Which Stone Veneer is the Highest Quality

Popular stone alternatives face off against a sledgehammer, Jeep and gravity.

Overcoming the Shortcomings of Other Faux Stone

For years, the public has remained skeptical of the faux stone industry and its products. And for the most part, that skepticism has been deserved as faux stone companies have struggled to offer a quality product that not only looks great, but also retains its quality over time.

The Difference is in the Details

Many of the industry’s limitations were due to a lack of technology and testing. That’s where GenStone went further than the competition, engineering a 99.9 percent-waterproof, closed-cell, high-density polyurethane that is capable of standing up to all of the elements regardless of location. These advanced, quality stone veneer panels are manufactured in a factory-controlled setting, ensuring every product is consistent and reliable.

Sledgehammer Test

Advantage: GenStone

Natural stone products will chip and crack.

The sledgehammer is specifically designed to distribute force over a wide area. The head of a sledgehammer usually weighs up to 20 pounds and lands with 1,000 pounds of impact force. In the test above, the GenStone panel withstands the force without cracking or breaking. Meanwhile, the natural stone product suffers substantial damage with nearly half of the entire installation crumbling to the ground.

GenStone vs Gravity

Advantage: GenStone

Natural stone didn’t last past the first test.

We first tested each product – a GenStone panel and a piece of natural stone – by dropping them approximately 4 feet from the ground. The piece of natural stone displayed its fragile nature, cracking and breaking upon impact. The GenStone panel remained unblemished.

We then decided to up the ante, climbing to the second floor balcony to repeat the test. Once again, the GenStone panel not only withstood the impact of the 18-foot fall, but suffered no cosmetic damage whatsoever.

GenStone vs Jeep Rubicon

Advantage: GenStone

Pound for pound the strongest panel you can buy.

Our most demanding test yet put the stone solutions against a Jeep Rubicon that weighs more than 4,000 pounds. Our lightweight, 11-pound panel once again proved superior to the elements, easily withstanding the weight and force of the Jeep.

We then decided to up the ante, climbing to the second floor balcony to repeat the test. Once again, the GenStone panel not only withstood the impact of the 18-foot fall, but suffered no cosmetic damage whatsoever.

The Difference is in the Details

We spent years developing our quality stone, the result: a truly superior panel.

GenStone products are the most durable in the faux stone industry, and we now have the technology and testing to prove it. We’d love to see how far it can go. If there’s a test you’re interested in seeing let us know! Tweet us @genstoneDIY or find us on Facebook to send us your idea for Life Tested Labs.

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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