The Easiest Way to Put in Veneer Stone


Retaining walls, interior and outdoor fireplaces, wall facades, and pillars are all excellent candidates for natural stone veneer. Thin stone veneers are constructed from natural stone and are durable and unlikely to deform, break, fade, or chip. In addition, the color and texture of the stone run through the rock, making any chips or cracks virtually undetectable. Because of its light weight and manageability, a stone veneer may also be installed rapidly.

Thin stone veneers made from natural materials are available in many different looks. They can be found in Arizona, Lannon, Fond du Lac, Chilton, and Michigan quarries. Thin stone veneer is the best stone application because it is incredibly long-lasting and easily customized to complement any aesthetic preference. Compared to man-made faux stone veneers and fiberglass stones, stone veneers are thinner and lighter.

An Overview

Stone veneer can be applied to any surface using the same fundamental techniques. Moisture barriers, frames, or structures to hold the mortar, mortar, and finally, the desired stone must be in place before construction begins. It would be best to have a moisture barrier and a backbone frame to make your thin stone veneer last forever.

When applied to a non-stone surface like plywood, paneling, wall sheeting, wallboard, etc., Stone Veneer.

First, use a weather-resistant moisture barrier to cover the wall and shield the wood behind the stone veneer from rot.

Second, use galvanized nails or staples to attach metal lath, mesh, or sheeting as required by the building code. This will give your stones something solid to cling onto as the mortar adheres to it.

Third, spread your mortar and lay your preferred stone veneer with mortar between the “joints.”

To remove any mortar from the stones’ surface after the mortar has dried, use a stiff brush and some water.

Stucco and Masonry Concrete

1. The surface of the brickwork must be free of oils, surfactants, and other chemicals before the stone veneers may be installed. Please ensure the masonry’s back will not get wet by using it for retaining walls, ponds, or flower beds.

To remove any chemicals or oils, use muriatic acid to etch the surface and a wire brush to score the area.

Third, continue using mortar and stones as you would normally.

4. If your surface has been painted or treated with chemicals, sandblast it away, add a barrier material, metal lath, mesh, or sheeting, and install stone like a plywood wall, as described above.

Steel Constructions

Attach metal cladding supports with expanded metal lath and paper backing, 3/8 inches thick. Cladding supports should be made of 12–20 gauge metal and fastened using 1-1/4-inch -12 pancake head ultra-tight screws. Make sure the screws go in at least every 12 inches and extend at least 3.8 inches past the interior of the metal surface.

Second, use a 1/2- to 3/4-inch mortar scratch coat and wait 48 hours for it to dry.

The next step is to lay the mortar and set the stones.

After waiting at least 24 hours for the mortar to dry, use a stiff brush and water to remove any mortar stains from the stones’ exposed surfaces.

Thin layers of genuine stone

Stone veneers made from natural materials last for many years. Due to its durability and resistance to cracking, fading, chipping, erosion, and weather conditions, natural stone is the most cost-effective option in the long term.

Since it is crafted from natural stone, thin stone comes in many different colors and looks. Because of this, a wider variety of colors and shapes are available than with manufactured stone.

Thin stone veneer from Halquist Stone, Wisconsin’s leading supplier, is sourced from Arizona, Wisconsin, and Michigan quarries.

Is there a place I can find Natural Stone Veneer? Check out the many options for granite countertops and Stone Veneer Halquist Stone provides in Wisconsin. To get a free brochure, visit or call (262) 246-9000.

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