Certain building materials, such as concrete, are not aesthetically pleasing and your building can end up looking like every other building out there. However, it's possible to enjoy the benefits of concrete while constructing a building that looks like it is made out of natural stone. All you will have to do is contact a natural stone veneer manufacturer.
Natural Stone Vs. Manufactured Stone
Natural stone veneer is made out of real stone that is dug from a quarry. It is cut to the right dimensions so that it can then be used as a veneer. However, if the stone is manufactured, it might be created from concrete that is sculpted to look like natural stone.
Manufactured natural stone veneer is less expensive than mining natural stone from a quarry. It can also be designed to look exactly like a particular type of natural stone. Iron oxide pigments and aggregates have the power to replicate natural stone.
How Stone Veneer Is Used on a Building
Natural stone veneer can be applied to a variety of structures. It can be added to the surface of a swimming pool to give the pool a more natural look. It can be added to the patio so that your patio looks like it's made of natural stone instead of concrete. It can also be added to the walls of a building.
Natural stone veneer is lightweight and this makes it much easier to install. Therefore, it can be added to any surface. Some buildings even add natural stone veneer to interior surfaces such as fireplaces and walls.
The Installation of Stone Veneer
How the veneer is installed depends on the surface upon which the veneer will be installed. If the veneer will be installed on the side of a building, the siding will first be removed from the building and the surface will be cleaned and sanded down to remove any adhesives or residue left behind. This will allow for the veneer to be more easily attached to the side of the building.
How It Affects Your Home Value
If you own a home, installing a stone veneer is one of the best ways to improve the value of your home, and you will recoup most of what you invest into the natural rock veneer. This addition to your home can add more sophistication and will also make you feel like you are living in an entirely different home.
Contact a company like Apache Stone Quarry to learn more.