Natural Stone and Stone Veneer

We know that building a garden structure or home renovation is about creating the lifestyle you want. From custom decks, fences and patios to screened porches and pergolas, Aureus Contracting provides complete garden structure, remodelling and home improvement solutions to homeowners throughout the Greater Toronto area.




Stone is a natural material that is both durable and beautiful and is the oldest building material of choice in architecture and landscaping. Stone and look alike manufactured products are increasingly more popular.

Natural properties of stone, hardness and absorbency vary depending on the type of stone used and dictates usage.


Typically the hardest of the stones. Granite is utilized in kitchen countertops where they resist scratching. Granite is also suitable for flooring and wall cladding and can be used in both interior and exterior settings.


This is most common in a "honed" or smooth surface finish and can be used for both interior and exterior projects. The surface may have rough areas, which are common on some types of stone. Limestone densities can vary.


Marble can be either highly polished or non-reflective. Marble can be used in interior and exterior areas and are recommended in all but the lightest traffic areas, a honed or textured marble is recommended.


Flagstone that is used for residential applications typically used as flooring or paving materials. Most flagstone can be used in both interior and exterior areas. The finished surface is typically the way the stone came out of the ground.


A desirable natural material which is desirable and has a natural roughness with crevices, typically used for flooring or roofing and can be used either interior or exterior.  Dark slate has a wider colour variation, most slates are acid and stain resistant.

Stone Veneer

Material that is becoming popular and alternative to natural stone which can be both durable and long lasting.  Stone veneer is a lightweight concrete material made in forms created from real stone. It can be used in interior and exterior applications. Stone veneer is realistic looking and comes in numerous styles of colours.

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