Stone Cladding Your Questions Answered

Crettyard Stone remains one of Ireland's most established stone cladding companies.

Our family-run company has been installing various cladding options on residential homes for decades. Currently, we offer limestone, granite, grey sandstone, cream sandstone and white sandstone. While stone cladding is undeniably beautiful, and we provide stone at competitive prices, cladding does still represent a significant investment. As such, our clients often have questions about stone cladding. With decades of quarrying experience, nobody is more qualified to answer these questions than us. We have compiled the most common questions below to ensure this information is easy to find.




How to clean stone wall cladding?


Cleaning stone wall cladding requires effort but can be done effectively with the right tools and techniques. Here are some steps to follow:

First, remove any loose debris and dirt from the surface of the stone cladding. You can use a broom or a brush to do this.
Mix a cleaning solution of warm water and mild detergent or stone cleaner. Avoid harsh chemicals or acidic solutions, as they can damage the stone. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the cleaner you choose.
Apply the cleaning solution to the stone wall cladding using a soft-bristled brush or a sprayer. Make sure to cover the entire surface evenly.
Let the cleaning solution sit on the stone for several minutes, according to the instructions on the cleaner. This will allow the solution to penetrate and loosen any dirt and stains.
Scrub the stone surface gently with a brush, working in a circular motion. Use a soft-bristled brush to avoid damaging the stone.
Using a hose or pressure washer, rinse the stone wall cladding thoroughly with clean water. Make sure to remove all the cleaning solution residue.
Allow the stone to dry completely. Avoid using heat sources or direct sunlight to dry the rock, which can cause the stone to crack.
If stubborn stains don't come off with the cleaning solution, you can use a poultice made of baking soda and water. Apply the application to the stain, cover it with plastic wrap, and let it sit overnight. Rinse off the poultice in the morning.
Remember, cleaning stone wall cladding regularly is vital to prevent dirt and stains from accumulating.


In Ireland, how much does stone cladding cost?


The cost of stone cladding in Ireland can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of stone used, the project's size and complexity, and the property's location. However, if you want a stone cladding quote, please get in touch with our quarry by phone or email with your project details. 


How thick is stone cladding?


The thickness of stone cladding can vary depending on the type of stone used, the desired look, and the application method. However, stone cladding generally ranges from 20mm to 40mm.

Thin stone veneer, also known as a lightweight or natural thin stone, is a popular choice for stone cladding because it offers the look of natural stone with less weight and thickness. Thin stone veneer typically ranges from 20mm to 30mm in thickness.

On the other hand, full-bed stone veneer is a thicker option that can range from 30mm to 40mm in thickness. This type of stone cladding is heavier and more substantial, but it can offer a more authentic look and feel.

It's essential to consult with a professional stone cladding supplier or installer to determine the best thickness for your specific project based on the type of stone, the installation method, and other factors. They can guide the most suitable thickness for your desired outcome.


Do you have any more questions on wall cladding? Then please get in touch with us today. We offer a massive variety of stones, and we offer nationwide delivery. Call us today with your enquiries or to place an order.



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