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Choosing the Right Thin Stone Veneer for Your Project

Whether it’s natural stone from the earth or a manufactured stone veneer, there’s nothing like the look of stone to add visual appeal to a home, office, commercial, or retail space. But it’s important to know the attributes of each so that you can choose the ideal option for your project. Read on for an overview of the two main types of thin stone veneer and what to consider when planning your next build.

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The Basics of Thin Brick Veneer

Thin brick veneer offers the timeless beauty of traditional brick masonry and, in some cases, a more simplified installation process. In this article, we’ll look at the benefits of thin brick and how to use this versatile material to enhance your building projects.

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Natural Stone vs. Manufactured Stone: Which is Better?

A new home design project can be both exciting and challenging as you weigh your options and find the best materials. Stone can lend a sophisticated touch to your space, whether you redo your home’s facade, add your dream kitchen, or enhance your fireplace. When choosing between manufactured stone or natural stone, the selection process doesn’t have to be overwhelming. This article will help you figure out your needs and find the most appropriate type of stone for your project.

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How to Install Thin Brick

Many do-it-yourselfers have the experience, skills and confidence with that will allow them to install clay thin brick veneer. Here are some issues that even experienced handyman will want to consider before embarking on their project:

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How to Install Manufactured Stone

How to Install Manufactured Stone Veneer

Many homeowners have the experience, skills and confidence with do it yourself projects that will allow them to install manufactured stone veneer themselves. Here are some issues that even the most experienced handyman will want to consider:

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How to Clean Masonry

By their very nature, masonry materials are hard, durable, and long-lived, making them an excellent building material. Over time, they can require aggressive cleaning methods to remove accumulated dirt or excess mortar. It is important to use the correct cleaning technique and product.

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