Perks of Stone Veneer Installation
Natural stone can be used throughout your home to enhance its beauty and increase its value. Yet there are many drawbacks to investing in stone, including the hefty price tag and the limitations for installation. Stone veneer can provide the look of natural stone without some of the associated drawbacks. Plus, you can typically buy it from the same stone supply yard where you would get your stone.
Here are some of the many perks of stone veneer installation to consider for your Arizona home:
Greater Design Versatility
Natural stone is limited by its size, shape, weight, and color. You will only be able to get stone in the colors that occur naturally. And when you install it, you may be limited as to where you can put it because of its size or weight. For example, you might have to add more support to an area to which you want to add natural stone, which can add bulk to the area and make the job more time-consuming and expensive.
Stone veneer has no such limitations. It comes in thousands of colors, patterns, and varieties, and you can get it in just about any size or shape you want. The veneer is just the front of the stone, so it is not as heavy or bulky, and it can be installed easily in many more locations than natural stone. It can even be installed on curved surfaces, which opens up a whole new world of design possibility.
As mentioned, stone veneer costs a whole lot less than natural stone. When you’re adding up the costs of a project by the square foot, every little bit can end up saving you a lot. But the cost difference for stone veneer will be significant.
Adding to the cost is shipping. You may be able to find what you need at a local stone supply store in Gilbert, or you might have to get the stone shipped to your home. Because stone is so much heavier than veneer, it is also much more expensive to ship, and that just adds to the overall cost of the project.
Easier to DIY
A lot of homeowners enjoy fixing up their space themselves. It gives them a sense of accomplishment and helps them save money in the process. Plus, they get bragging rights when they tell everyone that they did the work themselves!
Stone veneer is much easier for those looking to add stone to their décor themselves. It is lighter and easier to install, so there are fewer opportunities to make mistakes. With the actual stone blocks, there is much greater potential for homeowners to hurt themselves or to destroy their property.
Natural stone has a lot of nooks and crannies that make it harder to keep clean. The dust can settle into those tiny spaces and seem impossible to get out. But with stone veneer, all you have to do is wipe the surface clean with a soft cloth. If something sticky gets on the veneer, just use a damp cloth.
One reason that stone is so popular is because it can last for centuries. Just look at all the historical landmarks in Europe. They aren’t still standing after being made of wood and drywall!
Stone veneer is also durable. It will certainly last the length of your own life, so you shouldn’t have to replace it unless you are just looking to remodel your home and get a new look. With regular care, it will continue to look good and will last decades.