven surfaces are not the best canvas for graffiti “artists”. There are anti-graffiti coatings as well as easy processes in which to remove unwanted surface stains; please contact your local K2 Stone distributor to learn more.
  • What are the benefits of using natural stone?
    Durability Natural stone will not fade or wear over time; in fact it looks better with age. Every Stone is Unique Natural stone has its own unique characteristics; no two stones are exactly alike because it is not made from a mould. Workability Natural stone can be shaped, trimmed and chiseled to take on any specifications without losing any coloration or effect. Natural Color The vibrancy and life of natural stone cannot be captured by any painted product. Cost Effective At K2 Stone, we list our natural stone profiles at prices that are competitive with artificial stone products – and invite you to compare. Easy Maintenace Natural stone can be pressure washed without consequence; whereas cultured products would be destroyed. K2 Stone provides a VOC free building material that add’s value to your property.
  • Where can I buy K2 Stone?
    Please visit the contact section of our website to find your nearest K2 Stone store / distributor.
  • Where can I find knowledgeable masons?
    Your regional K2 Stone distributor can recommend local masons that are familiar with K2 Stone products and installation. Visit the contact section of our website to find your nearest K2 Stone location.
  • Where can I install K2 Stone?
    K2 Stone can be applied to any structurally sound surface. With the proper preparation K2 Stone can be applied to any interior or exterior surface.
  • Where can I learn more about K2 Stone?
    You have come to the right place! Explore the website to learn more about K2 Stone products then visit our contact page to find your nearest location. Our head office can be reached Monday to Friday at 1-866-722-2420
  • Will K2 Stone fade?
    K2 Stone will not fade; our natural stone products are thousands of years old and their colors have already proved their endurance against mother nature.