The manufactured stone veneer research and development laboratory is the heart of our operations. It encompasses the most creative part of the company, remaining attentive to changes in the building sector and ready to anticipate its requirements
Every day we study old wall designs, researching the diversity of their composition in the detail that gives stone the charm of an era, and arouses deep-seated emotions in the observer admiring the design.
We create original walls and their possible colour combinations. We make wall solutions on request, and welcome your suggestions for new stone shapes to satisfy the latest architectural styles.
We also design, develop and produce finishing products and accessories for murogeopietra®, such as GeoColl® adhesive, the two-component GeoBi mortar, the GeoFit® chips, the Geocover coping, the GeoCorner angle bars and the large GeoFlat sections.
Our research has always focused on product and system functionality. A product has to be useful and practical as well as beautiful, and strike the right balance to achieve a quick, satisfactory and visually appealing solution.
EACH STONE IS UNIQUE BECAUSE
IT IS PAINTED BY HAND
On the subject of technology, nowadays automation is a given, but what still makes an item unique is the human aspect. Be it the thought, the design or the implementation, it is the human touch that produces the essence of uniqueness. This is why we feel that only painting by hand makes all of our manufactured stone veneer exclusive and unique.
Each stone is hand-painted and aged using the colours typical of rust and moss. As a result, Geopietra® natural manufactured stone veneer is transformed into a unique craft material, an unparalleled piece of nature.
THE APPEAL OF LARGE
Corners have always had a central role in loadbearing stone walls, being of considerable importance for the stability of an entire structure. For this reason stones of significant shape and size were often used. The large dimensions of these stones make them particularly difficult to create, but they are a touch of essential authenticity for many renovations typical of numerous areas. This challenge has resulted in the creation of two Geocorner models, Cantonale Squadrato and Antico, which suit various types of walls.
Large flat sections can also be combined with the Antico model for very specific projects.
IN GEOFIT® CHIP
When studying the installation of many wall types, we realised that fitters were using small chips between one stone and another, enabling them to quickly connect stones and create stability.
Manufactured stone veneer does not require real stability as it is glued onto a base, but it is essential to recreate the effect to make the desired wall solution authentic and appealing.
This is the idea underlying the production of GeoFit®, small chips in different shapes and the colours of our stone.
The use of GeoFit® has also resulted in an installation method that is even quicker and more creative.
COPING TO MATCH OUR COLOURS
In recent years we felt the need for a suitable head finish on our enclosure and containment walls.
GeoCover is new anti-frost coping reinforced with fibreglass, specially designed to finish walls made with the models in our range.
The look chosen was a finish with high edges chiselled out to create the typical cut finish. The surface however is flat, with the typical indentation and shade of Geopietra® stone.
MORTAR AND TIME
Our mortar has evolved over time in line with the technical needs of building requirements.
The physical properties of our GeoBi mortars are now similar to those of Geopietra® natural manufactured stone, making the technical characteristics of the finished wall uniform. Walls are lighter, can breathe, and have a uniform composition.
They are suitable for use indoors and outdoors and do not contain harmful materials.
Two different textures and six shades selected from mortars and soils typical of Europe match the colours of our stone. The extent of this product's versatility unleashes the imagination to create multiple finishes.
A FLEXIBLE ADHESIVE
Architecture is starting to take advantage of new materials. Thermal expansion constitutes a weak point in joints between various elements.
Lengthy experience, not to mention a wealth of expertise in the building sector, has enabled us to produce an adhesive designed for our wall solutions and their application on various bases.
Geocoll® is a special adhesive and skim coat based on natural hydraulic lime, with normal adhesion and zero slump, giving the product features such as high resistance, excellent breathability, and mechanical/elastic properties.
Every design must balance two unique quantities - designer and customer input. Finding the right solution is now possible through our consultation service for the creation of exclusive, customised wall designs.