Stone Veneer

Stone veneer is a siding that resembles natural stone. It is either a layer of actual stone or a faux molded stone used to cover surfaces. This illusion gives the appearance of a surface being made entirely of stone.

Typically made from natural stone materials like slate, granite, or limestone, stone veneer can also be manufactured using a mixture of cement, iron oxide pigments, and aggregates poured into a mold. In more modern or unsightly areas, veneer is applied to surfaces to create a natural and distinguished look.

Kinds of Veneers

The overall process of making veneers is the same, but the different veneers vary in color, pattern, or style. The stones look natural and mimic gray, brown, or even a mix of both tones. As far as style is concerned, there are a few variations.

Fieldstones or round veneers are medium, roundish fieldstones intended to copy the natural fieldstone walls of New England. When applied, the face is not totally flat and has more of a rounded appearance.

Mosiac stone veneers are angular in shape and flatter on the surface. These straighter edges result in a flatter wall with less depth and tighter joints.

Ledgestone veneers are long and thin. The ledgestone veneer mimics the style of stacking flat stones. They fit together tightly, and no mortar is showing in the joints. Manufacturers create stone veneer from natural or manufactured stones to look and feel like actual stone.

Where To Use Stone Veneer

Although veneers add a beautiful natural look to home exteriors, don’t limit your thinking to the side of your home. Consider using a stone veneer in other exterior areas, like an outdoor kitchen, pool backsplash, or any generally flat surface.
There is no need to stop with the exterior of your home. There is a place for veneers inside the home as well. Use them as accent pieces on fireplace facings, stove backsplashes, and interior walls. Dream big!

Why Installing Stone Veneer

Manufactured or faux stone veneers can cost less than half of what a natural stone does, but they have the same stunning natural look. Additionally, veneers make installation simple and repair, should you need it, even more accessible.
Stone veneer offers a significant return on investment. Whether you intend to sell your home or make it your forever home, veneers increase its value and curb appeal. And if you ever sell your home, stone veneer installation can almost always be accompanied by an increase in home value.

Installing Stone Veneer

Veneer installation is relatively simple. If necessary, we remove old siding or materials. We apply a scratch coating. Then, we install the stone veneer of your choice with mortar and grout, keeping everything in place.

While this process is simple for a professional, it may differ from a DIY project. Proper placement and adhesion are necessary to avoid damage and keep your veneers sturdy and durable long-term. An experienced company like Cypress Glen Outdoors installs the stone veneer correctly, allowing it to withstand pressure over time. Let Cypress Glen Outdoor build the backyard you’ve been dreaming of!