The elegance of stone veneer is unrivaled and it gives any home or business a beautiful and natural look. Stone veneer also carries some rustic essence to it, which means you can easily recreate a traditional look on your interior dcor. However, you need real stone veneer to have a beautiful home and not settle for those engineered, manufactured or cultured stones flooding the market today.
So I discovered a new way to get my stone veneer all natural and unique. The secret is in purchasing the stone veneer direct from the source the quarry. There are plenty of merits to gain by choosing this option and I will highlight just a few, most important ones, so you can give this option a try sometime.
First, purchasing direct from the quarry ensures I get the real deal instead of the many knock-offs in the market today. It may not be easy spotting a knock-off as they look similar to the original stone veneer. However, I have learned to look out for the red flags fake stone veneer wears off easily with time and you can tell this from how the interior appears overly exposed after a couple months.
Here is another great tip you may not have known about buying from the source you get things cheaper. I know most of us don’t like doing the extra work of getting the product directly and would rather have a factory pick the stone polish and sell it as finished product. But trust me things are much cheaper at the source as there are no middlemen to deal with. And think about it getting a cheaper price at the quarry is cost effective, especially for that huge construction project you have coming up more volume for low price. On the other hand, if you only have a small section to work with, you buy low volume at a good price.
Buying from the quarries allows me to choose whatever style I want the stone to be. And there is lots of variety straight from the quarry than what you will get from a store. I can go with a ledgestone, Biltmore, dimensional ledgestone, Tuscan, mosaic, stone jewel, closeout, old world or fieldstone. Each stone veneer type comes with a different color to blend with my home or office. Alternatively I can decide to mix up a few colors and textures in case I want to try something different.
I can become even more unique and have my stone veneers cut out more for a different look. If you haven’t heard about thin stone veneer, its a new way to still have stone veneer but with a dash of unique that separates you from the rest. Thin stone veneer is flexible enough cut to different angles to achieve a different look inside any house. With thin stone veneer, it is possible to have the stone cut in 90 degree angles to fit unreachable corners. This thin stone gets reinforced with masonry ties to secure the construction. By far, the blend between thin stone veneers with masonry ties has proven the toughest and stable compared to using full thickness stone.
Building with only natural stone veneer is the best investment I can make for my home or office. It allows me to maintain the original tones and hues of natural stone, have the stone in its full thickness, and select whatever style or texture I want it to have. And more importantly, buying my thin stone veneer straight from the source is cheaper as opposed to involving middlemen between. My advice is, go the extra mile and buy from a quarry, it gives you the freedom you cannot get from a website or store.