Everything You Need to Know About ThinStone™ At Connecticut Stone, we take pride in the wide range of quality stone products we’re able to provide for many different project applications. If you’re a designer, builder, or architect, then you know just how important it is to be able to offer the latest and greatest materials to your commercial and residential clients. But, having a solid understanding of how these products work and their many functions is what can set you apart and help you to serve your client base better. ThinStone™ is one of our most popular products—so we’ve put together some answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions we receive about it from designers and builders alike. What is ThinStone™ and What Are Its Applications? Natural thin veneer gives you the real stone construction that’s desired, without the bulk or cost. These thin veneers are made of thin-cut stone and measure anywhere from 3/4″ to 1 1/2″ thick. This product was developed by the natural stone industry as a natural alternative to cast stone products such as Dupont or Eldorado. There are many potential applications for ThinStone™ for both interior and exterior projects. Some of the more common uses include: Fireplaces Outdoor Steps Exterior Walls Interior Walls and Ceilings Water Features Exterior Kitchens ThinStone™ is also an ideal material to use if your client is looking to give something like an existing brick fireplace an impromptu or unplanned for facelift. It’s easy to apply right over a brick surface; that way, you don’t have to rip it down entirely. What Are the Benefits of Using ThinStone™? Compared to traditional stone, there are numerous benefits of using ThinStone™ for an interior or exterior project. For starters, ThinStone™ is much thinner and lighter by nature, which makes it possible to install without a shelf to support the weight. This allows it to be used in applications where it would simply not be possible with traditional stone. Meanwhile, 90-degree ThinStone™ corner pieces with an L-shape allow for installation that achieves the look of full stone at less cost. From a transportation perspective, it is also much easier to haul ThinStone™ than it is to haul traditional building stone due to the smaller size and lighter weight. This means masons are handling less weight and can pass savings along to their clients. How Versatile is ThinStone™ to Accommodate Clients’ Needs? In addition to providing greater flexibility with interior and exterior stone projects, ThinStone™ is also available in a wide range of colors, styles, and patterns to suit your clients’ needs. No matter what kind of look your client is going for, there is likely a ThinStone™ product that can help make it happen. At Connecticut Stone, all of the stone that we can produce in full veneer can also be made as a thin veneer—and most patterns can also be replicated. From mosaic patterns to stacked stone looks, ThinStone™ is incredibly versatile. How Easy is ThinStone™ to Install? For an experienced mason, ThinStone™ is very easy to install—especially when compared to traditional stone. However, it does take some time and patience, which is why most clients will rightfully choose to hire a professional for this type of project. Most builders will find that they can quickly learn how to install ThinStone™ and discover that it’s a more enjoyable installation project due to the flexibility of the material. Purchasing ThinStone™ From Connecticut Stone Whether you’re a builder, designer, or architect, adding ThinStone™ to your list of client offerings can benefit you in many ways. Not only is it more economical than full-size stone, but you can offer stone design to your clients in ways you’ve never been able to before—giving you a competitive edge. Connecticut Stone is proud to offer ThinStone™ products made from stones that are quarried mostly within the New England area. There is variation in cost depending on the specific type of stone your client is interested in; however, we are happy to sell by the square foot and linear foot—and our knowledgeable team can provide you with a more specific price once we have a better idea of what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for something more unique, we can even blend two or three types of ThinStone™ together for those clients looking for that one-of-a-kind, custom statement piece. Ready to see ThinStone™ for yourself? Visit our headquarters and showroom in Milford, CT or contact us to set up an appointment at our stone yard. We look forward to helping you provide the thin, stone veneer products today’s residential and commercial clients are demanding!