Old walls provide guidance, so that the precision, warmth and beauty of buildings of days gone by can once again be evocative and find expression through murogeopietra®.

Dialogue between tradition and modernity

Throughout time there have never been bad walls, because it was their function, first and foremost, that determined their value. The combination of shape and function leads us to the very root of the beauty of stone. 
Having understood how much the actual work to install the manufactured stone veneer affects the end result and expression of wall designs, we searched the past for secrets passed down through generations that enable the implementation of harmonious designs that fit perfectly into natural surroundings.
Solid walls have provided us with a learning tool - understanding their limitations has been an experience that has consolidated and enhanced our expertise.
Viewing the constraints of loadbearing walls as an opportunity has enabled us to recognise and incentivise the potential of manufactured stone veneer with regard to innovation and change.
Manufactured stone veneer has now replaced solid stone in modern construction systems.
Experience and knowledge are available to everyone through courses, videos and technical manuals, because only a well-coordinated team creates complete harmony and satisfaction for everyone.

AESTHETICS AND FUNCTION TOGETHER FOREVER

Advanced materials and installation in one unique integrated system

Manufactured stone veneer Geopietra® materials and installation procedures match naturally now just as they did in the past, offering significant, new possibilities of expression in contemporary architecture.
The guaranteed murogeopietra® system represents the excellence of company research, in terms of cutting-edge technology and design in energy-saving solutions for the building trade, and is ideal for anyone wishing to design and build in line with green, efficient principles without structural and technical constraints.
All components have been designed for mutual synergy, and in line with current construction requirements.
The special GeoColl® adhesive and the two-component GeoBi mortars, specially designed to complete and accentuate the quality of Geopietra® manufactured stone veneer, have evolved from industry experience spanning 20 years. 
The originality of our mixes and the technical characteristics of the materials are crucial for the final result.

DESIGN, CONSTRUCT AND INHABIT STONE

The golden rules for accentuating a manufactured stone veneer installation

Nowadays, stone walls transfer their loadbearing function to the underlying structure, but ashlar joints, the texture pattern and the horizontal arrangement of courses must be guaranteed by a perfect installation.
Today's use of stone as a purely aesthetic feature, actually involves understanding the stone construction method and the elements that characterise it, such as arches and architraves, which are essential for achieving a harmonious, authentic installation. Doors and windows are especially fundamental for accentuating the character of murogeopietra® coverings.
The different types of Geopietra® natural manufactured stone installation, using dry techniques or with mortar, have precise guidelines and principles, but it is the manual ability and creativity of installers that bring them to life.

DRY INSTALLATIONS OF MANUFACTURED STONE VENEER

Nowadays, the art of installing manufactured stone veneer using a dry technique has a key role in architecture, to ensure an authentic structure is produced and tradition is appropriately interpreted with a modern twist. Dry stone constructions are closely linked to the nature of different places, and evoke the memory of distant, primordial times in all of us, while also managing to remain current, original and contemporary.

DRY INSTALLATIONS OF MANUFACTURED STONE VENEER

Dry stone walls supported themselves without the use of mortar, and withstood bad weather thanks to the care that skilled dry stone wallers used when creating joints and filling gaps between stones. These structures are also characterised by a gradual decrease in the size of stones as they proceed from the bottom upwards.

DRY INSTALLATIONS OF MANUFACTURED STONE VENEER

Compared with jointed installations, dry installations of manufactured stone veneer require a higher consumption of material between 10 and 20% per square metre. The new GeoFit® chips facilitate and accelerate wall implementation procedures. The special stain for GeoColl® adhesive in the BLACK and BROWN shades avoids touching up finishes with mortar and guarantees an even more natural result.

JOINTED INSTALLATIONS OF MANUFACTURED STONE VENEER

The installation of manufactured stone veneer 'connected' with lime mortar is widely represented in European wall tradition. It manifests and differs through infinite combinations of stone and mortar.
The profile of the stone, the colour and grain size of the mortar, the amount in the joint and the different work techniques can completely change the look of the final result.

JOINTED INSTALLATIONS OF MANUFACTURED STONE VENEER

The weathered look of Geopietra® manufactured stone veneer matches the mortar finish beautifully, creating a wall with considerable powers of expression. The GeoBi® joint mortars enable techniques that are smooth, rough, sophisticated, rustic, or long-forgotten, to meet all design requirements. The GeoFit® BIG and SASSO chip versions are useful for adding detail to the murogeopietra® surface.

JOINTED INSTALLATIONS OF MANUFACTURED STONE VENEER

The mortar finish makes the technical features of the finished wall uniform, making it light, breathable and perfectly homogeneous. The completely natural two-component GeoBi mortar is suitable for indoor/outdoor use, and combines colour and grain size in one, unique product.

AN UPDATED INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

GeoFit® enhances stone structures with ease

Observing the natural landscape and spontaneous/rural architecture inspired us to create our special GeoFit® SMALL / BIG / SASSO inserts.
It is mainly attention to detail on finishes that enhances the natural and three-dimensional characteristics of our products.
The addition of special pieces with different shapes and colours makes a manufactured stone veneer installation fluid, bestowing the wall texture with vivacity and visual stability.
GeoFit® reproduces thin chips to fill gaps between stones in dry walls. Small stones and rocks gathered near construction sites provided stability for larger stones in the walls of traditional dwellings.

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TECHNICAL CONSULTATION

The technical department is at your disposal to resolve practical, technical and aesthetic queries in line with modern building requirements.

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INSTALLATION OF MANUFACTURED STONE VENEER ON INSULATION

A video tutorial provides a step-by-step explanation of mechanical fastening and the installation of manufactured stone veneer in the guaranteed abitasistema® solution.