Laguna Niguel Stone Veneer

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Stone veneer is a faux product that is applied on the surface to give the looks of actual stones. Natural stones are colorful in nature; they are elegant and strong. Overall, if you have designs and structures in your house that are made of stone, they are bound to attract some attention. But using stones in house projects is not the easiest of tasks. For instance, stones can be heavy, and often, they are pretty expensive. On top of that, outsourcing stones is not very easy since the transportation of stones can be a hefty task.

That’s why we are seeing a growing number of people opting for stone veneers instead. If you are fond of the looks of stones but somehow can’t get them in your house, stone veneer can help you in recreating that same elegance of stones. But what is stone veneer, and how can it be an alternative option to stones? We’ll get there.

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Stone Veneer vs. Natural Stones

As we have discussed so far, both stone veneer and natural stones appear the same. But there are a few downsides of stones that stone veneer addresses. Natural stones are unearthed from the ground, and that’s why they have a natural composition that is extremely strong. They are extremely durable, and they hold their natural color. But on the other hand, natural stones are heavy and dense. And it’s difficult to outsource them. So overall, for using stones, you might need to shell out some bucks. 

On the other hand, stone veneers are lightweight, and they are easy to cut. Veneers are easily available, and that’s why their transportation is very convenient and cost-effective. But stone veneer can, with time, lose the color, and they can become brittle.

So it’s definitely up to you to decide which material you will like to use. Having a clear idea of the project’s scale, function, and budget will help you. But if you need to know more about these, just give us a call at (949) 635-7090.

What is Stone Veneer?

Since stone veneer is actually a faux product, it is applied on top of a surface. It is particularly used in exteriors but looks great with interior designs as well. Stone veneer is manufactured by using Portland cement, aggregates, and iron oxide, which are baked in molds to give the texture of stones.

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Before installing stone veneer, one needs to have a clear idea of the surface. It is very important to analyze the surface to check the condition and deterioration possibilities of the surface. This will influence the way the veneer is set. A protective water barrier (WRB) needs to be applied if the surface is deemed safe. A protective water barrier helps in protecting the surface from excessive drainage, and it also protects the surface from the mortar. Installing a weed screed is very important as well.

The weed screed prevents the weeds from growing and helps in maintaining the moisture level. The water management system is very important for a stone veneer because a faulty system will ruin the design from underneath. The mortar in this regard has to be very effective, and it will hold the entire structure together. These are all under the hood details that need to be taken care of. On the outside, a scratch coat is applied to protect the stone veneer from adverse conditions. 

Stone Veneer Installation: Why Hire Only Professionals

Stone veneer installation can be a tricky task. One needs to take care of the water management system, the surface, and the outer cover. That’s why hiring professionals is the best choice since they have the required knowledge and expertise. We at Laguna Niguel Pro Concrete provide you the required experience and expertise so that you can get a flawless stone veneer installation in Laguna Niguel that will last for a long time. To know more about us, and to get a free quote, just give us a call, dial (949) 635-7090!