Like real stone, veneer is not invulnerable to damage. Accidents can happen – they may result in a chipped surface or superficial scraping. Will this damage shatter the illusion of solid stone? There are a few distinct differences in how damage will potentially impact each structure. 

Structural Integrity

Good quality stone can endure considerable damage without compromising the overall structure. The same can be said of stone veneer that has been built with durability as a core function. How the structure holds up is largely dependent on the quality of the materials being used and its construction processes. 

There is an argument that real stone products are inherently superior, but that is not always the case. If you want a stone finish that is virtually impervious to damage, it will come at a significant cost. For instance, there are types of granite that are so solid special techniques and tools are needed to work with the material. 

Sub-Surface Appearance

One of the areas where stone veneer has traditionally struggled to compete with real stone is sub-surface appearance. If you crack or chip most types of stone used in construction, the sub-surface looks much the same. Most stone veneer manufacturing processes only involve dying the surface of the product. 

However, this is not true of TriLite Stone veneers. We have developed a manufacturing process that involves integrating the dye throughout the stone. Additionally, we offer our customers a personal touch, adjusting or tweaking formulas to accommodate personal preference. If you are concerned about shattering the illusion of a real stone effect with scrapes or chips, TriLite Stone, Inc, makes the difference. 

If you would like to know more about the benefits of TriLite Stone products over real stone, we can answer all your questions today. For an affordable and easy way to make home improvements, call TriLite Stone, Inc today.