Stone veneer is used as a protective and decorative covering for exterior or interior walls and surfaces. It's made to replicate the look of natural stone on one side and comes with a flat side to make the installation process easy. Artificial stones, stacked stone veneer, manufactured stone, and flexible stone veneer are commonly used terms for stone veneer. Stone veneer can be made from real stone or manufactured stone; both methods provide a solid product that will last a very long time.
Natural stone veneer is made from real stone that is either collected from fieldstone or from quarried stone. It's cut to a consistent thickness and weight for use as a veneer. This stone is often called thin stone veneer.
Manufactured stone veneer is fabricated by pouring a lightweight concrete mix into rubber forms of different styles and then painted with a coloring process which makes it resemble real stone. The stone veneer produced is then attached to walls with special mortars.
Flexible stone veneer is fabricated by pulling a thin layer of stone from a slab of slate, sandstone, or mica schist and backed by a composite material.