How To Install Thinstone®
Installing Apache Stone is one of the most important steps in creating a space that will live for centuries to come. Our installation guides walk through the process step-by-step to ensure that your stone will last the life of the product.
Estimating Quantities Needed
Two components, flats and corners, are used for most installations. Flats are applied to the flat wall surface and are ordered in square feet. Corners are applied to the outside corners and are ordered in linear feet. Using corners around window and door openings provides added dimension and depth and enhances the finished design.
DETERMINE THE TOTAL PROJECT SQUARE FOOTAGE
Multiply the length (in feet) times the height (in feet) of each surface area to be covered.
SUBTRACT WINDOWS, DOORS OR OTHER OPENINGS
Calculate the square footage occupied by windows, doors and other openings.
Subtract this amount from the project square footage.
DETERMINE THE LINEAR FOOTAGE OF CORNER PIECES NEEDED
Measure the linear feet of outside corner areas to be covered including any doorways and windows that will have corners.
DETERMINE THE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF FLAT PIECES REQUIRED
Divide the linear foot of corner pieces needed by 2 (one linear foot of corner veneer equals approximately 1/2 square foot of flat veneer) and subtract this corner square footage from the total project square footage. This will give you the square footage of flat veneer required.