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Materials Comparison Material Comparison Pinnacle Stone Products

When it comes to choosing materials for your home or project, you have lots of options. It is an important decision that you have, one you’ll have to live with for years to come, regardless of what you choose.

Natural stone is unmatched in its beauty, durability and elegance. Our thin stone veneer only enhances natural stone’s value, by increasing its application possibilities and decreasing its installation and shipping costs.

See our Materials Comparison Chart

Once you weigh your options it’s easy too see which choice is true and permanent investment in your home or project, one that will give you a lifetime of enjoyment and provide the most added value – Choose Pinnacle.

 

CATEGORY MATERIAL TYPE
  Natural Thin Stone Veneer Traditional Full Thickness Veneer Man-Made Concrete Veneer Brick Thin Brick Veneer Vinyl Siding Wood Siding
Material Composition Natural Stone Natural Stone Concrete Clay Clay Plastic Wood Siding
Color Options Wide variety of natural tones and hues Wide variety of natural tones and hues Manufactured color with predictable patterns Natural & variety of manufactured color Natural & variety of manufactured color Variety of manufactured color Natural colors + staining options
Color Performance Solid color for life Solid color for life Prone to fade over time Prone to fade over time Prone to fade over time Prone to fade over time Prone to fade over time
Durability Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime 25 years typically 25-75 years (depending on maintenance)
Shape/Pattern Each stone & pattern is unique Each stone & pattern is unique Repetitive and limited to number of molds Repetitive and limited to number of molds Repetitive and limited to number of molds Repetitive and limited to number of molds Repetitive and limited to number of molds
Texture Unique texture on every stone Unique texture on every stone Limited to number of molds/ processes Limited to number of molds/ processes Limited to number of molds/ processes Predictable texture to no texture Consistent saw-cut texture
Maintenance Low/No maintenance Low/No maintenance Low/No maintenance Low/No maintenance Low/No maintenance Pressure washing required semi-annually Restaining/painting required every 3-5 years.
Installation Options Can be installed on new or existing structures, wood framed, concrete, brick and block. No structural support required. Typically limited to new construction or replacement. Structural support required. Can be installed on new or existing structures, wood framed, concrete, brick and block. No structural support required. Typically limited to new construction or replacement. Structural support required. Can be installed on new or existing structures, wood framed, concrete, brick and block. No structural support required. Typically limited to new construction or replacement. Limited to wood framed or wood shimmed surfaces.
Moisture Absorption <1% <1% <29% <18% <18% <3% n/a
Weight (per sq. ft.) <15 lbs 40-60 lbs <15 lbs 30-40 lbs <8 lbs <2 lbs <5 lbs