Given the shortage of skilled masons and the demand for realistic stone for both interior and exterior use, manufacturers have been seeking to develop an authentic looking, easy-to-install, job site friendly “stone” siding product. Evolve Stone has delivered this next evolution in decorative stone. Evolve Stone is the only mortarless, color-throughout manufactured stone veneer that installs with a standard finish nailer with 10 times faster installation and half the weight of other stone veneers.
Evolve Stone was awarded Best in Show and Most Innovative Building Material Product at the 2022 NAHB International Builders’ Show. The judges commented that Evolve Stone looks and feels like real stone; but it is easily installed with just a nail gun and finish nails. It cuts like wood and is impervious to moisture. Also, the judges noted that this product was brought to market from the perspective of the installer and the builder. Evolve Stone provides crews more flexibility, because it doesn’t require specialty training, specialty tools, mortar or staging.
Evolve Stone is available in five versatile styles including Potomac Trail, a sophisticated style that incorporates a range of stone sizes with both square- and rectangular-shaped stones and a blend of rough and smooth textures. For a more linear, uniform look, National True results in a scaled-down monumental appearance reminiscent of the stonework seen in Washington, D.C., or cathedrals around the country. These are just two examples of how Evolve Stone can enhance a range of projects. Each style comes in multiple colors that realistically mimic the look of natural stone.