5 Advantages of Thin Limestone Veneer

Natural stone can be incorporated in a wide variety of ways to any residential or commercial application.  When applying siding to a home or building you have the option to use full pieces of stone or use thin veneer.  There are manufactured veneers and there are also natural stone veneers such as thin limestone veneer.  While both are great options, there are some unique advantages to choosing thin limestone veneer.

5 Advantages of Thin Limestone Veneer

  1. Lightweight
    • When comparing the differences between stone veneer and thin stone veneer, one of the biggest differences is the weight. Full pieces of natural stone obviously weigh significantly more than thin stone veneer.  While both are natural stone, one weighs significantly less which offers certain structural, installation, and cost advantages.
  2. Cost-Saving
    • As already mentioned, when you want to use natural stone rather than a faux siding or other material, you have two options – full pieces of limestone or thin limestone veneer. If your budget is smaller then thin limestone veneer will offer significant cost-savings when it comes to the actual cost of materials as well as the cost of installation.
  3. Ease-of-Installation
    • Full pieces of natural stone can be rather cumbersome and heavy which makes it far more difficult to install. Pieces of thin limestone veneer are much easier to install but still provide the same advantages that natural stone has to offer, just in a much lighter and easier-to-install size.
  4. Durability
    • Natural stone is one of the most durable materials that can be used in residential or commercial construction. There is a reason that natural stone structures still exist from centuries ago – durability.  Thin limestone veneer offers the same durability an protection to your home or commercial building that full pieces of limestone has to offer.  Limestone veneer is a great choice because it can stand the test of time and weather the elements.
  5. Low-Maintenance
    • Because thin limestone veneer is made of a material that exists is nature, it is very durable and can withstand harsh elements without maintenance. Other material may require routine maintenance and protection to prevent damage, stains or other problems but natural stone can be installed and left to protect your home or building without frequent, costly maintenance.