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Business Applications of Real Stone Veneer

As a new year is approaching, it might be time to upgrade the look of your Dallas business with a modern look, and the best place to begin is with your business entrance sign.

Why is this? No matter what type of business you run here in Dallas, your company entrance gives off an initial impression to your arriving visitors and potentially plays a role in the emergence of new visitors that would not have been stopped by otherwise.

When you’re looking for new design concepts for upgrading the look and feel of your company, no matter what industry, a stone sign incorporates an unmatched touch of rustic appeal. It’s been proven time and time again to be highly effective for not only increasing the aesthetic appeal of your place of business, but also increasing the visibility of your company to potential clients and customers.

Want to hear even more great news? With our revolutionary spray-on stone veneer at enVision Stone, you can achieve the look, feel, and authenticity of real stone without the hefty price tag that comes in most cases with a stone entrance sign.

While, in our opinion, just about any business in Dallas could benefit from stone business signage, the following are some of the most practical applications for businesses that can benefit the most from implementing the one-of-a-kind look of our custom-crafted real stone veneer for welcoming their guests.

Businesses That Benefit Most From Real Stone Veneer

Apartment Complexes and Subdivisions

Contractors and property managers, do you have a new residential project starting up that needs an affordable yet eye-catching entrance sign which will gather attention to your newly developed property? If so, then spray-on stone veneer is your best bet.

When people are searching for a new place to live, just like with any other large investment, first impressions mean everything — and your first impression when it comes to real estate is most certainly your neighborhood entrance. In fact, many people gather their perspective of a potential new home based off their passing by prior to ever setting foot in a model house or apartment. For this reason, your property entrance should not be neglected, but, in fact, prioritized so that it serves as an ideal representation for what visitors can expect from the rest of your construction. The rustic appeal of real stone veneer provides any neighborhood entrance with a congenial feel while also providing an initial impression that shows your property is a worthwhile place to potentially call home.

Medical Offices

The clean-cut look of a stone entrance sign is a common design trait of many medical practices, especially when it comes to their entrance signs. Whether you own or operate a private dental, dermatology, optometry, podiatry, or any other similar practice, real stone veneer provides an affordable method for achieving this iconic look for your medical office in the Dallas or Fort Worth area.

Local Retailers

Want to get more people walking into your store from the streets of Dallas? A stone veneer sign can be a viable solution. The real stone veneer provided by enVision Stone offers a great method for upgrading the look of any retail store’s entrance due to the fact it can be sprayed directly onto any existing surface! Many retail businesses in Dallas struggle with establishing a presence due to their lack of visibility. Luckily, with a quality stone sign, you can make the most of every inch of street view your business has and capture the attention of passersby.

Law Offices

Stone signs are also a remarkable solution for showcasing your attorney or law office in Dallas. Not only do they convey an unmatched appearance  of professionalism, but stone signs also portray a sense of establishment, where clients will feel that they are in good hands upon arriving. Plus, with the variety of design capabilities accessible with spray-on stone veneer, you can customize your stone law office sign to have a traditional look or stand out from the pack with one more personalized to you and your practice.

Hotels and Resorts

When it comes to a quality hotel sign, you need something that is large enough to grab attention while also coming across in an elegant and welcoming manner. What works perfect for this? You guessed it — stone! Whether you’re building a new luxury resort or a contemporary hotel, a quality stone design is something endeared by all and provides a cordial welcome for those arriving at your establishment, along with a good-natured farewell as they depart.

Spray-on stone veneer in particular provides an affordable way to get the impeccable look of stone on even the grandest entrance signs out there, costing you significantly less per square foot than traditional stone masonry. Why pay the additional cost of having a large hotel sign built entirely out of stone when you can receive the same benefits for less time, cost, and hassle with the wonders of spray-on stone veneer? This way, you can put your funding toward other aspects of creating an exceptional experience for your visitors.


These are just a few of the copious applications that our real stone veneer at enVision Stone can be deemed beneficial for when you are looking to design a top-notch business entrance sign in Dallas. If you think your business could benefit from the iconic look of a stone entrance sign or you think that spray-on stone veneer could be of use to you in your next commercial building endeavor, contact us today to get a free custom quote for your specific project’s needs.

