Natural Stone Wall Cladding

Natural Stone Wall Cladding

Wall cladding is a decorative covering made with Natural Stone that adds depth to your space. It has a natural element combined with beautiful shapes that highlight the volume and perspective of contemporary and modern architecture. We bring to you the most exquisite collection of stone wall cladding available in a variety of colours, textures and patterns.

Our Stone Wall Cladding range is perfectly suited to interior & exterior design for both residential and commercial projects. They are exclusively used to create innovative designs for water features, feature walls, fireplaces, backsplashes, outside walling, etc. Not only they are easy to install but our Stone Wall Cladding are also cost-effective, sustainable and striking yet subtle.

Natural stone wall cladding instantly improves the appearance of your property. All our products are natural and transcend time without fading or damaging.

Stone Depot is the largest supplier of premium natural stones in Australia. We deliver across Australia including Sydney (NSW), Brisbane (QLD), Melbourne (VIC) and more. We believe there is one stone for every space and our stones help you personalize that space. Our extensive range of indoor tiles, outdoor pavers and walling are available in Granite, Travertine, Limestone, Marble and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Traditional Wall Cladding Series?

In simple words, Traditional Wall Cladding refers to cladding pieces made of specific sizes. These are installed individually over the wall, and every cladding piece is the same size. If you use natural stone wall cladding for a traditional and organic look in your living room, you should choose the Traditional Wall Cladding series.

2. What do you mean by Free Style or Random Wall Cladding?

In this series, the size of the individual cladding pieces is different from each other. The maximum size ranges up to 350 mm, and the thickness would vary from 20-40mm. This type is highly in demand and creates a style statement. You can use them to give a contemporary look to your interiors. Free style or Random Wall Cladding can also be used for the exteriors to create a fantastic look.

3. What are Stacked Stones or Ledge Stones?

Stacked Stone or Ledge Stone means natural stone pieces are glued and put on a mesh. It looks like a panel that goes on a wall. They are easy to install and highly desired due to the rustic feel they add to the project.

4. Are corners available in Freestyle or Random Wall Cladding?

Yes, Stone Depot offers “L” shaped corners in Freestyle or Random Wall Cladding. Feel free to connect with one of our representatives to know more about them.

5. Can we get corner pieces in Stacked Stone or Ledge Stone Series?

We only have corner pieces available in the Ledge Stone Series. Remember, those would be interlocking corner pieces that would fit into each other like a jigsaw puzzle.

6. What is the size of the mesh for Stacked stone or Ledge Stone Cladding?

The mesh size would be 600 mm long.

7. What is the finish of the Free Style or Random Wall Cladding?

The Free Style or Random Wall Cladding comes in a natural split surface with sawn cut on the backside.

8. What is the finish of the Stacked Stone or Ledge Stone Wall Cladding?

The finish of Stacked Stone or Ledge Stone is the same as Free Style Cladding i.e., Natural Split Surface with backside sawn cut.

9. What is the thickness of the Free Style or Random Wall Cladding?

The overall thickness would vary from 20-40 mm.

10. How thick would the stone be in Stacked or Ledge Stone Cladding?

The thickness would be random and vary from 20-40 mm thickness.

11. How many pieces of Free Style Walling would be there in one pallet?

The pieces would be loose. One pallet would have 15 sqm of Free Style or Random Face Cladding and 30 linear meters of corner pieces.

12. How many corner pieces of Ledge Stone Cladding would be in one pallet?

There will be 144 corner pieces of stones in one pallet for a Ledge Stone cladding.

13. What is the difference between cladding and facing?

Cladding and facades are two different things. Both have unique properties and uses. As far as the differences are concerned, facades make the external space of buildings look stylish. On the other hand, Cladding creates a protective layer on external walls.

14. Are wall cladding stones durable?

Stone walls are long-lasting. Stone Wall Cladding is the only material that can be used for both exterior and interior wall cladding. They can easily withstand daily wear & tear and weather calamities.

15. Is it worth spending on exterior wall cladding?

Wall Cladding is an effective way to protect a building or structure from weather extremities like rain, heat, and cold. It also insulates your space from noise and heat. So yes, Exterior Wall Cladding is worth investing money in.

16. What is the purpose of walling?

Walling or Wall Cladding serves the purpose of décor in interior and exterior spaces. It also provides thermal and sound insulation while increasing the mechanical strength of the base structure.

