Stack Stone Tiles – Are They For You?
Stack stone tiles are 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 tiles are made of tiny varying pieces of stone, stacked on top of each other.
Stack stone tiles have 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 us tell you where you shouldn’t use them.
- Plasterboard wall. While many people break this rule, it is wise only to stick stack stone tiles (which are 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 tiles, especially black or grey, have 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 Tiles Require 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.
Some new products also available are stackstone look tiles. These are porcelain tiles which look like stackstone, but without the maintenance of natural stone. Come in to see our amazing new range of these tiles.