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Installing stone veneer over interior brick – what type to use


Stone veneers provide a wonderful way to enhance the overall appeal of your place. Whether you need to modify the ugly looking fireplace or the dull interior walls, you can consider using stone veneer – natural or artificial. However, you need to know about all the important facts regarding usage and application of stone veneers as the requirements for interior and exterior application are different.

Once you have decided to experience some changes from conventional stucco over brick, you have to now think what type of veneer you should use. Three choices are available for you; and these are – natural stone, faux and cultured stone. Although all of these options are appreciated by the contractors and service providers but it is necessary to know some of the properties of these types and then decide which one would make good option:

Natural stone: It is the real thing carved from the earth. Although it is very beautiful but being extremely heavy, it is difficult to manage and work with. However, when cut into small pieces contractors find it comparatively easy to manage and apply over the new or existing walls.

Faux stone: It makes a good option for interior, being extremely light in weight. It is actually high density polyurethane made available in panels for quicker installation. They mimic the properties of natural stones and hence, offer you great option interior stone veneer at lower cost.

Artificial or cultured stone: Though vinyl siding makes a great option for any home, but artificial or cultured stone provide a great mean to beautify the place with natural looking material. It is more substantial than faux stone and hence, much demanded by the property owners. Also, it is less expensive but rich in features.

Canyon Stone Canada Inc.