Use Stacked Marble Or Quartz Wall Veneers To Add A Touch Of Elegance To Your Living Room
Stacked marble or quartz walls will add a bit of elegance and prestige to your living room. One way to achieve this transition without installing new walls is by adding veneer panels to specific portions of each wall. A veneer consists of thin stone pieces that are attached to a tile. When veneers are grouped together, they represent a true stone structure that consists of marble or quartz pieces that are stacked on top of each other.
- measuring tape
- luxury stone veneer panels
- high bond mortar mix
- mixing stick
Choose The Areas Being Covered And Purchase Panels
Which part of the room would you like to add a luxurious texture to? You could use veneer panels to outline a fireplace or to accent the section of the wall that your living room suite faces. Another option is to create a pattern effect by adding two or more columns across a particular wall.
After deciding upon the areas that will be covered and the natural stone type that you would like each panel to be comprised of, you will need to visit a modern stone supply in order to purchase enough main and corner veneer pieces to complete the project.
The corner panels will be cut at a specific angle so that they adhere to a wall's corners properly and provide a seamless finish. During the time that you purchase the panels, purchase a high-bond mortar mix. This type of mix will bond quickly, which will prevent the panels from slipping after they have been pressed against the wall.
Secure The Veneer Panels
Set the veneer panels on the living room floor and select the panels that will be used to create the bottom row of the stacked marble or quartz design. Place the stone veneers side-by-side so that you can see what the pattern will look like. Prepare a batch of mortar by blending the high bond mortar mix with water. A small batch of mortar should be prepared and this batch should be used to install one row of veneers.
Preparing a small amount for each row will ensure that the adhesive doesn't begin to harden prematurely. Use a paintbrush to apply mortar to the backside of each panel (tile side). Begin with a corner piece and follow suit with the remaining pieces that make up the first row.
Each panel should touch sides with adjacent pieces, and it is very important that you take your time and make sure that there are no gaps to prevent the results from looking subpar. Secure the remaining rows of tiles one at a time. Always begin with a corner piece and finish up a row with the remaining panels that you have chosen for the same row.