Other than real stone costing much more in price, are there any real benefits to have the real thing ?
What maintenance is involved down the road ?
We used real stone veneer....it's real stone that is sawed to be thin like man made stone. It's easier to install, but looks great...just like real stone as it is!
The real thing (including Annie's version) looks real. The colored concrete only looks ok on TV but not in reality (opinion).
Also, stone has a proven history, who knows how the pigments in the faux stones wear after decades of UV exposure.
Real stone veneer is probably the best of both.
Agree. There's nothing like the real thing.
Another vote for the real thing.
Have you gotten a quotes? We quoted both when building 6 years ago, and they were virtually the same price.
See if you can go to a stone yard. Most have samples of both. Once we got there, we discovered that up close, the manufacture stone was more one dimensional. Real stone has life in it. It stood to reason...we don't like fake leather or wood-look floors either.
I recently saw some artificial stone pillars. It looked like a car bumped into one edge of it. Underneath, it just looked like concrete and pieces of stone.
Ditto on the pricing.