Table of Contents. The beauty and ruggedness of stone cladding for the walls (external or internal) cannot be replicated through any other wall décor technique. For example, don’t we find pebbledash or ashlar stone cladding absolutely breath-taking? This is why stone veneer or stone wall cladding, as many like to call it, remains a popular method of decorating structures, since the period of the Roman Empire, when stone cladding was probably first used. With time, technological advancements have made stone cladding an easier and comparatively affordable option for home buyers worldwide. This has also led to its popularity as a method to dress up external and internal walls all over the world. Since using heavy weight stones would amount to load bearing issues, the early users of stone cladding came up with an idea. They cut beautiful stones of their choice in thin layers – obviously a highly arduous and costly affair – and pasted it on the wall using an adhesive. This process would be known as stone veneer or stone cladding. Machines were employed in the process that brought down the thickness of the stone front to three centimeters. See also our pictorial guide on Boundary Wall Design With Grill. When natural stones are used for stone cladding of a wall, they need to be cut into a consistent thickness and weight, to be used as veneer for wall cladding.