One of the first questions we get asked at Likestone is, ‘What do i need to install stone cladding panels?’ It is a very valid question. You may need to consider a few things when asking this question. For example, will you be using your stone cladding panel as an internal or external veneer? How to measure for corners for your stone panel product? Are you looking for a particular type of stone cladding? This blog sets out to answer these questions.
How to measure my space for stone panels?
Stone cladding panels are sold per square metre. When measuring your facade, it is best to measure in metres. Take a measuring tape and measure the height, from the bottom of the wall to the top. Then record the measurement. Then measure horizontally the width of the space. The height multiplied by the width will give you the overall area ( H x W = A). For example, if the height is 2.5 metres and the width is 6 metres, then 2.5 m x 6 m = 15 sqm (square metres) You may have windows or openings in the surface/wall you are cladding. Measure these in the same way and deduct from the overall area.
How to measure for corners?
Simply measure the height of your corner. For example if it measures 3.42 linear metres then you will need 4 linear metres of corners.
What type of stone cladding do I need?
This will depend on the colour and texture you like. It will also depend on whether you are using the stone veneer product inside or outside. It is worth noting that all stone cladding can be used inside, but might not be suitable around heat or for use externally. For example, gypsum stone panels can not be used around a fire or used externally. However, concrete stone panels and natural stone panels can be used on interiors, exteriors and around heat.
If you don’t find the answers you are looking for in relation to your stone cladding product, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org We would be delighted to offer further advice.