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Stone Siding Adds Warmth to Bathroom Remodel

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Stone Siding Adds Warmth to Bathroom Remodel

Versetta Stone

July 16, 2019

Stone is often a sought-after material for exteriors, but its rich texture is also an ideal option for injecting cozy warmth into interior spaces. Case in point: Debbie Merica’s spa-like bathroom, where a Versetta Stone stone siding accent wall provides the perfect backdrop for her luxury soaking tub.

Versetta Stone siding wasn’t always in the plan for the Wyoming project, but became an accent the homeowners didn’t realize they were missing. The focal point of the room is by far the ample soaking tub designed to accommodate Merica’s 6-foot-4 husband. “Once I picked it out, I told him we had to do something awesome with the wall behind it,” she says. “Having just plain drywall there was going to look boring.”

Merica reached out to her boss at Jenkins Lumber & Hardware, owner Dave Jenkins, for ideas. He suggested using rock, and Merica quickly thought of Versetta Stone. A call with Jenkins’ distributor, Boise Cascade, confirmed that it was suitable for use in a bathroom environment. Merica then had to convince her husband, who was swayed after seeing the stone siding’s straightforward installation in a YouTube video.

Indeed, Versetta Stone’s mortarless, panelized format provides the beauty and texture of authentic stone masonry without the added skill and time required for installation, so it’s easier and less messy for indoor installations, including in tight spaces like a bathroom. The panels install with nails or screws and feature a tongue-and-groove profile that ensures proper spacing. The lightweight aggregate makeup helps reduce installer fatigue. Each panel covers 2 square feet.

Merica chose the Ledgestone profile, which offers a traditional look of narrow, dry-stack stones; combined with the rich Plum Creek color, the stone expertly complements the bathroom’s rustic vibe alongside the knotty wide-plank wood floors, earth-tone walls, deep red accents, and wood console table. The combined effect is one of cozy comfort well-suited to relaxing in the tub.

“It turned out amazing. All my family and friends love it,” Merica says. “We plan on using it in other areas of our house as we do more remodeling.”

Along with bathrooms, Versetta Stone makes a great accent in bedrooms and family rooms, under bars, inside wine cellars, and around fireplaces. Other style options include Tight-Cut, a sophisticated look of cut and fitted stones, available in six colors, and Carved Block, which features large, chiseled block profiles for a more contemporary look in two colors.

Completing the look is a complement of accessories, such as universal corners, flat panels, and a wainscot cap/sill. The accessories work as a system and are made with the same premium materials and in coordinating styles, colors, and textures. Branded screws, designed specifically for Versetta Stone, further simplify installation: The screws stick to the provided T25 bit, making quick work of placing and driving the screw, and a tapered point quickly bites into the wood.

For more information, visit www.versettastone.com.

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