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They Look Real But They Are Faux Imitation Panels

Posted on January 14, 2013

If there are ground-breaking products that have been revolutionizing the construction, remodeling, DIY and decorating fields, these are undoubtedly the new faux stone panels.

The Faux Version Of Old Types Of Stone

The Faux Version Of Old Types Of Stone

It is not very easy to create realistic faux stone panels without employing the right technology. Real stones have their own, unique texture and colors that are not easy to replicate. With the faux version of these stones that come in single panels the results can be quite amazing. By using polyurethane and specifically designed acrylic paints you can start to see a product that strongly competes with real stone.

Some imitation stone could almost seem real at a distance but when getting a bit closer, the person's reaction changes suddenly.

An Up-Close View Of A Faux Stone Panel Corner

An Up-Close View Of A Faux Stone Panel Corner

What has been pulling this great material into the construction and remodeling fields is the amazing ease of installation and maintenance. With faux stone panels, adding a rustic or contemporary stone look to a building is truly now affordable and fun. What once was an expensive job, for highly trained professional, now is quick and at everyone’s reach.

If we take into consideration only the cost of preparing the wall surface before installing regular stone it would be enough to convince a homeowner or a professional builder to go with faux stone panels and save money.
When we add the saving derived from the reduced number of hours per square foot needed to install these panels, the case is clearly made against old type of stones.

Let’s summarize the easy process of creating a stone wall with faux stone panels.

1-      To prepare the surface make there is no dust or dirt so that the adhesive will be able to stick.

2-      Quickly lay out the various panels and accessories to get an idea how the parts will be installed.

3-      Create a horizontal line (preferably with a chalk liner) to use as a guide.

4-      Cut the first faux stone panel on the left side to create a flat area.

5-      Apply some adhesive in the back and where the various panels will interlock

6-      Install some screws in the middle of the panel and where the panels overlap.

7-      If some screws heads are visible simply use a touch-up kit to quickly paint them.

So, does it seem too simple of an installation?
This is exactly why so many people love this truly innovative replica stone material because it removes many obstacles created by old-fashion stones.

This faux stone panels CATALOG will allow you to choose the perfect combination of styles and colors to match your design.