In most projects manufactured stone veneers can take the place of natural stone without anyone ever knowing the difference. If you need the weight and the strength of natural stone in your project then there can be no substitute but there are not a lot of medieval castles under construction anymore. If you are building a fireplace, wet bar, backsplash or any of the numerous other home improvement projects that benefit from a real stone look, then a manufactured stone veneer is the better choice.
You can save a lot of money on building costs when working with manufactured stone because:
- It is easier to work with – Manufactured stone is significantly lighter than natural stone, which helps out in a lot of ways. You don’t need to pay a bunch of guys to help you haul it around and put it into place. You don’t need to pay for all the extra materials required to install natural stone securely into place. You don’t have to pay for a doctor visit for the back and neck strains often associated with natural stone construction.
- It costs less than natural stone – Stone has always been a popular building material but over time it has become associated with elegance and sophistication. Once the wealthy started using it in their homes, the price for natural stone kept rising and rising. Manufactured stone can give you the same look and feel of natural stone with out having to pay the artificially inflated price.
- Comes in a wide selection of types and colors – One of the biggest limiting factors of natural stone is its weight. Since it is too expensive to transport stone from halfway around the world, you are often limited to using the stone that is naturally found in your area. With manufactured stone, you could have a fireplace made from German stone, a kitchen backsplash made from African stone and an accent wall done in Japanese stone without breaking the bank.
To get that natural stone effect you are looking for at a price that is affordable manufactured stone veneers is definitely the way to go. Check out our online catalog or stop in at your local Home Depot today to see our huge selection. For further assistance contact Native Custom Stone at 706.216.5545