17. What is internal wall cladding?

Internal wall cladding is a method to create a protective layer for your walls. Internal wall cladding is better than just painting the walls. In modern homes, walls are more about tone, texture, and creating an illusion for a stylish look.

18. What is the cheapest exterior wall cladding?

If you are searching for the cheapest options in exterior wall cladding, there is no fixed solution. Some people use ‘cheapest’ for money, some refer to product quality, and some use it for low maintenance. Natural stones are best for exterior wall cladding because of their premium quality at a reasonable price.

19. Is stone cladding any good?

Yes, stone cladding lasts for a long time. They elevate the project space to another level and the durability can be enjoyed without worrying about damage.

20. Does wall cladding provide insulation?

Yes, it does. Exterior wall cladding acts as an ideal insulation solution for your home. It is used to provide a degree of thermal insulation and is best suited for Australian weather.

21. Is wall cladding flammable?

Natural stone wall cladding is flame resistant. During a fire break-out, it does not catch fire and does pose any hazard.

22. Is stone wall cladding expensive?

No, astonishingly stone wall claddings are not expensive at all. They are perfect for small to large cladding needs, and they elevate the look of the walls to a different level. Feel free to connect with one of our representatives to know the cost of the various wall cladding products we offer.

23. Which stone is used for stone cladding?

The most common stones used for stone cladding purposes are limestone, sandstone, and granite. However, marble and slates are also used extensively in stone claddings. The use of cladding is not restricted to any stone. You can also clad walls with travertine, bluestone, etc.

24. Where all can wall cladding be used?

Stone wall cladding has been in use since ancient times. They give a new dimension and look to your walls. They are and can be used for both interior and exterior walls. For interiors, you can use stone wall cladding to construct cladded walls, especially in living rooms. They are used to conceal electrical wires. You can choose the wall cladding stone colour based on how warm or light you want the room to appear. If you’re going to brighten up a room, use pastel-coloured stones. However, if you want to make the room appear warmer, choose darker natural stones. Because of their ease of cleaning and maintenance, they are also commonly used in kitchen backsplashes.

25. What is wall cladding used for?

Wall cladding is a method of fitting one material over another to create an extra protective and aesthetically pleasing layer over the walls. Natural stone wall cladding is almost always used to protect exterior walls from the damaging effects of weather elements such as sun, wind, snow, and heavy rain. It has an aesthetic appearance and provides thermal insulation. There are multiple uses of wall cladding. To highlight the importance of wall cladding, here are 3 different purposes: First is to provide long-lasting covering to the wall, second, to protect against external elements, and last to provide thermal insulation. Moreover, it adds a decorative accent to the walls.

26. Is stone cladding feature wall inside your home in fashion?

Featured stone walls had a charm since ancient times. They remain in trend to date. The featured stone cladding is a fashion statement that makes your home look more beautiful.

27. Can you stone clad a house?

Yes, it is possible to stone clad the entire house. It provides a warm, classic appearance and also creates a contemporary look overall.

28. Can I stone clad a fireplace?

Absolutely! Stone cladding is one of the most used products for doing fireplaces globally. Not only does it provide fireplaces with durable and long-lasting material but also makes them look beautiful.

29. Can stone cladding be used in living room?

The living room is a place where anyone would spend most of the time, and everyone wants their living space to look beautiful and elegant. Stone cladding turns your living room into a living dream. Natural stone cladding elevates the whole dimension and makes it a piece of beauty and elegance.

30. Can Stone wall cladding be used for kitchen walls?

Yes, modern architecture has accepted stone wall cladding as a perfect means to beautify the kitchen walls. Stone cladding is extensively used to do kitchen walls. Explore our range to find the best product that matches your vision of creating a world-class kitchen at your home.

31. Can stone caldding be used for doing feature walls at your home?

Doing feature walls with stone cladding has been in practice for ages. The special feature walls made with natural stone can add that distinguished accent that your home lacks. Not only are they durable, but also the perfect pieces of art that would strike new conversations every time guest arrives at your abode.

32. Can you stone clad the external wall of the house?

External or exterior walls and even the boundary walls done with stone cladding are the best way to elevate the overall beauty of your house. They are in huge demand, and you could find many options of stones to choose from for the exterior or external walling.

