When shopping for stone veneer…

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Stone Veneer | 1 comment

When shopping for stone veneer…

Perhaps you are mulling over the idea of sprucing up your home. You, dear reader, have come to the right place. This article will focus on how you can add spark to any horizontal wall in your house. The subject matter has to deal with matters, stone veneers.

A stone veneer is both a protective as well as decorative casing that is plastered on your wall. The veneer will ordinarily be an inch thick and weigh less than 15 pounds per square foot. The natural stone veneer is obtained from rock that has been mined from any quarry- this option of mining automatically means that you have a wide spread of rocks that you can choose from.

If you do not want to go the natural way then you can travel the manufactured stone veneer route. Manufactured veneer has the advantage that it comes in a variety of colors and designs, and its way cheaper than the real thing. The advantage that the real thing has over it – manufactured ledge stone- is that for one it is reusable and secondly natural stone is more durable than the manufactured product. Manufactured ledge stone is constructed from recycled material and this explains why on matters cost it is way cheaper than the real thing, it however has a lifespan of some 50 years, time during which it will have done justice to the wall(sic).

When you are in the market for stone veneer you will come across a variety of ledge stone in the market. The thing that you need to remember is that no two ledge stones are ever the same. When dealing with ledge stone, especially of the pre fabricate variety you need to understand that by and large matters color, and even the design of the stone is largely in the hands of the manufacturer, as well as you if you want your product customized.

The advantages of electing to decorate your mantle place as well as your front porch with this type of rock are definitely a myriad. The wall is assigned a character, the ledge stone in a way acts as a cover preventing the erosion of the wall by the elements, and adorning your wall with this sort of material has a rustic charm about it.

There are a number of ledge stone manufacturers in the country. The leading names in the industry are Eldorado stone veneer, and Coronado stone veneer. These leading players in pre cast stone have a number of advantages that they offer, advantages that you need to leverage when you are looking to decorate your home with ledge stones. The bare minimum that you need to get when purchasing ledge stones is given below:
A warranty that protects you the consumer; Ideally the manufacturer has got to be a member of some professional association; Ensure that the construction process that the manufacturer adopts in no way voids any environmental laws.

You will also need to ensure that you don’t violate any county laws by putting stone veneers on your property. Think about it, and pad your home.

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  1. Excellent overview of stone veneer. I do have one question, maybe you or some other reader can answer: should I stick with just one manufacturer if I’m using ledge stone because of the varieties?

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