A manufactured thin veneer stone is exactly what the name says; it is a man-made stone created to mimic natural stone that can be applied with mortar. What are the benefits to using a manufactured stone over a natural stone? Manufactured stone can be easily matched for add-on projects and offers a much larger variety of color schemes. Not to mention various profiles that might not be available in your region of the country. And the last benefit is the price; it is cheaper than natural stone which allows you to stretch you budget.