Lisa Miller 5/14/24 4:00 PM 8 min read

Trending: Full Bed Natural Stone Veneer

Natural stone offers classic beauty and appeal to historical structures, commercial buildings, and residential spaces alike. It is also sustainable, durable, and functional--as a primary component of a project or as an accent. Full Bed Veneer is a popular choice for a variety of interior and exterior projects, even with the availability of Thinstone Veneer, which is lighter to transport and the easier natural stone veneer material to work with and install. Our Regional Sales Manager in the Northeast, Bob Vachon, recently shared with us, "We're seeing an increased demand for Full Bed Veneer, especially on the coast. Although Thin Veneer remains a very popular choice, many customers are looking for the traditional aesthetic provided by Full Bed 3"-5" Thickness Veneer." Here are 5 reasons Full Bed Veneer remains a preferred choice among many masons, designers, and homeowners. 

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1. Authenticity

Full Bed Veneer offers the traditional look and feel of natural stone. Split to 3-5" thickness, it has substantial depth and texture with minimal processing; the only difference in the material after manufacturing is the size and shape. 

2. Durability 

The thickness of Full Bed Veneer ensures it stands up to the toughest elements, weather conditions, and temperature fluctuations, preserving the integrity of the structure while requiring minimal maintenance. 

3. Versatility 

Full Bed Veneer is available in a variety of colors and textures and four different patterns. This offers a realm of creative design possibilities for a full range of architectural styles, from traditional to contemporary. 

4. Lower Material Costs

Full Bed Veneer typically costs less than Thinstone Veneer, so if your mason or contractor is experienced and prefers working with it, you may save money on materials. (Be sure to ask, though, if/how this may increase the cost of labor.) 

5. Sustainability 

Environmental consciousness is a high priority. Full Bed Veneer is harvested or quarried responsibly, aligns with eco-friendly principles, and has minimal environmental impact--with the maximum aesthetic appeal. 


Fieldstone Dark Ashlar Full Bed Veneer in stock at our Authorized Dealer.

One of our Featured Contractors, Steve Behan of Behan Stone Masonry, counts himself among those who prefer the classic installation, learning experience, and charm of the Full Bed Veneer. For many masons like Steve, Full Bed Veneer is their preferred option because it allows them full control to highlight their skills and expertise with natural stone. For more natural stone inspiration, including palletized material and finished projects, search "full bed veneer" in our free digital content database!

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