Stack Stone

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Why not speak to one of our staff at TFO, they can share more ideas and techniques used with stackstone to enhance your home.  Come into our TFO showroom or visit our online tile store today.

12 comments… add one
  • Craig mackley October 26, 2017, 10:51 pm

    Hi I’m after some stack stone grey color SO18F made in China do you stock this I’m after 12m2 could I get a price per m2 thanks Craig 600×150 panels

    • The Guys at TFO November 1, 2017, 12:18 pm

      Hi Craig, thanks for your enquiry. We have a in stock grey stackstone in that size however nothing matching that description code. Please give our office a call on (02) 8728 7800 or come and visit us in our showroom to view our full range.

  • Ray November 23, 2016, 10:12 am

    just reading the above questions and answer, i would like to stick stack stone directly to new common brick wall that is not rendered is that ok ? If so what is the best product to use for this application?

    • The Guys at TFO November 29, 2016, 2:03 pm

      Hi there, thanks for your question. Stackstone is suitable to be installed upon brick walls with structural strength. You could either use UNINOVA + NOVA ADDITIVE or SMP EVO, both will do the same job.

  • Rhonda October 18, 2015, 3:51 pm

    can you use stackstone on hardiplank boards ,outdoor wall features ?

    • The Guys at TFO October 19, 2015, 12:26 pm

      Thank you for the inquiry. There is no problem using stackstone outdoors. It’s best however to be used on a brick or rendered wall as stackstone tiles are heavy.

  • debbie May 12, 2015, 10:47 am

    hi can u use stackstone straight onto a kitchen bench surround? ie:the walls of the kitchen bench which is laminate

    • The Guys at TFO May 12, 2015, 5:24 pm

      Hi there, Stackstone should be installed only on a concrete or brickwall because of the weight. Many of our customers use mosaic tiles to dress up their kitchen. They are affordable and easy to install.

  • Khandaker March 14, 2015, 12:59 pm

    Can we install stack stone on outdoor wall?

    Khandaker Hassan

    • The Guys at TFO March 16, 2015, 8:27 pm

      Thanks for your inquiry. Sure, you can install stackstones on outside walls provided that it’s a concrete or brick foundation that is rendered. A suitable adhesive must be used. We recommend the combination of Davco SMP Evo and Davelastic. Everything can be purchased at TFO. Feel free to call us on 9892 4833 for more information.

  • Sharon doyle April 17, 2014, 3:56 am

    Hi I was wondering what you do around corners, ie a fireplace. Do the stack wall tiles lock in around corners or do you have to meet them up?
    Thanks and regards
    Sharon Doyle

    • The Guys at TFO May 21, 2014, 5:22 pm

      Hi there, Stackstone is very common around fireplaces which can give the overall look a magnificent finish. Most of our customers generally mitre the edges so they meet up perfectly. There are also angles and trims you can purchase for the edges, hope this helps.

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