Natural Stone vs. Manufactured Stone Veneer
Let’s take a closer look at the differences between natural and man-made stone.
Manufactured stone has a variety of names – cultured, man-made, and faux. But simply put, this product is synthetic and crafted to look like natural stone. It’s a combination of concrete, aggregates and iron oxides added for color and formed to imitate the look and feel of real stone.
The advantages of manufactured stone veneer:
- Uniform quality
- Light weight (its original advantage when compared to natural stone)
- Easy to work with because of repeat patterns
- Lots of color options
Quarried from the ground, natural stone is the real deal – all natural with nothing added and no color additives.
The advantages of natural stone veneer:
- Color doesn’t fade and often looks better with age
- Authenticity of real stone
- Less porous than its manufactured alternative
- Very durable
- Lighter weight. With new cutting techniques natural stone can be cut thin to match the weight of manufactured stone.
Both natural and manufactured stone veneer are available at Reuther Material!
As the area’s premier masonry supplier, we carry a large inventory of stone veneer products – both natural and manufactured in a wide variety of colors, textures and styles. At Reuther, you’ll find all the tools and supplies needed for your project. Plus, our professional, knowledgeable staff are there to help you choose the perfect stone veneer for your installation.
With Reuther, you’ll have your materials where and when you need them.
We offer a comprehensive array of delivery options. Our fleet of trucks ensures that we can accommodate orders of any size and different offloading needs. Our fleet of specialized equipment allows for exact placement at your job site, or prompt loading of materials when picking up. You won’t be forced to load yourself or deal with long waits.