Art Of Joint Joint styles for stone & brick veneers
As our stone veneer product line has developed, so has our understanding of what it takes to achieve the true art of stone masonry. Whether you want to create a traditional, a historical or a modern texture, joint style has an amazing impact on the look of stonework. While our brilliand Stonewrap veneers tend to be the center of attention, selecting the desired grout technique and grout color is often as important as selecting the stone. It’s often the grouting styles in between that can really make a difference. The following instructions are intended to share with you what we have learned about the relationship between grout and stone.
Sometimes the lack of grout has a great impact on the look of decorative stonework. Dry-Stack stone veneer replicates the look of stone taken from the field and piled one atop another. If done proper, it adds a beautiful rustic look to any stone project. It is usually desirable to do touch-up intervention to fill noticable voids where the stones are not a perfect fit or broken stone edges. Using Stonewrap® Smart Stone chips for filling these undesirable voids would be an ideal way to achieve the best appearance.
A standard joint also known as a raked joined, is accomplished by laying each stone roughly one finger width apart from each other, then grouting between each stone. Typically, the mortar is recessed 5-10mm from the stone face. Once the mortar is semi-dry it is later "raked" with a variety of tools to ultimately achieve a consistent depth. More variation occurs in the topography since the mortar is struck back to a consistent plane depth. Stonewrap® provides you with the most suitable Joint Grout in 6 distinctive shades with superior color consistency.
FULL GROUT JOINT
A popular way to achieve an authentic look. The surface of the grout and the stones are roughly leveled in this joint method. It is important to overfill joints when applying grout. Remove excessive grout by using a trowel or a wood stick when the mortar is in semi-dry state. In this method, stone appears more uniform because the mortar joint is closer to the face of stone. The Full Grout Joint technique uses almost every stone shipped because broken edges can be hidden by grout. Use Stonewrap® Joint Grout in 6 distinctive shades with superior color consistency to achieve best result.
This is a unique style that conveys the feelings of warmth and tradition. Mostly used to add an old-world or rustic look. Overfill joints when applying grout and allow flooding the joint mortar over the edges of the stones. Sprade excessive grout by using a trowel or a wood stick before the grout starts to dry. This technique uses almost every stone shipped because broken edges can be hidden by grout. Mortar color also has a significant impact on the final look. Use Stonewrap® Joint Grout in 6 distinctive shades with superior color consistency to achieve best result.