Spring Cleaning: How To Prepare Your Home For Spring

While the rest of the country has had something of a tumultuous winter (although it can be argued the world seems to stop every time the East Coast gets more than an inch of snow), we here in Dallas can look forward to our usual early spring and summer.

With spring comes spending more time outdoors, more time in the yard, and more time entertaining guests on patios while you host a July 4th cookout or what have you. But whether you are showing off your lovely home to guests or are simply spending more time in the outdoors, most people still employ some measure of “spring cleaning” to get their house in order.

And while our main clients are contractors, developers, architects, tile setters, landscapers, and distributors, the vast majority of you own homes and likely have your own spring cleaning routine. We here at enVision Stone, the premier provider of Dallas real stone veneer for external and internal siding, want to offer up some advice for our readers who have a vested interest in their home’s siding and exterior in general.

Irrespective of whether you fall into one of those categories listed above, we think you’ll find today’s post pragmatic and helpful. Heck, even if you are a contractor who rents or owns a condo, you can still keep these suggestions in your back pocket in case you ‘re ever asked by a customer. It’s never a bad thing to look informed.

Either way, keep reading if you are interested in some of our tips to help you prepare your home for spring, both inside and out!

Take a Slow Walk Around Your Home

It’s a good idea to start with your home’s exterior, since it has taken the brunt of mother nature’s winter lashings. Take a thorough, intentional walk around your home, taking note of caulking around doors and windows. You’ll want to replace the weather stripping if it is sufficiently worn down, and do the same with cracked or cracking caulk.

Check Out Your Roof Shingles

Roofs get damaged over time, and that’s okay; that’s why they are there. Even still, it’s a good idea to examine roof shingles on your home to see if you’ve lost any or if some were damaged over the winter. Look for shingles that are loose, buckled, or are cracked, as they will likely need replacing. Take particular note to check on the flashing around skylights, chimneys, and plumbing vents. It’s also a decent idea to start saving for a roof replacement if you are sensing your roof’s lifespan is nearing its inevitable fate.

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Check On Those Gutters

You’ll want to clean out gutters if you haven’t since last fall. But you’ll also want to look for leaky or loose gutters, especially as we start to get more spring rain. Poor drainage is a small problem that can turn big in a hurry, especially if water is improperly being directed to the crawl space or basement. You want your downspouts to face away from the foundation, ensuring that they are uninhibited.

DIY So You Can Save Up

We’ll warrant it was a short list, but it’s a good place to start in terms of tackling your home’s exterior. We recommend always doing something yourself if you are capable. That way, you save money and feel more ownership of your home.

Of course, the vast majority of our contractor clients are more than capable of some light spring cleaning, but one area where they have the opportunity to develop a new skill would be found in the selling and installation of real stone veneer. Here at enVision Stone, we have an exceptional natural stone veneer product, but we also take the time to train you on how to sell it, how to apply it, and even how to market with it. Contact us today if you are interested in learning more!

Caring For Stone Siding

Stone siding on homes has an incomparable look and an elegance that is hard to beat. When your contractors renovate a home to upgrade the appearance of the home with stone veneer, you want to give them the best product and service available. At enVision Stone, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the personal attention and care that you want to give your clients. In an effort to succeed, we want to give contractors the necessary tools to educate your clients on how to properly care and maintain stone veneer siding.

After completing a renovation, the last thing you or your client wants is to see cracks in the surface due to poor maintenance. The good news is that enVision Stone’s product is strong, durable, and long-lasting. Our product acts like real stone, because it is real stone! However, that doesn’t mean that it can be installed and left to weather the elements on its own. Stone, just like any other material, does need regular cleaning and maintenance performed to ensure that it will last for years to come. Keep reading to learn the necessary information needed to inform and educate your clients on how to clean and care for their new stone veneer siding.

Stone Veneer DallasSealing the Stone

After the stone has fully dried and set, it’s important to properly seal the stone to ensure that moisture does not seep into the stone. Be sure that the sealer used allows the stone to breathe. With the varying weather in the Dallas area, changes in humidity can cause damage to the structure of the stone. Penetrating sealers will not change the look or color of the stone, and resealing the siding won’t have to be done again for around five years. Contractors should apply a sealer to the stone, rather than the homeowner, so that every surface is covered.

