Our exclusive Cortina Stone™ options offer you a superb selection of cast stone finishes for your new fireplace mantel or kitchen hood.
Inspired by techniques used for centuries and enhanced by modern materials, each cast stone piece we create has its own unique characteristics. Detailed carving by our master sculptor enhances the individuality of each piece we create, before carefully hand-finishing to our exceptionally high standards.
Standard Cast Stone Finish
Refined over many years, our standard cast stone finish complements any interior with a subtle hint of Mediterranean sunshine. The rustic feel to each carving contrasts with the unique texture of the flat surfaces, for a fireplace that stimulates the senses of both sight and touch.
Upgraded Cast Stone Finishes
Our standard cast stone, upgraded and enhanced. Exceptional hand-finishing produces a choice of finishes, hues and textures for fireplaces surrounds, mantels and mantelpieces.
The same gentle texture of French Limestone, in a more contemporary grey color. This grey hue adds depth and drama to any carved relief design mantel or mantelpiece. Not all our inspiration comes from Europe; Indiana grey was inspired by the grey limestone prevalent in the state of Indiana, USA.
Premium Cast Stone Finishes
Our premium stones are the culmination of 30 years of research and practice in recreating the look and feel of historical European stonework. By combining casting techniques passed down by generations of artisans with modern techniques and materials, we can achieve the look, feel, and high levels of decorative detail of natural carved stone in our exclusive cast stone designs.
Botticino – Premium
Our unique premium stone, incomparable in its subtle variations of hues and textures. Six stages of intensive hand-working is required to achieve the exquisitely soft hand polished finish, with the texture of a natural travertine limestone. All the aesthetics of Italian travertine with the strength and durability of modern materials, for an impressive mantelpiece that will last a lifetime.
Giallo Rosso – Premium
Translating as “yellow red” this striking finish is both bold and eye-catching. Inspired by the Northern Italian cities of Vicenza and Verona where Giallo Rosso stone is used extensively in fine buildings, this cast stone version has a hand polished finish that reflects its heritage.
Premium Cast Stone Finish with Patina
Patina is the distinguished mark of age; the accumulation of centuries of weathering and wear. Our patinated hand-cast stone selection has been created by studying and re-creating the aging process seen in historical European homes, châteaux, and buildings. Each patina has been developed to complement its associated cast stone type to stunning effect.
French Limestone with Patina – Upgrade
Our French limestone patina greatly enhances the texture and carved recesses of our stone mantelpieces and surrounds. This gives your unique Tartaruga creation the impression of antiquity and being smoothed by time.
Botticino with Patina – Premium
This finish to our cast stone has the appearance of centuries of Mediterranean weathering, just as you see on the iconic palaces and churches of Venice, Italy. This finish brings carvings and profiles into relief for an authentic antique look and time-worn natural feel.
Touch is everything
Feel the quality of our Cortina Stone™ in our exclusive finishes in the comfort of your own home – request your stone sample kit here.
Custom-created finishes for your home or design project
Don’t see the perfect finish you desire? Contact us to discuss the color and finish you require for your own home or discerning interior design client.