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A Guide to Using Denver Ledger Stack Stones


November 15, 2017

Ledger stack stone is a unique and versatile natural stone that can be used both inside and outside of the home. If you are considering adding this natural stone to your home, it’s important to know where you should use it and how you can take care of it. Here’s a guide to incorporating Denver ledge stack stones into your home:

Where to Use Ledger Stack Stones

Ledger stack stones can be used virtually anywhere in the interior or on the exterior of your home. Because this stone has a natural and earthy look, many homeowners choose to use it around the fireplace. Learn more about stacked stone fireplace design.

Stack stones are also a great alternative to basic subway tile backsplashes in the kitchen or bathroom. They work especially well in kitchens that are fairly monochromatic. For example, if you have an all-white kitchen, using ledger stack stones for the backsplash will add texture and dimension to the room. Even though everything is the same color, these stones will add depth and character to make the kitchen look more vibrant.

These warm and rustic stones can be used around a fire pit or outdoor kitchen, too. The installation process is easy and the stones can be installed on top of any type of wall, which means there are endless opportunities to incorporate ledger stack stones into your home’s design. Be creative and fearless when choosing where they should go!

How to Care For Ledger Stack Stones

Homeowners love ledger stack stones because they are fairly low maintenance. You don’t need a special type of cleaner for ledger stack stones, but you should avoid using cleaners with bleach or acid. To clean the surface of ledger stack stones, apply the cleaner and then gently wipe it off with a damp towel.

Ledger stack stones may be durable, but they are not indestructible. It’s best to have them sealed right after they are installed and then again every few years to preserve the stack stones’ beauty. This is especially true if the ledger stack stones are installed outdoors where they will be exposed to damaging environmental elements.

Work with a professional to choose the right sealant for your stones. A sealant that also acts as an enhancer will typically “enhance” the natural color of the stones. This means the color could look slightly different after the sealant has been applied. If you do not want this to happen, look for a penetrating sealant with no enhancing properties.

Now that you know the ins and outs of using ledger stack stones, are you ready to install this beautiful natural stone in your home? If so, contact Natural Stone Sales today to get started. Our expert staff has been working one-on-one with customers in the greater Denver area for over three decades. We specialize in providing superior and personalized natural stone and hardwood services using only the highest quality products on the market. Contact us today to find out how we can create a beautiful custom look for your home!