Stone veneer offers the unique opportunity for revising your Amherst, NH, outdoor spaces without the extensive construction of tearing down and replacing structures. With stone veneer, a plain wall or siding can be transformed into an immaculate old world stone construction, or a sleek yet detailed modern masterpiece. Here we’ll take a look at just a few of the options available to you in deciding on a stone veneer style for your outdoor spaces. For a more comprehensive catalogue of styles, contact Northern Lights Landscape Contractors today.
Irregular Fieldstone Mosaic
When it comes to rustic design, a naturalistic, randomized pattern rich in detail and varying shapes is ideal. An irregular fieldstone mosaic offers this aesthetic, ideal for adding an Appalachian appeal to your patio area. These veneers are arranged in a random, interlocking pattern full of visual interest. Because this style is so busy, it works best in combination with regular pavers in a more subdued laying pattern for contrast.
Stacked Flagstone Look
For a more regular look with a horizontal emphasis, a stacked flagstone veneer is ideal. This style of veneer is excellent for creating a natural look with slightly more order and is compatible with both irregular flagstone paving, as well as more ordered patio floor laying patterns.
Similar to a fieldstone mosaic, a boulder-style veneer offers additional depth with its rounded relief. A boulder veneer provides an old-world look. The rounded shapes are also good for introducing a softer, gentler look to a patio that can offset sharp angles and hard lines. Boulder veneer styles are often manufactured as opposed to being made from natural stone, in order to remain light-weight enough to adhere to a wall.
A rounded face option, like a boulder-style veneer, offers depth with its three dimensional relief. However, these veneers are not limited to the bulky boulder look. Thin rounded pieces can be used to create the appearance of stacked slabs of stone with rounded edges.
A rough cut veneer style gives the appearance of stone that has been naturally worn and split. This look is rugged, bold and natural. Because of the jagged shapes presented by a rough cut veneered wall, vegetation can often be necessary to introduce softer shapes and textures to the area. Nevertheless, the rough cut look is certainly statement-making and will provide a comforting rustic ambience for your outdoor areas. Like the rounded face and boulder veneer types, rough cut veneers are also typically manufactured to maintain a light weight. These types of veneer are also generally less expensive than natural stone veneer, but maintain an authentic appearance.
With a regular, split-faced veneer you get the best of both worlds: rich split rock textures and the order of regularity. Because each of these veneers is precisely the same shape, they can be arranged in traditional brick laying patterns. There is the option of placing these pieces tightly up against one another for a seamless look, or allowing spaces for a decorative jointing compound between them for effect.