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How to Use Stone Veneer: Pro Ideas for Indoor & Outdoor Use

J&J Materials > Hardscape Projects > How to Use Stone Veneer: Pro Ideas for Indoor & Outdoor Use

use-stone-veneerThere are many different ways that homeowners use stone veneer both indoors and outdoors. There are many reasons why it is considered to be one of the most versatile materials available to accentuate living room fireplaces, exterior entry ways and even backyard outdoor living spaces. In fact, many decorators have hailed stone veneer products as the “perfect solution” for homeowners that want to upgrade their home in a simple, yet very effective manor, without having to invest a lot of time and money into renovations or expensive landscaping projects.

Exterior Stone Veneer

While most manufactured and natural stone veneer can be used both indoors and outdoors, it pays to ask your materials supply company specifically about exterior stone veneer if you will be using it to enhance your Rehoboth outdoor living space. Exterior stone veneer can be used successfully throughout the New England region if it is installed and applied properly to prevent moisture issues and other problems commonly seen in bad installations.

Knowing where and how to use stone veneer to your advantage can be a challenge for some people and, once you start using it, it can also be easy to over-use it. Your best bet is to use it as an accent feature on the exterior of your home, near entry ways, around windows and near the garage and in outdoor living situations as a face for outdoor fireplaces, built-in kitchens, walls and other major elements.

Using Stone Veneer Indoors

When it comes to using stone veneer inside your home, the same types of general rules and guidelines should apply as well. Use the natural stone veneer sparingly, around fireplaces, as back splashes in kitchens, bathrooms and in recreation rooms or family rooms to add a touch of elegance and class. Again, speak with your material supply company about using stone veneer indoors to make sure that you choose the best type of material for the job.

It can be quite easy to apply stone veneer indoors, especially because all of the weather-proofing and moisture-proofing concerns are not a worry. Many homeowners choose to learn how to use stone veneer as a facing for fireplaces and other featured areas of their home and are quite surprised to see the end results. There are videos available on J&J Materials that will help you determine whether or not installing stone veneer indoors is something you think you can do yourself or if you should hire a professional installer.

The Advantages of Using Stone Veneer

One of the greatest benefits to choosing stone veneer materials over other types of natural stone materials is that it is roughly a third of the weight of full-thickness stone. This can help architects, builders and homeowners comply with building codes and engineering requirements, allowing for greater flexibility in its design application. This holds true for both interior and exterior stone veneer, working to enhance Rehoboth outdoor living and interior decorating alike.

Stone veneer is also cheaper than full-thickness stone and easier to install. Its lighter weight is also an advantage for delivery, especially for weight-based delivery charges, allowing you to have more materials delivered all at once at a more affordable cost. This can help to reduce the fees associated with a home remodeling project or renovation. The lighter weight also makes the materials easier to work with and handle, helping projects to get done quicker than they would if full-thickness materials were used.

Professional Tips: How to Use Stone Veneer

While most homeowners will know exactly where they want to use exterior stone veneer to enhance Rehoboth outdoor living in their own backyards or where they would like to use stone veneer indoors, this next section will feature some professional design tips on where and how to use stone veneer to your advantage.

  • Outdoor Fireplaces – Exterior stone veneer makes it easy to create a beautiful focal point for your outdoor living space. Choose from natural stone, traditional, modern and a wide range of colors, textures and styles.
  • Outdoor Kitchens – Learn how to use stone veneer to enhance islands and back splashes in your outdoor cooking and dining area to add a rustic or natural look to your new outdoor living space.
  • Outdoor Aesthetics – Add exterior stone veneer to enhance architectural features of your home, including entry ways, doors, windows, pillars, garages and more. Stone veneer makes it possible to add a touch of natural stone to any part of your home.
  • Indoor Decor – Add stone veneer indoors to bathrooms, kitchens, family rooms, fireplaces and around architectural features, such as doors and windows to bring a touch of natural stone into your home.

Enhance Rehoboth Outdoor Living With Exterior Stone Veneer

J&J Materials is the place to go for exterior stone veneer and materials to use for stone veneer indoors in Southeastern Massachusetts. With two locations – one in Seekonk and the other in Bourne – J&J Materials helps South Coast residents and property owners complete remodel, renovation and outdoor living development projects, providing them with all of the landscaping materials and hardscaping products they require. Top quality natural stone veneer, flagstone, permeable pavers, concrete pavers, patio kits, fireplace kits and more are all available at J&J Materials. Choose from a wide variety of colors, textures, shapes and types of veneer and learn how to use stone veneer to your advantage both indoors and outdoors.

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