• A veneer is a thin covering applied to the surface of another
object in order to conceal or hide the true appearance of the
object and it appears to be more attractive than the object.
• It improves the aesthetic appeal and its value. Veneer is used in
wood and stone works, masonry and also in dentistry. Now let us
get to know how these veneers are used in the following works.
Masonry Veneer :
• In masonry, veneer is a layer of bricks used to cover the surface of
a wall, but it does not provide any additional strength to the
structure. It is used to make a building or wall more visually
without interfering with the structural integrity.
Types and Products of Natural
Stone Veneer :
It has different construction applications, most
commonly used to build homes. It is created by
pouring a light concrete mixture into a stone-
shaped moulds and allowing it to harden. The end
result is a faux stone that can be used for
buildings and walls for decorative purposes.
Natural Stone Thin Veneer :
It makes the application process easier and
quicker because of its thin cut. Natural stone thin
veneer is approximately five times thinner than
the traditional stone facings, available in a wide
array of colors and styles. Thin stones have less
weight, so it means less shipping costs, easier
installation and no footing requirements.
Similarly, field stone veneer is also used for
Natural Stone Veneer :
It has numerous benefits compared to other construction
materials, because it is generated straight from the earth. It
offers a genuine color palette that is matchless by substitute
materials. Exposure increases the strength and splendor of this
type of veneer.
Thin Stone Veneer :
The benefits of using thin veneer are its speed and ease of
installation, reduced cost of preparation, resistance to the
elements, everlasting maintenance and free beauty.
It is possible to shape the real stone, each and every piece as
Thin Brick Veneer :
• It comprises of thin fired clay units, referred to
as thin bricks. Thin brick veneer is a new
product which is gaining popularity among
commercial and residential purposes.
• There are lots of suppliers and manufacturers
are available, which provide varieties of stone
veneers. First, it is essential to get to know
about the suppliers, their service, products,
prices, customer relations etc.
Veneer products :
The following are some of the products; they
are wood veneer, dry film adhesives and
backings, laminating equipments, flame (fire)
retardants, oil spill protection, river rock, field
stone and lot of flexible materials.