Do you love the earthy sophistication of natural stone siding on a home? What about on the skirting of a pillar or indoors on a fireplace? If you answered yes, you are not alone. People are drawn to the rustic beauty of natural stone, but the cost of labor and shipping can be prohibitive. Fortunately, there is a product called natural stone cladding or stone veneer which is easier to handle, less bulky to work with and costs less to ship.
Man Made but Looks Natural
The veneer is made up of waterproof high-density polyurethane and has natural and artificial pigments. It is mixed and molded to look and feel like natural stone. It may come as either panels or individual stones. They have the color, texture and apparent hardness of natural stone, with only a fraction of the weight. This makes it much less expensive to ship.
Easier to Work With
Stone veneer is also much easier to work with because it can be bent slightly as well as being easy to cut to the appropriate length. It is heat resistant, which makes it a great choice for adding a bit of majesty to the front of a fireplace. Stone cladding is waterproof and has a hard surface so it can be cleaned with soap and water or a mild cleaner and will not be damaged or lose color.
Durable and Beautiful
Shock resistance is also a plus. Bumping into a wall with stone cladding will not damage the wall. It is resilient and durable and is as durable outside as it is indoors, making it a favorite finish for window accents, patio walls and retaining walls in the garden. It makes a nice impression wherever it is used.
Look into the color and style choices of this amazing material. Then consult with your local landscaping experts about how natural stone cladding or stone veneer. They can turn your home into a showplace you’ll be proud to call home.