Enhance the beauty of your home, indoors or out. Create the warm inviting environment you've been dreaming of.
Stone and brick veneer adds character and value to any home or business. The variety of styles and applications are endless. Let us help you create a balanced design and environment your dreaming of. From an inviting facade, cozy fireplace, an interior accent wall to out door fireplaces and living spaces. Stone & brick veneer will help you create a unique and desirable look while adding lasting value.
Fine Line Masonry offers a variety of stone and brick products for various different applications. Cast stone is man made stone, cast from natural stone using lightweight cement materials. Stone veneer is cut from natural stone two to three inches thick. Brick veneer or thin brick can be cast or cut from the face of bricks. We also install natural/dimensional stone. The advantage of a thin veneer is the efficiency and speed of installation and it does not require a footing. Veneer products give you the look of natural stone at a fraction of the cost.
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- What Is Stone Veneer?
Stone veneer refers to manufactured stone or natural stone cut or sorted to a similar thickness. Manufactured stone veneer is a decorative building material manufactured to replicate the look of natural stone. Manufactured/cast veneer is typically 1 to 3 inches thick and is made from light weight cement materials requiring no additional structural supports i.e. footings and wall ties when installed. Natural stone veneer is made from real stone that is collected, sorted or quarried. The stone is cut to a consistent thickness and weight for use as a veneer. Stone veneer is a durable, protective and decorative covering for exterior or interior walls and surfaces. The names: thin stone, cultured stone, cast stone, Eldorado stone, artificial stones, thin brick, stacked stone veneer and quarry cut and real stone veneer are also used to describe different types and manufacturer’s of stone veneer.
- The Benefits of Stone Veneer
The benefits of manufactured and real stone veneer over natural full size dimensional stone are cost of material, cost of installation, waste cost, weight, ease application, shipping costs and the variety of designs and colors. Veneer stone is a fraction of the cost of dimensional stone. Its lightweight eliminates the need for wall ties or footings and make it easier and less expensive to install and transport. The variety of manufactured stone colors and designs provides a great number of options that otherwise would not be available. Designing or redesigning your home with stone veneer makes a statement of durability and timeless beauty, while increasing the desirability and market value of your home.
- Environmental Impact
The advantage of building veneers is that the designer can develop an environmental skin for the entire building facade while responding to varied aesthetic approaches as a separate system. Design professionals might choose a cladding for the facade of any building to make it appear either old or new but provide a high-tech green wall enclosure to meet strict green building code standards. The rules have changed for those who want the best of both worlds: aesthetic appearance along with environmental benefits. Manufactured stone veneer is an alternative material choice that provides a natural surface while using an affordable and appropriate green technology. Lightweight architectural stone veneer provides an invisible, measurable difference in performance and aesthetic values.