Frequently Asked Questions

What is All Natural “Real” Stone Veneer?

What is All Natural “Real” Stone Veneer?

All natural stone veneer is “real” stone that has been split and sawn to be approximately one (1) inch thick. It is used as a wall covering for exterior and interior surfaces. Our Thin Veneer is crafted from natural stones that are native to New England. Stoneyard Thin Stone Veneer is perfect for interior or exterior projects because it weighs less than 14 lbs per square foot for ease of shipping and installation but it has the durability and beauty of real stone.

Real stone has been formed by glacial and volcanic activity over millions of years which means that the colors on the surface are present throughout the entire stone. This allows the mason to “shape” the stone during the installation process creating the perfect fit and style. Because the stone’s color is contained throughout each piece, this stone will last 100’s of years and will continue to increase its natural beauty as a patina (a surface grown beautiful with age) develops from the sun, wind, rain, ice, heat and cold.

Faux Stone vs Real Stone Veneer

What other names are used to describe Natural Thin Stone Veneer?

  • Stone Cladding
  • Stone Covering
  • Stone Dado
  • Stone Facade
  • Stone Facing
  • Stone Fascia
  • Stone Layer
  • Stone Lining
  • Stone Overlay
  • Stone Overlayer
  • Stone Paneling
  • Stone Panels
  • Stone Sheathing
  • Stone Sheeting
  • Stone Siding
  • Stone Stratum
  • Stone Veneer
  • Stone Wainscot
  • Stone Wrap
  • Stone Wrapping
  • Thinstone
  • Thin Stone Veneer
  • Natural Stone Veneer
  • Real Stone Veneer

Why is all natural stone veneer used?

Exterior and Interior Wall Coverings to protect the structure from the elements and to provide beauty and decorative appeal to the surface of the structure for architectural construction projects.

What are some examples of where natural stone veneer is used?

  • Archways
  • Bridges
  • Office Buildings
  • Chimneys
  • Gateways
  • Fireplaces
  • Foundations
  • Hardscapes
  • Houses
  • Kitchens
  • Landscapes
  • Libraries
  • Monuments
  • Offices
  • Patios
  • Retaining Walls
  • Schools
  • Signs
  • Steps
  • Stone Walls
  • Swimming Pools
  • Walls
  • Any place that wood, brick or stucco or man-made should could be used.


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