Stones Installation

Today’s versions look so good that you’ll be hard-pressed to tell them from actual stone. And since manufactured stone is cheaper and lighter than the real thing, it’s a great  choice for any stone veneer project.
There are several national brands of manufactured stone—including Eldorado, Coronado and Cultured Stone—and they all provide detailed installation instructions on their Web sites. But we were sure that a professional would have tons of great tips and advice, so we enlisted Marcus Schilling, a third-generation mason, to show us how he installs it. And sure enough, we were right.
You can use manufactured stone indoors or out, but exterior applications require special attention to details of waterproofing and flashing. Before installing exterior stone veneer, talk to your local building inspector to see what’s required in your area. We’ll show you tips for installing it indoors; however, most of the tips also apply to exterior applications.

Stones Installation Process

 

Installation Basics

Before we launch into the tips, it’s helpful for you to have a general idea of the installation process. Almost all stone veneer installations start with a layer or two of building paper, covered by properly installed dimpled and galvanized wire lath. The next step is to cover the lath with a 1/2-in. layer of Type S mortar, which is “scratched” while it’s still wet to allow the stone to cling better. After this “scratch coat” dries overnight, the stone is applied with the same type of mortar. If you’re using stone intended to look like it’s dry-stacked—that is, no mortar between the stones—you’re done. Otherwise you’ll finish the job by grouting the joints between the stones with mortar.

 

 

Our collection

 

Our collection of stone flooring delivers robust resiliency and enduring elegance that readily beautifies any area of your residence or commercial business with a sophisticated. Our selection includes many shapes and textures along with a variety of color options. Our specialists can assist you with your design and style choices.

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