Stone and wood are two materials in high demand today. However, the beauty of these elements can be undercut by some of their inherent weaknesses. Wood, for example, can be susceptible to water exposure, harsh weather, and pests like termites. Stone is heavy, a quality that often goes hand in hand with high priced. This issue of AP ProductWire shares a few product solutions giving architects options for incorporating the look of wood and stone, without the well-known pain points.
Jeanie Fitzgerald-Pitts, Editor in Chief