Natural Sawn Thin vs. Manufactured Stone Veneer

Differences Between Manufactured Stone and Natural Sawn Thin Stone

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:

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Manufactured Stone
  • Easy to Install
  • Infinite Durability
  • Timeless Beauty
  • Lifetime Weather Resistance
  • Natural Color Palette
  • No Artificial Color Applied to Surface
  • Easily Cleaned
  • Minimal Environmental Impact
  • Sustainable and Eco-Friendly
  • Low Moisture Absorbency

What is Natural Stone Veneer?

Natural stone veneer or real sawn thin stone is created from real, quarried stone that is sliced into thin pieces or otherwise cut to fit the needs of your design. Since it’s 100% real stone, it is naturally weather proof. It doesn’t chip or wear like manufactured stone veneer.

Secure your investment with the unending quality of nature’s most durable building material.

What is Manufactured Stone Veneer?

Also called engineered stone or faux stone, manufactured stone veneer is molded concrete that is artificially colored on the surface to look like popular natural stone. It was originally developed as a light weight alternative to heavy building stone. At the time, the technology did not exist to create sawn thin stone veneer.

How can you spot manufactured stone?

Once you know what to look for, you’ll start spotting the telltale signs of manufactured stone. Here are some we see on a regular basis.

Chips & Shaping Exposes Concrete Interior

Fades and Deteriorates

Discolors with Damaging Effloresence

High Absorbency Creates Consequences

Patterns Repeat Due to Limited Molds

Why pay for imitation, when you can get the real thing with all its benefits?

Choose Natural Facing Sawn Thin Stone

Natural Facing provides a legacy of perennial beauty. Secure your investment with the unending quality of nature’s most durable building material.

We are the leading sawn thin stone provider in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. Through our unique supply chain and decades of logistics experience, we’re able to do what our companies can’t: provide a quality product with exceptional service.

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Nothing Beats Natural Stone.

Choose Natural Facing real stone veneer for its durability and timeless beauty. Our stone quality and customer service are unmatched.

Contact Information:

Office Location:
7101 Dorsey Run Road
Suite 200
Elkridge, MD 21075

Mailing Address:
PO Box 5396
Baltimore, MD 21209