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Which Cement Board Saves Stone Install Time?

Cement Board Substrate Saves Installation Time by 35% and Cost by 6% National Association of Home Builders Association-affiliated Home Innovation Research Labs finds that using PermaBase Cement Board as a substrate in exterior wall systems with modified veneer mortar reduces adhered stone installation time by 35 percent and total installed cost by 6 percent against

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What Are The Top 5 Stone Remodeling Projects?

Top 5 Stone Remodel Projects for This Year Tackling your home remodel list might feel like an impossible task. Staying up to date on current design trends is a full-time job in itself, so applying the latest style facts and figures to your to-do list can be overwhelming. If you feel like your home needs

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Why Natural Thin Veneer Stone is Best for Exterior Use

What types of thin veneer are Harsh Climate Approved? The exterior of your home, government, or commercial building faces Mother Nature’s extreme conditions every day. Depending on your location, this could mean anything from bitter cold and snow to scorching heat and hurricanes, not to mention the numerous freeze-thaw cycles that we face here in

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Masonry Selection Process for Thin Veneer

The Masonry Selection Process for Stonemasons To ensure a successful thin stone veneer project, these are steps a stonemason will take before thin stone veneer is applied to the surface. Order samples. Dry fit on the floor. Install on mock-up board or inconspicuous area of project Select grout color Select grouting method (dry stack, jointed,

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Kitchens with Natural Thin Stone Accents

Kitchens with Natural Thin Stone Accents and Wall Coverings Colonial New England is no stranger to the use of stone in design and construction, including in kitchens. Choosing a natural stone veneer that is native to these grounds for your kitchen design just makes sense. The timeless atmosphere it creates is sure to stir up

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How Should I Mix and Match Natural Stone Shapes?

Mix of Boston Blend Mosaic, Boston Blend Round, Boston Blend Square & Rec, and Boston Blend Ledge Stone Formula: Mix & Match Colors and Shapes to Create a Unique Design When designing your home or commercial space, every structure has unique design elements. Sometimes, a little customization is just what is needed to make the

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5 Tips for Planning to Build an Outdoor Kitchen

By Mary Sauer Creating an outdoor kitchen in your backyard comes with so many benefits. Hardscaping structures are beautiful, and the perfect way to cultivate a gathering spot for your friends and family in your own backyard. They’re also highly customizable, and most contractors will work closely with you to design a space that is

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Stoneyard Donates Thin Veneer Materials for New Vet Center

FITCHBURG —Thanks to the generosity of numerous supporters and donors, Monty Tech’s new Veterinary Science Training Center is fast becoming a reality. One such supporter was at the school recently to donate masonry materials and to give students a demonstration on their use. David P. Croteau, founder and VP of sales for Stoneyard in Littleton,

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Historic New England Home Remodel Featured on A&E’s Flipping Boston

Brick Fireplace Refaced with Greenwich Gray Ledgestone BEFORE the Restoration An 1820s-era brick townhouse was purchased and restored on the A&E television show Flipping Boston “Trouble and Strife” episode. Pete and Dave of CityLight Homes were able to transform the outdated (with some areas in disrepair) property while preserving its historic New England charm. There

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