Faux Stone Veneer: Natural Stone Alternatives With Timeless Allure

Looking for unique and cost-effective ways to transform your living spaces? Wondering whether natural stone alternatives, like faux stone veneers, are worth the investment? Thinking about bringing the look of your exterior faux stone siding into your interior design – but not sure how?

The stone-cold pros at Casa di Sassi have your back. We are thrilled to help you reimagine your home’s decor scheme through the lens of our authentic, versatile and durable manufactured stone veneer profiles!

One of our favorite pastimes is dreaming up ways to take faux stone interior projects to new heights. From adding character to a new-construction house to modernizing a more traditional home to refreshing the look and feel of outdated treatments, our stone veneers can do a lot of your home decor’s heavy lifting.

Let’s start with a quick look into what, exactly, faux stone is, then we’ll dig into some of our fave unique and creative stone veneer ideas for your home’s next upgrade.

Casa di Sassi's Bianco Blend profile

What Is Faux Stone?

Faux stone is an alternative name for manufactured stone veneer – a lightweight decorative product made of concrete, aggregates and pigments designed to mimic the look of stones found in nature. Our designers are obsessed with the beauty of natural stones and spend many hours perfecting our stone veneer mold design process to come as close as possible to the nuances and textures of the real thing.

The many differences between stone masonry and stone veneer installation include:

  • Production – Natural stones must be extracted from quarries or gathered from nature, often causing significant damage to the environment. Faux stone is manufactured in controlled factory conditions where water use and waste can be carefully managed for the least environmental impact.
  • Weight – Stones are heavy, so it’s typically quite expensive to transport and install them. Our stone veneers are designed to be lightweight and easy to handle, which makes shipping and installing them cheaper and easier than “real” stones.
  • Versatility – Thanks to that lighter weight and ease of handling, our faux stone products are a go-to for creating breathtaking installations, like a fireplace surround that soars all the way to a cathedral ceiling. You’d be hard-pressed to find a stone mason who’d sign on for a project like that with natural stones!
  • Cost – Perhaps the most significant difference is the manufactured stone veneer pricing advantage over natural stones and kilned bricks. Regardless of your budget, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how far your reno dollars can stretch when you choose faux stone over the real deal!

Where Can I Use Faux Stone?

You can add faux stone interior projects to any and all of your living spaces! In fact, if you’re interested in how to increase ROI on home remodel projects – either to get top dollar from potential buyers or simply to amplify your family’s everyday experience – our stone veneers should be on the top of your reno wish list.

We’ve organized our ideas for elevating your home with stone veneers by room to give you a feel for all kinds of projects, from a contemporary faux stone kitchen backsplash to a lower-level upgrade with masculine appeal.

Living Room

You likely use the main living area of your home for a wide variety of activities. From homework sessions to movie marathons to milestone family events, the living room is the setting for many important moments. But how do you decorate it with charm and personality – while keeping it clean and uncluttered? Unique accent walls elevate your home design without overwhelming it! Choose one wall to serve as your clean slate, preferably one without windows or doorways. Then select a faux stone profile that suits your style, like mid-century modern EZ Ledge or stately Volterra. Cover that wall floor-to-ceiling in stone veneer, and select a neutral shade from the profile’s color palette for the other three walls. Add your traditional, vintage or contemporary furnishings, a few pops of trendy color on throws and artwork – and your living space is totally refreshed!

Kitchen

Arguably the most-used room in your home, the kitchen is a great place to incorporate natural stone alternatives into the decor. Most kitchen ideas using manufactured stone veneer focus on a faux stone backsplash, but we have a more original proposition: Add faux stone siding to your kitchen island! Go with the symmetry of our Brick profile to complement subway tiles on the walls or opt for a rustic Mediterranean feel with the deep, rich tones of our Fieldstone profile. Either way, your granite or marble countertops will be nicely framed and you’ll have a built-in conversation piece for dinner parties!

Bathroom

Create an at-home spa experience by incorporating manufactured stone veneer into your bathroom. Whether it’s an accent wall in the guest bath or a freestanding tub surround in the master suite, you’ll enjoy the feeling of connecting to nature while you relax and recharge. We like how the neutral tones and clean lines of our Yorkshire profile bring a sense of soothing calm to these intimate spaces – but you can choose whichever faux stone dovetails with your design dream! Add flooring that picks up on the same color palette and bring in some fresh or fake greenery to complete the relaxing vibe.

Hallway

Hallways are often skipped in the interior design process because they’re seen as mere pass-throughs between rooms. But all you need to make any hallway more cohesive with the rest of your home are the three main elements of manufactured stone veneer: texture, color and inspiration! If your decor palette comprises shades of neutral gray, opt for the gray, black and white tones of Polare Blend as the backdrop for a colorful gallery wall of family photos. For a warmer feel, consider Murano Country Rubble to add sumptuous texture to one or more hallway walls.

Staircase

Whether it leads to the lower level or climbs up several stories, your home’s stairwell is a prime location for playing with the colors and textures of faux stone. Pick a profile that complements the rest of your decor, like the mid-century modern dry-stack look of Kwik Stack or the ruggedly traditional feel of Old World or the sleek modernity of Yorkshire. It’s okay to be a bit bolder with your staircase faux stone selection because it’s a transitional space where no one really lingers.

We highly recommend taking advantage of the benefits of hiring professional stone veneer installers for this project though! They’ll have the equipment and expertise to get the job done beautifully without risking anyone’s safety.

Lower Level

Level up your home’s lower level with an eye-catching faux stone interior design! Whether you use the space for entertaining, storing special wines or sequestering workout equipment, it’s the perfect place to flex your use of natural stone alternatives. Plus, the lower level is prime space for man-cave decor ideas that are rugged and ready to rock! Cover a freestanding bar with our EZ Ledge profile and hang a lighted beer sign for instant bro vibes. Or encase a wall-mount electric fireplace with our Fieldstone profile for a rustically cozy atmosphere the whole family can enjoy.

Maintenance and Care For Faux Stone

Feeling inspired to reimagine your home’s living spaces with the authentic texture and timeless style of faux stone? You won’t regret it – especially when we tell you how to clean manufactured stone veneer. It’s as easy as vacuuming off the dust from time to time or wiping it off with a damp cloth. That’s it!

And when you factor in our incredible 50-year transferable warranty, you’ll wonder why you didn’t decorate with faux stone sooner. Find a Casa di Sassi distributor in your area and get ready to bring your faux stone interior dreams to life!

As we look to the future, we continually seek to innovate and grow. From pushing the limits on our creativity to developing new stone profile designs – to increasing the efficiency of our manufacturing processes – our team is dedicated to being a valuable stone veneer partner.

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