Veneer Stone

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Handcrafted Veneer Stone

Veneer Stone

Veneer stone products offer an affordable, flexible and attractive alternative to heavy and expensive natural stones. They seem indistinguishable from the real thing for a sophisticated design that looks right at home on exterior facades, interior statement walls, columns and much more.

At Nitterhouse Masonry, we’ve created a wide range of stone veneer products to suit almost any project on your docket.

Nitterhouse Masonry’s Stone Veneer Products

Our catalog of exterior stone veneers includes the following versatile items, most of which you can get in a range of attractive color blends. Some are available in panels.

  • Scenic Ledgestone: With their beautiful countryside aesthetic and realistic color options, Scenic Ledgestone styles can be dry stacked or use mortared joints for different looks.
  • Chiseled Limestone: Chiseled limestone offers a cohesive appearance with edges that look naturally cut while maintaining consistent sizing.
  • Rustic Fieldstone: These stones’ irregular edges can make your home look like it’s one with nature in gorgeous natural color combinations.
  • Barnwood: If you’re looking for something more rustic, our barnwood veneer features all the realistic weathering and natural knots you’d expect from real wood.
  • Cutstone: If you’re after a stately appearance, the chisel-cut face of CutStone adds texture and tradition to your space.
  • Forest Ledge Stone: Forest Ledge Stone offers a unique sandy texture for added distinction indoors and out.
  • French Country Limestone: Rough textured edges and the beauty of limestone come together in these bold, classic stones.
  • Stackstone: For a more contemporary look, StackStone offers rough faces and dry-stacked stone veneer applications with irregular edges between stones.
  • Ledgestone: The deep-set beauty of Old-World style comes to life with the help of distinctive, narrow LedgeStone pieces.
  • Fieldstone: Add a European feel to your building with the random sizing and rustic colors of Fieldstone.
  • Stack Panel: These easy-to-install panels don’t require any mortar and provide an attractive, contemporary look.
  • Handcrafted Log Veneer: Avoid the termites and deterioration of natural wood with these durable, richly colored and highly textured veneer logs.
  • Veneer Stone Accessories: Stone veneer accessories allow you to seamlessly incorporate components such as outlet boxes, shutter blocks, keystones, sills and caps.

Making Stone Veneer

Stone veneer may look identical to genuine stone, but it consists of a few straightforward materials — Portland cement, iron oxide pigments and lightweight aggregates made of natural stone. After combining these materials, we cast them in a highly detailed mold. That mold,  originally made from genuine stones, captures all the details and texture that were on the original stones, providing unique and completely natural-looking surfaces. They’ll feel natural, too, with the rough yet detailed texture you would expect from a real stone.

Stone Veneer Applications

One reason contractors and homeowners love stone veneer is its versatility. You can find stone veneer in:

  • Exterior facades and siding
  • Accent walls
  • Fireplaces
  • Outdoor grills
  • Columns
  • Patios

Wherever it’s in use, the stone veneer adds a bold, earthy touch to almost any space — and we do mean any space. While natural stones have some limitations for where you can use them, you can put faux stone veneer on various materials, including metal, wood-framed walls, concrete masonry unit blocks, bricks and even concrete.

Given the right treatment, you can also use stone veneer in more specialized locations, like fireplaces and pools. For example, pool chemicals can cause discoloration and fading, so stone veneer used near pools should have the appropriate sealant applied, or you should clean it promptly following any exposure to chlorine or other chemicals. When used near fire or heat, your veneer should have fire and smoke treatments applied.

The Benefits of Veneer

Many people opt for stone veneer to reap the following advantages.

  • Excellent quality: With all the modern technologies afforded to us, stone veneer looks just like the real thing. Even those who have extensive experience with masonry can have a hard time telling the difference.
  • Affordability: Who among us isn’t looking for ways to keep costs down? Stone veneer is much more cost-effective than its natural counterpart. Plus, it’s lighter, so it’s easier and cheaper to ship.
  • Easy installation: In addition to being compatible with a wide range of surfaces, veneer also eliminates the need for additional footings, wall ties or foundation for a much quicker installation process. That lightweight factor also means it’s easier to pick up and put in place.
  • Suitable for curved surfaces: While natural stone is incompatible with curved surfaces, it’s possible to apply stone veneer panels to a curved surface, provided the radius isn’t too sharp. It offers far more design flexibility and makes it much easier to work with uneven surfaces.
  • No special products required: Natural stone typically requires a special stone cleaner to get all the grime off. Manufactured stone veneer only needs a little soap and water for easy cleaning. In addition, the surface is a little easier to work with since there are fewer dips and divots.
  • Durability: Stone veneer is incredibly durable and, with the right installation, will stay looking good for decades.
  • Excellent return on investment: Adding manufactured stone veneer is one of the most profitable things you can do for your home. In 2021, this remodeling project added an estimated 92.1% of its cost to the resale value of a house, making it an excellent way to recoup almost every penny that you put into it.

Whatever you’re looking for in your stone veneer, using the right materials can make all the difference, which is why many contractors and homeowners turn to Nitterhouse Masonry.

Contact Nitterhouse Masonry for Veneer Stone

If veneer stone sounds like a good fit for your next project, Nitterhouse Masonry is your trusted source for realistic, cost-effective and easy-to-install stone veneer. From classy and modern interior accent walls to rustic and cozy patio walls, our extensive inventory allows us to match almost any scenario. We have stacked stone veneer, stone veneer panels and a wide range of natural-looking color blends so you can find the perfect style according to preference and the demands of the installation.

Nitterhouse Masonry has been family-owned and -operated for five generations, bringing quality and customer service to every transaction. Our handcrafted stone veneer is an excellent way to experience the personal touch our family provides. To learn more about our stone veneer products, check out the links above, or reach out to us to speak with a representative!