33. Can you put stone cladding in the shower place?

You can use stone cladding in your shower place only after sealing them during installation. The best would be to keep resealing the stone at least once every year to get a better grip.

34. How high can dry stone walling go upto?

The maximum safe height for Dry Stone Walling is 3.5-5 feet since their primary purpose is to mark out the garden, terrace slope garden, or act as fencing to keep pets inside.

35. Can stone cladding stain?

As the name suggests, Stone Cladding is made of porous natural stones. Hence there are chances they can stain. We would recommend sealing the stones at the installation time. It is because different stones have different properties, the cleaning method should be tailored to the type of stone wall cladding, if stained.

  • Sandstone stone wall cladding should be cleaned with a sponge and a gentle cleaning solution. We should avoid using harsh chemicals and hard brushes.
  • Limestone stone wall cladding absorbs water quickly and stains easily, so any stains should be washed immediately with mild, acid-free solutions.
  • Travertine stone wall cladding can be cleaned with delicate cleaning agents, and more difficult stains can be removed with stone and cladding cleaning chemicals.
  • Granite wall cladding can be cleaned with universal cleaners, and more visible impurities can be removed with cleaners.
  • Marble stone wall cladding can be cleaned with a diluted dishwashing liquid and a soft cloth to avoid scratching. Hard brushes and acidic detergents should be avoided.

36. Do you need to reseal the stone cladding?

Yes, stone cladding needs to be resealed to make them retain their natural colour. They also act as a protective layer against weather, moisture and fading. The first step before sealing your stone cladding is to clean them thoroughly. Remove dirt and dust with a soft-bristled brush, then scrub your natural stone wall cladding with a mixture of warm water and soap or natural stone cleanser. Cleaning products containing bleach or acid should be avoided because they can damage your stone wall cladding. After scrubbing with a mild cleanser, rinse off the solution, dry the natural stone wall cladding with a towel, and allow at least two hours before sealing. We would recommend resealing stone cladding every 2-3 years.

37. Will sealant darken the stone cladding?

No, natural sealers won't change the colour of the stone cladding. Neither they will darken the stone nor they would alter their sheen and colour.

38. How to keep the colour of the stone cladding intact for years after installation?

Ensure sealing the stone during installation. Double coats of sealant will help retain their colours and sheen for long. If required, you can reseal them every 2-3 years.

39. How is wall cladding done?

In simple words, one material (stone) is layered on top of another material which creates a skin layer over the walls. The wall cladding panels are glued to the wall if the surface is flat.

40. How can I clean exterior wall cladding stone?

Avoid acidic or chemical cleaners as they can damage the stone. Just use plain water to remove dust or dirt. You can use mild cleaners in case of stubborn stains.

41. Are wall claddings easy to maintain?

Stone Wall Claddings are the easiest to maintain. Since they are sturdy and durable, they minimise the chances of breakage or stain. Just use mild detergents to clean stains or wash with plain water to remove dirt and it’s done!

42. How do you install stone wall cladding?

It would always correspond to the area and the type of stone cladding used, but a typical installation will start with a thorough cleaning of layers on the wall, and back of the stone cladding to remove debris or dust. The stone would generally be laid from bottom to top to maintain a consistent level up the wall. The best-suited adhesive should be applied and immediately stuck on the wall to create a strong bond. Any extra adhesive will be sponged off and the wall should be left untouched for at least 24 hours to get integrated.

43. How to maintain stone wall cladding?

The best way to maintain is to keep resealing the stone cladding every 2-3 years and for cleaning not to use chemicals or acidic stone cleaners. The best way to clean is to use a high-pressure washer that helps to remove dust, dirt, and accumulation of any debris on the surface.

44. Can I use vinegar to clean the stone wall cladding?

It would be wise to avoid vinegar as it might leave an etching mark on the surface. The best would be to pressure wash the area and use mild soap with warm water.

45. How do I calculate the quantity of stone panels I need?

We recommend measuring each area and allowing a 10% extra for wastage.

46. What is the difference between dry and wet cladding?

In dry cladding, the stone is installed over a steel frame fixed to RCC/Cement Plaster. In wet cladding, the stone is installed over the stone adhesive which is applied on the surfaces like RCC, Plywood, CC, Gypsum boards, fiber cement boards, etc.

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