What Is Thin Stone Veneer?

Thin stone veneer is a lightweight cut of building stone with many applications. Contact Poseidon Industries to learn how it may be right for your next project!

Thin stone veneer is a visually appealing and practical covering typically used on both interior and exterior walls. It is available in countless materials, styles, and colors, making it a perfect solution for both new projects and remodeling opportunities. Some of the most popular thin stone veneer designs involve bricks, stones, mosaics, and rocks. Customers and contractors choose thin stone veneer because of their easy installation, light weight, and durability. 


Poseidon Industries manufactures best-in-class thin stone veneer saws that cut thin layers of granite, marble, and stone with the highest accuracy possible.

How Thick Is Thin Stone Veneer?

Thin stone veneer is typically between ¾ inch to 1 ½ inches thick. The most common thickness is 1 inch. Its minimal thickness also means it is lightweight, with most thin stone veneer varieties weighing 10-15 pounds per square foot. Veneers that weigh more than 15 pounds per square foot can not be classified as thin stone veneer, as defined by the 1997 Uniform Building Code.


What Is the Best Way to Cut Thin Stone Veneer?


When cutting a thin stone veneer, it is of the utmost importance to choose a stone cutting saw or granite cutting machine that is accurate and will not ruin the material. You want to choose computer numerical control machinery, also called CNC machinery, that can give you a precision cut each and every time. At Poseidon Machinery in Punta Gorda, we offer thin stone veneer saws that make cutting each piece and each corner simple and efficient.


While Poseidon Industries is not a specialized dealer of thin stone veneer, our certified stone technology experts are ready to assist you in choosing the right materials for each project, and the best stone cutting saw to go with them.

How Do I Install Thin Stone Veneer?


One of the most appealing aspects of a thin stone veneer is its easy installation process. After you have used the proper stone cutting machine, such as a CNC saw, to cut the material to the desired size, the first step is to waterproof the application area. It is extremely important to caulk and shield any potential places where moisture could penetrate the area, which could eventually degrade and potentially destroy the thin stone veneer.


Some types of thin stone veneer can be applied directly to the existing surface. Other materials may need a metal lath to provide additional support. It is best to check with the manufacturer of your material choice to determine the exact bonding materials, including the type of mortar, that are best for each installation.

Contact Poseidon Machinery for Professional Cutting Technology


Poseidon Stone Machinery is a top-rated provider of exceptional American-made stone machinery and CNC fabrication centers. We offer the best selection of thin stone veneer saws, bridge saws, granite cutting machines, and more. Our stone fabrication machinery manufacturers are always innovating to deliver the latest in exceptional stone equipment.

Contact us for a free quote from our Poseidon Industry specialists, or call (877) 571-5599 to arrange a tour of our production facility in Punta Gorda, Florida, today!


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