Cultured stone veneer products have become the latest trend as an ornamental decorative feature for many internal and external residential applications. The popularity of this product is due to its natural appeal, natural textures, light weight advantages, the affordability factor and the overall natural beauty it provides charismatically with any decor presentation.
Stone cultured veneer products are made from Portland cement, pumice, light weight aggregates and iron oxide pigments. These materials are placed in latex moulds which vibrate during the process to create the natural affects in color and textures of natural stone. Manufacturers can produce several types of stone veneer shapes, sizes and thickness to suit flat walls and flat surfaces as well as corner applications.
During the casting process each casting mould has different color pigments added so there is no repetition in color and texture. No two stone veneers will look exactly the same and that is what makes them so uniquely individual.
Cultured stone veneer products can be applied in various wall surface material applications inside or outside your home as long as the wall surface is properly prepared, properly cleaned and is structurally sound. These surface wall materials can be highlighted and enhanced with stone veneer products.
They include the following:
The great advantage is that they can be applied to just about any wall surface material. They are not suitable and not recommended for foot or vehicular traffic such as driveways, walkways, patios and water features. They are specially designed to be applied to wall structures only. If you have internal wall structures that need to be decoratively featured to create a natural look by bringing a bit of the outdoors indoors, stone veneer is the best possible option for you to consider.
For external wall surfaces such as garden walls, garden beds, masonry retaining walls and a fireplace face that have no appeal and look quiet boring, you can enhance these applications by selecting a stone veneer product to create natural beauty, additional character and the impact of the design emphasis that is continuous in texture and color.
There are many benefits for selecting cultured stone veneer products for wall surface applications. The main benefit is that they provide the natural look and feel of natural stone but without having to outlay high costs. Cultured stone pricing is significantly less than natural stone. Here are some other important benefits:
The average thickness of flat veneers are approximately 43mm and that’s why they should only be decoratively featured on wall projects and not floor surfaces. Where the stackable designs are available in irregular sizes, thickness and shapes.