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If your firm would like a Montana Rockworks architectural binder or zip drive with photos, specifications, etc for your material resource library, contact a Montana Rockworks representative for prompt delivery. Ask about interior design information, available as well, for architecture offices with in-house design services.



Build Green with Natural Stone Thin Veneer

There are several green aspects to Natural Stone Thin Veneer. Because thin veneer stone weighs, approximately, 75% less than full-thickness stone, diesel fuel efficiency is sharply increased. Any truck and supporting equipment, which carries and delivers the stone, now carries several times more square footage than a truck hauling full-thickness stone. Quarry equipment is 2-3 times more efficient because each stone can be used several times, as opposed to just once. Not only does thin cut stone allow for more efficient fuel consumption but over time it will help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted, by equipment and over-the-road transportation vehicles.

Because of its weight, thin veneer requires less structural support. This means less lumber and less concrete to produce, ship and install, in order to support a natural stone veneer. As a result, there is a lower demand on our most widely used natural resources.

In the building process, there is inherent waste of material…material which later ends up in the landfill. Natural stone excess is only a positive as it can be used in decorative projects, in the garden or simply returned to nature. The durability, longevity and timeless beauty, translates into no waste in the future.

Natural stone is a very low-maintenance veneer. Once the material is completely installed, little else is needed to maintain the stone over the years. No need for paint, sealers, or harsh cleaning products. This eliminates off gassing from toxic materials, adhesives or finish.

From architectural design, to shipping, to installation, thin veneer is a product that offers fantastic economic benefits. An architect doesn’t need to spend extra time making allowances for a stone veneer, when Natural Stone Thin Veneer is being used. Square footage on each shipment increases significantly, driving down transportation costs by almost four times. A mason can install far more material, on an hourly and daily basis, when using thin veneer. Of course, no need for making allowances for full thickness, less time installing the product and decreased shipping costs, all mean less money out of the homeowner’s pocket.


CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT COURSEMicrosoft PowerPoint - NEWDesigner Education Series Thin Veneer_

TITLE: Benefits & Sustainability of Natural Stone & Thin Veneer
CREDITS:  AIA – 1 LU/HSW    ASLA – 1 Professional Development Credit

This presentation will provide the participant a general overview of the benefits and sustainability of natural stone and thin veneer by explaining what natural stone thin veneer is, what makes it a sustainable product and how it is produced in a sustainable manner. We will also give participants a better understanding of the specifications of natural stone thin veneer and how the styles, colors, textures and shapes of natural stone can add unique beauty to any project.

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