Welcome to the Thin Veneer Store . com
Your source to buy natural stone thin veneer direct 877-STONE-33

About Our Company

Stone Direct International is a quarrier, direct importer and marketer of both common and unique stone.  Our stone is quarried in several states of Mexico, including Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Baja California  and Nuevo Leon.  In the United States we quarry or work with quarrying partners in Oklahoma, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho, California, Arizona, Kansas, Texas, Missouri and Arkansas.  We do a tremendous amount of natural stone thin veneer fabrication - thus the reason for this website dedicated just for thin veneer.  Our primary business for more than two decades has been to supply material exclusively to our reputable base of quality building supply companies and exclusive stone yards throughout the Southwest United States and beyond.  

We view our customer base in basically three groups - Here's a quick perspective :

Group I : You are a homeowner, contractor, mason or other type of end use consumer, and your job IS NOT within 100 miles of one of our existing dealer locations; then WE WILL discuss a direct sale to you.  You must realize that our main business is supplying stone dealers in 24 ton minimum quantity purchases, but we don't have dealers everywhere.  If you do live within 100 miles of one of our existing dealers, then we will refer you to the closest appropriate dealer to service your needs.

Group II : You are a stone yard or building materials company - YOU ARE OUR MAIN TARGET and type of customer.  We'd love to cover the map of the USA and Canada with businesses like you that specialize in marketing our type of products and have you be our successful stocking representative dealer.  If you are doing your part; we'll refer any of the above Group I type of people to you and they will understand why.  We've been establishing a solid reputable dealer network for 2 decades now; and we'd be very interested in seeing if we are a match for your goals and ours.

Group III : You are a stone yard, building materials company or quarrier - that is interested in "farming out" stone for SPECIAL FABRICATION, then we may be your very best choice for quality and price.  A very large portion of our business has become "special cutting exclusives."  Because of our wide range of experience and logistical advantages; I highly recommend you explore this option to supplement or replace your current fabrication strategies.  Speaking personally is our best start.
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Why Has The Market Moved From Installing Full Bed Ledge Stone to Real Stone Thin Veneer?
 
Why, because the end use consumer is getting a better deal.  The final cost of installing natural stone on personal residence or commercial building is the cost of both the stone and the labor combined.  That cost equation has pushed the market from installing full bed depth natural stone in years gone by, to the majority of the market being the installation of natural stone thin veneer.
 
Natural stone thin veneer is is the real deal.  It is just fabricated REAL STONE, either in a "processing plant," or occasionally "on the job."  Unlike fake (aka "cultured," or "manufactured") stone, which is made of concrete, plaster and paint products - real stone "thin veneer" is a sawn off portion of the real version of the full stone (100% made by nature).  It has all the properties of the full bed stone; including its hardness, color and natural beauty.  It will not fade or deteriorate like the man made imitations.  If fabricated in a high quality environment, the "processor" will normally saw off the the front and rear "rise" of the natural ledgestone.  Picture taking a brick shaped piece of a full size stone and sawing off the front and back "faces" to yield a natural face, and natural surface top, bottom and ends.  The normal specification is for the stone to have a new thickness of approximately 1" - 1 3/8" and a maximum weight of under 15 lbs per square foot.  Natural looking "corners" are achieved the same way - however more waste is involved if the product is high enough quality to be sawn to have all natural ends.  Again, imagine a brick shaped piece of natural ledge stone, look down at it from a top view, and imagine cutting one "L" shape corner out of it.  The rest of the piece is scrap if it is to have all natural exposed surfaces.
 
At our company, as a quarrier of natural stone, and also a fabricator of natural stone thin veneer, we don't really care which product is being sold - but the reality is that the consumer has pushed the market towards natural stone thin veneer because the total job cost is less expensive doing it that way.  It all makes perfect sense, dollars and cents!
 
The Thin Veneer Store has been designed as a place for the general public, home owners, contractors, and builders, to purchase real stone thin veneer directly from the source. Our parent company, Stone Direct International, LLC has been supplying stoneyards and building material companies for over a decade. Our main business model has not changed and we will continue to protect our valued dealers. However, we realize that there are a lot of consumers in the USA and Canada, and possibly beyond, that we do not reach with our current dealer network. The internet has certainly changed the reach of conventional marketing. There may be some individual people, that inquire because of this website, that we will have to decline to sell to directly due to a conflict with our loyalty to dealers. However, if you are serious about your project with natural stone thin veneer, and your job is at least 500 sq. feet and/or linear feet, we encourage you to inquire through e-mail or phone. 


 
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