For those in the trade show and display business the use of a product that helps during the construction and dismantling of a show booth is surely a major benefit.
In these circumstances these companies are allowed a limited time to set up their booth and even less time at the end of the show. In the case of displays that use stone this problem is noticed even more. Applying faux stone panels becomes an easy choice once these companies have had the opportunity to test them.
Let’s say you have used other materials before.
You surely have noticed that gluing heavy products, small section by small section, is extremely time-consuming and during that process you have wondered “there must be an easier way”. Well, there is. The most interesting aspect of faux stone panels is the fact that this innovative product is so quick and effortless to fasten that even at higher prices per square foot it still provides a huge saving.
If it takes something line 2 days to create a wall of 20ft x 8ft, with faux stone panels you can complete the same coverage area in about 4 hours. Let's take a look at this display:
Another amazing thing is the fact that you can spend even less time in preparing the frame to hold the panels because of the light weight of them.
At the end of the show you also learn another positive thing about them, since you just used screws to install them, you can now remove the screws and in a matter of minutes you have the whole wall down. Now all you need to do for the next show is remove the faux stone panels from your crate and screw them back in place. This is a product, unlike others, that can be reused many times.Editor
If there is an area alone that changes the entire look of the house, this must surely be the living room.
Many families today cannot afford a major renovation to give their home a fresh new look. Now that spring is here we all try to find the money to start some sort of house project. Being indoor or outdoor, tweaking the family budget for a home improvement can be the source of concern and stress.
Why not then consider an alternative that is both effective in reviving the look of your living room and save you money?
Think about the savings coming from the use of faux stone.
One part of your family room that can easily, quickly and cheaply reach the above goals is a divider wall. If you have a wall that divides different rooms, this is surely an area that is seen constantly, from different directions and that you could transform into a beautiful faux stone wall. Let’s take a look at this newly submitted project review.
With just a few pieces of faux stone this DIY family was able to quickly and dramatically change the look of their home. Because of the addition of the top stone ledge trim they didn’t need to purchase panels and go all the way to the ceiling, rather they stopped at the same level as the doorways. You can take a look at the video below to see how simple it is to use faux stone.
Being that faux stone is incredibly versatile, they were also able to cut the panels in at the edge of the door with a skill saw and paint the edges to make them look like real stone.
As we said above, completing a DIY home project is now affordable to most families. Take a look at our CATALOG to see the different prices and faux stone on sale.Editor
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.
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:
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.Editor
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.
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.
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,
- 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.
- Glue the back with affordable construction adhesive like Liquid Nails. Apply a few screws.
- From left to right, install the next panels until the last one will reach the end of the wall.
- Measure the remaining wall surface to cover and cut the panel on the right side accordingly.
- Repeat the above steps if you need more rows of panels to cover your wall.
- If you create a wainscoting simply use the Ledge Trim to cap the top of the panels.
No grouting, sealing, cleaning or caulking needed. It's THAT easy.
Changing the look of your home without using regular veneer is not a real possibility with faux 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.
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.
These faux 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.
They've done it again! With affordable stone veneer panels regular homeowners become DIY experts. Who says that only expert masons can create a beautiful stone accent? Anyone can and the proof is in the photos.
What once was a job for only expert stone masons or expensive remodeling firms, today has become something that any homeowner can quickly and cheaply dish out on his or her own. Or both!
Let's take as an example a young couple who just moved in a nice home and have spent a considerable amount of money remodeling the place before moving in. One project they left behind is the fireplace and as soon as they removed all the boxes and organized the rooms, they realize that this specific area needs a quick makeover. They agree on adding stone veneer panels instead of using traditional stone.
They have previously received quotes from masons who quickly scared them. They remember of this imitation stone store called AnticoElements.com and quickly decide to give it a try. The panels are clearly very realistic and installing them doesn't require any expertise.
To install stone veneer panels you only need a circular saw ( or if available, a table saw ), some Liquid Nails you can purchase at Lowe's or Home Depot and some screws.
Here's what happened when you have informed homeowners that know where to find faux materials panels to remodel a fireplace:
Many don't know it but this type of project doesn't require any mortar, mixing cement or spend days preparing the wall surfaces. They are not single pieces but a faux panel. These stone veneer panels require no preparation.
