When you are wanting the look of stone for the exterior of your home or commercial building, you have choices. Primarily, you can choose a natural stone veneer or a manufactured stone. At Table Rock, we offer a large variety of natural stone options, and this article will explain why we believe that to be the superior choice.

Ledge 32 SmokehouseFirst, what is natural stone? Natural stone is thousands of years old. It is quarried from the earth and has gone through many natural changes over time. Contrast this with manufactured stone, which is a casted product designed to simulate different types of natural cut stone.

So, why does this matter? Here are a couple highlights as to why we believe natural stone is advantageous.

  • It is relatively strong, stable, timeless, and durable, as witnessed by monuments and works of art that are centuries old and have aged wonderfully.
  • Natural stone will appreciate in value when used properly.
  • Natural stone is eco-friendly.
  • Natural stone will resist natural elements.
  • Natural stone requires minimal maintenance.
  • Natural stone offers almost limitless design options.

What’s not to love?

Natural stone also comes in various shapes, sizes, colors, textures, and patterns. There is a stone that is perfect for almost every application. It can be considered a one-of-a-kind building material, and in fact, hand-carved natural stone is a true work of art!

In addition, it is impossible to find exactly matching natural stone slabs or architectural elements. There are many natural causes that affect the graining and coloration of stone over time. They include mineral deposits, underground springs, temperature, and seismic shifts. These occurrences are impossible to re-create and can only be done by Mother Nature herself. All of the “imperfections,” what we like to think of as character, are unique reflections of the stone’s “life.” Because of this, natural stone is similar to fingerprints, in that no one has the same exact stone. What is applied to your home or commercial building is truly one of a kind.

The character of natural stone is what ultimately makes manufactured stone the less attractive option.  It simply cannot achieve the same level of detail that is possible with natural stone. There is only so much you can capture with the molds that produce the product.

The designers at Table Rock Company will work to assist you in creating your own natural stone design. Stop in and visit us at our design studios in either Omaha or Lincoln! BTW……..all the images in this post are…..you guessed it……Natural Stone!

We hope you enjoyed this article about why natural stone is a better choice than manufactured stone for your home or commercial building.

Table Rock Company

Table Rock Stone Company was born out of a desire to meet the demands of a discerning eye in today’s stone marketplace. Our customers have come to expect luxurious appeal and timeless quality while being fully sustainable and environmentally responsible. We have a passion for our product and it shows in our attention to detail. If you have any questions about natural stone or would like to find a natural stone supplier near you, contact us by clicking HERE.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the natural stone and fireplace products we offer, contact us. You can discuss this with one of our Table Rock professionals, contact us by calling (402) 408-1830 in Omaha or (402) 499-2634 in Lincoln. You can also email us at info@tablerockco.com. We look forward to serving you!