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Enhance the beauty & value of your home with thin veneers...


By kmeier - Posted on 13 February 2013

If you're looking to update your home without the aggravation and expense of a major construction project, thin veneers are the perfect option.  Thin stone veneers are typically 1-1/2" thick and can be applied over almost any solid masonry surface.  Do you have an outdated fireplace?  A concrete chimney or foundation that is an eyesore?  You can create the look of solid masonry without total demolition and the major construction of footings.

Thin veneer products are available in natural stone, manufactured concrete stone and real brick.

Real stone veneers have all the durability, texture, style and depth of a full size stone, without the bulk and weight. Once installed, it is impossible to tell if it is a full-sized 4"-6" stone or thin veneer. Natural stone veneer is available in various shapes such as ledgestones, fieldstones, riverstones and many other styles. The possibility of custom blends, combined with the wide selection of colors and textures make the options endless.

 

 

 

Manufactured stone veneers are made using cement, dyes and aggregates to duplicate the look of a natural stone, at about half the cost.  The veneers are cast in molds that are designed using natural stones, which captures the character of real stone.   They are durable and acceptable for both interior and exterior use.  The application for either natural or man-made veneer is the same.

 

 

 

Thin brick veneers are cut from full-size clay brick and are approximately 1/2" thick.  They can be applied to almost any solid surface, and are as easy to install as tile.  Create an accent wall in your living room, a unique kitchen backsplash, or even use them to create an arch or accent the ceiling in your wine cellar.  Thin brick veneers are packaged in boxes of 7SF for flats and 5.5LF for corner pieces.  "Old Brick Originals" are available in 12 colors.  Other colors and styles are available as a special order.

 

Our indoor showroom is dedicated to these innovative and user-friendly products.  We have more than 60 natural stone veneer displays, as well as numerous examples of manufactured stone veneer and real brick "tile".

Looking for project ideas and advice?  Stop by and we will assist you with design and technical information.  If you don't have the time to complete a project yourself, we will be happy to recommend a qualified installer.

 Outdoor kitchen using natural thin veneer stone (courtesy of ETB Landscaping) http://www.earthturfandbloom.com/

 Wine cellar using "Old Brick Original" thinbrick (courtesy of Washington Valley Cellars) http://www.washingtonvalleycellars.com/

Interior fireplace using natural stone veneer (courtesy of A-1 Stonework LLC) http://www.a1stonework.com