The stone is virtually maintenance free and requires no special finish to protect it, however it does need to be protected from water. In the event of remodeling, if excessive dust has accumulated on the product, use an air compressor to remove the dust or dry cloth if minor accumulation of dust occurs. Stone should […]
Yes, if a jobsite is more than 30-40 miles away, some design and budget details must be covered first. For large projects, a quote and a visit with a contractor will be provided.
Yes of course. The installation instructions are very detailed. Please feel free to call for guidance at any time.
Yes, 100% pure copper or pewter powder is mixed with a binding agent. It is applied by hand into custom molds, then naturally cures and hardens. After de-molding, the surface must be polished and buffed by hand to achieve the high polished finish, exactly like hot cast metal.
Yes. These mantels were produced during down time or were showroom displays. Some have an old or custom color, hearth, and a surround that cannot be matched, those come with a marble or travertine hearth.
It is best to modify all three dimensions on a straight line mantel. Curved or arched shelves are harder to adjust in width and I would recommend choosing a different mantel if the width needs to be adjusted.
Yes, there is a rush charge of 15%. Orders cannot be completed in less than 3 weeks.
Only on a per project basis. Scagliola flooring is to be considered when looking for antique French limestone flooring. Scagliola will give an amazing result for these applications because of its washed and distressed finishes. Scagliola stone flooring runs $20 to $25 per sq. ft., therefore it only makes sense to use it when comparing […]
Scagliola stone weighs approximately 3 to 4 lbs. per sq. ft.
Custom color and finishing are available.
Since each element is handmade, variation in the texture and color shading is created. The appearance of the stone is to be as natural as possible. Color variation is to be expected.
Scagliola is not a cast stone or poured concrete product; it consists of natural stone, marble dust, and chips of stone. Each element is entirely made by hand in Francois & Co.’s workshop in Atlanta. The technique of layering stone into a form requires experience and can only be done by hand. The polishing consists […]
Refuse the shipment from the carrier and contact the shipping manager at 678.702.5200.
Production lead time is 6-8 weeks and begins once the 50% deposit, signed proposal packet, shop drawing and signed mock up (if applicable) are received.
A ¼” thick MDF mock up will be produced and shipped to the client and/or the installer to verify and approve all the dimensions, cut outs, and other details. If unsure about the dimensions, the first mock up sent will be free of charge. If a second mock up is needed, there will be a […]
Francois & Co. must have the physical sink and/or template before production begins. This includes integrated, under mount, farm, or drop-in sinks.
All orders sold with installation will require a site visit by a Francois & Co. technician. This visit provides the opportunity to create a template and confirm site conditions.
The process is hand casted and hand polished, please allow for +/- 1/8” variance. All De Corbusier products are entirely handmade; slight variations in texture and color are to be expected. Standard samples are representative of the finished product. The manufacturing team will get as close to the provided sample as possible.
All counter tops are standard 1 ½” thick with a minimum thickness of 1 1/8”, made with marine grade substrate backing. *Height may vary depending on the specifics of the order.*
The finishes available are polished and antique.