Of flipping houses & luxury stone veneers

Of flipping houses & luxury stone veneers

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. No matter what the reason, selling your house is never an easy process, & for so many different reasons. Flipping houses is generally an expensive process, inclusive of any renovations or repairs that need to be done, while also being a time-consuming process. Out of all the tasks you need to focus on when flipping houses, one of the most underrated is that of renovations & repairs of the structure, which can be both time consuming & costly, if not planned correctly. So, let’s look at an option that is both financially feasible & less time consuming while adding to the value of your property, shall we?

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 consider stone veneers as a renovation option

There are many reasons why you should consider flexible stone veneers in renovations, primarily 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. This is why you need to think of flexible stone veneers for any renovation requirement you may have. While adding durability of the structure, flexible stone veneers also add to the elegance, within no time & for a relatively low cost compared with other cladding options.

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