Complete Guide to Cultured Stone

What is Cultured Stone®

Cultured Stone® is a man-made material, designed to look like real stone, and can be installed throughout your home interior and exterior.

Why use Cultured Stone®

Enhances your home decor

Adding Cultured Stone® elevates your decor as it helps to create an elegant and refined look. Stone cladding can be used in a variety of decor styles and is available in many colours, shapes and sizes.

Durable

As Cultured Stone® is artificially produced, it tends to last longer than natural stone does. This is due to natural stone having been exposed to the elements and weakening over time.

Affordable

Cultured Stone® can be made in larger quantities, helping the manufacturing process to cost less.

Natural stone is limited in the amount that can be sourced, making it a more expensive option.

Versatile

Decorative stone can be used in a variety of interior and exterior locations, including feature walls, fireplaces, water features and wine cellars.

Sustainable

In all Cultured Stone® products, there is a minimum of 54 per cent recycled content. It’s also engineered to last, often taking up to 50 years for it to need replacing.

Midland Brick’s Cultured Stone® Range

Country Ledgestone

Country Ledgestone stone veneer provides a more subtle mix of colours, from creamy whites to a mottled, coffee-coloured blend. For a bolder, more random look, pair it with Dressed Fieldstone stone cladding in matching or complementary colours.

View the Country Ledgestone range.

Pro-Fit Ledgestone

The Pro-Fit Ledgestone is a practical way to achieve a custom look in a creamy white or cool grey tone. Each piece of stone features patented interlocking mortar grooves so you don’t need to have grouted joints.

View the Pro-Fit Ledgestone range.

Pro-Fit Alpine Ledgestone

Pro-Fit Alpine Ledgestone stone cladding provides a rustic outdoor look that’s easy to install. This precise, rugged ledgestone texture provides colour and shadow for a variety of design opportunities in one ash-grey package.

View the Pro-Fit Alpine Ledgestone range.

Dressed Fieldstone

The uneven look of Dressed Fieldstone stone cladding complements any natural environment, as its rich texture and range of colour enhances many house styles.

For a softer look, pair with biscuit-coloured Dressed Fieldstone or a complementary colour in the Country Ledgestone range.

View the Dressed Fieldstone range.

Southern Ledgestone

The uneven look of Dressed Fieldstone stone cladding complements any natural environment, as its rich texture and range of colour enhances many house styles.

For a softer look, pair with biscuit-coloured Dressed Fieldstone or a complementary colour in the Country Ledgestone range.

View the Dressed Fieldstone range.

Coral Stone

The delicate fossil patterns and surface characteristics of Coral Stone cladding complements modern architecture and design.

It can be installed in a random ashlar or repeating pattern, and with its sand-coloured, beachy texture, it’s perfectly suited to a coastal or contemporary-inspired home.

View the Coral Stone range.

Cultured Stone® style options

Textures

Ledge style

Both rugged and precise, rectangular stone veneers are small in scale.

Field style

Organic in shape and colour, this style creates a natural look.

Rubble style

This style is purposely irregular and works well indoors and out.

Random ashlar style

Versatile enough to look old fashioned or modern, depending on how it’s applied.

Grout

The grout colour you use has a big impact on the overall look of the project. It can either blend with the cladding or complement the stone colour to make it pop.

Best home decor styles for using decorative stone

Each type of Cultured Stone® works to create a specific home decor style. Here are some ideas on how you can use different options in your space.

Contemporary

To complete your contemporary home decor style, use Coral Stone to create a featured space.

Coral Stone is also suited to creating a coastal home design.

Rustic

Create a rustic look for your outdoor area or fire pit using Country Ledgestone.

Modern

Add a modern and unique touch to your home using Dressed Fieldstone to create an exterior focal point.

Cultured Stone® vs natural stone

There are benefits to choosing both Cultured Stone® and natural stone for your home. To make the right decision, do your research into what you need and want from your stone cladding.

Learn more about Cultured Stone vs natural stone.

How is Cultured Stone® made?

Cultured Stone® is cast in moulds of natural stone pieces and is meticulously hand coloured to achieve the look and feel of real stone.

Does Cultured Stone® fade?

Cultured Stone® is engineered to last, maintaining its beauty and strength for at least 50 years*. Furthermore, Cultured Stone® cladding does not require painting, coating or sealing after installation.

How to install Cultured Stone®

Some Cultured Stone® options are simple to install, whereas, some are best left to the professionals so you end up with a clean, safe and quality finish.

To find out what the best option for your project is, talk with our Sales Team.