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Can you Install Thin Stone Veneer Over Brick?

Can you Install Thin Stone Veneer Over Brick?

Do you have an old brick wall in your home that constantly reminds you of the 80s? Is your home’s brick exterior worn out and faded?

If you answered “Yes” to any one of the above questions, then it means your home needs a makeover. Now, let’s take a look at the two common choices.

  • Paint over your brick
  • Tear the brick out and replace it with new ones

Painting over the brick is an unattractive choice. It’s irreversible and is a huge deal breaker later on when you are looking to sell your property. The second choice too isn’t all that good because when you tear and replace bricks your renovation costs sky-rocket.

Is there any other better option?

Yes, you can consider installing luxurious, slim stone veneers directly on top of the unsightly brick. Here, in today’s post, we give you the complete low down of installing stone veneers on brick walls.

First things first,

What are Thin Natural Stone Veneers?

It’s a natural stone product engineered from natural stone slabs. Thin stone veneers are available in a wide range of styles, colours, and textures. The best part – they look just like regular stone and are easy-to-install and easy-to-maintain. It can be installed on several surfaces including brick walls.

Additionally, thin stone veneers are super-light, durable, pocket-friendly, minimal maintenance and deliver a high ROI. You can use thin stone veneers for highlighting your home’s interiors as well as exteriors.

The Benefits of Using Thin Stone Veneers: At a Glance

  • Lower installation and material costs
  • Shorter installation times and reduced labour
  • Affordable and overall reduced costs of the project
  • Higher ROI

Now, that you’re convinced of the benefits of natural stone veneers, let’s take a look at how to

Install Thin Stone Veneers over Brick Walls

You can install thin stone veneers in any of the following places, both inside and outside your home:

  • Accent walls
  • Countertops
  • Room entryways
  • Columns, pillars
  • Facades and more
  • Chimneys
  • Garage fronts
  • Outdoor patios and verandahs

Irrespective of whether you are handling the installation on your own, or hiring a pro, here’s what you can expect of the installation process.

  1. The existing brick walls are cleaned thoroughly to provide a stable surface.
  2. The thin stone veneer panels are installed onto the brick surface using a thin mortar. On painted brick walls, an additional wire mesh is used to ensure that the mortar adheres to the wall. The mesh is drilled into the wall using fasteners and drilling holes.
  3. The thin stone veneer panels are placed on top of the mortar.

That’s it! You’re done. You have transformed your boring brick walls into architectural stunners.

Transform Your Outdated Brick Walls with Thin Stone Veneers from SlateSkin

At SlateSkin, we specialize in a wide range of high-quality natural stone veneers for all home interior and exterior applications. Our natural stone wallpapers are easy to install, low maintenance, affordable and highly durable.

Get in touch with one of our sales representatives to choose the best stone veneer products that are the perfect choice for your home.