4 Ideas for Stackstone Walls
Sometimes small things can make a huge difference. When it comes to gardens and outdoor areas, very few things make as much of an impact as stack stone. What is stackstone? Some call it stack stone, cultured stone, stackstone, stacked stone, stacking stones, stone wall cladding, flagstone, cultured stone or stone wall veneer – it’s basically natural stone that has been cut so that it can add a beautiful natural look over your concrete surface. Nothing softens a concrete wall while still adding texture like stackstone.
Tile Factory Outlet has been selling stackstone tiles for many years and has found the two main reasons people buy from us. Firstly, we have the latest styles. Secondly, we sell at Sydney’s best prices.
There are varieties of stackstone. The first type of stackstone is “traditional stackstone”. Many of these are 150mm high by 600mm long. They may have 4 or 5 strips of stone at consistent thicknesses. Being a natural stone, no two pieces are never exactly the same. So as a feature, like say a water feature behind a waterfall, it creates a focal attention grabbing background. As it is real stone, it adds a real, never out of fashion style. See the example above.
The next generation of stackstone more closely followed English style walls, where various size stones were placed together to create a more random look. This style is called “montage” and while it will never completely copy the random English stone wall, it has various sized stones placed together in repetitive sized panels. Some of these even use an interlocking style to help hide the fact that they are still a repetitive size panel. See the example above.
Thirdly, there is “cement backed stackstone” (some call this “ledgestone”). It is thicker than the traditional stackstone. This allows many more unique size pieces to be used, however this can create more weight. Thought must be given to the structural integrity of the area you wish to place these on. However, the end result around a fireplace for instance, looks magnificent. Example can be seen above.
The forth style stackstone is “cladding”. Recently a chiselled surface cladding has become the trend. Sydneysiders are going for this as a way of imitating the old sandstone brick look. It also comes in a classic black that far outshines the old blue-stone walls. Some of these products have naturally occurring flecks in it. These shine and shimmer and add real class to any area.
When it comes to stackstone, TFO has you covered. We can help you buy some of the best wall cladding styles at Sydney’s best prices. Why not click through to our online store to see more prices? While you are there, also check out our imitation stackstone – great for areas that need to be hosed down to keep things clean or where your walls can’t handle the weight of real stackstone. Either way, for indoors or outdoors, we at TFO have you covered.