Manufactured Stone Vs. Natural Stone: Can You Tell the Difference?

It’s getting more and more difficult to tell natural stone veneer from manufactured stone. When it comes to looks, our job is to make all of our manufactured stone as close to the real thing as possible. But, when it comes to the makeup of manufactured stone, we love just how different it is! There are so many advantages of using manufactured stone at your St Paul home for home cladding, fireplace surrounds, interior touches and more. Not only is our stone lovely and authentic looking, but it is also a more cost-effective alternative to natural stone. Here are a few other differences and similarities between our manufactured stone and natural stone, as well as some reasons to consider it on your next home project.

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Intelligent Design

Artificial stone is made of a molded concrete mix and ultimately can be “dyed” or painted any color, to mimic the look of any real stone. There have been so many advances in the manufactured stone industry over the years; and, Cascade Stone is at the forefront of innovation. Our manufactured stone is as beautiful as natural stone. You can get manufactured stone that looks like castle rock, fieldstone, brick, ledge stone, split fieldstone and more. It comes in a wide assortment of selections, so it is always easy to find the exact look you want. It is authentic looking, and it will be difficult for anyone to tell that it is not natural stone.

Lighter on Your Home and Your Wallet

Thanks to the way it is made, artificial stone is affordable and a fantastic choice for any home or business. Manufactured stone is much lighter than natural stone. All that is required to install it is a structurally sound wall and a specific type of mortar. There is no need to stack heavy stones on top of one another like you have to with natural stone!
A more cost-effective stone than natural stone, manufactured stone is both affordable and quite easy to install.

Incredible Selection is What You’ll Notice

With manufactured stone you can get the look of just about any stone, but you will not have to worry about expensive shipping costs like you would with natural stone. You can select a great looking stone to complement the look and style of your home.
With natural stone, you are sometimes limited with your selection depending on where your house is located. Shipping natural stone can be incredibly expensive, which just adds to the overall cost of your project.

As you can see, manufactured stone makes a great choice over natural stone for a more dependable, creative building experience. Contact us today, and we will gladly tell you even more!

Are you interested in learning more about manufactured stone for your St Paul home? Call us at Cascade Stone at 651-774-9657, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

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