Manufactured stone veneer, also known as MSV, is a lightweight building material used as a decorative wall covering for exterior or interior surfaces.
Produced by using a concrete mixture that’s poured into a mold and colored using mineral pigments – its porous and lightweight properties make it easy to cut and handle, creating a streamlined and more cost-efficient installation process compared to natural stone.
Manufactured stone veneer offers many benefits including a wide range of finishes and styles that remain consistent in shape, color and availability proving to be a reliable and cost-effective product alternative
No other product offers the depth, complexity of color, pattern, and tactile distinction of manufactured stone. The nature-inspired textures and authentic color palettes of quality manufactured profiles are virtually indistinguishable from stone and other natural materials.
Unlike natural stone, manufactured stone veneer is lightweight and easy to install in a variety of locations. Hiring a professional is always a good route to take, but you can tackle this project yourself with a little knowledge of mortar.
Manufactured stone veneer is a decorative siding product which can be used throughout the inside and outside of a home. Common places manufactured stone appears in the interior are living rooms, fireplaces, kitchens, bathrooms, stairways, wine cellars and other unique spaces. On the exterior, common uses include full facades, entry ways, landscape walls, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, fire pits, and more.
How does manufactured stone hold up over time? Quite well. It can stand up to years of weathering, with little change to the color just like natural stone. Freezing and thawing are also not an issue, and manufactured stone can withstand hot environments.
Can endure years of weathering with little change to color.
Can freeze, thaw, heat up, and cool down without cracking, chipping, or fading.
Manufactured stone requires little maintenance after installation. You can clean it with a water rinse and a soft bristle brush to remove any debris. No painting, coating, or sealing is required.
Quality manufactured stone veneer companies provide extensive warranty coverage.