Stacked Stone Collection


What is a stacked stone panel?

Stacked stone panels are natural stone pieces that are bonded together during manufacturing to forming stacked stone panels that provide a rustic and textured appearance. Stacked Stone panels are usually mounted on a backing material like cement board with the use of mortar. Offering versatility in design, stacked stone can be used to create a variety of different looks, from traditional to modern. It is a popular choice for both indoor and outdoor applications.

What Are Differences Between MSI’s Stacked Stone Collections?

MSI's Stacked Stone Collections offer a range of options to fulfill various design requirements, seamlessly transitioning from traditional to contemporary aesthetics.
Beginning with the Rockmount™ Stacked Stone Panels, these are versatile for both indoor and outdoor environments, crafted from natural stones like marble, slate, travertine, and quartzite. Their wide color and finish selection ensures compatibility with any style. For a grander scale, the XL Rockmount™ Stacked Stone Panels present larger 9" x 24" stone pieces, predominantly made from marble and quartzite. The size of these pieces lends a more authentic stone presence, reducing the appearance of a veneer and providing an authentic, split-face texture that introduces a three-dimensional character to installations. These panels are also eco-friendly, adhering to sustainable certifications.
For spaces that require a more compact option, the Rockmount™ Stacked Stone M Series Panels are the perfect counterpart. These smaller panels are easy to install and are suitable for backsplashes, feature walls, and decorative accents in both exterior and interior spaces. With their durability and resistance to freeze-thaw conditions, they also work well with water features.
Transitioning to an alternative material, MSI's Dekora™ Porcelain Panels offer a sophisticated stacked stone look with the benefits of low maintenance. At a convenient 6x24 inch size, these panels are suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. These panels feature a variety of styles, including the elegant Nora series with a matte finish, and they boast a rectangular design for seamless installation. Ideal for accent walls and fireplaces, they're durable, versatile, and environmentally conscious, perfect for hassle-free and sustainable design solutions.

What are the different types of stacked stone?

Stacked stone can be made from a variety of different natural stones, such as slate, limestone, sandstone, and quartzite. Each type of stone has its own unique color and texture. Stacked stone is also available in splitface, natural, honed, and multi-finish.

Where can stacked stone be used?

Stacked stone can be used in various areas of a home or commercial space, both indoors and outdoors. It’s ideal for feature walls, fireplace surrounds, kitchen backsplashes, and as a façade for exterior walls. Its versatility also extends to landscaping for features like retaining walls, water features, and outdoor kitchens, adding texture and a natural aesthetic to any setting.

How much does stacked stone cost?

The cost of stacked stone will vary depending on the type of stone, the thickness of the veneer, and the complexity of the installation. In general, stacked stone is a more expensive material than traditional brick or siding. However, it is also a more durable and long-lasting material.

Is stacked stone difficult to install?

Stacked stone installation can be completed by skilled DIYers, tile setters, and professional masons. Following the manufacturer's guidelines is crucial for a successful setup, with surface preparation being key: it must be clean, level, and thoroughly dry. For a complete guide on installation, refer to MSI's Stacked Stone Installation video.

Is stacked stone durable?

Stacked stone is known for its durability and longevity, making it a popular choice for both residential and commercial construction. It resists wear and tear, harsh weather conditions, and doesn't fade easily, ensuring that it maintains its aesthetic appeal over time. Stacked stone is also fireproof, making it a safe choice for use around fireplaces and other heat sources.

Is stacked stone easy to maintain?

Stacked stone is relatively easy to maintain, requiring just regular cleaning to keep it looking its best. Its natural stone surface is durable and doesn't need frequent maintenance beyond occasional wiping or gentle washing to remove dust and debris. This low-maintenance quality makes it an attractive option for both interior accents and exterior finishes in residential and commercial properties.

Is stacked stone eco-friendly?

