Manufactured stone veneer can transform any outdoor environment, whether it be the front yard, back yard or around the deck stone veneer and add a touch of elegance to any outdoor space.
Using stone veneer outdoors is a great way to add a natural environment look and feel to ones backyard or even compliment the existing stone veneer in the home. There are many ways of adding manufactured stone veneer to a front or backyard. Here are some tips that will make your selection really shine.
Remember to keep it natural: Since the project is outdoors the surrounding area will have a more natural look and feel. Choosing a contemporary stone veneer to compliment the modern furniture inside your home might be difficult to use in a very organic location like the backyard. Try using more natural stones within the same colour palette as the stone veneer inside to achieve full harmony.
Get inspired by the local terrain: Look at the surrounding area for inspiration, try to remember the type of climate and geographic area you live in for great colour palette ideas. The Canadian Shield for example, is a rock formation that covers most of Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec. The rock has a grey/brown and rusted orange tone to it. Thus, a stone veneer like the Rustic Natural Stone Ledge would be a good way of incorporating the colours and texture of the great Canadian Shield into ones own backyard.
Larger stones work best: An advantage to working with stone veneers outdoors is that there is much more space to work with. It is sometimes difficult to install stone veneer into small spaces because of size restrictions (methods for working around this can be found here). Outside however one is free to experiment with larger surface areas. Great natural stone veneer like Cobble Stone, Fieldstone and River Rock work best in large areas like backyards and gardens. Their large and natural shape can really compliment the organic area of the backyard.
If you need any help deciding on what stone veneer would work best in your backyard ask one of our experienced sales representatives to help with the selection process. Our showroom is located in the east end of Mississauga. Feel free to stop by when you’re in the area.