A strong home design trend is adding texture to vertical surfaces, and using stacked stone is a beautiful way to do that. The three- dimensional veneer consists of cut natural stone pieces that are fixed to a backing and placed as you would tile. There is no grout used in the material; in fact, the dry-stacked look is part of its appeal.

A stacked stone fireplace and stacked stone chimney are an excellent aesthetic addition to your interior space. Stacked panels of natural stone veneer are composed of tightly fitted, dry pieces of stone stacked, others honed, some with a cleft profile. Stacked stone veneer installations have a more natural look that focuses on the stone itself, and not on the area it is built on, without a grout joint to produce a grid effect. Stacked stone is an excellent choice for exterior stone veneer as well.

Where to use stacked stone?

Stacked stone may be used indoors and outdoors, which is suitable for all design types. It's the ideal material for an indoor wall feature in an interior, such as around a fireplace, in a bathroom or a foyer, or as a kitchen backsplash.

Stacked stone may also be used, such as around a front entrance, chimney, or on columns, to highlight the exterior of a home or house. It is also combined with siding and added to the front exterior surface of the bottom half. And in landscape applications, it can be used.

How to choose the best stone for you?

Stacked stone can have a difference in color because it's made of natural stone, and this can dictate the look of your project.

Natural stone should be selected well in advance so items such as stucco color, wood color, and paint color are quick to modify. First of all, choose your stone and create your palette and design around it.

Depending on the type of material you select, stacked stone comes with a natural or polished finish. Harder materials, such as quartzite or granite, should be used if you want a polished look. For applications where a natural finish is desired, softer stones are fine.

The cost of this project will vary; the more you change the natural state of the stone, the more it will cost.

Stacked stone finish

Natural finish is the most common stacked stone finish, but this doesn't mean that this look should be exclusive to you. For their bathrooms, some homeowners prefer polished stacked tile. Piano tiles of various colors can be very appealing in this situation, but this may not be the best choice for surrounding a kitchen or fireplace. Your best choice will be to select a stacked stone that looks natural if you already have floors or countertops with a brushed finish.

Be sure to clean it with a specially formulated outdoor stone cleaner if you have stone stacked outside your house. Have fun implementing stacked stone in your living space.