KNF Garden Designs
- Designed and assembled in the USA. - Every item is made to order.
- Items are available in a variety of hand applied finishes
- Due to the handmade nature of our products, no two pieces are exactly alike. All shapes, sizes, and colors will vary slightly.
Our mosaics are made of hand-cut and hand-laid tiles of stained glass, the same material used in cathedral windows, and tumbled marble, a timeless and elegant medium.
Our unique molding process sets our pieces apart from other mosaic products. This method leaves the top and sides of the table completely smooth, with no jagged edges. It also prevents the stone and glass pieces from popping loose.
We have worked closely with a glass-fiber reinforced pioneer who has over 30 years experience in the building industry to introduce a new proprietary blend to our tables. We use an acrylic polymer and water reducers, along with alkali-resistant glass fibers, to create a matrix with improved freeze/thaw resistance, crack reduction, and initial and long term strength. We then incorporate recycled glass beads to provide a light-weight composite for easier handling and delivery, without adversely affecting the quality of the finished product.
Our tabletops are made for indoor and outdoor use. We do suggest, however, that they not be exposed to freezing weather. Under these conditions, we recommend either covering the tabletop or bringing it indoors. Due to the natural expansion and contraction of cement, hairline cracks may occur. This is completely normal and will not affect the stability of the table. Hairline cracks can be filled by applying a thin layer of grout, and wiping clean with a damp cloth.
Our tables have been sealed with a penetrating grout sealer to resist staining. Tables should be resealed seasonally. If tops are marked or bumped, fine sandpaper may be used to remove the scuff. Be sure to reseal the area after sanding. To clean the tabletops, use a non-abrasive cleaner made for natural tile or stone. On the stained glass tabletops, you may finish with a glass cleaner to bring a shine to the tiles.
Iron & Cast Aluminum:
Our iron products are forged and wrought by hand. Our artisans still form each piece with the same tools blacksmiths have used over the centuries - a hammer, an anvil and red-hot iron.
Our Aluminum pieces are individually hand crafted from a sand cast mold, not machine stamped. this gives each chair or base its own unique character
Both our wrought iron and aluminum designs are treated in a multi-step process that adds beauty and provides lasting protection. We begin by sandblasting each item to remove all impurities. This ensures superior adhesion of the high quality treatment. A polyester powder coat is electrostatically applied then baked on, resulting in an impeccable finish