Stone wall: Install facing bricks in the interior

If you like it rustic, comes with stone optics in the interior fully at his expense. For this you do not have to drag heavy stones home - with veneers this kind of wall decoration is very easy. How to properly put on and what to look for, read here.

Materials for veneers

Veneers are a visually appealing wall decoration that can be attached relatively easily. Anyone who wants stone optics, gets this design - and indeed from different materials:

  • Plastic (the cheapest variant, but still deceptively real)
  • plaster
  • Stoneware
  • natural stone

Price differences

The cheapest are veneers made of plastic. Although they imitate the optics quite accurately they are priced in the range of only around 20 - 30 EUR per m². The most expensive are natural stone veneers. Here the prices are usually between 40 and 50 EUR per m². Porcelain stoneware also raises the question of whether one might not better bet on (easier to install) wall tiles in the corresponding look. They are usually cheaper and easier to lay.


If you do not want to cover the entire wall, you will have to cut quite a bit. Plastic is worthwhile here as a material - the waste is not so much priced and the individual veneers are very easy to cut.

This looks completely different with natural stone or porcelain stoneware. For blanks you need special (hardened) tools, a lot of strength and a lot of patience.

Install stone wall facing bricks in the interior - step by step

  • Facing
  • suitable adhesive (depending on the material of the veneer)
  • possibly grout
  • masking tape
  • primer
  • trowel
  • notched trowel
  • tape measure
  • spirit level
  • pencil
  • graph paper

1. Prepare the wall

The wall surface must be clean, dry and dust-free. For strongly absorbent or chalking substrates a repeated coat with primer is necessary. He is always recommended.

2. Select and mark laying pattern

Draw the desired laying pattern on graph paper and mark the laying area on the wall. This can be omitted if you use Riemchenformate. In this case, the purchase of a publisher grid will definitely help you.

3. Apply glue

Mix the adhesive according to the manufacturer's instructions, apply to the wall and comb through the toothed spatula. Also apply tile adhesive to the back of the stones (floating buttering method). This gives a little leeway when laying.

4. Grouting

After applying the stones, the adhesive must harden. If necessary, you can then grout. This works in the same way as with tiles.

Tips & Tricks

An interesting alternative for the interior are also clinker straps. They are hardly more expensive than plastic veneer but very robust, durable and easy to clean. Especially for bathrooms or kitchens clinker walls can be quite appealing.

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