Cultured stone is another wonderful option for enhancing the exterior appearance of your home regardless of whether it is old or new. Cultured stone costs considerably less than natural stone, and is available in a large variety of colors and styles. It can be installed in areas where natural stone cannot, due to its lighter weight. Cultured stone is applied over metal lath just like stucco. With a felt paper backing there is no need for a brick ledge or other type of bottom support. The stone’s light weight makes it ideal for interior work on walls and around fireplaces without the support generally required for natural stone. Cultured stone provides an excellent upgrade to the look of your home at an affordable cost.