Helpful Natural Stone Tips and FAQ Questions/Answers

Thin Natural Stone Veneer Corners: 90° & 45°/135° Installation Video

This video details how 90° real thin stone veneer corners are made as well as some of the more unique applications: keystones, archways, header details, recessed windows, rounded windows, wall caps, and more. It also discusses how to install 45°/135° corners. It discusses the weaving vs. miter cutting methods and shows examples of both installations.

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What is the difference between Thin Veneer and Building Veneer?

The main difference between Thin Stone Veneer and Building Stone Veneer is the thickness. Building Veneer consists of field sorted and split natural stones that are between 3.0 - 5.0 inch thick. This can weigh over 60 lbs per square foot. Installation of this material would require a masonry stone shelf and ties for added support. The Thin Veneer is cut from the same stones. It is cut to be approximately 1.0 inch thick and weighs less than 14 lbs per square foot. Watch the below video for more details!

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Boston Blend Building Veneer: Tips and Installation

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) proves it is "the Most Innovative University" in the North with their newest five-story student dorm, finished with Stoneyard™ Boston Blend building veneer.  David Croteau shows how Boston Blend Building Veneer is installed.  See more photos of this SNHU project.