Annual Inspection

Every homeowner who has stone veneer installed onto the siding of their home should inspect the surface once or twice a year. Instruct the homeowner to look around windows, gutters, and other elements of the home for signs of damage. Even though our stone is incredibly strong and will stand up to heavy weather, over time, the stone could be damaged through impact or vibration. Inspect the siding for cracks or loose pieces surrounding any edges.

Fixing Any Cracks

If there are any cracks in the stone, the best method of repairing it will be to have a professional contractor come back to the home. This will ensure that the stone used will seamlessly match the existing siding. Fill in any cracks and gently smooth it out to cover up any inconsistencies in the appearance. Leave it alone to dry, and reinspect to check that everything has been properly fixed.

Cleaning the Stone

To prevent damaging the stone with cleaning chemicals, simply use water mixed with a small amount of vinegar, dish soap, or any other mild soap. Gently scrub the stone with a wet sponge and rinse the siding with your garden hose. Homeowners can use a soft bristled brush to clean the stone veneer, but be mindful of avoiding wire brushes as they could scratch the surface. Pressure washing is another method of cleaning the siding; however, professionals should be contacted so that the right amount of pressure is used.

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When contractors install stone veneer onto a home’s siding, you can be confident that they are getting a product that is superior.

  • Strength: Homeowners can rely on the strength of our stone because it is real stone.
  • Mold-Resistant: Even in heavy rains, homeowners don’t have to worry about mold or mildew developing because of the high-alkaline content of the stone.
  • Fast and Clean: For clients who want to complete a renovation quickly, enVision Stone has the product for them.
  • High-Quality: There’s no need to worry about the siding flaking or cracking.
  • Customizable: Homeowners can choose their own color, texture, size, and shape. With enVision Stone, you can give your clients the curb appeal they’ve always wanted.

If your clients want a unique product that will set their home apart, offer them real stone veneer from enVision Stone. After the renovation is complete, there is limited maintenance that needs to be done. A simple inspection of the stone and a quick clean once a year is enough to keep the surface strong. Learn more about our product by giving us a call today.

Preparing Homes For Winter

Heading into the winter season, even Dallas homes need to prepare and maintain their homes to prevent damage from cold wind and rain. The outside of the home as well as in the side need some cleaning and fine-tuning to ensure that everything is running efficiently and smoothly. enVision Stone wants to help contractors give their clients the best possible experience that will allow them to live in a home they love. To do this, here are some tips contractors can offer homeowners to make sure they are ready for winter, including cleaning up the landscaping and preventing mold with our innovative stone veneer application.

Preparing a Home For Winter

  • Tune-up Heating System: The last thing you want is the furnace to break down on the coldest night. Have a technician come out who can make sure that the system is running as it should and that there aren’t any carbon-monoxide leaks.
  • Inspect the Roof: Wind and rain can damage shingles and cause them to become loose or blow them away completely. Get the ladder out for a closer look or simply use some binoculars to get a good look closer to the ground and hire a roofer if anything needs repairing.
  • Caulk Around Windows and Doors: If you’ve noticed higher than normal utility bills, this task can make sure money isn’t being lost through your windows or doors. A tight seal will keep cold air out and hot air in.
  • Clean the Gutters: When the gutters are backed up with leaves and other debris, water can spill out and cause damage to vinyl siding, any wood trim, and the roof. This isn’t the most enjoyable task, but is definitely worth the time and effort.
  • Install Stone Veneer: Used on the outside of a home, this spray-on material is easy to maintain, giving homeowners more time to string up holiday lights.

Benefits of Stone Veneer

Mold-Resistant

There isn’t a single homeowner out there who doesn’t dread hearing that they have mold in their home. This means having a professional remove the mold, making any necessary repairs to ensure it doesn’t come back, and keeping up with maintenance. With stone veneer, the high alkaline content makes the material mold-resistant, giving homeowners who had it stalled as siding peace of mind throughout the year.

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Strength

Even the strongest siding can be damaged by wind, rain, or hail. enVision Stone’s stone veneer is made with real stone, not a composite material. Real stone gives homeowners a level of protection against the elements, no matter what comes along. When facing strong winds or freezing temperatures in the Dallas area, give homes a strong application that can stand up to them.

Fast and Clean

Contractors and homeowners will be thrilled to know that stone veneer is easy to install and easy to clean and maintain. Before harsh weather really sets in, install spray-on stone that can help homeowners prepare for the winter.

