Natural stone is a timeless material that has been used in construction for several millennia. From centuries-old castles to modern, contemporary homes, natural stone has graced thousands and thousands of buildings and residences.
With that said, natural stone has a few drawbacks like – expensive, bulky and difficult to use. Introducing – Décor stone slim veneers. A new-age material that offers the best of both worlds. Cost-effective, easy to apply and maintain with all the beauty of natural stone slabs, Décor stone slim veneers are the perfect fit for modern homes.
Suitable for both interior and exterior applications, Décor stone slim veneers are one of the most preferred decoration materials today.
Here, in this guide, you can find all that you need to know about this highly advantageous material.
What is Décor Stone Slim Veneer?
It’s a light-weight, thin material that can be applied directly to any solid wall. Compared to natural stone slabs that can have a depth of up to 4-inches, Décor stone slim veneers are extremely thin. Here at www.decorslimstone.com, we offer them in three sizes:
This compact size makes it easy to install, compared to natural stone slabs. They don’t need any structural reinforcements and is ideal for areas that cannot support heavy loads.
Additionally, décor stone slim veneers are highly flexible when compared to natural stone slabs. They are sold in small pieces which can be applied in all areas, even small ones. Furthermore, the flexibility of this material makes it easy to use on columns, pillars and other unconventional zones.
How are Décor Stone Slim Veneers Manufactured?
Just like natural stone, décor stone slim veneers are quarried from the earth. Traditionally, stone slabs required heavy masonry work as the slabs were nearly 4” in thickness. With modern advances in stone cutting technologies, today natural stone slabs could be cut into 1” slabs, creating thin stone slim veneers.
What are the Benefits of Décor Stone Slim Veneers compared to faux stone slim veneers?
Décor stone slim veneers are a natural product, meaning the quality of the stone is just like the original. And, it’s colourfast, meaning the look of the material won’t fade over time. Additionally, the stone ages well, making it look more refined and elegant over time.
Also, unlike faux stone slim veneers that chip away and break exposing concrete and other artificial materials inside, décor stone slim veneers are highly durable. And, even if the material peels under extreme conditions, it reveals only stone inside it.
Décor stone slim veneer is non-porous thereby it doesn’t retain water unlike its manufactured counterparts. This means it doesn’t show efflorescence, a white powder-like deposit that occurs on faux stone walls.
Also, décor stone slim veneers have great compressive strength, meaning it’s weather-resistant. It thaws and freezes well without causing any cracks. Additionally, natural stone expands with time, while manufactured stone shrinks due to carbonation and drying.
What are the Styles of Décor Stone Slim Veneers?
Décor stone slim veneers are available in a wide range of colours and styles. Slate, Quartzite, Sandstone, Concrete, and Marble are some of the popular materials. Take a look at our product gallery to check out the broad range of options available. You can use either a single style or mix and match styles together to create a distinctive look.
Here’s a List of the Pros of Natural stone slim veneers:
- It’s less porous, thereby making it highly durable
- It has lower maintenance costs when compared to natural stone slabs and faux stone veneers. It can be easily power washed to remove the dust and dirt.
- The colour doesn’t fade with time. Additionally, it ages well and becomes more attractive with time.
- It doesn’t show any efflorescence. (Formation of white powdery substance on the surface).
- Looks just like natural stone.
- It doesn’t contain any harmful, artificial materials.
- It’s a green, sustainable choice.
- Matches the authenticity of natural stone both in looks and feel.
- Adds to the market value of your home.
Décor Stone Slim Veneer FAQ:
Why do different styles vary in pricing?
The price differences depend on the core material used. For instance, marble-based décor stone slim veneers cost more than sandstone-based décor stone slim veneers, just like marble costs more than sandstone.
How to Clean Décor stone slim veneers?
The cleaning process is quite simple and hassle-free. You can clean it by wiping it with a detergent solution. Alternatively, you can also pressure wash it. However, remember that using acid-based cleaners can scratch and damage the surface of the stone.
When using any new cleaner, always do a spot-test in some hidden corner, before applying it on the entire wall.
Why are there colour variations in the same product?
Décor stone slim veneer is a product of nature and just like naturally occurring stone, there are minor colour and pattern variations in the product. And, we believe this makes the product even more beautiful, since every customer gets a unique pattern not frequently replicated.
Where can I apply Décor stone slim veneers?
It can be used for both interior and exterior applications. Here are few design inspirations to help you get started.
- Interior Walls – Kitchen, Bathrooms, and living rooms
- Doors/ Windows/ Arches
- Exterior facades
- Lining fireplaces
- Patios, outdoor verandas
- Columns, pillars
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