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Natural Thin Stone Veneer Installation Cost

The average installation cost is around $20 per square foot but it can range from $10-$30. There are multiple factors affecting the cost of installation. Below are a few things to consider:


The surface and accessibility of your site are factors that will be considered when your masonry contractor is preparing a bid. Your mason may look at:

Is your project an interior or exterior application?

If it is a remodeling job, does additional work have to be done to prepare the surface?

How easily accessible is the area?

Does the project cover multiple stories and will scaffolding be required?


The cost of masonry work varies greatly throughout the country. The installation cost is usually on par with the cost of living in your area.


The style of stone you choose may impact the price of installation. Styles with smaller or irregular stones usually require more time to install. Larger, blocky stones are generally more cost effective. Find more information about Quarry Mill stone styles on our Style Guide.


Another thing to consider is the mortar joint. A drystack (mortarless) joint between the natural stone veneer will be more expensive than a standard half inch mortar joint. This is due to the extra time required to make all the stones fit together perfectly. View our Joint Options.


Although the factors above contribute to fluctuations in the cost, who does the masonry work is by far the greatest cost factor. We recommend getting at least three bids on your installation and looking at your prospective masons’ past work. Bids from the masonry contractor may or may not include the cost of the stone. The prices for all of our premium natural stone veneers are available on our individual product pages. Standard installation includes the metal lathe (wire mesh), scratch coat and mortar required for the job. You can find more information at Selecting a Masonry Contractor.


The site preparation, location, stone style, installation style, and masonry contractor will affect the price of installation for your natural stone veneer project. We recommend familiarizing yourself with the factors and receiving multiple bids from masons. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.