2019 Outdoor Pictorial Buyers’ Guide: Stone & Manufactured Stone

authors Kacey Larsen | April 18, 2019

Belgard paves the way with its versatile selection of pavers, retaining wall products and finishing touches. Belgard’s Tandem Wall System can be used to create curved or straight retaining walls and freestanding landscape walls; the Column Kit and Modular Grid are versatile modular features that can be built into the wall system. Its modular grid enables a stone veneer to be fixed onto a wooden framework. Visit belgard.com or call (877) 235-4273 for more information.

Boral Versetta Stone offers the beauty of stone in a mortarless, panelized design with an integrated moisture management system. Installed using screws or nails, each panel covers 2 sq. ft., includes a tongue-and-groove system for ideal spacing, and comes in three profiles. Carved Block, the newest profile, features a larger stone format for a clean, contemporary look available in two colors, Midnight and Sea Salt (shown). Visit versettastone.com or call (866) 557-8663 for more information.

The CertainTeed STONEfaçade Architectural Stone Cladding System provides an affordable alternative to traditional masonry work. Delivering the look of natural ledgestone in four color options—Adirondack Snowfall, Pocono Autumn, Harbor Sunset and Appalachian Twilight—the panelized system fits today’s exterior mix-and-match trend and features a fully integrated rain screen that provides support as well as ample drainage. A line of matching accessories adds the finishing touch. Visit certainteed.com or call (800) 233-8990 for more information.

ClipStone Mortarless Stone Veneer features no mortar, no mess installation and installs using common tools. The veneer system comes in two profiles, Ledgestone and Prostack, in a wide variety of colors that fit any indoor or outdoor residential or commercial applications. ClipStone is available nationwide through building material retailers. Visit myclipstone.com or call (844) 674-3274 for more information.

Cultured Stone manufactured stone veneers meet ICC Evaluation Service’s AC-51 criteria. Available nationwide from more than 850 dealers, choose from products in more than 21 textures and over 100 colors. Echo Ridge Country Ledgestone profile (shown) complements both rustic and contemporary designs with each stone shape’s stark, cut lines and rugged edges. The dry grout look makes installation quick and easy. Visit culturedstone.com or call (800) 255-1727 for more information.

TandoStone from Derby Building Products is impervious to moisture and handles ground-level installations in any climate. It comes in two styles: Stacked Stone with a dry stack profile without grout lines, and Creek Ledgestone that emulates the look of hand-picked stone with grout. The cladding features TruGrit technology with a matte texture that gives each panel a realistic, low-gloss appearance and feel of real stone. Visit tandobp.com or call (844) 698-2636 for more information.

Offering more than 150 color palettes, 20 national profiles and 30-plus regional profiles, Eldorado Stone casts every piece of its stone and brick veneer from a special mold of natural stone. Each piece, such as Whitebark Cliffstone (shown), is hand-painted by trained artisans. Featuring tones reminiscent of cool climate poplar trees blanched by sunlight and worn by the elements, the veneer melds modern design with authentic textural details. Visit eldoradostone.com or call (800) 925-1491 for more information.

Environmental StoneWorks is a national manufacturer and installer of stone veneer, offering a turnkey business model that delivers a “start to finish” customer-focused structure. Stone profiles are offered in the following categories: Rounded; Modern; Eccentric in blended stone, chisel rock, field stone and flagstone; and Traditional in ledgestone, ProStack, cobblestone, cut stone, step stone and thin brick. Visit estoneworks.com or call (800) 891-5402 for more information.

MSI invites remodelers to explore its vast variety of pavers, stacked stone, outdoor tile, pebbles and more. Its Rockmount Stacked Stone Ledger panels are trimmed pieces of natural stone affixed together to form modular stone veneer panels that can be used on the façade of a home or around an outdoor island, among others. Available in more than 60 colors, the panels come in two styles. Visit msisurfaces.com or call (714) 685-7507 for more information.

An ultra-thin sintered stone, Neolith by TheSize is versatile and durable. It can be used for façades, furniture, wall claddings and fireplaces as well as countertops, cabinets and flooring in outdoor spaces. The sintered stone is impervious to changing weather, UV rays and chemicals, and resists scratches. Available collections include Steel, Colorfeel, Timber, Textile, Iron, Fusion and Classtone with four finish options. Visit neolith.com/en/ or call (212) 697-2600 for more information.

Ply Gem Stone and Ply Gem Canyon Stone add substance and texture to walls, fireplaces, and as an accent on columns or around cooking areas. With more than 10 collections and hundreds of colors available, products range from masonry stone veneer, brick veneer, and columns to accessories. The Durata EZ Column Wrap, a mortarless column wrap, can transform any post or column into an architectural accent with its seven nature-inspired colors. Visit plygem.com or call (888) 975-9436 for more information.

ProVia selects natural stones from unique geographic regions for every master mold behind its manufactured stone veneer, and uses raw pigments and oxides for a rich, permeating color. Suitable for a range of applications, the stone veneer comes in nine stone collections with 10 color palettes. The online Grout Color Visualizer shows how four different grout colors pair with the stone styles and colors. Visit provia.com or call (800) 669-4711 for more information.

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