The veneers can be an accent for an existing architectural element, cover a large area or create a new focal point. Stone and brick veneers can be installed alone or as part of an overall aesthetic plan which uses other exterior finishes.
Veneers can also be incorporated into elements on the grounds to become a part of the landscape and overall exterior look including sign pillars, walls or benches. Designers may also choose to integrate the veneer look as an element of the interior design on the project. The lightweight qualities of these products make them suitable for many aspects of the project beyond just the exterior building walls.
While each of these materials can be categorized as masonry finishes, there are factors that set them apart as well. Take the time to compare each option both aesthetically and for performance.