Lyons Sandstone is a Colorado-based, Colorado-quarried, all-natural sandstone quarry. All of our offerings are cut to specification in Lyons, Colorado. This is not a manufactured stone product.
We at Lyons Sandstone have decided that Colorado uses too much “manufactured stone veneer” or “lickem-stickem”. Manufactured stone veneer is uniquely poorly suited to Colorado due to the high number of freeze-thaw cycles we experience and the extremely high UV load our building are subjected to. Natural stone will easily outperform the man-made alternative. With this in mind, we have determined that we must offer a wide range of colors and patterns at a price that is competitive with the manmade product. We never want a designer or an owner to select the manmade product because they did not feel they could find quality natural stone they desired at a reasonable price point.
Natural Stone Thin Veneer can be a good alternative to either full depth veneer or manufactured stone veneers. Full depth veneer requires dedicated engineered support, but thin veneer weights under 15 pounds per square ft and can be directly adhered to the wall of your building just like stucco. Man-made products chip to reveal plaster or concrete and fade or change color in the sun. Our natural thin veneer offers all the advantages of real stone’s durability and colorfastness.
Many of our Thin Veneers are gauged and coursed products. This makes installation easier and faster. Full height, gauged products make a perfect dry stack layup as easy as block. Nominal sizes allow for mortar with the same perfection and speed. Both full height and nominals can be used to create a clean and simple coursed look or a more artistic pattern with 2:1 and 3:2 joints. Different heights can be selected and blended to create the look that is appropriate for your project whether it is a 27″ wainscot or a 6-story building.
Our thin veneer is offered in many distinctive stones and patterns
Designing with Thin Veneer
The RMMI does not recommend dry stacking thin veneer in Colorado in outdoor conditions.