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How to Measure

Stacked Stone and Brick Veneer

Two Ways to Measure

Linear Feet or Square Feet

When you are trying to determine how many GenStone panels and accessories you need, there are two ways to go about it. One way is to start by measuring the total linear feet in your improvement area. A linear foot is simply a measurement of how many feet make up the area horizontally. The other way is to determine how many square feet your area is composed of and divide that number by the coverage area of the stacked stone or brick veneer panel.

We typically recommend using the linear foot method because you will need the linear feet measurement to figure out how many ledgers and trim you may want to incorporate into the project. Below are a sample calculation for both GenStone stacked stone and brick to give you a template to follow as you measure your for your own project.

Formulas for Stacked Stone and Brick

65' Long by 4' Tall Wainscot

Stacked Stone

Here’s how you would determine how many stacked stone panels and ledgers you would need for this project. For a more in depth look at a project like this, download the guide linked below to learn how to measure for corner panels, corner ledgers and more.

  • 65 x 12 = 780 inches long
  • Each panel provides 41″ of width coverage so 780 / 41 = 19.02 panels
    • Each panel delivers 11″ of height coverage so 19.02 x 4 = 76.08 panels
    • Always add 5% and round up! 76.08 x 1.05 = 80 total panels needed
  • Each ledger provides 42″ of width and 3.5″ of height
    • 780 / 42 = 18.57 ledgers
    • Always add 5% and round up! 18.57 x 1.05 = 20 total ledgers needed
Stacked Stone Example

Brick Veneer

Here’s how you would determine how many brick panels and ledgers you would need for this project. For a more in depth look at a project like this, download the guide linked below to learn how to measure for corner panels, corner ledgers and more.

  • 65 x 12 = 780 inches long
  • Each panel provides 22.25″ of width coverage so 780 / 22.25 = 35.05 panels
    • Each panel delivers 22.25″ of height coverage so 35.05 x 2 = 70.01 panels
    • Always add 5% and round up! 70.01 x 1.05 = 74 total panels needed
  • Each ledger provides 47″ of width and 3.75″ of height
    • 780 / 47 = 17.42 ledgers
    • Always add 5% and round up! 17.42 x 1.05 = 19 total ledgers needed
Brick Veneer Example

What Should You Do Next?

Learn How to Install It

After you estimate how many stacked stone or brick panels and accessories you will need to complete your project, visit our how to install page for step by step install videos, a pre install checklist and more tutorials like this one that will help ensure your GenStone project is a success!