Stack Stone – Is It For You?
Stack stone is known by a few names like ‘stone wall cladding’ or ‘stacked stone’ to mention just two. It is however, becoming one of Australia’s most popular feature wall styles. As the name suggests, stack stone is made of tiny varying pieces of stone, stacked on top of each other. However, a brand new type of stack stone has just been released . Not only is it made of natural stone, now it is combined with glass. This brand new “Lario” product will be sold exclusively in Australia through Tile Factory Outlet, Sydney.
Stack stone has a standard size panel of 150x600mm however other sizes are available. These panels can easily be fixed on a wall because the depth variances allow you to hide a uneven wall. This makes it ideal for exterior walls. Also, many are now enjoying using these products inside on feature walls and they look great. So rather than tell you where you can use these tiles, let me tell you where you shouldn’t use them.
- Plasterboard wall. While many people break this rule, it is wise only to stick stack stone (which is very heavy) onto a brick or preferably concrete rendered solid wall.
- On areas where water can penetrate from behind. The reason for this is some of the stack stone, especially black or grey, has a high oxide level. When water is able to penetrate it, it may look like rust stains on the surface.
Please also note, stack stone requires sealing
With those issues out of the way, may we strongly encourage you to consider this beautiful product. It can soften the look of a wall and add a real rustic feature to any area.