Wall Stone Installation: Lowes Desert Quartz Ledgestone




This video is brought to you by Did you know you can install a real stone to a wall in your home for just $8 a square foot? Here we show you how to install Desert Quartz Ledgestone from Lowe’s. Yes, it can be installed by the do-it-yourselfer. Here we show you how we installed this ledgestone to a bar wall in less than a day for about $200. We saved about $400-$500 by doing the work ourselves and we think it looks great.

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43 Comments

  1. Polus w UK
    October 29, 2015
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    I dont get people who wear shoes inside a house lol

  2. Stone Concept Calgary
    October 30, 2015
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    Really nice! #StoneConceptCalgary

  3. Angel D Rod.
    November 22, 2015
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    Where i want to do this veneer wall, my wall is like a Z, should i just start from the outside corner and finish to the inside corner hiding the cuts and leave the natural stone edges on the outside or is there something to put on the outside corners.
    I'm not really sure if you understand what in talking about

  4. Asharam Gurjar
    December 25, 2015
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    स्लेट स्टोन कोपर ओसिन हर साइज है =1फुटसे8फुट तक"[email protected]

  5. Asharam Gurjar
    December 25, 2015
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    स्लेट स्टोन कोपर ओसिन हर साइज है =1फुटसे8फुट तक"[email protected]

  6. big tone malone
    January 10, 2016
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    I was told that instead of mortor I could use liquid nail is that corrrect?

  7. Adivasworld
    January 27, 2016
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    the manufacturer for the brand I want to use recommends a backer board be applied. with backer boards can it just be nailed directly over dry wall then apply the ledger or do I need to cut out the drywall and add the backer board? Very good video BTW

  8. Adivasworld
    January 27, 2016
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    Also, do you have a video showing how to remove the base boards?

  9. Lesal8403
    February 7, 2016
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    Good video. I am applying this product to a fireplace, interior application over prepared drywall (previously painted, now upgrading to stone). The flooring is carpet (ugh).
    My question is – you started with shims to achieve gap above flooring and level. With carpet that is more challenging. I am considering running a metal tile ledge similar to one you would use to complete a finishing edge to tile or a transition style metal. I would just screw it into the studs through the drywall and achieve a hard level edge to start my first row on. Thoughts?
    As well, you wanted to know how PL works… I'll let you know. I spoke with a contractor who uses this product all the time and applies PL… so I will get back to you and let you know how my project turns out with it.
    Thank you in advance. Al

  10. Saul Elizondo
    February 21, 2016
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    will this work on textured walls?

  11. Ann Hogan
    February 28, 2016
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    Looks great! I have 2 questions. 1. I am installing this quartz around my fireplace. Now it is just drywall. The fireplace has a metal "hood" above the fire. I presume this is to deflect smoke to prevent smoke damage above. I don't particularly like the look of it. Does the quartz absorb smoke and take on smoke staining? Should I re- install the hood? 2. I have 2 fireplaces to do. At the beginning of this video, you show a photo of a floor to ceiling fireplace. Do you know what kind of stone was used for that one? I love that look as it will fit in better in my heritage home.

  12. koce018
    March 8, 2016
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    Good video! I did similar project in my house. I just used a mold in order to create veneer stones. Check it out: https://youtu.be/A3pRCgmqTS4

  13. Anthony Romano
    March 23, 2016
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    Why is your " mortar" setting up so fast? Aren't you using thin set?

  14. curiosity1974
    April 20, 2016
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    Here is what I did for a ledge stone backsplash. I would have added more details, but was my first self-help video. It did turn out good though – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gckLngO4WzE

  15. B. Taylor
    May 9, 2016
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    Can I install this over drywall painted with latex paint?  If so are any special preparation or techniques required?Also, thanks for the video.  My wife and I are looking forward to doing our fireplace wall.  bdt

  16. Elissa Jones
    June 4, 2016
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    Hi! Thanks for the tutorial! I am wondering if you have any recommendations for a good natural stone sealer as we are putting the stone for a backsplash?

  17. Shahriar Zandi
    June 7, 2016
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    hi Armchair Builder, I was told by lowes stone section we can use special glue fo 4 feet height by 5 ?It does work?

