Why Stone Veneer Adhesives Will Change Your Life

Stone veneer adhesive glue for installing stone or rock on a vertical wall

Want to give you home a look of beautiful stone? Stone veneer is a great option. We look at why stone veneer adhesives might just change your life.

Let’s get stoned!  As in, let’s talk about stone veneers… because you may have noticed that more people are installing natural stone veneer and faux stone veneer panels in Columbia, MO. 

And there’s a good reason for that. It’s more affordable than natural stone facing, and the technology has advanced to such a degree that faux might as well be the real deal. 

If you have lots of questions, we invite you to check out our Stone Veneer FAQs page or give us a call at 573-302-8855. Otherwise, let’s get started with a quick look at some advantages of stone veneer. Then we’ll see how the judicious application of the right adhesive makes all the difference when you’re installing stone veneer—and might just make you the envy of the neighborhood!

Stone Veneer vs. Natural Stone

You’ve probably seen stone veneer often enough, without ever realizing that it wasn’t the genuine article. That’s the whole point—the look and feel of natural stone, without the expense. 

There was a time when this wasn’t the case. Faux stone veneer didn’t always measure up to the real thing, leaving natural stone as the only option for those who wanted an attractive stone facade. 

And that meant shelling out beaucoup bucks to haul in tons of stone, labor, and expertise. 

Things are different now. It’s possible to slice and dice natural stone into thin, lightweight sections that are easy to transport and install. Meanwhile, manufacturing stone veneer panels has become a real art form. 

Typically, a stone veneer is made of cement, pumice (lava rock), and a little iron oxide and other pigments are thrown in to give it some added color; then, the mixture is baked in a mold to mimic the texture of natural stone.

Faux stone veneer uses foam materials with an applied plastic coating and is artificial. A natural stone veneer uses very thin facings of bona fide rock. 

The Advantages of Stone Veneer

So let’s look at some advantages of using stone veneer rather than natural stone. 

  • Cost: This one’s obvious—stone veneer is lighter weight, which cuts down on transport and installation fees
  • It can be installed on almost any surface—cement, brick, wood, just about everything
  • It’s a cinch to cut and shape stone veneer to fit in almost any space, including around curved and rounded edges
  • Stone veneer is easier to care for and maintain, as it lacks the pesky porosity of the natural stone

In short, there are several reasons stone veneer is an aesthetic and cost-effective choice. 

Stick With the Right Adhesive

Once you’ve made the choice to go with stone veneer, it’s important to find the right adhesive product. Because the best stone veneer is only as good as its adhesive. 

Since most veneer applications will involve a vertical facing, choose a strong, no-sag adhesive glue that will remain where applied and prevent the veneer from slipping and sagging. 

Finding the right adhesive really will change your life…at least, as far as your landscaping aspirations are concerned. 

A strong, durable adhesive like SRW’s Vertical Instant Lock Adhesive will do the trick—it’s the best adhesive for stone veneer on the market, with the technology to lock your natural or faux stone veneer in place vertically in less than than five seconds. 

Go With the Pros Who Know

At Southwest Stone Supply, we stock everything you need to install fantastic exterior or interior stone veneer facades. We have a complete inventory of exquisite stone veneers, and we carry SRW’s Vertical Instant Lock Adhesive at prices that can’t be matched—even by the big online retailers. The last time we checked, we’re 50% lower than Amazon!

So when you’re ready to begin your stone veneer project, get in touch with the pros at Southwest Stone Supply, and let us take all the fuss and bother out of finding the most beautiful stone facade for your landscaping. 

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