With home styles changing rapidly, some homeowners are always looking for new and exciting ways to add character to their homes. Masonry trends are changing just as rapidly. With all of the different things masons can do with stone, sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest masonry trends. So, if you’re wondering what the best new masonry styles are out there right now, here’s a list of 5 masonry trends for modern homes that you might like to explore.

1. Change Up the Mortar Color

Mortar, the glue that holds your home’s brick walls together is a blend of cement, lime, and sand, Traditionally, mortar homeowners stick with traditional mortar colors such as gray, neutral, and white clays but there are many options for them to choose from including darker browns and red clays which are increasingly more popular. When it comes to choosing the best mortar, it

2. Stone Veneer

Stone veneer is a great option for homeowners who want a masonry look without going through all of the hassles of installing real stone on their house. Stone veneer comes in many different colors, textures, and finishes so you can create a look that matches your home’s architecture perfectly.

3. Stacked stone

Stacked stone is a great option for homeowners who want the look of stacked stone but don’t want to spend the time or money on setting each stone individually into mortar joints. Stacked stone panels are pre-cut from large blocks of natural stone so they can be installed quickly and easily onto any surface without requiring any mortar or grout between each piece.

4. Exposed Brick

You’ve probably seen exposed brick used in older homes before, but it’s making a comeback in a big way. Many homeowners are choosing to expose their brickwork as a way to make their homes feel more modern and edgy. If you’re interested in this look, you’ll want to ensure that your bricks are in good condition before exposing them so they don’t fall apart under pressure from water or other elements.

5. Mortarless block walls

The mortarless block wall is a great choice for homeowners who want to add character and elegance to their yard without having to spend hours building it themselves. These types of walls are made from concrete blocks that have been cast with special resin glue inside them so they won’t need any mortar between each block when they’re installed. This makes these walls extremely durable and strong while still giving them a unique look that sets them apart from other types of masonry walls on the market today.

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