Thin Stone Veneer in Carlstadt, New Jersey
Adding brick or stone to exterior siding or an interior fireplace creates a sophisticated architectural focal point and adds style to any home. The most popular choice in thin veneer installation at the moment is cultured stone. Cultured stone is a manufactured veneer product that adds the look of real stone or brick as an interior or exterior accent. AAP Construction LLC is a trusted Carlstadt, New Jersey installer of thin stone veneer, both natural and cultured.
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Should I Install Cultured Stone in Carlstadt or Natural Stone Veneer?
When judging from afar they look identical. Cultured stone is a man-made product that is designed to look like natural stone. Cultured stone is typically made of concrete and then pressed into "stone-shaped" molds. Natural stone veneer is quarried from the earth. Larger pieces are sliced to create thin veneers that Carlstadt masons install on siding and fireplaces. The major difference in function and appearance between the two is that many of the cultured stones are identical in color and/or shape so at a close inspection it is noticeable that they are impostors.
Natural stone tends to be more durable because it is also less porous than manufactured stone. It can handle a beating from a pressure washer more readily than cultured stone. The cultured veneer installed in Carlstadt tends to more easily adhere to a variety of surfaces that natural stone does not, such as existing masonry or wood frames. Interestingly, the price difference is not as big as one may assume. Although natural stone is more expensive to purchase and to install, cultured stone is more difficult to maintain and is less durable. In the end, it comes down to personal preference. If you're trying to decide between installing natural thin stone veneer siding in Carlstadt or cultured veneer, call the professionals at (973) 298-1013 for more information.
Veneer Stone Fireplace Installation in Carlstadt
Nothing adds a sophisticated yet cozy feel to a family room like a stone fireplace does. If you are put off by the price tag associated with installing a natural stone surround on a fireplace, take a look at veneer! It's lighter and less expensive, yet just as stunning. Today's stone veneer looks and feels so much like the real thing, it will be tricky to tell the difference. Since 1993, AAP Construction LLC has installed stone veneers to fireplaces in Carlstadt.
AAP Construction LLC's stone veneer installation process:
- First, the base layer is installed using builder's grade felt
- Next, a metal lath is placed on top of the felt
- Our masons then get to work applying the scratch coat which is composed of mortar
- We then comb the scratch coat to achieve horizontal grooves for the stones to adhere to
- Our design experts then assemble your stones into the template that will be installed
- Stone pieces are scored and ground to create an exact fit
- Corner pieces are then installed with mortar to frame the area
- The header stones are installed next to ensure a level installation
- The field is finished according to the template that was built
- Finally, the joints are filled with grout and allowed to cure
Thin Stone Veneer Siding Installation in Carlstadt
If you are searching for a quick and relatively inexpensive to transform the exterior of your home and add style and pizazz to your house, consider installing stone veneer. Whether cultured or natural, stone veneer siding installed in Carlstadt by the experts at AAP Construction LLC is simple to achieve. Not only does installing thin stone veneer give your home a more sophisticated look, it even adds value to your property. Many people choose to install cultured or natural stone veneer as exterior accents, around the garages, on the bottom 1/3 of the siding, and around columns. The options are limitless! Call (973) 298-1013 for more information.
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