Natural thin veneer stone is created using the same high quality, full thickness stone and processed through special diamond bladed saws to cut off the outside layer. This produces veneers with nominal thicknesses of 3/4″ to 1 1/2 inches at an average weight of 10 to 15 lbs/sq.ft. (depending on stone selection). Recent breakthroughs in stone manufacturing technology also enables us to create 90 degree corner pieces. Using these pieces gives you the benefit of using real natural thin stone, while preserving the appearance of full thickness veneer. All of our product lines can be made into Thin Veneer. Choose your favorite or a mixture of products.
1″-3″ STRIP ASHLER
Specific Heights & Random Lengths, Cut Top and Bottom, Natural or Cut Edges
SQ & REC
Random Heights & Random Lengths, Cut Top and Bottom, Natural or Cut Edges
Random Shapes and Sizes
Random Heights, Random Lengths, 11/2 times as long as the height.
Building stones are the naturally occurring massive, dense rock which can be cut or shaped into blocks or slabs for use in walls, paving, veneer and landscapes. They have been used as building material since very early period of our civilization. Be it igneous, metamorphic or sedimentary, a building stone is chosen for its use, durability, attractiveness, economy or other properties as desired.
A-split – 3”-4” thick random shapes no smaller than 10”X10” no larger than 2’X 2’.
Thin split – 2”-3” thick random shapes no smaller than 10”X10” no larger than 2’X 2’.
Curb stone – 5”-7” thick X 12”-18” wide X 14”-24” long.
Squares and Rectangles – 3”-4” thick X 10”-18” wide X 10”-24” long
Thin squares and Rectangles – 3”-4” thick X 10”-18” wide X 10”-24” long
Our fabrication facilities combined with our extensive knowledge and experience cutting and shaping natural stone sets us apart from our competitors in the building stone industry.Our fabrication facilities consist of state of the art cutting systems. Along with all of the custom cut stone sawing systems, our employees have been trained in not only the use of modern day equipment, but the use of hand tools that have been used in our family business for more than 50 years.
Despite this prevailing notion, there are many other types of natural stone finishes that may turn out to be more appropriate for your taste and your needs and will still add charm and elegance to your surroundings. Depending on the kind of stone you have selected for your project, you can choose a specific finish that will best reveal its natural beauty, be easy to maintain, and create the impression you’ve been looking for.
It is achieved through intense heating followed by rapid cooling which results in a rough texture and relief surface.
Half, full rounded edge.
Creates straight faces, makes a more natural straight faced edge.
DIMOND WIRE BRUSING
Uses a coarse rotary wire brush that provides a worn down look that simulates natural wear over time. Also known as antiqued finish, it creates an illusion of natural wear and results in gently embossed, medieval look of the stone.
A high pressure blast of sand is applied to the stone surface to achieve a roughened texture.
The stone looks weathered and its natural beauty is fully revealed.
The mirror-like shine and smoothness of polished stone is achieved by using progressively finer polishing heads while grinding, sanding, and buffing the stone at source to bring out its rich colors and character. The surface becomes highly reflective – it catches the light in a fascinating manner and emphasizes the colors resulting in visual depth and stunning beauty.