How installing flexible stone veneers increase your home value

How installing flexible stone veneers increase your home value

There are many reasons why you may choose to do renovations to your home. It could simply be that you’re looking for a change, but most of the time, it’ll be because you’re looking to see your home. When selling your home, it’s going to be your number one priority to do whatever needs to be done to get the best possible price you can, & this is where you’ll seek out specific solutions to grow the home value. Today let’s understand how installing flexible stone veneers can increase your home value.

What are flexible stone veneers?

Sketch Australia’s flexible stone veneers are sustainably extracted with a minimum carbon footprint from 100% natural metamorphic rock. It results in a thin layer of stone which is attached to a backing, which is most commonly fiberglass, but could also be fabric or translucent. This backing, with the thinness of the stone layer (1.5 mm to 2.0 mm) gives not only tremendous durability, but also ensures a light-weight & easy to install stone veneer. The stone surface provides natural water & heat resistant, which means that it can be installed both indoors & outdoors. Sketch Australia’s flexible stone veneers can be installed on top of any substrate, including glass, tiles, cement, wood, brick & render. From floors to walls & ceilings, applications are only limited by your creativity, with the most common applications being splashbacks, feature walls, fireplaces, bathrooms, bedrooms, & furniture.

Why you should consider flexible stone veneers to increase your home value?

There are many reasons why you should consider flexible stone veneers to increase your home value. Let’s discuss a few of those reasons in detail.

1. Ease of installation

Unlike stone slabs, flexible stone veneers are extremely light-weight, only being around 1 kilo per sheet. That, combined with the thinness, contributes to ease of installation, to the point where the product is DIY. No need for special equipment or tilers, just an angle grinder to cut the sheets, a PU adhesive to paste it, & finally a penetrative sealant on top of the surface. You’ll not only save up on labour cost, but also, it’ll be something fun for you to look forward to do in the weekend, especially if you’re a DIY enthusiast!

2. Durability

The stone surface speaks for itself. Since the surface of the veneer is natural stone, it’s durable & resistant to extreme weather conditions, whether scorching hot or freezing cold. This is the main reason that it can be installed outdoors. Unlike so many other cladding options, the stone surface is also resistant to scratching & chipping, & with the proper installation & maintenance, it’s bound to last a lifetime.

3. Water & heat resistant

Sketch Australia’s flexible stone veneers are naturally water & heat resistant, since the surface is natural stone. So, you can install it in places where water & heat resistant is an absolute necessity, including splashbacks & fireplaces.

4. Versatility of application

Sketch Australia’s flexible stone veneers can be installed both indoors & outdoors, but that’s not the best part – seeing that it can endure extreme weather conditions as well as be installed on top of any kind of substrate, applications are limitless!

5. Visual appeal

Flexible stone veneers have an elegant look, whether it’s installed indoors or outdoors. The natural stone surface is unique in appearance & since each sheet is unique from the other, it creates a theme of its own.

6. Affordability

Compared with other cladding options & considering the advantages it offers, flexible stone veneers are affordable. Not only saving up on the labour cost if you do it on your own, but each sheet is extremely cost effective, especially compared with stone slabs.

7. Lightweight

Unlike stone slabs, the flexible stone veneer is an extremely thin slice of rock, weighing only around 1 kilo per sheet, so it’s the perfect solution when you want an elegant stone appearance, without the weight & difficulty in installation. It’s also perfect for installation on structures that are unable to bear heavy weights, such as stone slabs.

8. Low maintenance

Once a penetrative sealant is applied on the stone surface after installation, it’ll preserve the surface & the most basic dust & day to day dirt can be easily cleaned with water.

How flexible stone veneers add to the home value

Since we’ve established the why, let’s understand how flexible stone veneers add to the home value, shall we?

1. Cover up damages to the surface below

Let’s be honest – you’ve lived in a house for years & years, the structures in your house, whether the wall or floor, is bound to show signs of wear & tear. The best part of installing flexible stone veneers is that you can install it on almost any surface, & using the glue, you can fill in any gaps in the surface below & install the veneers to cover the damages. This means that not only are you covering up the damages, but also, you’re doing it with style.

2. Wow factor

Talking about style – flexible stone veneers have the look & feel of solid stone slabs, & the moment anyone sees it, they’re bound to think that it is natural stone slabs. It’s often said that the first impression is the last impression, & in that case, flexible stone veneers offer a very pleasant experience to the viewer.

3. Create a theme

For example, you can create a feature wall using the flexible stone veneers, in an otherwise bland looking room. You can also use the flexible stone veneers to create a theme or pattern of its own, depending on how you lay the stone sheets. One of the main features of the stone veneer is that you can use it outdoors, so as soon as someone enters your property, they get to enjoy the natural vibrance.

4. Add to the surface structural integrity

This applies especially if the structure below is damaged. Flexible stone veneers can be applied over damaged surfaces using the glue to fill up the damages, & applying this durable thin stone sheet will add to the structural integrity of the surface below, further reinforcing it.

Food for thought

Flexible stone veneers are taking the Australian construction & renovation industry to the next level by offering a cladding option that is versatile in application, while also being durable & affordable. If you’re planning to add value to your house or property, flexible stone veneers will do so adding to the visual appeal & reinforcing the structural integrity. It’s a bonus that it’ll last a lifetime.

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