Antico Elements Blog

Just in, stacked stone panels to reface a home facade.

Posted on June 29, 2012

We just received some photos and great compliments on this project.

This customer was not sure about using regular stone products to reface his family home. The main concern was the weight and thickness of other stone materials.

Some stone products on the market are quite heavy and require a particular preparation of the surface to be able to handle the additional weight.
The way most homes are built today, walls are designed to accommodate for just vinyl siding and not other types of faux stone siding.

Some builders and homeowners consider cultured stone. In many cases they choose that route because they are not aware of Antico Elements stacked stone panels. Cultured stone is very similar to natural or cast stone. They are constructed with heavy aggregates and are still available in small pieces which make the installation a long process.

In the beautiful home before all the above hurdles have been avoided. This construction had a very plain vinyl siding materials that did not provide the look the owners were looking for. Let's face it, we all have seen vinyl siding up-close and know how fake it looks.
Vinyl siding also doesn't provide the thermal insulation that stone siding in polyurethane can. Many don't realize it but the cost of installing a better material to cover your facade will save you money in utilities.

The customer was very excited when he first saw the samples and even more when the project was completed. The charm of faux stone can be added with a short weekend of work while staying within your budget. You will have the best looking house in the neighborhood.

Learn more about our stone and this project by clicking HERE and by viewing our Testimonials page.

Create a comfortable work space with faux stone and faux brick panels.

Posted on June 29, 2012

 

It is easy to believe that a person spends more time at work than at home. An average of about 8-10 hours a day are spent in an office or work environment. So, people naturally would like to be as comfortable as possible while completing daily tasks. There are different elements that play a role in comfort, for one an office chair and desk play a vital role in a person's comfort level at work, and also the work atmosphere must play a role as well. The theme can range from the colors of the walls, to the style of carpet designs, to open or closed cubicles and etc.

Office and restaurant faux brick applicationsA great way to impact the atmosphere of the work place is to give the area a makeover. This can be done on a very low cost budget. Some good ideas to start with are opening up the area with natural sunlight or knocking down cubicles or even dramatically changing the theme of a restaurant. Another great option would be to switch up the colors and or themes of the space. If paint jobs are out of the question because of the mess it causes, an excellent alternative with less mess would be panels of fake brick. These panels offer great detail and texture in material while also showing great designs and patterns.

Typical designs are natural stone looks but aren't limited to that, there are now more modern and industrial looks to compliment an art gallery or maybe even a construction office. The installation is key, panel placement can be done in minutes with little to no cleanup needed. Simple tools are all that's need such as screwdrivers, adhesive glues, and hammer and nails. These panels will dramatically change the energy and atmosphere of an office, which can directly improve the work output of your employees. The supervisor should start to see an improvement in production and overall energy in the work place!

 

Quick tips to spruce up the house for Summer.

Posted on June 11, 2012

 

It is summertime and now is the time to treat yourself to a tropical oasis that you have always wanted. Most homeowners dread the idea of home improvement projects and the costs that are associated with them. Projects to add value to a residence are now more affordable and easier than ever. Spruce up the outside of the residence with a new waterfall or garden outside, or revitalize the interior of that old traditional office space with an accent wall or light fixtures.

During the summer is when most homeowners can find that extra time to finish those around the house projects that never were completed. Through faux stone panels, a wall or room can be transformed into a tropical oasis while saving money and time with installation. There are a variety of colors and designs to choose from, that are suitable for all themes and project ideas. Faux stacked stone panels come waterproof and offer an insulated affect to help with cooling during the hot summer days. These faux stone sheets are the perfect complimentary product to help change your home with the seasons. The in depth colors and earth tones make these panels in high demand during the summertime.

Using faux brick to create the ultimate contemporary room!

Posted on June 1, 2012

 

Give a room or office the ultimate contemporary look while saving tons of money through the use of faux brick products. These brick products are becoming increasingly popular due to the lightweight material and easy installation along with the affordable pricing on a variety of faux stone panels designs. Contractors are starting to take notice of the high demand faux brick products as well. There are many options in the home improvement market for suitable faux brick designs and colors.

Faux brick are the perfect option to transform a plan room or space into a contemporary or traditional oasis. They can also be used to spruce up existing bricks by being installed right on top of the old bricks. When thinking of a contemporary theme, it shouldn't be limited to art galleries and industrial sites, but even in households faux brick can offer a complimentary look to an existing room. It is now easier than ever to redesign an old basement or guest room into the ultimate office or entertainment space using the faux brick. If your basement has a drab concrete floor that has seen better days, give it a make over with the addition of an accent wall of faux brick.

Adding a faux brick finish to a wall can give a living room, dining room or family room a relaxed, natural touch. Faux brick can be used on almost any surface, and can installed in seconds through the use of construction adhesives and screws. Another great option to dramatically change a room is to give your modern or contemporary fireplace a cozier look, and redo the surround in faux brick. This can dramatically change the look and theme of a room instantly!