Thursday, July 16, 2015

3 Stone Install Tips: How to Use Thin Veneer Corners to Elevate your Design



There are many benefits to using natural thin cut stone veneer including a wide range of applications, ease of use, and lower transportation costs. One of the biggest benefits of using Thin Veneer over Building Veneer is that it gives the appearance of a full thickness stone without the additional weight or need for a footing. Although these stones have been cut thin, when used with matching 90° corners it can be impossible to tell the difference. These cut pieces of stone are not just for wrapping around corners, but can be used in many ways to elevate your design. Below are a few examples of these applications.


Tip 1: Use Corners Around Recessed Windows & Doors


Use corner pieces to wrap around edges of recessed windows and doors. This can also be done around fireplace edges or the sides of interior and exterior walls. This application will add depth and dimension to your project.


Tip 2: Use Corners to Cap Retaining & Freestanding Stone Walls


Whether it's a retaining or freestanding stone wall, one way to cap it is by using the Square & Rectangular or Round corners. Square & Rectangular corners can be used as a wall cap for the Ledgestone, Ashlar, Mosaic, and Square & Rectangular shapes. Round corners can be used as a cap for both the Round and Mosaic shapes.


Tip 3: Use Corners Around Archways



Archways are a great way to spice up both interior and exterior doorways. Around the curve of the arch the use of corner pieces will create a seamless flow for the transition from vertical to horizontal. This can be done with either a soldier course or with corner pieces shaped into keystones.


For information about Thin Stone Veneer corners including more alternative applications visit www.stoneyard.com/corners




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