Thin Veneer Stone Installation Videos and Tips

This video discusses how to install natural thin stone veneer using the Laticrete Masonry Veneer Installation System. It also highlights some of the great benefits to using this system including a 25 year warranty.  Read more...

STONEYARD Thin Stone Veneer Installation Tools Demo

Watch as David Croteau of STONEYARD® demonstrates the use of some amazing new Thin Stone Veneer installation tools: Thin Stone Veneer Hammer and Steel Base Splitter. 

Topics Covered in this Video:

  • 12lb steel wedge
  • 2lb hammer
  • How to use them to shape thin veneer

How to Install Thin Stone Veneer

Watch as David Croteau of walks you through the steps of installing our New England Fieldstone Thin Veneer. From choosing the stone to grouting the joints, this instructional video is a great way to get started with your Thin Veneer do-it-yourself project.

How to Create a Thin Veneer Mockup

Watch as David Croteau of walks you through the steps of creating a Thin Veneer mockup. From choosing the stone layout to grouting the joints, this instructional video shows the best way to visualize how the finished project will look. 

Download Thin Veneer Installation Instructions   ---  More Installation Guides and Information

Part 1: Layout considerations when creating a thin veneer mockup.

Part 2: Mixing and applying Laticrete MVIS system mortar to your thin veneer mockup.

Part 3: Leveling thin veneer stone as you apply Laticrete MVIS mortar. 

Part 4: Adding grout and finishing grout with a brush. 

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

This video details how 90° natural stone thin 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.

Topics Covered in this Video:

  • How Thin Veneer corners are made
  • All available colors and shapes of 90° corners
  • Unique uses for corners:
    • key stones
    • archways
    • recessed windows
    • rounded windows
    • wall capping
    • headers
  • Typical dimensions (one short side, one long side on each corner for weaving)
  • How to install 45° corners: weaving vs. miter cutting flat stones
  • Why should you use corners

How to Bond Thin Veneer Stone to a Metal Fireplace Surround

David Croteau of Stoneyard® explains how to use Laticrete 310 to permanently attach thin veneer stone to metal surfaces including fireplace surrounds. 

Topics Covered in this Video:

  • How to attached thin veneer stone to metal
  • Proper installation techniques
    • At least 70º for 24 hrs
    • Don't cover expansion joint
    • Remove mesh from stone
    • Set between 50º - 95º
    • Mix to uniform color
    • Mix enough for 3-5 min.
    • Grout the next day
  • Uses for Laticrete 310
    • inside thin veneer
    • outside thin veneer
    • on cement board
    • metal doors
    • elevator doors
    • metal fireplace surrounds
    • metal stairs


How to Install Thin Veneer with QUIKRETE Polymer Modified Mortar

QUIKRETE® Polymer Modified Veneer Stone Mortar is a contractor-grade polymer modified mortar mix designed for veneer applications and tuck pointing of manufactured and natural stone. This video goes over the steps and recommended installation methods when using this product. Read more...

How to Build a Fieldstone Wall

by: David Croteau

This video will walk you through the steps of building a Fieldstone wall. Click here for a full written description of using New England Fieldstone to build a stone wall.


How to Build a Fieldstone Sign

By: Hester Landscape and


How to Apply Thin Veneer Ledgestone to a Round Firepit

David Croteau of Stoneyard® explains how many homeowners prefer the look of thin veneer ledgestone, a thin straight stone. Here is how to apply it to a round fire pit.