5 Differences between Stones and Stone Veneerby Sarah B. Marketing Writer | Thinker | Environmentalist
Whether it is stone flooring, stone backsplash, stone pavement, or stone wall – the word stone perfectly describes the height of elegance involved in the design. Natural stones are extremely beautiful and durable material which you can use for building and finishing a variety of surfaces inside and outside your home.
One thing we’d like to mention here is that not all veneers are made from real stone. Some veneers are made from concrete and stone dust and have a stone-like appearance.
Both, stones and stone veneers are used widely for finishing ordinary walls and accent walls in indoor and outdoor environment. But they are totally different products. So this article will compare a few common differences between real stone tiles/slabs and stone veneer.
- Stone veneers are thinner than real stones. Even if they are made from real stone, then also they will be thin and lightweight. Stones, on the other hand, are heavy and thick; they require men and elbow grease for careful handling during installation.
- Stone veneers are available in countless color choices. Even if you are using engineered or factor-made stone veneer, they can have the look of just any stone, including marble, granite, limestone, or slate. Stones too are available in a wide range of colors, textures, patterns, and sizes – to fit into your exact project and expectations.
- Stone veneers are easier to install, when compared to real stones. Since they are light in weight, they can be carried from one place to another without much efforts. However, with stone tiles or slabs, you will need a hand by your side.
- You will need to evaluate the thickness or suitability of the wall where you are going to install stone veneers. Contrarily, you can use stones just about anywhere in your home. Though, you will need to select the surface finish as per your project type.
- Stone veneers are cheaper than full and real stone tiles, which is pretty obvious.
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