Natural Stone is just that, natural! No two pieces of natural stone are alike, giving it a unique trait not found when using manufactured stone. While manufactured stone can deteriorate from the elements, natural stone enhances with time.
Natural Stone first starts in the earth at a quarry. It is then mined and prepared at a production facility. Opposing, manufactured stone is made from concrete colored with Iron oxide, formed in a mold, then dyed with colors made to look like natural stone
It's a common misconception that natural stone veneer is more expensive than manufactured stone. While some types of natural stone may be more expensive, many have comparable if not lesser prices than manufactured stone.