We’re excited to share our latest blog article where we explore the benefits of using stone veneer for your interior and exterior walls. Stone veneer is a popular option for walls because of its durability and aesthetic appeal, adding a dash of sophistication thanks to its natural texture and color.
In this blog, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on the benefits of using stone veneer for walls, including its affordability, ease of installation, and minimal maintenance.
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Before we explain the benefits of these elastic stone panels, you might ask yourself, how is stone flexible? When producing natural stone, you cut the stone in the thickness of the slab you want. For example, ½”-1” thickness. When producing natural stone veneers, we separate the layers that were naturally formed on the stone over the years. When the layers are separated and backed with fibreglass, it allows 100% natural stone to be completely flexible and lightweight! Continue reading to see the main benefits of natural stone veneers.
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5 Reasons Why Stone Veneer Is Perfect for Interior Walls
Here are 5 reasons why you should consider using stone veneer for your interior walls:
1. Easy to Install
The ease of installation is one of the main advantages of using Meoded’s stone veneer for your walls. It is a lightweight, flexible material that’s simple to handle and work with during installation. Because of this, it’s also easy to transport, which can save you money on shipping costs. You can roll up sheets of stone and put them in your car, it’s that easy to transport!
Most stone veneer is pre-cut and pre-shaped, which makes installation fast and simple. In fact, it’s so simple to install that homeowners can do it themselves. But if you need to cut it, you can use metal scissors, a guillotine, or a table saw, and then simply glue it to your chosen interior or exterior wall or furniture piece. The flexible stone veneer can wrap around columns, walls, or oddly shaped walls.
Stone slabs, on the other hand, need labor-intensive cutting and shaping. As compared to alternative materials, stone veneer allows you to finish your interior wall project faster.
Stone veneer is durable and strong. The high-density material can withstand the weight and pressure of daily use without showing signs of wear and tear. It is perfect for high-traffic areas like corridors and living rooms.
Unlike drywall or wood, stone veneer is moisture-resistant, and can be used to add a unique finish to kitchens, bathrooms, or damp areas in your home. It’s also a suitable alternative for residences in fire-prone regions, as it can help slow down the spread of fire and keep it from damaging interior walls.
You also don’t need to worry about earthquakes since it’s lightweight and doesn’t add any danger like having 600 lb slabs on the interior or exterior of your home.
Stone veneer can be cleaned with a basic soap and water solution and requires little maintenance. It can easily last for decades, as opposed to other materials that need to be replaced or repaired after just a few years.
3. Elastic Stone
What makes Meoded’s stone veneer unique is the fact that it is “elastic stone”, or flexible, making it a versatile material that can be used in a variety of interior design styles since it is flexible and available in many styles, textures, and colors. There is a stone veneer style to fit every taste and inclination, from modern and sleek to rustic.
It is easy to cut and sculpt, making installation a breeze, whether you’re aiming to cover an entire wall or make a distinctive accent piece. Stone veneer is lightweight, as opposed to real stone, which is heavy and challenging to work with.
Stone veneer can give any interior space more depth and texture. Whether you’re looking to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere or a bold and dramatic statement, stone veneer walls can add visual interest and texture to your home.
Our elastic stone veneer comes in sheets that are two-by-four feet and four-by-eight feet.
4. Resistant Material
Stone veneer is very long-lasting and resistant to stains, scratches, and other sorts of damage. Cleaning is quick and easy, simply wipe it down with a moist towel to get rid of dirt, dust, and other debris. You do, however, need to apply a sealer to make it washable since natural stone breathes and absorbs (but that’s it!).
Stone veneer is highly resistant to fading. Even without touch-ups the color and appearance will last several years. The back part of Meoded’s stone veneer is coated with 3 coats of fiberglass, making it heat proof and waterproof.
5. Boosts Home Value
Using stone veneer for your interior walls can increase the value of your home. Creating a warm welcoming atmosphere can have a significant impact on potential buyers.
Stone veneer creates a high-quality appearance that looks expensive, even if you are working with a tight budget. This, and the fact that it is durable and long-lasting, means it can help increase the overall value of your home. If a property contains more high-end-looking finishes, buyers are more open to paying higher prices.
Conclusion: Why You Should Use Stone Veneer for Your Walls
Using stone veneer for your walls is a smart choice for both homeowners and professionals alike. Stone veneers offer several benefits, from durability to aesthetics.
Stone veneer is available in an assortment of designs, textures, and colors, you’re almost certain to find one that fits your aesthetic. It’s easy enough for home DIY installation.
Stone veneer requires virtually no maintenance after installation, and cleaning is as simple as wiping it down with a damp cloth. Durability and the ability to withstand high-traffic areas without showing signs of wear and tear or needing to be replaced is another benefit to look forward to.
It can even increase the value of your property, by making it look high-end and creating a warm inviting environment. What’s not to love?