  18. Avinash Jaigobind
    July 27, 2016
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    Hi Armchair. I plan on installing this around my fireplace all the way up to the ceiling. My ceiling is about 10 feet tall, do i need to use cement board before i use this product. Thanks.

  19. Sean Burke
    August 14, 2016
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    How long did this wall take you?

  20. John perspective
    September 23, 2016
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    My question is if I install this around a fire place onto plywood should I use felt and lathe

  21. K Brown
    October 11, 2016
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    Can this tile be installed against back side of cabinets (basically) the thin Formica wood ?

  22. Terry Geary
    November 11, 2016
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    very good video and some great simple tips ,thank you

  23. Cole Dawson
    November 17, 2016
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    When installing the ledgestone panels to the wall do they need to be staggered? I am wanting to make the least amounts of cuts possible.

    Also how long do I need to wait after using a wet saw for the stone to dry?

  24. Jamiel Ahmad
    December 11, 2016
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    Ho HoJamiel

  25. Jack's Son
    January 15, 2017
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    I noticed you are using thinset rather than mastic. Is that better?
    Can you go on drywall or will the weight peel the paper? I was thinking of hanging thin dura rock and attaching to that.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks

  26. Patrick Harper
    February 14, 2017
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    We wanted to use this stacked stone on the front facing of bathroom steps.  The front side of the steps will be 3 levels of stone high and the stacks come 4 high.  Is there a way to cut off a row to make them only 3 high without using a saw?  This is a very small area and would not be worth buying a saw just for this application.  Thanks for the help.

  27. Andrew Dykes
    March 6, 2017
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    Will this work on a brick fireplace?

  28. Negan
    April 4, 2017
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    1/2 inch trowel 😳

  29. bgregg55
    April 10, 2017
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    just what any respectable man cave needs.

  30. Amir Hossain
    May 1, 2017
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    very nice

  31. Freedom or Death
    July 14, 2017
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    👍💯

  32. bujintao1
    July 23, 2017
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    it would be nice to see how you cut it around exterior windows etc

  33. Christal Prout
    August 16, 2017
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    Hello.  Don't know if anyone is still monitoring these comments, but I have a question. I would like to install this as a feature wall in my living room.  Of course, it's inside and it's a dry location.  It's also not a wall that is on an outside wall of my house.  You said this can be installed right on to drywall at 10 ft.  My wall is 10.5 feet tall, exactly.  Will this still be fine?  Thank you.

  34. Dave Overbey
    October 21, 2017
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    iF SO YOU USE A MATTE SEALER & FINISH ON THE STONE PRIOR TO INSTALLATION IT MAKES IT EASIER TO CLEAN OFF THE THINSET THAT CONTAMINATES IT WHEN INSTALLING & PROVIDES A NICE GLEAM FINISH TO THE STONE AS WELL.

  35. Michael gaulin
    November 3, 2017
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    What about installing over a painted wall?

  36. Dutch McBepple
    November 8, 2017
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    I want to use this as a face for my wood stove heat shield. Is this a poor choice? You mentioned that these pieces are glued together. Will the heat melt the glue? This is purely for aesthetics as it will be attached to cement board which is spaced an inch away from the wall to act as the actual heat shield.

  37. Greg Josephs
    November 10, 2017
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    Wow, expensive stuff. My 9 x 14 wall would cost about $1000 or more in materials alone. Looks great though.

  38. Zain Haider
    December 9, 2017
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    Hi,

    thank you for this video. I want to install this in my great room where it is carpeted. But I may do hardwood flooring later in the future. I am considering building this on top of the baseboard, going up about 7 feet. If I decide to remove the baseboard now, how much space should I leave from the bottom to allow future installation of hardwood? THank you

  39. Steve Doss
    February 3, 2018
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    My left ear enjoyed the video

  40. Jack Soxman
    February 26, 2018
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    Was the stone already sealed? I recommend dealing before you install.
    Much easier when they lay flat.

  41. infamouskid691
    March 9, 2018
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    can you put this on a fireplace?

  42. Kelley Terhark
    March 10, 2018
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    I agree its gross. Take your shoes off!

  43. Josh
    March 23, 2018
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    Heavy stone on drywall with mortar. Good idea

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