The debate between manufactured stone veneer and real stone veneer is one that likely won't go away any time soon. It's something we encounter almost every day and work with our customers to guide them through the process. Although we always prefer the real stone to the imitation product, we understand there is a time and place when manufactured stone may be a better option for a project than using real stone veneer.
The great writer Edna Ferber was once quoted as saying:
"We no longer build fireplaces for physical warmth, we build them for the warmth of the soul; we build them to dream by, to hope by, to home by".
We love seeing some of the stone fireplace designs created and executed by our customers and we hope a few of these help inspire you for your next fireplace design.
Aquidneck Landworks Custom Fireplace Featuring Colonial Grey & Liberty Hill
In a world where many things are mass produced and everything has a "cookie cutter" feel to it people seek the opportunity to express themselves. Our products and patterns provide more than 140 different stone veneer options but when someone has their own vision we want to do our part to help them achieve what the desired look and make it as easy as possible.
It happens every year... the Fall Rush. Labor Day arrives, the kids go back to school, and everyone wants to get their projects in before the holiday season. As we see an increase in orders and lead times creep up we wanted to share some best practices to help you succeed during this busy time of year.
Panoramic View of Our Operations
The increased popularity of natural stone fireplaces has been fueled by the outdoor living trend. Once thought of as secondary, architects, developers, and builders are now including outdoor living spaces as a way to add value and functionality to residential projects. One of the most common features is a fireplace.
Outdoor Living Space by Stone Solutions Maine