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Supplies needed for veneer stone?

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Posted 2013-07-10T07:15:04+0000  by Goodnesshype Goodnesshype

Hi Goodnesshype,


Thank you for your question and welcome to our community. 


Setting veneer stone is much like setting tile on your floor, except that you will be using a mortar instead of a thin set, which is usually used on tile floors inside your house.  Using a mortar gives you a stronger bond when it is used for outside or inside applications.  


Spec-mix will give you the most time for setting as opposed to the Quikrete Rapid set which will start to set in as little as 15 minutes after mixing.  


Mortar-Spec Mix.jpgMortar mix by Quickrete.jpg              Mortar mix Quickrete fast set.jpg

In addition to the mortar, you will need:


A mixing bucket or mixing tub


Mixing tool & Drill







Mortar Tub.jpg                               Mixing buckets.jpg

Drill DeWalt one half inch chuck.jpg                               Mixing tool-Universal.jpg

Mortar carrying platform-Hawk 13X13.jpgMortar Trowel.jpgLevel by Husky 48 inch.jpg



Many of the Veneers do not need a spacer to keep the space between each layer.  If you find that your particular application requires spacers, you can use the regular 1/2 inch spacers or the 1/2 inch square dowel to keep a consistent space between each level of veneer.


Spacers 1 half inch.jpg                         Wooden Dowel 1 half inch .jpg



Please let us know if we can be of further assistance to you


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Posted 2013-07-26T20:39:41+0000  by Rick_HD_OC
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