Monday, October 01, 2012

What is All Natural "Real" Stone Veneer?

All natural stone veneer is "real" stone that has been split and sawn to be approximately one (1) inch thick. It is used as a wall covering for exterior and interior surfaces. All of our Thin Veneer is cut from stones that are native to New England.


Real stone has been formed by glacial and volcanic activity over millions of years which means that the colors on the surface are present throughout the entire stone. This allows the mason to "shape" the stone during the installation process creating the perfect fit and style. Because the stone's color is contained throughout each piece, this stone will last for many lifetimes and will continue to increase it's natural beauty as a patina (a surface grown beautiful with age) develops from the sun, wind, rain, ice, heat and cold.



What other names are used to describe natural stone veneer?

  • Stone Cladding
  • Stone Covering
  • Stone Facade
  • Stone Facing
  • Stone Overlay
  • Stone Sheeting
  • Stone Siding 
  • Stone Wainscot
  • Stone Wrapping

Why is natural stone veneer used?

Tto protect the structure from the elements and to provide beauty and decorative appeal to the surface of the structure.

What are some examples of where natural stone veneer is used?

  • Archways
  • Bridges
  • Buildings
  • Chimneys
  • Gateways
  • Fireplaces
  • Foundations
  • Hardscapes
  • Houses
  • Kitchens
  • Landscapes
  • Libraries
  • Monuments
  • Offices
  • Patios
  • Retaining Walls
  • Schools
  • Signs
  • Steps
  • Stone Walls
  • Swimming Pools
  • Walls
  • Any place that wood, brick or stucco could be used.



Visit Stoneyard.com's online searchable natural stone photo gallery for inspiration and ideas for your project using All natural real stone veneer from New England stones.

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