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Wall fountains are made with a variety of stone types that are both beautiful and functional. The most typical material used for a wall fountain is slate. This robust piece of rock has been utilized by sculptors for centuries for the reason that even though it is very heavy, it’s also pretty simple to carve. Natural slate has traditionally been one of the most popular stones, but marble and featherstone slate are also available. The different stone types each have there own particular character which may appeal to certain buyers.
One thing these materials have in common is their variation resulting from the natural materials they are composed of. No two natural stone slabs are ever identical and this is one of the things that makes them unique and sought after over mass produced items which typically look identical to each other. Many different wall fountain metals are also available. The Black and Green slates have some variation in shade, however the most dramatic difference is seen in the remarkable Rajah Slate, which varies in its range of greens, reds, golds and rusts.
Weathered watercolor milk chocolate, muted maroon, sandy orange, ochre and grey adorn our Rajah Slate slabs. A series of embedded ridges run beneath intermingling colors and add palpable intensity. The topography of the slates surface is intricate and has character, depth and grain. Known for its warm rustic hues Rajah is a popular decorative slate choice.
The toughness of granite is legendary. It is a dense and incredibly durable material that has an unmistakable decorative, luxurious quality and beauty. Granite is as it comes from the earth, completely natural. Other than diamond cutting the stone to size and grinding the textured surface and polishing there is no manufacturing process. The stone is untreated with any form of chemical.
We are proud to offer a vast array of quality garden water fountains that are made out of enduring cast stone, and are individually hand finished. From bold, towering water fountains, to small, patio style garden fountains, our selection is replete and sure to please. Our collections are of the finest quality craftsmanship and materials. Each piece is individually prepared and hand finished to order and will make for years of enjoyment.
There are many sculptures which you can use as embellishments to accentuate the wonder of a garden. So as to decorate your current garden, you will want to choose correct garden sculptures coming from a huge assortment available. A garden waterfall is a great way to highlight a particular area and to help bring serenity and peace to a garden.
Where there is water, there is life. And not only life but light, movement, reflection and sound. Placed into the right natural environment, a fountain for the garden can become something more than just an interesting form. It can become an extension of nature and may even take on a personality that changes with the seasons.
A garden fountain can be made from a number of different weather-resistant materials. Stone is the most traditional since it is so durable and can handle most weather extremes. Stone can be very expensive though, depending on the type material which is usually granite, slate, and marble. Concrete can be an cheaper alternative, but both stone and concrete are heavy and hard to ship.
Outdoor waterfalls can now be made of composite materials which have all the genuine texture and appearance of stone but with a great weight savings making them durable and easy to ship, assemble, and install. One of these materials is glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC). This material can be finished in an array of styles and colors making the garden fountain appear as new, or weathered with time, according to your preference, sense of style and decor.
GFRC fountains are more durable then cast stone and have an added ability to reduce the cracking due to temperature fluctuations. GFRC water features still need to be drained and covered during the winter to prevent the material from cracking. Also, always be careful to fill your fountain in the cool evening and not while the material is under the hot sun. This will prevent the expansion and contraction caused by the difference in temperature between the cool water coming into contact with a hot surface from cracking the fountain.
Acrylic indoor water features possess advantages in both beauty and function. Acrylic comes in a variety of vibrant exciting colors to suit your decor. Acrylic is very durable and less prone to breakage then glass or natural stone. The Aqua water features are made with a ridged acrylic face panel. These tiny ridges enable the water to form wavelike designs as the water travels downwards giving texture and visual complexity to the water flow.
A bubble wall is an enclosed water feature with air pumped into the water through small holes. Bubble water panels are constructed with the highest quality clear cell-cast acrylic for optimum clarity and luster. This non-yellowing U.V. stabilized acrylic is ideal for the manufacturing process because it is optically clear and stronger then glass. Bubble walls bring together the benefits of a regular water feature with the soothing sights of a bubble feature. These features come with soft halogen lighting which illuminates the bubbling water within the panel.
Each acrylic sheet is measured and cut to size with diamond tipped precision. These highly scratch resistant acrylic panels are then sent to the drilling department to cut out notches and drill holes. Next, the panels are locked in a form for bending into one permanent piece. At the chemically precise point, the acrylic is removed and cooled into shape. The water feature then proceeds to the polishing department where any rough edges are removed. All edges are then flame polished to a clear luster finish. Many acrylic water fountains and bubble panels come with LED lighting options which provide wonderful colored accents to the features along with the choice of light shows which can remain a steady color, or alternate among colors at different speeds.
Indoor waterfalls should always be constructed with some sort of treated glass. This is important since they are used indoors and need to remain safe in the event of breakage from accidents or earthquakes.
There are many textured glass styles that are quite beautiful. Rain glass, storm glass and even colored glass are available. Rain glass has an outer texture that falls vertically down like rain. Storm glass has the same texture but swirls in a circular motion like the air in a storm.
Glass which has been tempered is similar to float glass, but it does not have the same smooth and glossy characteristics. Tempered glass will break into small pebble-like sections if broken which makes it safer to use in ordinary applications then regular glass would be.
Laminated glass contains two or more sheets of glass put together with a clear or colored inner layer to create a laminated safety glass. The inner layer can be a variety of thicknesses and can be combined with colors or rice paper to give the resulting glass different architectural or lighting possibilities.
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