Article provided by: Kettle Valley Stone
Thin stone veneer is approximately 1 inch in depth with corresponding corners. The corner cut gives a full stone look without the added cost or weight associated with full bed depth veneers. By using this for your residential or commercial building you will give it that look that many people love and make you stand out from the rest leaving them with envy.
Stone veneer is used as a protective and decorative covering for exterior or interior horizontal walls and surfaces. The veneer is typically 1 inch thick and must weigh less than 15 lbs per square foot (73 kg/m²) so that no additional structural supports will be required. Manufactured stone veneer is a decorative building material manufactured to replicate the look of natural stone. The names artificial stones, stacked stone veneer, manufactured stone, and flexible stone veneer are also used for stone veneer. Stone veneer can me made from natural stone as well as manufactured stone.
Natural stone veneer is made from real stone that is either collected i.e. fieldstone, or from quarried stone. The stone is cut to a consistent thickness and weight for use as a veneer. This stone is often called thin stone veneer.
Stone veneer is fabricated by pouring a lightweight concrete mix to rubber forms of different style and then painted with a coloring process which makes it resemble real stone. The stone veneer produced is then attached to walls with special mortars.