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The Masonry Veneer Manufacturers Association may be new to you, but it’s familiar to us here at Veneerstone. The MVMA is the only incorporated trade association organized specifically for the Masonry Veneer industry, an industry that we’re in! Veneerstone continues to be a part of the leadership of the MVMA, with representatives serving in several capacities. Dan Mulhern, Veneerstone’s President, will serve at the President of the MVMA for the next two years. Justin Whitman, Vice President of Marketing serves as the Chairman of the Communications Committee, and Lorenzo Valenzuela, Director of Product Development/Quality Control is a member of the MVMA Technical Committee.

Now in its 5th year, the MVMA is headquartered in Washington D.C. and represents the Manufactured Stone Veneer industry’s manufacturing companies and their suppliers, with sixteen total member companies. Veneerstone has been a part of the MVMA since the inception of the MVMA in 2006. At least one representative from each company serves on the Board of the MVMA, and Veneerstone is excited that Dan Mulhern will be serving as the President of the MVMA for the next two years.

MVMA members are true leaders in the industry of Masonry Veneer and are advocates for the Manufactured Stone Veneer industry. Their goal is to advance the growth of the Masonry Veneer industry through proactive technical, advocacy and awareness efforts and to represent MVMA members on technical matters like codes, standards, regulations and product certification issues. Because manufactured stone industry is so new, the MVMA wants to be sure that they continue to create standards and regulations that the entire industry will adhere to, protecting both consumers and the industry as a whole.

Here at Veneerstone, we’re thrilled that three of our valuable, talented leaders will continue to serve the MVMA, not only representing Veneerstone, but by providing their leadership to the Board and its members.

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Manufactured Stone used above Stovetop

Manufactured Stone used above a Stove Top

Manufactured stone’s popularity continues to soar!  …… With the growing popularity of Veneerstone, Contractors are using the products more and more in places you would not traditionally think of.

Manufactured stone has been used for exterior applications for decades, but we are seeing a growing trend of using Veneerstone throughout both home & commercial interiors. Traditionally used for fireplace surrounds, we now see the warmth and durability of stone & thin brick being added to bathrooms, kitchens, wine cellars, & accent walls throughout the interior.

Whether it’s a single wall, back-splash, or bar front, kitchens are a great area to use Veneerstone! Considered the “heart of the home” we can think of no room better suited for using our manufactured stone to bring the warmth of the outdoors in.

Veneerstone used on a kitchen back splash

Veneerstone used on a kitchen back splash

Veneerstone by Tejas Stone offers a broad selection of profiles that mimic the contemporary look of cast stone, or create the rustic feel of stone found in a European country home. These products are much easier to install and much more cost effective than natural stone. The thin veneer product has a thicknesses that averages just 3/4 of an inch to  1 and 1/2 inches, so its the perfect way to add the warmth, texture & feel of mother nature to a kitchen backsplash & still maintain your precious counter space!

Manufactured stone on a breakfast bar wall

Manufactured stone on a breakfast bar wall

The durability of Veneerstone is unmatched when it comes to a bar front wall. Family time is always treasured, but today’s busy families dine at the breakfast bars of kitchens 10 times more often than actually sitting down to the table! Imagine not having to worry about the scuff marks created on the sheetrock by Susie’s & Johnny’s feet as they swing their tennis shoes from the barstool!  Not only will you create a much more visually appealing surface, but the durability and value will pay huge dividends for years to come!

Interior Designers have known for a long time that an “accent wall” of color helps create a vibrant/contrasting look to home and commercial interiors. Many are now modifying that technique to use manufactured stone instead.

Stone Accent Wall

Stone Accent Wall

Perfectly replicating natural stone, Veneerstone is a very inexpensive way to add value, strength, and substance to an otherwise drab blank wall!

