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The Benefits of Thin Stone Veneer For Your Fireplace

As winter is quickly approaching, you’ll want to spend more time indoors around the fireplace.

And while cozying up to the warmth coming from your fireplace is paramount, you also want to enjoy looking at it too.

That’s where thin stone veneer comes in.

Beautiful, durable and easy to install, thin stone veneer is the perfect way to quickly and affordably spruce up the appearance of your fireplace.

But that’s just the start. There are other terrific advantages of thin stone veneer you’re sure to love.

Natural or Synthetic: The Choice Is Yours

  • Natural: Made by nature and incredibly gorgeous, an authentic stone veneer is heavier than artificial veneer. However, it’s cut thinly enough so that weight isn’t an issue.
  • Synthetic: You’d never tell it was manmade. Synthetic stone veneer looks, feels, and acts like the real thing. This material is the preferred choice for a DIY project.

Versatile

Although it’s versatile for use throughout your home, thin stone veneer is perfect for fireplaces because it is:

  • Lightweight: Full-sized natural stone is very heavy. In fact, it’s possible that you’d have to reinforce your floor when you consider the combined weight of the stone, hearth and mantel. On the other hand, stone veneer is lightweight and doesn’t need to be reinforced.
  • Safe: Thin veneer stone is non-combustible and non-flammable. Whether you’re updating a wood or gas fireplace, thin veneer stone is a smart, safe choice.
  • Easy installation: You don’t need to be a lifelong mason to work with thin veneer stone. With some simple preparation and application tips, you can quickly transform your fireplace.
  • Low maintenance: Once it’s in place, thin stone veneer needs little care. It can handle any weather, (making it perfect for outdoor fireplaces), and doesn’t need repainting or sealing.
  • Interior/exterior: Whether your fireplace is in the basement or the backyard, thin stone veneer will look good and last for years to come.

In addition to fireplaces, thin stone veneer can be used for projects like a kitchen backsplash, backyard patio, and even siding around your home.

Attractive

Whether it’s for an indoor or outdoor fireplace – or something else entirely – thin stone veneer is pleasing to look at.

Modern cutting techniques create the illusion that each individual stone is a lot bigger and fuller than it really is. This creates the impression that your fireplace was built entirely of stone.

There are also plenty of other considerations when it comes to finding the right stone for your project, including:

  • Colour
  • Texture
  • Shape
  • Cut

This thin stone veneer can be applied to a variety of surfaces, including wood, stone and even metal. There’s really no limit to how and where you can use it.

Excellent insulation

During this time of year, insulation, which is measured in R-Value – is incredibly important.

Stone veneer tends to have higher R-Values than other common materials like brick, wood, and fibreglass. Here’s how it compares to other materials:

Rounded per inch R-Values

With stone veneer, you can create the perfect level of insulation, comfort and style all throughout your home.

Here for all your thin stone veneer needs

Thin stone veneer is the perfect choice if you wish to create a rich appearance without breaking the bank.

Because stone veneer is easy to work with and provides excellent insulation, winter is an ideal time to undertake an installation project for your fireplace. Give us a shout today for a FREE quote on thin veneer products.

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