But it can be an expensive, involving undertaking for some homeowners. If you’re concerned about that level of cost and work, consider working with stone veneer.
Veneer is material that’s thin and flat enough to be mortared into an existing structure. It can be cut with natural stone, or made from a manufactured material meant to simulate stone.
So what are the differences between manufactured veneer and natural stone veneer? There are four major distinctions:
- Natural stone has a color variance caused by nature. Your supplier will sort the stone into different colors and allow you to pick how to mix them into a fashioned blend. With a manufactured veneer, the manufacturer puts together a portfolio of color blends, so that the customer can avoid having to craft color combinations.
- Manufactured stone costs less than natural stone.
- Manufactured stone is lighter, which makes it easier to install than natural stone.
- Natural stone has the same color and texture throughout, while manufactured veneer’s color is just on the surface. If it’s cut or chipped, you’ll see the white concrete inside.
Whichever style you choose Woodward Landscape Supply can help.
We offer a natural stone veneer from Quarry Cut. Their product line features a growing collection of natural stone cut into popular shapes such as squares and strips, ledgestone and irregular (fieldstone). Flats and corners are packaged separately. Customers can mix colors and textures to meet their tastes.
We also offer two lines of manufactured stone veneer from the EP Henry Company and Environmental Stoneworks, both of which offer a range of colors and styles.
For more than 20 years, the Woodward family has been providing customers with top-of-the-line hardscaping supplies. Contact us to find out how we can help you with your home improvement project.