It’s no secret that some of the most beautiful and memorable structures in the world are made with stone.
Whether it’s a grand work of art or an average office building, stone is a material that has shaped our lives. Nowadays, stone has its place in redesigning your home’s interior as well. But stone has its drawbacks; it’s heavy, difficult to install, and can be quite expensive. Thankfully, it’s the 21st century and there’s an alternative that can bring beauty and value to your home – manufactured stone veneers. If you’re looking to add textured tradition to your home, try Cultured Stone veneers!
What Are Cultured Stone Veneers?
Cultured Stone veneers are a type of manufactured stone. They’re made in flexible molds using a concrete mixture. Afterwards, they’re hand-colored with iron oxide pigments to resemble natural stone. The result is a versatile and lightweight material that adheres to most surfaces. It comes bearing the best credentials as well. Every veneer produced meets AC-51 criteria – the strictest requirements in the industry. As long as you see that CSV® stamp, you can rest assured that you’re getting the highest quality material.
Less Weight, Less Problems!
CSV® offer both the home DIYer and the expert many advantages over natural stone. Due to its unique composition, it is almost one-quarter the weight of natural stone. A standard box of CSV® weighs about 10 pounds, and comes pre-sorted for variations in size and color. This means that once you’ve got your stone veneers on hand, you can spend less time moving material around!
This makes the entire installation process easier as well. Natural full-bed stone puts a tremendous amount of strain on surfaces. This means that even the most expert stonemason can only make so much progress each day. Not so with CSV®, as its lightweight properties allow more work to get done with less physical strain. Anyone working with this material is sure to be upright at the end of the day and have a spring in their step!
A Variety of Choices
Touching up your fireplace? Adding some extra beauty to your kitchen backsplash? Then there’s a CSV® in whatever color or style you need! You don’t have to feel confined to standard shades of brown or gray either. A wide variety of the options available are modern, trend-setting, and much newer to the market.
Whether you’re going DIY or hiring an expert, the range of customization is almost endless. CSV® is the perfect material for artistic expression and creative layouts. Working with material like this means the only limit on any of your projects is your imagination!
Traditional Beauty Meets Modern Style
Looking for some ideas to jump start your project? We recommend smaller, simpler ideas to get your home interior feeling new!
For example, if your guest bedroom (or any bedroom) needs a new look, why not give it a CSV® makeover? This Sculpted Ashlar is modern-meets-classic, with just the right amount of warmth.
There’s no better time than now to get that fireplace looking fresh for fall! Add beauty and value to yours with this Pro-Fit Alpine Ledgestone. Make any room feel like a Northern Ski Lodge!
Using CSV® for your next project gives you the timeless look and feel of stone, at a much better value! Get in touch with the team at GNH Lumber today for any advice and guidance you need with your next home project.
Sources: https://www.culturedstone.com/blog/stone-savants-the-artistic-evolution-of-the-modern-mason; https://www.culturedstone.com/