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A Great Time To Use Stone Panels

Posted on March 29, 2013

Most Americas are witnessing a great improvement in the housing market. We cannot avoid hearing about it all over the news.

A significant number of homeowners, whether they were "under water" or owning their property, are realizing that with the home prices going up it is now time to do some renovation and put the home up for sale.
On the same token investors and first-home buyers want to take advantage of the very low mortgage rates and purchase a property before the prices reach new highs.

From many surveys, an average of 54% of homeowners say this is a good time to remodel.

Thanks to this reality we are now as busy as ever selling our stone panels. These panels are incredibly easy to install that have become a staple for anyone trying to quickly renovate and remodel a home.
This new economical trend is benefiting different sectors of the US population so investing in this material is simply a matter of doing what's best for a lot of people.

As usual we recommend getting some sample that ship the same day so that before any purchase every customer has the chance to appreciate the quality of stone panels and avoid confusion in the stone colors shown over a monitor.

Lava Stone Sample

Lava Stone Sample

The vast majority of project involve either a facade makeover or and accent wall. Either way stone panels cannot be beat when it comes to overall cost of the project and for allowing virtually anyone to install them without the use of a mason or a contractor.

Stone panels are waterproof and UV resistant and can be applied to any surface in just minutes. The stone is very realistic and none can really tell the difference from real stone unless they knock on the panel itself.

Before leaving you we want to show you our newest stone color panel:

Lava panel color of our Alpi Stone line

Lava panel color of our Alpi Stone line

We really love this color and can't keep enough samples in stock! It's really great to see the excitement that we experience with new stone panels and colors reinforced by our customers!

Don't forget to take a look at our catalog for all the colors and panels' sizes.

Crating Faux DIY Stone Walls With Interlocking Panels

Posted on March 11, 2013

The vast majority of those who start a remodeling project do not have time to spare. In most cases they would love to see the project completed as quickly as possible.

Stairway with faux stone wall panels

Quickly installed faux wall stone panels.

Remodeling a room can take from one day to several weeks and most households or businesses cannot afford to have tools and building materials laying around for weeks or months.

When it comes to renovate rooms and walls, there are many options. You can simply use paint to make it quick but you usually get what you pay for. If you would like a rock wall of a faux stone wall the choice are just few. You can either choose heavy, cultured, cast or veneer stone or go the easy route and choose faux DIY stone wall panels. Instead of having to use expensive online referral or rating sites to choose a contractors or even a mason, you can make it easy on yourself.

Stone Wall Panels

Quickly installed faux wall stone panels.

With resin stacked stone panels for walls, we have entered a whole new dimension of DIY practices. Most of us have kind of given up to the idea that stacked stone walls will be a dusty and dirty job and that knowing when a contractor will complete the job is not something easy, right?

If you want to cut through the difficulties of dealing with a mason, save a considerable amount of money and control the quality of the finished project, you can either install faux stone wall sheets on your own or just pay your handyman to do it at a fraction of what a mason would charge. Antico's faux stone wall panels install in just a few minutes and are as easy to handle as this Antico Elements video clearly shows. It is just a matter of interlocking a few panels and corners and use other accessories to go around corners and turns.

It’s not always necessary to take the trouble path when it comes to remodeling. Simply follow what so many homeowners and builders are doing today, give Antico Elements' light-weight and clean stacked stone panels a try.

Here's how they get quickly installed.

No preparation needed for the wall behind. Install them directly on, Sheetrock, wood or metal framing,

  1. Take the first panel and cut the "fingers" off the left side, to create a straight edge. Any wood cutting tool will do the job.
  2. Glue the back with affordable construction adhesive like Liquid Nails. Apply a few screws.
  3. From left to right, install the next panels until the last one will reach the end of the wall.
  4. Measure the remaining wall surface to cover and cut the panel on the right side accordingly.
  5. Repeat the above steps if you need more rows of panels to cover your wall.
  6. If you create a wainscoting simply use the Ledge Trim to cap the top of the panels.

DONE!
No grouting, sealing, cleaning or caulking needed. It's THAT easy.

Quick And Affordable Stone Veneer Panels Makeover.

Posted on March 5, 2013

Changing the look of your home without using regular veneer is not a real possibility with faux veneer panels.

Let's take as an example a home in a nice neighborhood surrounded by other homes which look very similar. The owners of this home, as many others, would love to do something to their place to make it look a bit different from the others. Something that will make it stand out.

stacked stone siding panels

Wainscoting Stacked Stone Charcoal For Siding

Today’s design trends seem often to point toward adding some kind of stone veneer or stacked stone look, either to the whole façade or just

on an accent wall.

To create such look there are few options that are not necessarily affordable.
There are different types of siding that come in vinyl, aluminum or wood, neither of which has a long lasting charm. Many of these will change color, fade, mold or distort. Also, such materials are not going to make the home look much different from the others in the same neighborhood.

There is also the option of using stacked stone or brick but these are definitely expensive, particularly if you hire someone to put them up. One material that combines a large number of advantages and strong characteristics is stone veneer panels in durable resin.
When applying these 36 x 48 stone veneer panels as a wainscoting the homeowner and the installers have a very easy job in front of them.

36 x 48 stacked stone charcoal

36 x 48 stacked stone charcoal

These faux veneer panels can be put up directly over an existing surface, as in existing siding, plywood and even vapor barrier. Antico Elements’ Stone veneer panels come with a number accessories like concrete ledge trim that can be applied at the top of each panel to protect the wall from being infiltrated with water and ice.

The cost of the panels might be comparable to other stacked stone materials but the real big saving is in the cost of installation, since it takes just a few minutes per panel to completely install it and be done with it.