Weathered Stone is a handmade stone replica covering for various surfaces, including walls, countertops, floors, and furniture. It has a fabric backing and the texture is hand-applied using a specially developed mud mixture. The product is then sealed for durability and to make installation easy. Finally, color is applied by hand. Unlike many wall coverings, Weathered Stone is repairable. The grout can repair small nicks and dings, and if there is any major wall damage you can replace an entire piece and re-grout it. There is a natural color variation between panels so even from different dye lots the panels usually work.
To become Certified Weathered Stone Installer the company offers a one day 8 hour course for wall certification. The classes are divided into four parts: Layout and Theory; Installation and Handling; Grout and Finishing; and Estimating and Pricing. Installers also walk away with sample books, Marketing material, and a website listing with password-protected access to technical data pertaining to Weathered Stone.