Stone cladding or stone wall cladding is a thin layer of real or composite stone, as the name suggests, which happens to be applied to the section of a building. It could also be some other structure that’s made up of a material other than stone. As a part of their original architectural design, stone cladding is sometimes applied to concrete and steel buildings too.
The phrase ‘Stone cladding’ generally refers to lightweight stone products, such as marble, granite, quartzite and engineered quartz. To keep a check on the complete cost of production including the material, the products used in stone cladding are made to fit to lightweight substrates.
The process starts with finding the right base and the most common types of bases that are used in stone cladding are:
- Timber stud frame
- Expanded metal mesh
- Mortar scratch coat.
- Waterproof barrier
- Fiber cement sheet
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After that, mortar mix (or a manufacturer’s stone adhesive) is used to fix the stone cladding to the wall. In fact, in the United States, while installing the lightweight substrate, ply bracing is used as an alternative to fiber cement sheet instead of a fiber cement sheet.
As an alternative, stone cladding can also be a ceramic or porcelain material such as Dekton or Neolith or for natural stone, a granite or marble that has been quarried and then cut into thin pieces in order to reduce weight for a longer life. With big pieces (mostly used on commercial applications) which are heavier, mechanic fixing is used in case of natural stone cladding to keep it intact. This mechanical means of fixing could be done using shelf angles, or using a product called a stone clip.
Retrofitting stone cladding
This is particularly used in brick-built homes. It can be regarded as inappropriate at times when it makes properties appear out of character with their surroundings.
Designer Natural Stone Ideas
This is a part where various stone ideas can be used to bring about the novelty and creativity in mind. With a variety of natural stones present in India, there are various companies that export these to other parts of the world. There are various proficient natural stone application skills, stone design ideas and interior designing associated with it.
There are a number of products that are now supplied by these manufacturers that are made of high quality stone. This includes stone wall panel, thin stone veneer sheets, stone mosaic tiles, wash basins, stone bricks, stone wall planks, kitchen countertops, kitchen backsplash, kitchen wash basins, bathroom backsplash tiles, bathroom countertops, work-top, Indian natural stone likewise marble, granite, limestone, slate, quarzite, sandstone, glass mosaics, natural stone wall coverings, garden stepping stones and paving stones for landscaping and natural stone engraving ideas. With a wide-ranging variety of designer natural stones wall tiles at hand, you can recreate something that enhances your surroundings in every form.