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How Stone Veneer Is Made (Video)

3/25/19 10:57 AM / by Mike Wolfe posted in Real Stone Veneer, stone resources, Stone Veneer, natural stone education, manufactured stone, video

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When there is a discussion about stone veneer most people think of the manufactured or faux stone. We refer to our process as manufacturing but make no mistake about it, our stone is 100% real. This is a common question and we are often asked how this process works. As Director of Operations I thought a short video would help explain what we do to make the stone veneer you order from us every day. 

Real Stone Siding

Thin Stone Veneer Siding: Oak Ridge Strip

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3 Tips for A Successful Landscape Renovation

3/11/19 1:53 PM / by Mike Wolfe posted in Houzz, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design, Natural Stone Steps, ASLA

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The concept of landscape renovations may be new to most people but as many homeowners look to invest in their home it's becoming very popular. Creating your dream landscape can be costly for those who don't go about it the right way. This article is designed to help anyone looking to budget properly for a successful landscape experience that is enjoyable for years to come. 

Colonial Tan Steps

Colonial Tan Steps Built into this Home Landscape Renovation

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Brick Fireplace Gets Stone Veneer Makeover

2/24/19 11:17 AM / by Mike Wolfe posted in CT Blend, Fireplace, Ledgestone Veneer, Natural Stone Veneer, veneer over brick, Reclaimed Wood, before and after

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It started with an Instagram post but we were fortunate enough to receive before and after pictures of this brick fireplace getting a stone veneer makeover. Our CT Blend Ledgestone was selected to help brighten up the room in what some call a "rustic-modern" design.

CT Blend Ledge Fireplace 1

CT Blend Ledgestone Fireplace 

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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, Natural Stone Veneer, natural stone education, faux stone, manufactured stone

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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 Homeowners, Natural Stone, Veneer Fireplace, Stone Veneer, Thinstone Veneer, stone steps, fire pit

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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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