All Eldorado Outdoor cabinets come with a factory installed scratch coat, eliminating the need for additional surface preparation. Stone and brick can be installed as soon as the cabinets have been set.
Eldorado Stone has tested grouted and dry-stacked applications in accordance with: ASTM E330, Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference (Modified). Wall samples were subjected to positive and negative structural load tests at 57.6 psf (150 mph wind speed) and 60 psf (153 mph wind speed) pressure differentials. After completion of each load a visual inspection revealed no visible damage or cracking.
Eldorado Stone has been tested for fire hazard and shows zero flame spread and zero smoke developed. Since Eldorado Stone is non-combustible there is no fire rating.
No footings or support ledges are needed. The product is an adhered veneer and is supported on the wall by the bond of the mortar to the stone and scratch coat.
The installed weight will vary depending upon the profile chosen and the mortar, grout technique, lath and lath accessories used. Eldorado Stone can weigh up to 15 lb. per square foot. If a specific weight is needed for a project we recommend having an engineer evaluate the system.
For all of the technical information for our products please download the Technical Data Sheet in our Downloads section.
This dimension will vary based on the stone profile and the installer. On average, there should be approximately an additional 0.5″-1″ of mortar thickness behind the stone. For example, if your stone profile is 2″ thick, you can expect the total thickness from the substrate to the face of the stone to be approximately 2.5″ -3″ thick.
Our product ranges from roughly 0.5″ to 3.5″ depending on the profile. You can download our stone dimensions by profile in the Downloads section of the website.
No. Eldorado Stone’s listing by Underwriter’s Laboratories shows zero fuel contributed and zero smoke developed. It can be installed as a façade to fireplaces and behind stoves. It is recommended the product is at least 18″ away from any direct flame to prevent discoloration of the stone
Our stone weighs approximately 10-12 lbs. per square foot. Eldorado Stone qualifies as an adhered veneer because it weighs less than 15 lbs. per square foot.