STONE VENEER 101
What is Stone Veneering?
Stone Veneering is a thin cut of real or manufactured stone product that is used for non load bearing applications. Often stone veneer is used on the exterior of concrete and steel buildings as a finish option. Stone Veneering can be traced as far back as the Roman Empire and gained popularity in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century.
In the 1950's concrete was introduced into the veneering in order to make a manufactured stone that could resemble the look of natural stone and was more affordable and lighter than the early natural stone veneers that could be as thick as 6 feet at times. TIDBIT ABOUT DACO BEGINNING TO CUT THEIR OWN NATURAL THIN STONE VENEERING.
How does it work?
-makes up the majority of a stone veneer surface
-Range in sizes based on pattern and style
- Average depth is 1 1/4" - 1 3/4"
-covers 90 degree changes in the wall
-gives the illusion of full size stone veneering
-always has a short and a long side
-average depth is 1 1/4" - 1 3/4"
Most Popular Uses
-CAN CONTACT SOIL
-NATURAL PATTERNS & COLORS
-COMPARABLE PRICES TO HIGHER END MFG. STONE
-CAN BE CUT, CHISELED OR CARVED TO FIT
-MORE UNIFORM COLORING
-CHEAPER BASE OPTIONS
-MORE UNIFORM PATTERNS
-EASIER TO CUT
-LESS UNIFORM COLORING
-LESS UNIFORM PATTERNS
-HARDER TO CUT
-COLOR PRONE TO FADING OVER TIME
-CANNOT CONTACT SOIL
-CHIPS OR SCRATCHES COULD REMOVE THE FINISH
Dry stacking vs mortar joints
HOW DO I ORDER STONE VENEER?
1) Get a rough measurement of the area you would like to veneer
If there is a need for Corners, remember to measure the height of the area that will need wrapped in corners