Stone Veneer

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Stone veneer is a decorative building material manufactured to replicate the look of natural stone. It is also often referred to as artificial stones, stacked stone veneer, manufactured stone and cultured stone. Manufactured stone veneer is cast from the molds of real stone which makes it lighter than natural stone.

Natural stone may require wall ties and footings, which, in turn, can increase installation cost and difficulty. Architectural stone veneer is lighter weight, designed to adhere easily to a variety of structurally sound surfaces, and is capable of installations that would normally be very difficult and costly to achieve with natural stone. Installed, manufactured stone is approximately 1/3 to ½ the cost of natural stone. Its light weight properties eliminate the need for wall ties or footings. Manufactured stone has a 2% (approx.) waste factor versus 10% or more for natural stone. It can be applied to any structurally sound surface with the proper preparation. It fits nearly any building plan – large or small, interior or exterior, new residential or commercial projects or on any remodel.

For inspirational installations, visit the
Eldorado Stone Walkthrough Gallery.

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