Natural stone is a product of nature.
It’s quarried in the United States and all over the world. Stone comes in many different shapes with variations in color, hardness, strength, slip-resistance and density.
Simulated stone is a manufactured stone veneer.
Lightweight aggregate materials are used to make exact replicas of natural stone that are approximately one-quarter the weight of full-thickness real stone. This product can be used indoors and outdoors. Simulated stone weathers well and is virtually impossible to detect as anything but real.