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Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact us with any additional questions.

  • Yes. All of our panel products are 100% natural quarried stone.

  • Realstone is available in quartzite, slate, travertine, sandstone, limestone, marble and granite.

  • Hive and antique wood products are made of recycled marble and travertine dust blended with a resin.

  • Yes. With proper installation most* Realstone products are intended for indoors and outdoor use in a variety of climates.
    *Charcoal has iron oxide which when exposed to excessive moisture can cause it to rust and effloresce.
    * At this time we do not recommend outdoor installation for our Portugal tiles or Roman Beige products.

  • Product samples can be purchased directly through our website. Visit the Products page to get started.

    Products and samples are also available through your local Realstone distributor. To locate a distributor nearest you, visit the How to Buy page.

  • Realstone products are sold through authorized distributors throughout the U.S. and Canada. To locate a distributor nearest you, visit the How to Buy page on our website.

  • Natural stone can be cleaned with mild, non-acidic cleaners. Soft plastic bristle brushes are recommended. For more information, view our Care & Maintenance Guide.

  • Sealers, enhancers and impregnators are not necessary but can be used with Realstone products to protect and/or enhance the natural color. Visit our Care & Maintenance page for recommended products.

  • Current Building Codes do not limit installation height of adhered natural stone veneer unless or except the weight of the veneer causes out-of-plane wall deflection in excess of L/360 or vertical deflection in excess of L/600.

  • Install with a running bond or random bond (like brick) – do not install as a straight stack or you will have seams/lines.

  • Yes. Visit our Contact Us page to get in touch with one of our Regional Mangers for more information.

  • No footings or support ledges are needed for adhered veneers when properly installed.

  • We find a masonry plunge bit with diamond cutting edges works best.

  • Yes. To install panels horizontally you will need a radius of around 12’6” to lay flat with a slight build up of mortar. To install panels vertically, you will need a radius of around 3” to lay flat with a slight build up of mortar.