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.
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
We would like to bring your attention to this project we recently finished and focus on the versatility of our products.
As we mentioned on our previous blogs the items Antico Elements provides are versatile and can be used for many and different spaces. They can be used in: Inside and outside homes of all sizes and styles, in restaurants, Bars, Boutiques, Offices, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Living rooms below siding, Landscaping, Pool and spa surrounds. Stone Fireplaces and many other areas.
The attention goes on this picture that shows the finished project of a clothing store and shows how these stone panels can be an outstanding additional elements to a business or to your own house.
A welcoming stone wall placed at the entrance of a clothing store adds a stylish and cozy vibe to the shop itself. Because of the stone looking real the energy of the space where the stone has been installed is positive and romantic.
What is better than shopping at a place that gives you comfort and makes you feel welcome?
Again we are always careful of providing a great service and assistance to our clients so please contact us to give us feedback or to inquire further information.
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If you decide to remodel your house using stone, have you never thought of using an artificial one?
We can’t deny the beauty of real stone and the positive energy that it brings to the house. But not all of us have the time and can afford the cost of real stone. Not to talk about the fact that a carpenter would need to be hired to complete the project and the time that you would need to spend in cleaning the mess and maintain the stone in order for them not to deteriorate with time.
Antico Elements provides you a wide range of panels that are affordable, easy to install and maintain. There is no need of cleaning and maintain the stone because it lasts forever, unless you decide to change it!
To finish a project using Antico Elements faux stone it will only take few hours of your own time, and let’s be honest, the satisfaction of doing it yourself and see it happening it is much bigger than seeing someone else doing it for you. You can decide how to cut and combine the panels, they are light and very flexible, so they adapt to any kind of surface.
So you can change the way that your house look by yourself and do it how you feel it right!Editor
When remodeling your house there are no rules.You have to do what your instinct tells you to do. It's very important to stay open minded and creative when giving birth to a new space.
Think outside the box, what feels good to you not necessarily meets other people’s taste.But your house, office, bedroom is where you spend a big percentage of your time and if it doesn’t feel good to you, than you need to take few steps and make it the best place possible!
We are all busy doing something else while life is happening, and that is why we wake up one day, needing to change something around. And surely when choosing to remodel a house, a big wave of fresh air is on its way.
Antico Elements is here to show you how to redecorate a new space with elegance and charm, yet at a convenient price and time. Using affordable stone veneer panels ideas, your house or office can radically change and upgrade in a short time.
Take a look at the "before and after" of this remodeling project using our panels of stone veneer.
Installation took only few hours and the place looks completely new and different.
Our clients are very happy with the stone veneer panels and they are thinking on remodeling other parts of their house.
So, keep your mind open and think outside the box.Editor
So now, in summertime we are all getting ready for vacations spending some quality time at the beach, resorts and spas, intertwining with nature and with ourselves.
Surely we all deserve a break and some peace after working for the whole year.
But how about keeping that sense of calm and peace at your own house. How?
Remodeling your house after coming back from vacation time could be a way for you to feel your vacation has extended at your own house!
Wouldn’t if feel good coming back from work and find a falling rain faux wall welcoming you?
You can close your eyes and just relax to the sound of the rain falling into the rocks. Few moments to just breathe and be present. You don’t have to go anywhere else but this can happen at your house with the installation of artificial panels.
Antico Elements has an extended range of products that fit each and every taste. Imitations stones are molded on real rocks and they are painted by hand to make sure that you get a real feel when being around them.
It’s not that hard! You can easily do it yourself in few hours! Antico Elements customer representatives will be happy to guide you through the selection and installation of your products providing you an expert opinion on your remodeling sure, making sure that your choice of panels match the style of your house or work place.
So what are you waiting for? Don’t you want extend your vacation at your house?
We are a phone call away!
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Did you know that if you purchase with Antico Elements more than $3000 in panels you would get either a discount in quantity or free shipping if you live in the USA area?
So here, another good reason to believe that Antico Elements cares about their customers!
Antico Elements attention goes to the relation between quantity and quality, price and quality. Finding very affordable products in the market now a day it is very possible, but how about the quality?
If you buy a very cheap dress, probably after few times washing it, it will damage or break.
So how about if you decide to remodel your house and you go for the low cost products? A house is not like a dress! It takes time and effort to install the remodeling items. And in this case, if you decide to purchase faux wall panels, if you don’t make the right choice and you only consider the price aspect of it, you will probably end up with a product that you will have to take off and change after few weeks.
Antico Elements doesn’t want that to happen to their clients! They carefully choose the row materials in a way that they can guarantee a “lasting forever” product and they balance it with a price that can be affordable to everyone, and most important you can save from your pocket when deciding to go with Antico, because the installation doesn’t imply an additional cost. You can actually install the panels yourself!!! You can see a great example in THIS photo.
Affordable high quality products that last until you decide you want to change them!
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When you come to the conclusion your house, office, restaurant or bar need to be remodeled than the decisions you make need to be based on gut feelings and personal experiences.
When deciding of redesign a project, the balance between business and art is definitely a very relevant factor. Changing the design of a specific part of your house, or of the whole house can be an inspiring process. But more inspiring is when you can actually find the solution that would be cost and time effective.
Well if you do so using real stone you would have to spend $1500-1700 plus the carpenter work. Also you would have to deal with the stress of getting your kitchen messed up for few days. Not to mention how hard is the maintenance of real stone.
Antico Elements faux stone panels are much cheaper and you can get the same work done for much cheaper. Not more than $600. (Picture below).
So you would save on the stone but also you wouldn’t need to hire a mason to do the work. You can install the panels yourself!
Also the panels are fire rated. Although resistible to high temperatures, all our products are also available in fire rated material for only 10% more.
So balancing business and art when changing design, you can find alternative solutions that do not commit you for a life time! Even though the panels last forever, because they are very affordable you can change them in colors or shape when your gut feelings tell you so!Editor
Antico Elements is practical and convenient from many points of view.
Antico's beautiful and innovative faux rock panels are easy to deal with, light, molded on real rock, hand painted. Very quick installation (you can do it yourself with simple carpenter tools).
But most important is that the price per square foot goes from $8 to $10. If you research around the web you can see that the price we offer is very convenient compare to other companies and also we always have great discounts. The biggest advantage derives from the large saving during installation and maintenance.
So if you would like to have your living room wall remodeled for example, you could get it done for a very reasonable price.
If you take a look at these photos you can see how good and innovative this style of Alpi rocks makes the wall looks.
The cost of the entire project was below $600 and it gave a completely different look to our client's house.
Cost effective and time saving Antico Elements can give you the answer you were waiting for.Editor
"I believe in doing the thing you feel is right. If it looks right, it is right." That is what famous designer Dorothy Draper says.
If it looks right it feels right. Does it look right?
Then if it looks right and it feels right than you it means you agree with what we do!
Antico Element focuses in creating original and creative ideas for your remodeling project using convenient and realistic stone wall panels products. The main goal for our company is to provide to our clients the possibility to renew their home or work environment at an affordable price that yet guarantee a high quality and realist product. Time and money saving Antico Elements beautiful stone wall panels item will make your house look different and unique. Available in different shapes and colors these panels are hand painted stone by stone to look even more real, and to give the feel of "real stone".
Having a house that "feel good" it is probably everyone's will and only following our few steps easy installation book you can create that feeling by yourself with few carpenter tools. Even women can do it, thanks to the light weight of the stone wall panels.
Comfort and elegance & if it looks good than it' s right!Editor