Finishing the facade with stone is a much more effective solution in contrast to plastering. Today, fully or partially stone cladding of the outer side of the building is being created, which gives the building a modern look, makes the structure reliable, durable.
Facing the facade with a stone – what you need to know?
Finishing the facade with decorative stone or natural materials is a solution that has been gaining popularity in Russia in recent years. It is an ideal material for decorating a building, both outside and inside. The stone facade has good thermal insulation, prevents moisture from entering the house, and also differs in texture and color. This finish is much stronger than plaster. Facade decoration with artificial stone can be either partial or complete. Both for facades made of artificial and natural materials, the installation is carried out according to the same scheme. It is important to remember that a natural stone facade is heavier than an artificial one, but, in turn, artificial products are of low cost..
The decorative material is available in various options. It is resistant to low temperatures, as well as adverse weather conditions, has a different texture, color, which allows you to combine with the landscape, the appearance of the house, to create a holistic image.
Which is better: finishing the facade with natural stone or decorative materials
The stone for the exterior of the building can be made of concrete or stone conglomerate. Concrete products are a mixture of aggregate, cement and pigments that give it the right color. Tiles are made from such a mixture, elements of complex shapes that imitate natural building materials, therefore, artificial products are an ideal imitation of natural material, which is so loved by the inhabitants of Russia..
In turn, the natural material is sandstone, limestone or dolomite. It is often smooth on one side and splits or cut on the other side using special equipment at the construction site..
Decorating the facade of the house with stone: practical recommendations
The first step is to prepare a set of tools needed to carry out the work. In addition to the building material itself, you need an adhesive solution, an angle grinder (diamond), an ordinary hammer, a brick and rubber hammer, a trowel, a bucket, a spirit level and a meter. The next step is to thoroughly prepare the surface for cladding. Laying natural material is a task that requires patience and accuracy. The wall should be cleaned of dirt or paint, and then completely primed with a pre-prepared agent..
After the wall is properly prepared, you can start masonry work. It is important to do this slowly so that the solution is only on the inside (otherwise it may be damaged). Finishing the facades of private houses with stone starts from the bottom, from the base of the house. The building material must be pressed against the wall, but so that the glue does not protrude beyond its borders. A rubber mallet can be used for an even fit..
After the first level is created, you need to lay the material in the corners of the wall. The corners should be cut with a grinder. Another method is overlap, when one element is lengthened along the length of the slab, and the other is pressed against it..
The final stage is cleaning the surface from dust and dirt. A soft brush is useful for this. After it is completely dry, you can create additional surface protection due to special impregnations.
Stone for the facade of the house: cladding with wood
The combination of wood and stone is an opportunity to create a modern building design. Often houses with such a finish look much more beautiful than buildings that are faced with one plaster. This solution is suitable for both urban buildings and rural buildings. These materials blend well with the environment (nature) of the house in which it is located.
According to many architects, the facades of houses that consist of stone and wooden materials look brutal, but at the same time natural and natural. Moreover, the use of stone alone for cladding a small building is unlikely to improve its aesthetic properties. Therefore, the combination of two environmentally friendly and attractive materials is suitable for small private houses. Also, such a finish is recommended for low structures, which will visually increase their height..