You like stone finishes, but there is not enough money for natural stone? Pay attention to the artificial analogue.
To make the house resemble a majestic castle, it is enough to use facing stone for the exterior of the building.
In comparison with the original, the material has a lot of advantages – it is strong, durable, frost-resistant and not afraid of moisture. The stone does not need to be updated or tinted; without special care, the facade will last for decades.
Also, decorative stone is used for restoration, repair and reconstruction.
Various surfaces are faced with artificial stone: wood, brick, concrete and others. The concrete and brick base does not need to be prepared (the wall and the cladding material have similar physical properties), but other surfaces should be covered with waterproofing material, roofing felt or glassine.
For better adhesion on the wall, fix the plaster mesh and apply the mortar. After drying, proceed to the cladding. You can mount extruded polystyrene foam on a wooden surface and then proceed with the cladding, for this use a special glue. Carrying out these works is necessary in the preparation of plastic, asbestos-cement and metal bases.
Treat fragile or highly absorbent surfaces with a primer to improve the adhesion of the adhesive and the base.
After the finish is completed, treat the exterior elements of the building with a hydrophobic compound. This is especially important for buildings located in close proximity to water.
In this article, you learned how to use facing stone for outdoor decoration. The price of a decorative stone, depending on the texture, is 25-35 dollars per square meter. But the cost of the material is proportional to its quality and technical characteristics. If you choose to finish with artificial stone, you will not regret your choice.