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Why Stone is Ideal For All Climates

8/13/18 9:09 AM / by Guest Author posted in Guest Post, Real Stone Veneer, Stone Veneer, Residential Projects, Holly Welles, Estate Update

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 The warm, welcoming look of a stone or partial stone exterior is classic enough to withstand the test of time. You might wonder if stone works well in different climates — and the short answer is yes — but let’s look at this question a little more in-depth.

Stone is most common in the south and central western states, but it adds an elegant touch in any climate.

Stone Exteriors

A mix of Strip, Mosaic, and Ledge, Montauk Blend to Create This Beautiful Exterior

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Exterior Stone Veneer Panel Siding in New Jersey

8/1/18 11:29 AM / by Mike Wolfe posted in Stone siding, stacked stone, stone panels, thinstak veneer

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Manufactured stone has dominated the exterior siding market in New Jersey for many years. The low price point and easy installation made it an ideal choice for residential and commercial projects. As natural stone panels have become more popular they are now being used for exterior applications to compete with faux stone. 

Exterior Ledgestone Panels

Our Lexington Thinstak Veneer™ Used On the Exterior of this NJ Home

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Can You Put Stone Veneer Over Brick?

7/24/18 9:04 AM / by Mike Wolfe posted in Veneer, Thinstone Veneer, Building Materials, Stone siding, brick

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One of the most common questions we receive is about putting stone veneer over brick. Occasionally this pertains to an exterior project but in most cases it has to do with the redesign of a stone fireplace. Natural stone veneer has made it possible to go from the traditional "red brick" look to something unique. It allows for color and creativity of the project owner and with so many options, the possibilities are almost endless. 

Veneer Over Brick

CT Blend Ledgestone Veneer (right) Over Original Brick Fireplace (left)

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Tips for Nailing a Rustic Interior Makeover

7/10/18 8:57 AM / by DelgadoStone posted in Guest Post, Interior Design, Rustic Design

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An interior makeover in a rustic style can be a truly evocative decision for any homeowner. Not only will it satisfy some of the most primal yearnings of guests and residents — desires of comfort, protection, and security — but it can also be a pleasant emotional journey for the decorator too. Before looking at fabric swatches or pulling out books of paint samples, consider the following tips to nail the perfect style.

Rustic Interior Design

Sterling Tan Roughly Square & Rec Fireplace

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Natural Stone Steps Are A Growing Trend

7/7/18 8:11 AM / by Mike Wolfe posted in Landscape, Landscape Architecture, Natural Stone Steps, stone steps

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If you work in the stone industry it's no surprise to see natural stone steps grow in popularity. These products have been a part of architecture and design for centuries but were typically used on "high end" projects due to the cost. Now they are more available and less expensive so they are used more often. 

Stone Steps

Sterling Stan Steps Added to This Landscape

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