So, no matter what style you have in mind or what colors you already have in the room, there is a stone or brick panel for you in the online catalog. Check it out!Editor
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.
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.
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.Editor
The greatest quality of these products is that a person does not need to hire a mason to complete the installation, which will dramatically reduce the labor costs of the entire project. How you ever seen someone lay down real stone or rock? It can be quite strenuous and stressful logging stones with heavy weights to them. Installation will also take hours to complete when working with real stone and rock. That time can now be cut in half when working with replica stone and replica rock because no preparation is needed and the panels come ready to be installed onto any surface.
When you are installing the products, we recommend starting from the bottom left corner and working your way right. Next row should start on the left hand side and be worked to the right. We also offer the outlet trim and switch box to use to compliment the panels and adjust to use for the switches and outlets. The outer boundary of the panel comes with an insert on the top and sides for a stack-able option to reach whatever height measurement is needed.
Securing the panels is quite simple and can be done through the use of adhesives such as Liquid Nails or P & L Glue to name a couple. The adhesives should be applied to the back of the panels on the flat surface. It is also recommended that dry wall screws be used as well to help secure the placement of the panels on any surface. Many beautiful replica stone panels come painted in acrylic paint, where the paint serves as a natural protector against mildew and mold and helps to keep maintenance to a minimum. The final product will come out immaculate.Editor
Stacked stones panels are new innovative products that offer an alternative to real, natural, and heavy stones. The alternatives offer the same texture and feel of real stones but without the hassle of lifting large and heavy stones during installation. The alternatives also offer a more portable element where the imitation stones can be installed and uninstalled to change with seasons or color preferences.
These imitation stones are a great way to add value at a low cost for installation. Installation can be done in minutes with stacked stones; many contractors and carpenters are looking more to these products to offer a quick installation solution to home remodeling projects. Stacked stones are a great alternative to to real stones and those messy paint jobs.
When it comes to installing stacked stone, it can be done in a number of ways, the most popular being using construction adhesives (glues) and crews or nails. The lightweight material of stacked stones makes it an easy job to complete anywhere. Many home designers and installers prefer to work with these stones because it offers a quick solution to installation. Stacked stone can be installed virtually almost anywhere from kitchens to bathrooms to even gardens. These products are not just limited to residences, business' are now too taking advantage of the low cost stacked stone materials and cheap labor costs that come with it. Imitation stones are a great way to add value and impact a space or area, for instance installing stacked stones to compliment a theme in a store or restaurant can help entice customers to come in which should boost business.
Real estate agents like working with imitation stone too, especially when trying to "flip" a house. The stones are a unique way to dress up a property to show potential buyers; it can also be installed and uninstalled rather quickly to offer a quick an intimate setting for a specific project.
Faux stone products are vastly growing in demand with homeowners and interior design companies as a new alternative to traditional real rock. A homeowner's most critical decision will be made when choosing colors and designs to use for home decorating. These colors and designs will ultimately bring out a certain energy in the whole residence. The most impressive products on the market today are these replica stones and rocks more commonly known as faux stone and faux rock products. Faux stone panels come in standard sizes and are made up of durable materials like Polyurethane and other high-density foams and resins, which also contribute to the lightweight component of the products. It is a great product for interior and exterior applications. These products have the ability to transform a dull room into the place you want to be, to share with family and friends.
The greatest quality of these products is that a person does not need to hire a mason to complete the installation, which will dramatically reduce the labor costs of the entire project. Have you ever seen someone lay down real stone or rock? It can be quite strenuous and stressful logging stones with heavy weights to them. Installation will also take hours to complete when working with real stone and rock. That time can now be cut in half when working with alternatives such as replica stone and replica rock.
When you are installing the products, we recommend looking into helpful tips and ideas on the most efficient way to complete the project. This can save you both time and money on expenses. A great new accessory that is offered is the outlet trim and switch box to use to compliment the panels and adjust to use for the switches and outlets. All homeowners are looking into ways to save money and spruce up the residence in a cost-saving manner, through faux stone products this can now be achieved.
We also have some informational videos HERE.