Contact the Veneerstone Designer’s Pro-Desk for help & advice to bring your vision to life!  1-866-578-5616

*Sealers are not required of Veneerstone products, but can help avoid stains & aid when cleaning spills off of our manufactured stone. Always use a silane-based, breathable non-film forming sealer with our stone. Follow manufacturer’s installation guidelines & always test in a small area to insure best results and keep your Veneerstone virtually maintenance-free!

 

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Come see our new products and colors at the IBS show Jan 12-15

Come see our new products and colors at the IBS show Jan 12-15

Veneerstone by Tejas Stone is proud to be taking part in the world’s largest building expo, the International Builders Show !

Veneerstone will join more than 1,000 of the industry’s top suppliers at the NAHB’s show in Orlando on Jan 12-15th.

Come by our booth #W5976 and see our latest products & newly expanded line up of COLORS!

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Transform plain Tilt-Wall construction quickly & easily !

by David Andrews on January 6, 2011

Manufactured Veneerstone on Tilt Wall Warehouse

Manufactured Veneerstone on Tilt Wall Warehouse

Lower Construction cost, Durability, Faster delivery & occupancy of the buildings are several factors that have made tilt-up wall construction more and more popular.

Tilt wall is especially popular for commercial construction. Warehouses, call centers, distribution centers, shopping centers, office buildings, storage facilities and other types of industrial and commercial building construction projects are frequently produced using this method.

Shopping Center featuring Veneerstone by Tejas Stone

Shopping Center featuring Veneerstone by Tejas Stone

The major negative from tilt-up construction is that it provides a fairly plain, unattractive facade. Veneerstone  Manufactured stone is the quick easy fix for these buildings!  Application of thin brick or simulated stone creates a much more aesthetically appealing structure!

Warehouse accented with manufactured stone

Warehouse accented with manufactured stone

Veneerstone by Tejas Stone has been used extensively across the country to beautify ugly, plain buildings and remains one of the most popular choices among architects & designers who specialize in commercial construction.

Veneerstone by Tejas Stone operates plants coast to coast and offers a huge variety of styles & colors – perfect for any commercial or residential project.

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Luxury Seating at Ultra Star Cinema's Scottsdale Theater

Luxury Seating at Ultra Star Cinema's Scottsdale Theater

Imagine watching the latest Oscar-worthy flick and you suddenly get hungry. Instead of getting up and waiting in line, just press that little button on your armrest. A waiter appears, and a few minutes later, she hands you a hot panini and glass of white wine.

Residents of Scottsdale Arizona are the lucky ones to be able to experience a super-luxe movie experience like never before !

The new Ultra Star Cinema in the Scottsdale Pavillion opened ahead of schedule and features some of the most luxurious features that can be found in a movie theater.

Lobby featuring Modern Stone Solution's Manufactured Stone

Lobby featuring Modern Stone Solution's Manufactured Stone

Movie goers know they are in for a special treat as soon as they enter the lobby. The lobby has a distinct Tuscan countryside inspired theme.

The space was previously an AMC theater, and a giant pillar in the center of the lobby could not be removed. So with the help of Modern Stone Solutions, the decorators decided to make it a focal-point. 

The Designers envisioned a beautiful stone tower featuring Modern Stone by Veneerstone. They chose Modern Stone’s popular Antique Cobblestone to achieve the look.

The ceiling above the stone tower is painted with puffy white clouds. Several local artists painted landscape murals and replicas of famous paintings all over the theater and inside the auditoriums to complete the tuscan theme.

Tuscan Style Manufactured Stone by Veneerstone

Tuscan Style Manufactured Stone by Veneerstone

The 11 auditoriums feature all digital equipment, high-back reclining chairs, special D-BOX enhanced motion chair technology, VIP viewing rooms with extra large leather chairs and in-seat food and drink ordering, specialty popcorn, a cafe featuring gourmet foods like hummus, pizza and panini sandwiches are just some of the theaters special features.

Modern Stone Solutions, a Veneerstone Company, is proud to be a part of this new landmark Arizona Hotspot !

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