Stone veneer can be applied to many surfaces such as retaining walls, outdoor fireplaces, indoor fireplaces and pillars. The stone veneers are created from real natural stone. This means that the veneers are resistant to chipping, warping, fading and cracking. However, if the veneers do eventually become chipped, it will be difficult to notice because the texture of the stone and the color of the stone permeate throughout the entire material. Most homeowners do ask a series of questions before having stone veneer walls professionally installed including, “how long does it take?”
Natural veneers made from stone are available in many different colors and styles. These veneers are quarried in several locations such as Arizona and Michigan. Thin stone veneer walls are flexible, durable and can match almost any style, color and décor. As a result, thin stone veneer walls are considered the most ideal stone application.
As a homeowner, you may want to consider asking questions such as, “how long does it take to have stone veneer walls installed” when you are looking to add a natural stone application to your indoor or outdoor living areas.
If I Have A Plain Fireplace Made Of Drywall, Can I Have Stone Veneer Walls Installed?
The answer to this question is yes. The installers remove the tile or other materials surrounding the fireplace first. Installers add wire mesh to the studs and apply a coat of mortar. If you want a mantel, installers will place it before the stone veneers. The installers examine every piece before they add it to the wall. The entire time for project completion is typically 1 to 2 days.
Are There Weight Issues With Thin Stone Veneer Walls?
There are no weight issues. Thin stone veneer panels do not usually weigh more than ten pounds per square foot. This weight is almost 25% less than the weight of real stone veneers. In fact, it is actually the wire mesh that has the most weight.
A fireplace up to 70 square feet can be outfitted with thin stone veneers in one day. A larger fireplace will require more time for installation. You want to make sure that the installer does not rush to complete the project, and ensures your home is properly prepared for the installation process.
So, if you are wondering how long it takes to have stone veneer walls installed, installers can complete the average project within a few days. Real stone veneer panels offer an economical way to showcase real stone in your home. In additon, the veneers require zero maintenance.
Call Pinska Masonry Inc. at 678-871-9698 for more information on real stone veneer.