Stone-clad walls add elegance, timeless textures, and natural style to any house. Instead of flat, painted surfaces, or even wood, stone can add a completely new dimension and feeling of excitement to an interior. Of course, the style of your home will determine the exact finish you choose, but there are so many possibilities, you will be spoilt for choice.
But when you decide that stone is the look that you like, you will need to decide whether to use natural stone or a faux product. And frankly, unless your house was built out of stone, this is a no-brainer.
There is absolutely no point in using natural stone to clad walls built using other materials. Rather, stone veneer, which comes in a number of different guises, is a much easier route to take. And provided you use a proven product, your final result will look just like the real thing – maybe even better.
Real Stone Versus Manufactured Products
While stone is one of the oldest building materials used by man, it is heavy and difficult to work with. Stonemasons spend years learning the craft and developing the skills required to cut and lay stone.
Stone veneers, on the other hand, are relatively lightweight and only need very basic building skills to install. They were developed to fill a gap in the market for those who want a stone-look product that is cheaper and easier to lay than natural stone.
Also, certain types of stone occur naturally in different regions, generally limiting choice. Manufactured or faux stone, on the other hand, is created in imitation of every possible type of stone, from river rocks and traditional US ashlar used for building walls to slate and limestone, or sandstone used to build ancient castles.
Faux stone products are also available in a wide color palette to suit any interior décor scheme and in many different styles. For instance, you can create an interior wall that looks as if the stone was dry stacked, or you can achieve a more modern effect by using a veneer that incorporates a mortar joint.
Whether you choose stone veneer or stone panels made from recycled materials, Native Custom Stone has a range of options that you can use to transform the interior of your home. Visually they all look different, but what they have in common is ease of installation.
Whichever product you choose you can effectively define your interior with a faux stone makeover that is, quite literally, “cast in stone.”
If you like to know more about the products Native Custom Stone has on offer please contact us. Alternatively you can order online from Build Direct or Home Depot.