Real Rock - Thin wall veneer!
REALROCK® ... Real stone. Really easy. Really affordable.
REALROCK® Natural Thin Stone Veneer looks
like real stone because it is real stone.
Its authentic character and rich
earthy colors create a design presence
no other material quite replicates.
And its beauty is consistent, through
and through. A surface nick or a
scratch reveals nothing but more
of the same stone beneath—not
concrete or a base. And, just as you
expect from true stone, it resists
weather and UV damage. What
might surprise you is its affordability.
Less weight. Lower costs.
Natural Thin Stone Veneer pieces
weigh less thanks to the thin cut.
Lightweight pieces help reduce
production, shipping and construction
costs. Builders can skip those
expensive load-bearing structures,
too. Natural Thin Stone Veneer
installs without footings or ledges
and adheres to concrete, plywood,
paneling, drywall and even metal. All
at a price that won’t rock the budget.
Each REALROCK® Stone piece features a flat backside for fast and easy installation. Use REALROCK® inside. Outside. New projects. Remodeling. Anywhere you want the dramatic charm and outstanding performance of natural stone—affordably, think REALROCK® Natural Stone Thin Wall Veneer
Real stone. Really easy.
Each Thin Stone piece features
a flat backside for fast and easy
installation. Use Thin Stone inside.
Outside. New projects. Remodeling.
Anywhere you want the dramatic
charm and outstanding performance
of natural stone—affordably, think
Natural Thin Stone Veneer.
REALROCK® installs without footings or ledges and adheres to concrete, plywood, paneling, drywall and even metal. All at a price that won’t rock the budget.
Click here to check out some samples of the variety of product available!
Installing Natural Thin Stone Veneer
Natural Thin Stone Veneer can be applied on nearly any prepared surface, including concrete, plywood, paneling, drywall and even metal. The surface must be cleaned.
- Painted surfaces must be sand-blasted, or otherwise stripped of paint. If all paint is not completely removed, secure a metal lath to the wall, 6" on center.
- For exterior surfaces, install a vapor
barrier first, then metal lath.
- For surfaces with frame construction
(plywood, drywall or rigid foam), nail
metal lath to wall securely, 6" on center.
- Apply a scratch coat (2 parts washed
sand to 1 part Portland cement) to lath.
- Rake horizontal grooves in the scratch
- Allow to cure.
- Arrange stones to desired fit prior to installation.
- Mix rich mortar at least 5 minutes, until consistency is creamy like cake frosting.
- Clean veneer surfaces. Wash stone completely, if needed. Slightly dampen backside of clean stone, freeing dust and preventing moisture loss from mortar.
- Using trowel, apply rich mortar
approximately 1/2" thick to wall.
- Apply thin coat of rich mortar on
backside of stone, evening surface
pits and bumps for a stronger bond.
- Press stone into wall mortar, rotating slightly and forcing some mortar to squeeze out at edges. Remove excess mortar with trowel, joint tool or brush before it sets.
- Use a grout bag to fill joints. As
mortar stiffens, tool to the desired
depth and brush off all excess.
Do not let any mortar harden on
the face of any stone.
- Remove excess dirt or film using
clean water and stiff brush.
Tools & Materials:
- Natural Thin Stone Veneer
- Brick trowel
- Flat trowel
- Joint tool
- Grout bag
- Masonry brush
- Stiff brush
- Sand and cement
- Premixed mortar
- Metal lath
- Stone saw
- ** Averages 15 Lbs or less
- ** 1 1/2" thick or less
- ** Sawed back
- ** Packaging - Flats: Box - 5sf
Crate - 80 sf