Explore the history of building with stone and how today’s natural stone veneer is creating new opportunities to enjoy the beauty of natural stone.
Working with Stone VeneerLearn more about working with stone veneer including installation tips, durability, and maintenance.
Waterfalls and outdoor living areas continue to be popular pool additions. By using real stone veneer, you can get natural beauty and superior durability.
We’re often asked which stones are the most popular. To answer that question, we looked at past sales history, inquiries, current market conditions, and design trends.
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When designing the exterior of a home, it’s important to consider factors such as the style of the home, the budget, and the climate. Choosing materials and features that are durable, energy-efficient, and low-maintenance can help save money and time in the long run.
Several stone veneer styles look similar, but they are not created equal. When choosing the right stone veneer style for your home or project, it’s important to understand different stone veneer options and which projects are best suited for each style.
When embarking on a new home build or renovation project, you are faced with countless decisions. When deciding on the best stone veneer for your project, there are three main things you need to consider: ordering, installation, and the finished look.
Guest post from a Natural Facing customer: “Every time I sit in my back yard and stare at our rapidly deteriorating stone wall, I wonder why we were never presented options for real stone. Did they think it was out of our budget? Do they not know the benefits of real stone? Did they think it was too hard to install?”
According to the National Association of REALTORS®, curb appeal can have significant influence on how your house is perceived by neighbors and potential buyers—ultimately fetching a higher price on the market, up to 7% more than homes with low curb appeal.
Whether you are a homeowner or a designer, the appearance and durability of exterior and interior accents are vital when you are designing, upgrading, or modifying a space.
From retaining walls to outdoor kitchens, natural sawn thin stone veneer connects your space with nature. Products like Natural Facing are made from 100% natural stone that is cut to a thickness of approximately 3/4″ to 1.5″. This allows masons to apply stone veneer without the cost and weight of building stone. It will feel like you are on vacation without leaving your home.
Both manufactured stone and sawn thin stone can be classified as stone veneer. The two products are alternatives to heavy building stone. While they may look similar at first, the differences are vast:
It’s no secret that commercial spaces take a beating. Everyday use includes deliveries knocking into walls and not-so-gentle guests. The operators of the space don’t have the resources to constantly repair damage. This is why durable sawn thin stone, or stone veneer, is an excellent choice for commercial properties.
Using Sawn Thin Stone on Your Home's Exterior A home is a sanctuary. A place where a family can feel at peace. It's also one of the largest investments most people make in their lifetime. Sawn thin stone is naturally durable and weather resistant. So not only does it...
Sawn thin stone veneer is a great option for stone fireplaces. It highlights the beauty of natural stone with the variation in color, markings, and texture only found in natural products. With Natural Facing, you can use real stone without supporting the weight of building stone.
Stone masonry is one of the oldest professions in human history. But as many masons approach retirement and fewer people choose a trade profession, finding a good mason is harder than ever. And once you find someone who is able to work on your project, how do you know...