Stone veneer is used as a protective and decorative covering for exterior or interior vertical walls and surfaces. The veneer is usually 1 inch thick and should weigh less than 15 pounds per square foot (73 kg/m2) so that no extra structural assistance will be required.
TYPES OF STONE VENEER
1. Natural stone veneer
Stone veneer sheet is created by slicing apart Slate and Quartzite natural stones into thin sheets so that the stone texture is kept in each sheet, while excess weight and location coverage is dropped off. Stone veneer cladding can also be cut to render shadows resembling natural stones applications perfectly.
Natural stone veneer is made from real stone that is either collected, i.e. fieldstone, or quarried. The stone is cut to a consistent thickness and weight for usage as a veneer. This stone is frequently called thin stone veneer invented by Gernot Ehrlich. Natural stone can be broken, cut, and formed to any size required. The cut off pieces can be reused.
Robust and easy to use, stone veneer tiles are used extensively for application on living space walls, accent walls, corridors and galleries, garden walls, elevation and front outside walls. Because the natural stone veneer sheets are thin and do not contain the weight of the stones, the applications extend beyond interior and outside walls, onto furniture, cabinets and ornamental products of different colors and designs. Mix and match numerous veneers to develop the ideal pattern, texture and planning to resonate with your environments and grant your interior design a distinct artistic appeal!
There are 2 alternatives for using the natural stone veneer to a put concrete wall. The very first option is applying and overlapping the broadened metal lath followed by a half inch scratch coat. The other alternative is to use the stone veneer straight to the wall. Despite whether it is brand-new construction or an existing surface, an essential thing you require to do is make sure that the concrete is tidy.
Natural stone veneer can be applied to any structurally sound wall.
Setting up the Stone
Once the surface has actually been prepped, you are now prepared to set up the natural stone veneer. Steps:
1. Get rid of any dust that might be on the back of the stone from the sawing process with a clean cloth. This is necessary as it ensures an excellent bond with the mortar and wall.
2. At each level, the corner pieces are installed prior to the flats. Each corner piece has a long and short end. They require being installed with alternating patterns. This will help establish the fundamental overview of the pattern for the flats.
3. Coat the back of each piece of stone with mortar and press strongly in location. Make certain you have used enough mortar and also that you press firmly sufficient to develop a strong bond. You must see mortar coming out on the sides of the stone.
4. Next, you have to decide if the excess mortar will be used to develop the mortar joints or if you will be wiping this away and filling the mortar joints separately
5. Permit the mortar to treat for 2 -3 days. Use a tidy, soft-bristle brush to wipe away any excess mortar from the stone. Never ever wash the stone with any type of acid.
Just like anything, a task like this takes some time. Nevertheless, there is absolutely nothing more gratifying than seeing a task well done. Do not hesitate to call us with any questions or send us pictures showing off you’re ended up a project.
2. Manufactured Stone Veneer
Manufactured veneer is more affordable than natural stone, roughly 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of natural stone. It’s lightweight eliminates the requirement for wall ties or footings and make it much easier and cheaper to develop. The variety of designs and colors makes readily available options which would not be available with natural stone, given that natural stone is used in the general location around the locality which it is extracted.
The bar for interior veneer stone setup is set lower than for outside. With interior stone, you do not have to worry about waterproofing. For exteriors, you’ll require to waterproof the surface behind the veneer stone, as veneer is not planned to be your sole barrier versus rain and snow.
Regrettably, made veneer stone still hasn’t come into full-blown Do It Yourself use. One factor is that, although it’s artificial stone, it’s still a masonry task. Like some other remodeling jobs– tiling, electrical, pipes– masonry does have a learning curve.