Embracing Sustainability: The Environmental Impact of Manufactured Stone Veneer
In the age of environmental consciousness, the construction industry is experiencing a shift towards sustainable practices. Builders, contractors, architects and homeowners are increasingly opting for eco-friendly alternatives that both enhance aesthetics and reduce their environmental impact. StoneWorks is committed to the production of sustainable manufactured stone veneer (MSV ) that promotes greener building practices and limits the burden that the production of this product has upon global health, welfare and the environment.
Comparing the Impact: Manufactured vs. Natural Stone
Most manufactured stone veneers are composed of concrete and other additives that provide pigment. While the term “manufactured” may initially raise eco-concerns, a closer look reveals a more environmentally friendly production process compared to more invasive quarrying required for natural stone. The careful selection of materials for manufactured stone veneer, combined with efficient production methodologies, underscores a commitment to sustainability in construction practices.
Ease of Use
MSV shines not only for its environmental advantages but also for its ability to be adaptable and user-friendly for most projects. The lightweight composition of the stone veneer compared to natural stone reduces the reliance on heavy machinery strain by streamlining processes and shrinking resource-intensive tasks, minimizing both energy consumption and environmental strain.
Cost & Quality
MSV often proves to be a cost-effective alternative to natural stone. The economic advantage makes sustainable construction accessible without compromising quality. Alongside its eco-friendly and budget-friendly nature, MSV requires very little upkeep after installation. Its durability and aesthetic appeal make it a versatile choice for sustainable construction projects. In fact, StoneWorks brand manufactured stone veneer is covered by a 50-year limited warranty for added confidence.