Post or column components that are part of a natural stone renovation project should be properly finished for a number of reasons. The most important one will protect your investment. K2 Stone's Mitered Stone Post Caps are cut at a 90 degree angle to accommodate a structural post within the center and are specifically designed to provide a protective top surface for the post. Mitered Stone Post Caps are made from 4 separate pieces of stone and typically overhang the post slightly to provide a drip edge for water to flow off the top surface, preventing moisture from permeating into the post structure and possibly damaging it.
Another reason to use this kind of stone accessory is aesthetic – it provides a professionally polished finish. Our split top Ocean Pearl slate post caps have a split top and bottom with flamed sides and edges (flaming is a high heat technique that produces a weathered texture). This good looking product will finish off your post or column feature with style. K2 Stone post caps are available in any size combination up to 24" x 24" and are a minimum of 2" thick.
Posts and columns may be a component of several architectural features around the home. Most frequently they form part of an overhang, porch or other structural (or ornamental) shelter around the front entrance. Ocean Pearl Split Top Mitred Post Caps can be used to protect the vulnerable transition point where stone meets wood or cement.
Elsewhere around the property, landscaping plans may call for the creation of outdoor rooms for relaxing, cooking or entertaining. Often shaded by a pergola or overhang that is supported by posts or columns, these applications should always be fully finished with accessories such as stone capping to ensure its integrity is preserved. With the clean and tidy lines that result, you won't regret going the extra mile.