How to Install Stone Veneer Exterior and Interior
Anticipate gutters, hose bibs, electrical boxes and other obstacles.
Unless you’re lucky enough to install your faux stone panels on a wall with no obstacles, you will need to plan ahead in order to give your improvement project a professional finish. Fortunately when we engineered the GenStone system, we thought ahead for you and can provide you with the accessories necessary to complete a project easily like a professional.
Below we will examine several situations and the obstacles our do-it-yourself community overcame during their projects. If you apply the strategies used to overcome obstacles below, you will know how to install stone veneer panels like a pro and overcome any obstacle you may run into during your project.
Janice had a professional contractor finish the majority of her basement remodel, but her Kenai Stacked Stone entertainment center is one project Janice tackled on her own. We wanted to feature this particular project because Janice actually used a kitchen knife to cut her panels to fit around the speakers! While there are certainly easier ways to cut stone veneer panels, Janice found her kitchen knife easier to make small cuts for an interior project.
Hose Bib Option #1
Purchase a plastic bib surround from any hardware store and finish the surrounding area with one GenStone trim piece and a miter saw.
Hose Bib Option #2
Since GenStone can be cut with any type of saw, cutting the panels to fit around the existing bib is one of the easiest ways to overcome an obstacle.
We Developed an Accessory for This!
The obvious downspout obstacle shown from this Desert Sunrise Stacked Stone project is not the only challenge this homeowner had to overcome. When you encounter an inside corner you have two options: you can miter your panels to meet seamlessly or you can use one of our inside corner pieces as this DIY homeowner did. The inside corner piece provides an easy transition between walls and is designed to compliment the trim and ledgers.
Need Help? We’re Listening
Our team is here to help! No matter where you are in the process of planning your project, we are available to answer any questions you have about our faux stone system. Send us a message on your favorite social media platform or give us a call to get in touch with our support team.
You can also visit our help center for answers to our most frequently asked questions or open a support ticket if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for.
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