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The beauty of stone

Posted: May 15, 2009 2:23 p.m.
Updated: May 16, 2009 4:55 a.m.

The warmth and charm of stone is accessible to homeowners with affordable manufactured stone veneers.

 
Whether used indoors or outdoors, stone adds warmth and character that no other building material can deliver. Once, only the very wealthy could afford homes graced by the sophistication of stone. But with today’s manufactured stone veneer products, stone’s exquisite looks are within the reach of a wide range of homeowners.

When homeowners are faced with the challenge of how to make their homes stand out, manufactured stone is a solid solution. StoneCraft manufactured stone veneer comes in several options which look like natural stone, but is easier to install and more affordable.

Manufactured stone adds limitless potential to outdoor living areas. Picture a patio lined with inspired Fieldstone, which projects a warm strength, with an adjacent outdoor fireplace, barbecue pit and waterfall hewn from gorgeous River Rock, whose rounded edges and earth tones impart both country charm and a sense of permanence. Surrounding this elegant setting could be a privacy wall built from stunning Lake Stone, Quartz or Monarch styles.

Inside, nothing adds a homey, rustic charm to a family room or den like the rugged look of stone. Imagine a fireplace and even interior walls crafted of Heritage stone, for a warm, classic feel. Envision a kitchen boasting walls of bold, beautiful Ledgestone, with its clean linear appearance with varying heights and depths.

Outside, manufactured stone provides curb appeal unlikely to be matched by any other home in the neighborhood. Measured against ordinary brick or siding exteriors, a home graced by traditional Fieldstone brings additional substance and strength. This stone imparts an eye-catching European charm to even the most contemporary construction.

Nine styles with a variety of colors are available from StoneCraft. “These products provide a distinctive ‘Texture for Living’ to your home’s exterior, and come with a limited lifetime warranty,” said Jonathan Wierengo, director of marketing for The Tapco Group, maker of StoneCraft.

“In a world of cookie cutter houses with siding or brick facades, manufactured stone brings a customized beauty to any home, and it’s a smart investment that pays nice dividends in the years to come,” Wierengo said.

Courtesy of ARAcontent

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