How To Install A Stone Veneer Fireplace Surround

Over 11 million people have used CostOwl to research average prices and over 350,000 visitors have used our free Request For Quote tool! Another factor with artificial stone veneer that you don’t have with our stone veneer is the huge shipping cost, most of the artificial stone veneer is shipped across the entire continent and goes through many hands which all have to be paid before it gets to you, the consumer. You could also do a basic keystone arch around the fireplace opening, but then fill in the rest of the space with your natural stone veneer. Point/strike any seams with a brick pointer to smooth out any rough mortar joints.

As you can see from the photos he sent us, with a little step by step help from our team, Gary was able to transform his back patio with the look of stone and you guessed it, he did it himself! It’s the final details that make an ordinary project an extraordinary one, and Eldorado Stone Architectural Accents are no exception to this philosophy. Thank you for sharing so cogently the steps to the process of stone veneering the exterior.


The cost can range from $7,500-$15,000 for the labor and materials to construct the fireplace alone without installation. Wiping it away while it’s wet will cause it to be pushed further in to the veneer stone and create a permanent stain. You can search our vast image gallery of natural stone veneer projects by keyword, including the name of the product, color, profile, room, application and many other criteria.

I would expect more like $8-12/SF if you buy the veneer yourself, though depends largely on whether you are talking the cheaper face veneer, or stacked stone, which takes more labor and mortar. Natural stone may require wall ties and footings, which, in turn, can increase installation cost and difficulty. Applying a stone veneer over brick interior walls is much easier than an exterior wall.

For example, you can create a truly stylish and attractive patio fire pit simply by selecting a stone veneer as a cladding material with a fine colour and texture scheme, preferable one which is stackable. Because this type of masonry is a relatively thin veneer produced in molds to look like real stone, it is lightweight and doesn’t require a footing for support. Final picture color is not true, the colors of the cultured stone were not that ugly purple.

Stone Veneer can be installed directly to clean, unpainted or unsealed brick, concrete block or poured concrete surfaces (interior or exterior) without requiring the use of metal lath. Be sure to check your existing brick fireplace for cracks or damages that need to be repaired along with removing any painted areas that will not adhere to our stone veneers.