What is Stone Veneer?
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 typically weighs less than 15 lbs per square foot 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.
Natural stone veneer is made from real stone that is either collected stone 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.
Manufactured stone veneer is fabricated by pouring a lightweight concrete mix into forms of different style and then painted with a coloring process which makes it resemble real stone.