General & Product Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the benefits of using Quality Stone Veneer?
- 50 Year Warranty on flats and corners
- 10 Year Warranty on accessories
- 45 years in business with solid reputation
- 500 years of combined experience behind our Leadership Team
- Quality Product
- Detail in stone and installation
- Lightweight product
- Cost Effective
- Available in a vast variety of colorways and styles
- Easier and faster to install
- No additional structural support required
- Improves value and architectural appeal
Where is Quality Stone Veneer located?
Quality Stone Veneer has multiple locations on the east coast servicing New England down through northern Florida. We currently have offices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Colorado. Visit our Contact Us page to find the closest office and local representative for your area.
Can I get Directions to Projects that Quality Stone Veneer has done?
Yes, by calling 1-800- 795-3229, you will be directed to an office closest to you, where a QSV employee will be able to find what you are looking for. View local representative contacts here.
How do I make a Selection?
Quality Stone Veneer has a variety of showrooms throughout the Eastern US. To schedule an appointment at your nearest location, visit our Contact Us page. Dependent on project size and your location, we have a team of experts that work hand-in-hand with you to hone in on your desired design, often being able to meet with samples. Explore our Products, Colors and Gallery pages for inspiration!
What color selections are available for each stone style?
A vast majority of Quality Stone Veneer colorways and profiles are interchangeable, with a some exceptions depending on the profile. See details below.
such as Cobblestone, Fieldstone, Drystack and Ohio Drystack can be manufactured in just about any colorway shown on the website. Some restrictions apply.
such as Apilada, Ohio Drystack Lambris, Drystack Lambris, Cobblestone Lambris and Fieldstone Lambris all have recommended colorways. A local representative will be happy to provide more information.
Remaining Lambris Styles
Historic Brick, Metropolitan Brick, Urbana Fusion, Urbana Travertine, Segovia, Piedra Cortada and Siota Block have designated colorways, the majority of which are shown on each of their product pages. New colorways are added as they are developed.
Does mortar color and jointing style make a difference?
Yes, the mortar color and jointing style does make a substantial difference. Choosing a color for the mortar is a very important decision in the stone selection process. The mortar can help highlight specific colors or it can highlight the individual shapes and sizes of the stone. Choosing a jointing style for the mortar is another important decision that has a significant influence on the end finish. Below are 4 different styles for jointing stone. Custom mortar colors and joint styles may be subject to up-charge.
What is Quality Stone Veneer made of?
- A blend of Portland Cement
- Lightweight natural aggregates
- Iron Oxide Pigments
What is the average thickness of the veneer?
Approximately 1.5” to 2.5” (Flats)
What is the average thickness once installed?
Approximately 2”-3” (From Substrate)
What is the average length of the corner returns?
2” inside and 4” outside edge
What is the average weight of veneer?
Weight is approximately 10-15 LBS per square foot. Adhered veneer weight depends on grout method and stone style. Once installed, the full system weighs between 12 and 18 LBS per square foot.
How many shapes are there to each style?
400-700 unique stone shapes per style.
Can I mix colors and styles to get the look that I desire?
Yes, most of our Classic colors and styles are interchangeable. We pride ourselves on being able to customize any of our products.
Can I match an existing stone structure?
Yes, we can create a custom color to match existing stone structures. However, this is an intricate process and the customer is subject to an additional charge. Below is an example of matching an existing stone structure. The stone on the barn was created to match the existing house natural stone exterior.
How can I hang artwork or a decorative piece on a Quality Stone veneer wall or fireplace?
Drill into the mortar, as this is easily repaired if you will want to move the object later. Drilling into the stone is much more difficult and harder to repair. Please see our example below.
Does the color go all the way through the stone?
The base color is through the product while the accent colors are applied on the surface.
Will the stone fade?
Weathering will change almost any exterior surface. No undesirable changes are noticed under normal conditions.
Can Quality Stone Veneer be used as walkways, patios, or driveways?
No, Quality Stone Veneer is not designed to be used for foot traffic or structural applications.
Do Quality Stone Veneer products meet building code requirements?
Yes our products do meet building code requirements. Learn more about those requirements by CLICKING HERE.
What warranties does Quality Stone Veneer offer?
Download a copy of our Limited Warranty below: