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Faux Stone Veneer v. Real Stone: What's The Difference?

2/17/19 2:37 PM / by Mike Wolfe posted in Natural Stone Veneer, faux stone, manufactured stone, Natural Stone, natural stone education

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One of the most common questions we receive has to do with the difference in faux stone veneer and real stone veneer. Faux stone has many names: cultured, manufactured, fake, and artificial are a few that come to mind. It can often be confusing for the first time buyer of these products to determine if they are looking at a real or natural stone product or something that is manufactured. 

Faux StoneSpruce Mountain House

Can you spot the difference between real and fake stone veneer?

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4 Small Stone Veneer Projects With A Big Impact

1/11/19 3:14 PM / by Mike Wolfe posted in Thinstone Veneer, Homeowners, Veneer Fireplace, fire pit, stone steps, Natural Stone, Stone Veneer

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It doesn't take a lot of stone veneer to make a big difference in your home. In fact, some of the smallest projects we have seen have had more of an impact than the large ones. It's often not the size of the project that counts, it's what you do with it. 

Stone Fire Pit

CT Blend Mosaic Fire Pit Adds Color & Texture to This Patio

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How To Select The Right Stone Veneer

12/10/18 8:33 AM / by Mike Wolfe posted in Stone Veneer, Natural Stone, Natural Stone Veneer, Thinstone, Homeowner

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We know selecting the right stone veneer for your project is not an easy task. I struggle to make a decision when there are too many options on a menu and that's one meal. The stone veneer you are selecting is likely something you will look at every day for many years to come. We want you to get it right so you have something you are thrilled with every time you or someone you are with sees it. 

Stone Veneer Samples

Authorized Dealer Display: Don't Rely on Pictures, See It Before You Buy It

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4 Interior Projects That Call For Stone Veneer

11/30/18 10:32 AM / by Mike Wolfe posted in Home Decor, Stone Veneer, thinstak veneer, stacked stone, stone panels, Interior Design

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As the cold weather arrives it's time to consider all the interior projects you have thinking about doing. While natural stone is often thought for exterior use there is an increase in stone veneer usage in homes and commercial buildings. 

Kitchen Fireplace

Thinking Interior Stone Usually Means A Fireplace

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Trending: Custom Blend Natural Stone Veneer

11/14/18 12:04 PM / by Mike Wolfe posted in Custom Blend, Unique Products, Home Decor, Commercial Projects, Home Renovations, Resources, Remodeling

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We have written several articles on what's trending in natural stone and as we head into 2019 it's likely we will see this one continue: Custom Blends. As homeowners and project managers look for more ways to be unique, custom blends are a growing trend. 

Custom Montauk Blend

A Custom Montauk Blend Strip, Mosaic, and Ledge

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