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Stone Veneer Hearth

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by DKranger22, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. DKranger22

    DKranger22 New Member

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    Im about to pull the trigger on a wood burning insert for my masonary fireplace. While I'm going broke, I'm contemplating a facelift to the dated brick facade with a rustic stone veneer. Has anyone done this themselves or through a contractor, and if you don't mind me asking, what was the damage (cost) per square foot? I'd like to see pictures to get some more ideas. I'm Attaching a pic of my hearth as is. This would require about 60 Sq Ft of material.

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    Thanks for your insight and ideas!

    --Andrew

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Scotty O should be able to give you some current pricing on a stone facade.
  3. DKranger22

    DKranger22 New Member

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    So I attended the Cleveland home and garden show over the weekend. I spoke with a handful of vendors who provided general "ballpark" numbers that are very much dependant upon the type of stone chosen. The cheapest being about $5/SQ FT to about $10/ SQ FT for the higher-end materials. They said to tack on another $10/ SQ FT if I wanted them to do the install. Does this seem to be in the ballpark?

    Also, from what I've read online, most people say that I need the metal lath before doing the skim coat. However, both contractors that I spoke with said that I wouldn't need this for my application. This has me a little confused!

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