How to Install Thin Stone Veneer
Installations happen faster and easier with quality stone – ask any stonemason! Here you can find mortar and waterproofing products, find installation tips, calculators to determine thin stone veneer quantities needed, review product literature, and watch thin stone veneer installation videos.
Detailed Installation Tips
https://youtu.be/vwXY1SjRz50 This video shows examples of the different ways to install and grout natural thin stone veneer choosing grout color, size, offset and even overgrouting. David Croteau of Stoneyard.com explains
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
Quick Installation Tips
Use this a tool like the Bon Tools Wet Film Gauge. Watch this instruction video.
A customer writes:
The answer directly from Laticrete:
The short answer is no it cannot. The paint would be acting as bond breaker. We only recommend installing stone with any of our adhesives to clean, free of paint, sealers and form release agents, sound concrete. In order for the adhesive to reach its intended strength it needs the open pores in the concrete to mechanically “lock” in.
If the wall is painted, the pores are clogged and the adhesive will not be able to bond to wall as it is designed to, and the installation may result in a failure.
The “tighter” ashlar stone displayed in our showroom was in fact more carefully crafted for a dry-fit installation by our stonemason resulting in tighter joints. What we try to show in our showroom – beside the differences in stone types and colors – are the differences between installation techniques.
Stoneyard Thin Veneer is a natural product, not man-made from concrete. The stone is at least one million years old, has been through countless freezes and thaws so there will be no problem with expansion and contraction, and will not fade. Unlike man-made faux stone, it is the same color throughout.
The stone is cut and crafted from either natural New England Fieldstone or stone cut from a quarry in the New England area of the U.S.
When installing thin veneer outdoors, it is essential to use proper installation methods such as cement board and a water barrier to prevent water from getting behind the stone.
The temperature needs to remain at 40 degrees or higher for 72 hours to cure. We can recommend Laticrete Hi Bond Rapid which will speed up the cure time, but 72 hours is still advised.
There is a simple rule to follow when the temperature is low during installation: The 18º (8 ºC) Rule – for every 18ºF below 70ºF (8ºC below 21ºC), portland cement and epoxy based materials take twice as long to cure.
No masonry shelf is needed. Stoneyard™ Thin Veneer can be installed directly on cement board or brick.
Yes with LATICRETE MVIS Premium Veneer Mortar.
With the LATICRETE system you do not need to point.
We recommend Laticrete MVIS Hi Bond Watch this video for instructions and tips.
A diamond blade on a right angle grinder or wet saw. We recommend installation by a Certified Thin Veneer Installer.
For each linear foot of corners installed you will get approximately 0.75 SF of coverage. Use our thin veneer material calculator for estimating.
If you are covering a corner with stone then…yes. Our natural stone thin veneer corners give your project the appearance of full thickness stone.
In this video David Croteau, a stone mason and founder of Stoneyard.com shows the step-by-step process and considerations as you gather, choose and place stones for a fieldstone retaining wall.
Watch as David Croteau of STONEYARD® demonstrates the use of some amazing new Thin Stone Veneer installation tools: Thin Stone Veneer Hammer and Steel Base Splitter.
Please read Installing Thin Stone Veneer for more information. In this video, David Croteau explains how to install New England Fieldstone Thin Veneer.