Mother Nature has been supplying the world with natural stone like granite and river rock since the dawn of time, and ever since man started building structures, we have been infatuated with that natural stone. Stone construction has a certain degree of sophistication and elegance about it, while still remaining charming and inviting. It’s no wonder, then, that so many NJ homeowners are crazy about the idea of incorporating natural stone into the design of their home’s exteriors and interiors. The problem, of course, is that natural stone – while plentiful in its supply – isn’t always accessible to the masses. Cost, weight, and other limitations have prevented many people from enjoying stone decor in the past. It doesn’t have to be this way, though. Technological advances have made it possible for manufacturers to produce gorgeous, high-quality veneer stone that makes good, practical sense for any homeowner. Read on to learn more about why we love a stone facade so much, and why you’re sure to fall in love with them, too!
Welcome to 2018: This is NOT Your Grandma’s Stone Facade
The words “Stone Facade” tend to have some negative connotations associated with them. While mankind has been experimenting with the idea of stone veneers since the time of the early Romans, it has only become truly successful in recent years. Previous attempts at manufacturing a high quality, attractive, and believable stone facade have struggled to live up to the hopes and dreams of homeowners. The price may have been right, but the stone veneers just didn’t measure up to the real thing. As a result, stone facades faded from popular culture for some time.
Today, however, the stone facade is making a comeback – in a big way! Homeowners now have the option to work with either natural stone veneers or cultured (manufactured) stone veneers. This is because our technology has come far enough to allow us to cut natural stone into very thin slices to be used as veneers just about anywhere, while cultured stone is being produced in ways that make it look more authentic and gorgeous than ever before. In fact, manufactured stone is now being made from a fantastic concrete mixture that is blended with dozens of pigments and molded in the counters of actual stones. Throughout the manufacturing process, the molds are vibrated in order to allow the color pigments to run throughout, for a higher degree of authenticity.
The end result is that stone facades are showing up just about everywhere. Homeowners are loving their ability to create an incredible stone facade to cover their home’s exterior walls and outdoor living spaces, as well as for indoor living. Veneers look incredible in kitchens, on fireplaces, in wine cellars, and in a number of rooms throughout the home. There’s really no limit to where stone can be used anymore!
Benefits of a Modern Stone Facade
When you really look at the materials closely, you’ll realize that there’s really nothing NOT to love about quality stone facades. Here are just a few of the many reasons why we love them so much:
- Natural Beauty – The top reason why we (and many others) love stone facades is that they bring the beauty of the outdoors to your home.
- Variety – One of the greatest things about working with veneer stones is that you will have no shortage of options when it comes to creating the facade of your dreams. Whether you crave a look of sleek sophistication, a rustic chic home, or anything in between, you’ll be able to find a veneer that coincides with your plans. Veneers are available in a wide range of colors, shapes, and styles, and will make the design process simple and fun.
- Versatility – Because of their lightweight nature, stone veneers can be used effectively in just about any space.
- Low Maintenance – Last, but certainly not least, a good stone facade doesn’t require a whole lot of time and energy on your part. With just a little TLC, you can rest assured that your veneer stones will continue to look pristine and beautiful in the many years ahead.
Falling in Love with a Stone Facade in NJ
We’ve taken the time to tell you why we love stone facades so much – now it’s your turn to fall in love! Braen Supply is a leading supplier of high-quality natural and manufactured stone veneers in NJ and its surrounding areas. We offer a massive inventory of beautifully crafted veneer materials for you to choose from. It’s never been easier to find a veneer that suits your individual tastes and needs while also meshing with your budget. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about stone facades and veneers as you explore our local showroom. We can also point you in the right direction of local contractors who work with stone veneers and can provide you with information about care and maintenance. Our veneer stones are always available at the lowest and most competitive rates and can be picked up at your convenience or delivered to locations throughout parts of NJ, NY, NYC and limited parts of PA, and CT. Give us a call or visit our supply store to learn more.