Thin Veneer vs. Full Veneer

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Thin Veneer vs. Full Veneer

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Because of its natural beauty and durability, stone veneer offers a beautiful look and feel to any building project, opening up the possibilities for indoor fireplaces to outdoor patios. Here, we’ll break down the difference between full veneer versus thin veneer, allowing you to weigh the pros and cons for your building needs.

Full Veneer

  • Typically 3 to 5 inches in depth

  • Requires a foundation footing

  • Installed with wall ties

  • Averages 35 to 40 square feet per ton

  • Strong and time-tested method of installation

Thin Veneer

  • Same high-quality stone as full veneer

  • Typically 3/4″ to 1 1/2″ in depth

  • Similar in weight to artificial stone

  • Reduced weight allows it to be installed where full veneer can not or is too difficult

  • Requires no foundation footing – it’s supported by the wall, rather than the footing

  • Average of 3,000 square feet of stone per truck

  • Long-lasting durability

  • Allows for a creative and custom pattern, as each piece is different and unique

  • Similar in cost to artificial stone – only it’s the real thing!