Stacked stone, by its natural composition, has eco-friendly aspects since it's sourced from the earth, which means it doesn’t require extensive manufacturing processes. Moreover, it's durable and long-lasting, reducing the need for frequent replacements and the environmental impact associated with renovation materials. However, the eco-friendliness also depends on the sourcing and production practices of the stone, with some options like reclaimed or locally sourced stone having a smaller environmental footprint.


What are stone veneers?

Stone veneers are a decorative and protective covering made to replicate the look of natural stone. They are manufactured from cement and other materials, molded and colored to mimic the appearance of various types of stone. Stone veneers are lightweight, versatile, and can be used for both interior and exterior applications, such as facades, fireplaces, and accent walls, offering the aesthetic appeal of stone at a lower cost and with easier installation.

What is Terrado® Manufactured Stone Veneers made of?

MSI's Terrado® Manufactured Stone Veneers are crafted from concrete, designed to replicate the appearance and texture of natural stone. They come in various earthy shades and boast a low water absorption rate, making them ideal for both indoor and outdoor settings. These veneers feature a natural finish, enhancing their aesthetic appeal.

How durable are manufactured stone veneers?

Manufactured stone veneers are engineered for durability, effectively withstanding various environmental conditions including weather changes, moisture, and wear over time. When installed correctly, they maintain their aesthetic appeal and structural integrity both indoors and outdoors, mirroring the robustness of natural stone but with the added benefits of easier installation and maintenance. This makes them a versatile choice for enhancing architectural features and living spaces with a touch of elegance and longevity.

Are manufactured stone veneers suitable for both interior and exterior use?

Yes, manufactured stone veneers are suitable for both interior and exterior use. They are designed to withstand various environmental conditions, making them versatile for enhancing walls, facades, fireplaces, and other architectural features in both settings. Their durability and aesthetic appeal make them a popular choice for adding a natural stone look to any space without the weight and complexity of real stone.

What are the benefits of using stone veneers versus natural stone?

Using stone veneers instead of natural stone offers several benefits, including cost-effectiveness, easy installation, and reduced weight on structures. Stone veneers provide a similar aesthetic appeal to natural stone but are more adaptable to various designs due to their flexibility in shape, size, and color. They also require less maintenance over time, making them a practical choice for both residential and commercial projects seeking the natural stone look without its drawbacks.

How do you install stone veneers?

Installing stone veneers involves several steps to ensure a durable and aesthetically pleasing result. The process includes preparing the exterior with corrosion-resistant flashing, maintaining clearances from grades and paved surfaces, and installing a water-resistive barrier. Lath installation, if required, follows, secured with corrosion-resistant fasteners. A scratch coat of mortar is then applied, into which the stone veneers are set, starting with corner pieces to dictate the layout. Mortar is applied to the back of each stone piece, which are then worked into the wall with a side-to-side motion to bond properly. For detailed instructions, visit the MSI's Terrado® Manufactured Stone Veneers Installation instructions.

Can stone veneers be customized to fit specific design preferences?

Yes, stone veneers can be customized to fit specific design preferences, offering a wide range of colors, textures, and sizes. This customization allows for personalization in architectural and interior design projects, enabling designers and homeowners to achieve a unique look that complements the overall aesthetic of their space. Whether for matching existing design elements or creating a standout feature, stone veneers provide the flexibility needed to realize specific design visions.

What maintenance is required for stone veneers?

Stone veneer maintenance is relatively low-key, requiring regular dusting and occasional cleaning with a non-acidic cleaner and water to remove dirt and grime. It's important to inspect for any signs of damage or wear over time, especially in outdoor applications, to address any issues promptly and maintain the veneer's appearance and longevity. Avoid using harsh chemicals that could damage the surface.

What are some common uses for stone veneer?

Stone veneer is commonly used for a variety of applications including exterior facades, interior accent walls, fireplaces, and landscaping features such as retaining walls and garden beds. Its versatility allows it to enhance both residential and commercial spaces, offering the appearance of natural stone with easier installation and maintenance. Stone veneer can also be applied to pillars, columns, and outdoor kitchens, providing a durable and attractive finish that complements various design aesthetics.