Stone veneer is an in demand, hot design trend that adds impact both to the inside and outside of your home. With a large variety of sizes, materials, and textures available, it’s a cost-effective way to add an element of style and aesthetic beauty to your home.
Whether you’re using stone veneer as an accent wall inside your home, or as a facing for your outdoor kitchen, it has an authentic look and warmth that only a natural material can deliver. Stone veneer is popular thanks to its ease of installation, versatility, and affordability. Whether you’re seeking an innovative way to add curb appeal to your home, or updating with a creative remodel, homeowners and designers are choosing natural and manufactured stone veneer because of its flexibility as a design element and relatively low cost when compared to other materials.
Let’s explore the versatility of this beautiful natural material.
Bring the Outdoors In
Because veneer is crafted with a thinner cut, it is suitable for interior areas and walls that cannot support heavy weight. Inside the home, stone veneer is used for accent walls, as a backsplash material in the kitchen and bath, and as a fireplace surround material. Stone veneer is available as real stone and is cut about 3/4” to 1 ½” thick. Cultured stone or manufactured stone veneers mimic the natural look of stone and come in a wider range of colors than natural materials and can add an interesting design element to the home.
Stone veneer can be used on interior walls, columns and pillars, in the kitchen as a backsplash, in the bathroom shower surround, on the kitchen island, or anywhere you want a natural look.
Stacked stone products are particularly flexible, easy to apply, and can give a one-of-a-kind natural look to any surface. Quartzite and sandstone options can be used to create character in the kitchen, bathroom, and other damp areas, like the laundry room or basement.
Exterior Design with Stone Veneers
Durability is a factor when it comes to exterior use. Stone veneer offers predictable strength, consistency, and quality to developers, builders, architects, and homeowners. It has many uses in outdoor design and is often used to re-face homes to create a stone cottage look, making them appear as if they are made entirely out of stone.
Facing plain concrete retaining walls and foundations with stone veneers can add an exciting design element to a rather utilitarian surface. Stone offers a three-dimensional look that can be an aesthetically pleasing and a focal point in your outdoor living space. Many homeowners also add stone veneer to outdoor kitchens and fireplaces which not only improves the look of your backyard, but can add value to your home when it comes time to sell.
Old Station Outdoor & Landscape Supply: Stone Veneer Specialists
Stone veneer is easy to apply, affordable, requires little maintenance, and comes in a variety of styles, sizes, and materials to fit any interior or exterior décor. At Old Station Outdoor & Landscape Supply we specialize in natural stone and cultured stone veneers and carry a full range of products from top manufacturers including Stone Veneer World, Thompson Stone, Stoneyard, Northeast Masonry and more.
Visit our website or stop by our Norton Massachusetts location to learn more about the beauty of stone veneers.