Even though Dallas may not face the toughest weather in the country, why not give your clients a beautiful and unique home while also giving them some added protection against wind and rain. They can also experience an installation that takes less time and money than other stone applications. Give us a call today to learn more.

Stone Colors to Use With Siding

When creating a cohesive look for a home’s appearance, you want to give the front a balance of colors and possibly even use a range of materials. The contrast between common vinyl siding and a touch of stone can be just the thing your client wants to give their Dallas home a unique curb appeal that is elegant and timeless. With the help of an innovative product, stone veneer from enVision Stone, and some design tips using complementary colors, your client will have a house they can’t wait to come home to.

There are five popular siding colors that your typical homeowner will choose: blue, green, beige, gray, and red or brown. With our spray-on stone, homeowners can choose from a variety of colors, textures, and other applications to match the existing color of the home. So what color should a homeowner choose for their stone siding that will look the best with their vinyl siding?

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Blue Siding with Orange-toned Stone Veneer

Blue and orange might seem like a strange combination, but don’t be alarmed — enVision Stone will never make your client’s home look like a sports team’s home. And keep in mind that orange-toned stone is not the bright, bold orange you may have in mind. Our installers will create a color that includes soft oranges, yellows, and whites to make a final product that is natural and beautiful.

Green Siding with Red-toned Stone Veneer

Whether it’s stone steps leading to the front door or a section of the home that is being renovated with stone, soft, natural greens with red- or rust-toned stone creates the perfect look that will balance with nature and landscaping surrounding the home.

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Beige Siding with Brown-tone Stone Veneer

Because beige is an off-white, nearly any stone color would complete the look beautifully. Using a stone that is a couple of shades darker than the siding will give the home’s facade contrast and a touch of texture. If the beige is already on the darker end, go the other direction and install a stone that is a few shades lighter.

Gray Siding with Blue-tone Stone Veneer

While gray isn’t a part of the color wheel, it naturally has some blue tones in it. For homeowners who want a neutral color but who want siding that is bit more bold than beige, gray is an excellent choice. Blue-toned stone will blend well with the siding, increasing the texture of the curb appeal. Just like beige siding, depending on the shade, the stone can either be a shade lighter or darker than the siding.

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Red Siding with Red-tone Stone Veneer

A bold red siding balanced with calm, pale red tones in the stone will create a cohesive look for the home. Red and green are complementary colors, so the homeowner can pull in green to the overall look with the landscaping design. enVision Stone can create stone colors that have rust, oranges, and shades of red that will pull everything together.

When renovating a home with stone, it’s important to make sure that it has a cohesive look and not like an afterthought. With lightweight, easy-to-install spray on stone from enVision Stone, you can give your client a home that will stand out in their Dallas neighborhood. Call us today to learn more.

Use Stone Veneer in These 6 Home Styles

There are several home design styles, from colonial to mid-century modern, and whatever style your home is, you can still have a contemporary look with the timeless stone material. With stone veneer, you’re not tied down to one type of stone or one color. With that freedom, you can easily fit a stone fireplace, stone floors, or even stone siding into your design.

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Mid-century Modern

This design style became popular after the Second World War due to an expansion of cities and suburban lifestyles. The clean lines, functional space, and minimal feel in this type of design is the perfect type of home to incorporate stone veneer. A mid-century modern home often has one focal point in a home and the remaining items in the space are simple and clean. If you’re renovating a mid-century home, consider refinishing or creating a fireplace that has smooth, straight lines and a bold color.


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Southwest

Southwestern style homes are known for their stucco siding, bright but natural colors, natural materials, and texture. The keep the homes cool, interior floors and patios are often constructed using tile. Get the same look and feel of a Southwest home in Dallas with beautiful floors made of stone veneer, and for a budget-friendly cost. The color of the floor in the most important part and with enVision Stone, we can customize a color that suits the home and the existing decor.


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Victorian

Instantly recognizable, Victorian homes are tall, often have wrap around porches, large windows, impressive staircases, and an asymmetrical design. Because Victorian homes have such a rich history, it’s an easy design style to find spaces that will look great with the classic stone material. Consider adding stone veneer to the entryway stairs or stone details in the kitchen and various rooms throughout the house.


