It’s the new solution to using stone on your home. The fastest growing product of stone suppliers, thin stone is making real stone available to a much broader audience. It’s developing a niche in applications where stone previously wouldn’t have been considered because of cost or weight restrictions.
Beautiful, natural thin stone veneer is a facing product — real stone that doesn’t need the ledger, footings or wall ties required by conventional, full-thickness veneer products. Instead, thin stone veneer is lightweight enough to be supported by the wall it covers. This means that builders can construct a conventional wood frame or block backup and apply real stone over the surface.
But is it “thin stone,” “sliced stone” or “natural thin veneer”? The product has taken off so quickly, even those who produce and sell it don’t refer to it by a single name. Outside the business, these interchangeable terms have sometimes led to confusion. Real stone tile is thin, stone panels designed for building facings, as is the stone facing of precast concrete panels. Is there a difference between these products and what the industry refers to as “thin stone”?
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