Thin Stone Veneer
Stone Veneer – Manufactured / Natural
A stone veneer is a thin layer of stone placed used along with another material or structure. You probably are aware that stone is a very durable and attractive material to design around. You'd be surprised of what they are capable of becoming. A design that includes stone veneer will add an aesthetic appeal to your home or landscape or perhaps your place of business.
Types of Stone Veneer
There are basically two types of stone veneer; those made of natural stone and those made of manufactured stone veneer. The majority of natural stone used for stone veneer come from quarries such as limestone or fieldstone. They are thinly cut and sawn for consistency in thickness and weight.
Manufactured stone veneer, on the other hand, is replicated stone veneer that has the same look and feel as that of a natural stone. This stone may also be called artificial stone; flexible stone veneer and stacked stone veneer. Although both kinds of stone veneers can achieve the "stone" look / effect that you would to achieve, each has its own advantages.
There are some important differences between natural and manufactured veneer that may guide you as you decide which is right for you.
|Natural Veneer||Manufactured Veneer|
|Can it be used structurally?||In many but not all, instances yes||No, manufactured veneer can only carry its own weight|
|Thickness||Usually 0.75 – 1.75”||Full-dimension is at least 2” thick; thin is less than 2”|
|Colorfast||Will not fade||Often will fade over time and chipping can occur exposing manufacturing materials|
|Face size||Up to ~ 18”||~14” and larger|
|Weight||About half the natural counterpart|
|Installation||Easier to cut and handle because it is porous and light-weight; predictable sizes|
|Cost||Lower entry price point|
Whatever your choice is, stone veneers can definitely highlight the beauty of your home or landscape. Installation can be indoors or outdoors, and used for walls, fireplaces, outdoor kitchen and other structures.
Quality Stone Veneers for New Jersey Clients
Riverside Supply is your choice for stone veneer for your project. We offer a wide array of natural and manufactured stone veneers that will accommodate your budget and your building needs. We carry a very wide variety of stone veneer from many of the most respected producers east of the Mississippi. These companies have been producing quality stone veneers for many years.
|Get Real Stone||http://www.getrealstone.com/|
|Natural Stone Veneers||http://www.nsvi.com/|
|Pinnacle Stone Products||http://pinnaclestoneproducts.com/|
|Environmental Stone Works||http://www.estoneworks.com/|
|Old World Stone Veneer||http://www.fmsupply.net/prows_product.php?profile=ledgestone|