Offering larger individual stones and a unique interlocking edge profile, XL Rock Panels are an ideal thin stone veneer for jobs where a larger stone look is desired. The cut stones within the XL Rock Panels are approximately TWICE the size of those found in our standard Rock Panel collection, but maintain that same signature dry-stack look you know and love. These thin stone panels are perfect for commercial and residential facades, retaining walls, broad feature walls, and tall stone fireplaces. XL Rock Panels are available in our two primary exterior colors (Ochre Blend and Charcoal) and one new, iridescent, brightly colored blend: Aztec.
XL Rock Panels offer a "stepped" interlocking edge profile, which allows one panel to interlock with its neighboring panel. This unique system decreases the size of the vertical seam between two panels from 6” to 3” which is important with larger sized individual stones and provides the most seamless look possible while still leveraging the easy to install nature of a panel system.
With stones meticulously cut and dry stacked to precision, we feel we've created the most perfect of all ledgestone panels in our XL range. Dry-stacking is a stone laying technique where stones are stacked directly one on top of the other instead of separating them with mortar. While this is a more labor intesive for our manufacturing, we prefer the clean lines it creates. So instead of using concrete mortars in our panel system, we opt for high strength epoxies which are light weight and more durable. This gives our panels the build strength to stay strong in transit and during on-site handling.
XL Rock Panels also incorporate our two-part, finger-jointed corner system. The two-piece system offers a hassle free installation and provides the most seamless look possible. One section is longer than the other to allow an offset pattern to continue around the corner along the adjacent walls. Because they require little skill on the part of the contractors fixing our rock panels to a wall, they significantly reduce installation time and onsite labor costs, especially when compared to the time and skill involved in cutting and forming mitered corners.
For projects needing a slimmer, light-weight alternative to the XL Series,
please browse our new Slim Line Rock Panels for other options.
24" Wide x 6" Tall
3/4" - 1 3/4" Variable Thickness
1 panel = 0.94 Square Feet - 12.5lbs
4 panels per box - 50 lbs
Approx. 8" x 16" Returns
1 panel = Approx 1 square foot
4 panels per box - 50lbs
*Note: 2 Corners = 1 linear foot
Sold by the box or crate only.
1 Box = 4 panels, approximately 3.76sf. Each crate contains 48 boxes, or 180.48sf.
Natural stone is one of history’s oldest and most revered building materials. From the ancient pyramids of Egypt and the Coliseum of Rome all the way to the modern era, natural stone, in its many forms, has provided a cornerstone for building and design. Norstone’s exclusive adaptation of this ancient medium into thin stone panels has further progressed natural stone to be used on places and in applications previously thought impossible. Norstone XL Rock Panels adhere to the following characteristics:
Norstone XL Rock Panels are made from 100% natural stone and create a 3 dimensional thin stone veneer look.
The Ochre Blend is a Quartzite based sedimentary stone.
The Charcoal is a pure Quartz.
The Aztec is a quartzite based sand stone.
With an amazing blend of large format stones and traditional color blends, XL Rock Panels are a perfect fit for exterior thin stone veneer installation, or anywhere a larger format thin stone panel system is needed. With a bigger and bolder look than the standard series Rock Panels, XL Rock Panel maintain the clean and simple lines, Norstone products are known for and can transform the ordinary into extraordinary.
Norstone Rock Panels are ideal for:
Interior or Exterior projects that would benefit from the larger size stones in the XL Rock Panel. Aztec, being a unique quartzite based sand stone should only be used in exterior applications in non freeze thaw climates.
Residential Applications, including feature walls, facades, fireplaces, chimneys, feature and retaining walls.
Commercial Applications, including office, retail, signage, restaurant / bar, hotels, casinos, hospitality and medical builds outs.
For more detailed installation instructions, please visit our installation guide.
One of the most compelling reasons for choosing a thin stone panel system is the ease with which the product is installed. The panel system provides for rapid installation over prepared cementitious surfaces, such as cement board, brick / block, or a traditional lathe and scratch coat with a polymer modified tile thinset. Thin stone veneer is ideally cut on a tile wet saw and our XL Rock Panels have staggered edge profile, allowing the installer to interlock adjoining panels together, thus eliminating the need to grout or point mortar between individual pieces or units.
Whether part of a large scale commercial application, or a small residential project, all levels of installers will find the XL Rock Panel quick and easy to install and a pleasure to work with.
A natural stone sealer can be applied depending on the characteristics of the application or to achieve a desired look or finish. Note that acid should not be used to clean Norstone products, for instructions on how to maintain or clean our products, please contact your local representative or refer to our installation guide.
Norstone's Thin Stone XL Rock Panel Range is available nationwide.
Wherever you might be located, Norstone can be purchased either manufacturer-direct from our offices or via a trained distributor in your local area. Norstone products are consistently kept In Stock either in distributor warehouses around the country or in one of our national distribution hubs. This means shorter lead-times for most projects.
To be connected to a distributor or for help with your project directly, we encourage you to give us a call. You can reach your regional office by calling us at 1 (877) 210 9248, or please connect with us via our contact form.