The use of River Rocks on the exteriors of homes was more common place for homes built over a century ago in early Canada as was traditional Fieldstone . Mortar was used to hold it all together. This rock found its way onto beautiful columns and now is seen in French inspired design. The texture of this very round smooth river rock will pull a room or exterior together in a very bold way.
Some great examples of River Rock applications have been on outdoor fireplace chimney structures. The organic natural shapes of these faux rocks work well in creating a realistic stone fireplace effect. The bold look of the stone reflects the traditional raw river rocks used to create the authentic cottage feel common in many of the first homes in Quebec when the easiest stone to gather was the river rock.
River Rocks are very round stones and require careful planning to install. Begin by laying out some of the stones paying attention to not put too many stones of one colour too close to another. This will happen in nature as well where there may be more of one colour stone. Sorting out the stones by colour may aid you in installing more quickly once the first stones are adhered to your project surface. River Rock stone is a very bold faux stone veneer and for that it deserves a bit of extra attention.
Some faux stone veneer patterns are neat, compact and orderly. They fit in nicely within rooms and don’t impose on the pre-existing layout of the space. They fit together easily and are hassle free. Then there are the classic large and organically shaped manufactured stone veneer textures that have a bold presence. They really make it clear that they are present and tend to make the other elements of the room revolve around their own design palette. They have the powerful ability to transform spaces into truly immersive environments that can leave a lasting impression on viewers. River rock stone veneer belongs to this latter category. And for that we really appreciate this stone veneer.
|Texture:||Round river stone with smooth texture|
|Installation:||Standard ½” to ¾” grout joint|
|Thickness:||1” – 2 5/8”|
|Height:||2” – 14”|
|Width:||2” – 14”|
|Lbs per sq ft (flat):||10 lbs|
|Lbs per ln ft (corner):||11 ½ lbs|
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