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Craftsman

This style began in California and has a focus on handmade features that promote craftsmanship, hence the name, rather than machine-made features. The majority of craftsman homes have a front porch that features large, tapered columns. This is a great style to renovate a part of the facade with stone veneer. Don’t remodel the entire home’s siding, but a section around the entryway door or a part of the upper level around bedroom windows.


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Farmhouse

Most commonly found in more rural areas, these houses were built with simplicity in mind. They often have the overall shape of a barn, with simple, vertical lines, and with an added porch featuring decorative railings. Often with large kitchens, use stone veneer to create custom backsplashes that will bring this style of home into the modern world.


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Colonial

Recognizable by the square shape and front door that is in the middle of the home, this design style often has two windows on both sides of the front door and five windows on the upper level. Direct the viewer’s eye to the front door by adding a wide sidewalk or path that leads directly to the center of the home. Whatever pattern you choose, from rounded stones to a brick look, it will give your home a classic look with a modern feel.

When setting out to renovate homes with such a design history with some stone touches, it’s important to keep the original structure and details. With stone veneer, the renovation can be done easily, quickly, and the finished project will only enhance the home’s architecture. Learn more about spray stone at enVision Stone.

Kitchen Renovations With Stone Veneer

When completing a home renovation, the kitchen is a “wow” space, right? When homeowners want to give their home a unique and innovative design, the kitchen is where they will spend the most time and money. With so many different aspects that can be focused on, such as the cabinets, floors, and countertops, many homeowners are sticking to the same common materials — hardwood and granite countertops. When creating a design plan for a kitchen renovation, contractors can now give their customers an option that they won’t find in their neighbors’ kitchens. Real stone veneer can replace these too-popular materials and give homeowners a cost-effective option that will wow their guests. What surfaces can be redone with stone veneer in the kitchen?

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Island Wall

Stone Veneer DallasThe open floor plan in kitchen has been popular for years and it’s here to stay. To get the counter space homeowners need in this plan, they often opt for a large island with a sink and enough space to add bar stools for a breakfast bar. A common option is using wood panels to create the island wall that is facing out toward the rest of the home. However, surprise homeowners by suggesting stone veneer. With the customizable material, you can pull in colors from the surrounding spaces and make the open floor plan a cohesive space.

Backsplash

Ceramic, glass, or metal are trending materials to use as a backsplash in the kitchen, but even these newer materials are fading in popularity and are a difficult choice to swallow when considering they could go out of style in just a few years. This is a great opportunity to bring in stone veneer that is both a modern material, but has a classic and timeless look. The design options are endless as well, your customers can choose their own pattern, color, and shape of the stone.

Floors

Stone Veneer DallasWhen your kitchen renovation clients are vying for hardwood floors, suggest the durable and cost-saving stone veneer instead. Not only is the material strong and saves them money, it is easy to install and gives them a unique look that will give their kitchen the exclusive feel they want. With a variety of patterns and shapes, they can customize the floors and create a style that is like no other.

Fireplace

You don’t often see fireplaces in the kitchen, especially in the Dallas climate, but this could be the design element that your client is looking for. For homeowners who want to set their kitchen apart from the standard design, a fireplace that is finished with stone veneer will give the home a country look and a cozy feeling. Balance the stone fireplace with other, softer materials and the entire kitchen will be a focal point.

enVision Stone wants to give contractors a way to impress home renovation clients with a product that combines technology, engineering, and artistry. Our stone veneer is made of real stone that takes less time to install, saves your company and clients money, and is strong and reliable. For an innovative look that gives the popular materials a run for their money, give your clients stone veneer.

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Save Money With Spray-on Stone

spray stoneThere are several different types of stone and all of them have their own pros, cons, and costs. When working with clients, it can be challenging to complete a finished product that they love, is within their budget, and includes the stone that they dreamed of. With enVision Stone, they can get all of the above. Our innovative stone veneer can be used in a variety of projects, can give your clients the look they desire and is cheaper to install, which saves them money. When coming up with a quote for a client, be sure to go over these pros and cons for different types of stone and tell them about the benefits of spray-on stone.

