Do you have Wallpaper to resemble Stone or Stone to resemble Wallpaper?
It doesn’t matter if your stone-work on your house is veneer as long as it looks real. Now you may think it looks real, but your subconscious mind can tell the difference and will interpret this with an uneasy feeling. That is if you take the time to notice your senses.
Even though Stone Veneer is not structural, it must appear structural as real stone. On a wall constructed with real stone, the stone is stacked with the face up, not out to the side. Think of how you would stack stone.
By turning the broad face of the stone to the outside of the wall, an illusion of wallpaper is created. This is unnatural and unbelievable for stone cannot be stacked in this way.
However, THIS IS the correct way you would lay stone flooring, flagstone, or a mosaic tile design. When the broad face of the stone faces out, an illusion is created that there is no top or bottom. When standing on the stone floor looking down, your body feels free to move in any direction.
For a vertical surface, there must be a top and a bottom as each stone rests on the one below creating the illusion of structure. This is aesthetically the correct way to do it although throughout history this un-coursed or random coursed stonework has been used on many structures.
So, as you drive around, check out the stone work on the exterior of buildings and chimneys, and don’t forget the fireplaces on the interior, and see how many stone walls would look better as a floor. Once you pick it out you will recognize this every time.