Natural Thin Stone Veneer
It may seem like a no-brainer, but as the name suggests, thin stone veneers are cut much thinner than their full stone counterparts. These sleek natural stone veneers as they are called are much lighter in weight than 4″ units which make it very easy to work with and economical to transport. Thin stone veneers have only been around for a short time, truly emerging within the industry about a decade ago due to advancements in diamond blade technology.
The material is known for being very easy to work with, making for quick, efficient and affordable installations. As mentioned previously, the cost per square foot of thin veneers can initially be greater than that of full veneers, but other factors such as labor and installation costs can bring your overall expenses down, so be sure to take all things under consideration when making plans for your project.
Same high quality stone as full veneer – The thin stone is the same stone and will look exactly the same once installed.
Roughly one inch in depth and weighing approximately 13 pounds per square foot – This is particularly advantageous because it means that the materials can be applied to just about any structurally sound wall. You won’t have to stress about reworking your plans because the stone is too heavy or bulky.
Ease of Installation – Lightweight thin veneers are also much easier to handle than the full thickness stone. They’re easy to lift and there’s a reduced risk of injury during the process. Any cutting, trimming or setting that is necessary during the project can be completed much faster. The light weight and size of thin stone veneers can reduce installation expenses, you can expect to pay less in terms of labor. Full Installation Guide (PDF)
Ease of Transportation – The lighter weight of the product allows us to ship it throughout the country. See our packaging and delivery article.
Roughly similar in weight to artificial stone – The thin stone is about the same weight as the fake stuff.
Requires no foundation footing – The stone is supported by the wall rather than the footing. This makes it perfect for remodeling projects as well.
Durability – This is the biggest question we get from skeptics but assuming proper installation the durability is exactly the same. They both lasts a lifetime and we offer a limited lifetime warranty.
Similar in costs to artificial stone – If it is all about price there are bottom of the barrel fake stones that cannot be beat but for a more “realistic” one the pricing is similar. Why get something “realistic” when you can get the real thing?