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Granite

Stone Veneer DallasPros:

  • Heat Resistance: Home and business owners won’t have to worry about placing hot pots or pans on the countertop and melting or blistering the stone.
  • Scratch Resistance: One of the more durable stones, there aren’t many minerals that can scratch the surface of granite.
  • Stain Resistance: Depending on the color your client chooses, the granite won’t require a sealer. The lighter the stone is, the more coats of sealer it will need in order to be stain-resistant.

Cons:

  • Price: While there is some variance in the price, a typical kitchen renovation using granite will cost the homeowner up to $4,000.
  • Repairs: If a chip in the stone occurs, it should repaired by a professional. Chips can usually be filled with a color-matched epoxy. Chips tend to occur near the end of under mounted sinks.
  • Seams: With an L or U shaped countertop, there will be seems at each bend.

Limestone

Stone Veneer DallasPros:

  • Versatility: Limestone is a popular choice for clients due to what projects it can be used for, such as bathroom or kitchen renovations for both home and office.
  • Price: Of the natural stones, limestone is one of the least expensive options. When completing floor renovations, it will save your client a considerable amount when compared to other options.

Cons:

  • Durability: Limestone is a softer stone when compared to granite. This means there is an increase chance of scarring, scratching, and chipping.
  • Sensitive: Your clients will have to be careful about what touches the stone. For example, lemon juice could cause an etching on the surface if it isn’t properly sealed.

Marble

Stone Veneer DallasPros:

  • Beautiful: Marble can be used for various projects and match many homeowner’s styles. Also, depending on which type of marble is chosen, it can be affordable.
  • Heat Resistant: Similar to granite, this stone can hold up to the heat of pots and pans.

Cons:

  • Porous: Clients who plan on using marble in their home or office need to know that wine, juice, or oil can cause serious staining. Resealing the surface needs to be done every six months.
  • Scratches: Marble is another softer stone, which leaves it vulnerable to etching, stains, chips, and scratches.

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  • Stone Veneer DallasStrong: With real stone veneer, your clients can get the beauty and strength of stone. Not made with imitation products, you’re getting the real thing with enVision.
  • Mold-Resistant: Making this a great product for both indoors and outdoors, there’s never a worry about rainy days or pouring water on floors or countertops.
  • Fast and Clean: Installing stone veneer is a dream come true for home contractors. The spray-on stone is easy and quick to install, which saves both you and your clients money on labor costs.
  • Customizable: Our stone veneer comes in a variety of colors and can be installed and finished in whatever shape and size is desired. Does your client want a new fireplace, back yard patio, kitchen floors, bathroom tiles, or updated facade on their home? Complete them all with spray-on stone.
  • Light Weight: Adding to the ease of installation, stone veneer can even be applied to ceilings.

Home and business owners have a lot of choices when it comes to their renovations. When it comes to choosing a type of stone for their entryway, floors, walls, and patios, conventional choices make it hard to stay within their budget. With real stone veneer supplied by enVision Stone, clients can experience real stone at an affordable price and contractors can save time and money on the installation process.

Contact enVision Stone today to learn more about our innovative product and how we can save you and your client’s money on renovation projects.

Landscaping Ideas Using Stone

The climate in Dallas makes it difficult to create unique, beautiful, and natural landscaping. Landscapers face many different challenges when designing a family’s front or back yard or working with commercial businesses to freshen up their space. It’s essential that landscapers use a variety of materials to create a landscape theme that will impress any home or business owner. Consider using stone veneer for your next renovation. Here are just a few things you can do with spray stone made from real stone.

Transform a Driveway

Landscaping is more than planting a few trees in the back yard. It can be a whole makeover for homes. A driveway is the very first contact that someone has with a home, so it needs to be just as amazing as the surrounding landscape. With enVision Stone, landscapers and their clients can choose from a variety of different patterns, colors, and shapes. Imagine small cobblestones to give the driveway a European feel, or large stone slabs that will make the driveway look bigger.

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Create a Courtyard

The first thing you think about when imagining a courtyard is the ground. A large, open space that is lush with greenery and native Dallas plants with little alcoves for sitting and relaxing, maybe a waterfall bubbling in the distance. This scene comes together with stone features throughout the courtyard. A walkway leading to sitting areas made from real stone veneer that has a cooling effect to the space. The waterfall or birdbath beautifully made from stone add the finishing touches.

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A walkway in a courtyard that leads to a nestled sitting area may sound delightful, but add some personality to the walkway with texture. Combine different methods of stone applications to create smaller pebblestones and place larger pieces of stone on top for stepping stones. Children and families will love venturing through their courtyard, their eyes bouncing from texture to texture.

Build a Staircase

Not a traditional interior staircase, but a few steps to create layers and add depth to the landscape. Imagine two steps and the top of the third step is two or three feet deep to make a second level; then, more steps and another level. At the top is a quiet pool of water or sitting area. This is perfect for yards near a rolling hill that need some character. Add flower pots to the levels to add natural texture.

real stone veneerOutdoor Fireplace or Firepit

Even nights in Dallas can get cool. A stone veneer fireplace or firepit will make a great focal point for any landscape and give families something to gather around at night. This is also a chance to switch up the texture of the space again. If the surrounding ground is smooth stone, design the fireplace using rounded stone pieces that have an old-age fireplace look.

Outdoor Shower

Perfect for clients with a pool or pets that have a tendency to get dirty often, an outdoor shower made from real stone allows homeowners to rinse off after a dip in a chlorinated pool or clean off their pets before heading inside. The shower can be designed using a smooth surface or give it a more rustic feel with stone slabs. Or again, mix up the texture and use both!

Landscapers in Dallas may be challenged with what materials they can use, but with real stone veneer as an option, the ideas are endless. Textured walkways, pebblestone driveways, or rustic showers, give your clients something unique and natural. enVision Stone prides ourselves on providing contractors, landscapers, and home builders with an option that is easy to install, saves your client money, and adds a beautiful look to any space.

Surfaces Where Real Stone Veneer Can be Used

When you see stone as part of a house’s siding, or a featured wall on the interior of a home, when you walk down a path that is cobblestone, it leaves you with a feeling of nostalgia. It’s as if you have been there before, or you have stepped into another age-old era. Now, you can give that look and feel to your customer’s home remodels. If you have customers who want to give their home a new look, real stone veneer is a growing trend that is easy to install, lightweight, and will save both you and your customer’s money on installation. The exciting thing about our real stone veneer is that it can go on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. When your customers want something unique, offer real stone veneer that can be installed on these surfaces.

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Entryways

When anyone enters a home and begins taking off their shoes, they will look down at the floor and notice what material is used. Often, the material is wood, a wood composite, tile, vinyl, or even sometimes carpet. For a unique entryway, offer your customers real stone veneer that is durable, beautiful, and affordable.

Walkways

From the driveway to the front door, the front yard to the backyard, or from the back door to a patio or pool, walkways are an essential part of a home’s outdoor landscaping design. Bring everything together with real stone that is strong and can withstand harsh weather and years of people walking on them.

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Patios

Many homes have cement patios that are cold and uninviting. With real stone veneer, our spray stone can easily cover cement patios and give the home a warm tone. Let your customers be involved in the design of their outdoor patio by choosing which color and pattern they want. Our stone is customizable to fit each customer’s style.

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Siding

Homeowners can choose a section of their home to accent with real stone veneer, or makeover their whole home. Turn a house with regular vinyl, wood, or brick siding into a home with beauty and history. Our lightweight stone veneer can be installed on any vertical surface without the time-consuming demolition. Give your customers a unique option that will give their home texture, durability, and will save them money.

Feature Walls

Whether this is an interior wall or an outdoor wall, real stone veneer can give a homeowner an accent wall that is timeless and unique. Provide your customers with a basement or living room with a feature stone wall that adds a warmth to the room.

Fireplaces

A fireplace is a cozy structure, but often looks lonely on a bare wall, or simply with shelving surrounding the fireplace. With stone veneer, contractors can create a fireplace that looks as if it has been there for decades. Homeowners can choose the size and shape of the stone to match their style and incorporate the fireplace with the surrounding design.

Entryway Arches

Give a home a look of grandeur with an archway that has history to it. Our real stone veneer products can be easily incorporated with other materials including vinyl and brick. The finished product will look natural and classic.

If you’re a contractor, architect, or builder, offer your customers something different. With spray stone, you can create accents for a home that give it a timeless look. The real stone product is easy to install, saves time without demolition, and can be used on many different surfaces; both on the interior of a home and outdoors, horizontal and vertical. Natural stone veneer will give your customers something they will love for years. Contact enVision Stone today.