Do you have a cottage or a rusting and cozy place you like to use as a "retreat"?
If you, like us, have been in an old cottage you would have probably seen wood paneling on the walls and most likely noticed the old smell of wood. This way to dress up the wall of such areas may be a good, temporary, solution but in the near future you will be looking for an alternative and will be very eager to replace those panels.
Often homeowners push aside the idea of using rocks and stone on a wall because using real stone is not easy at all to install. They are usually not aware of faux stone and how it can bridge the gap between the ideal look and the average skills of the owner.
The easy remedy can possibly be to remove your old paneling and use faux stone which comes in convenient panels that are very easy to set up.
This is clearly not a solution for only cottages or cabins; faux rock panels can be used quite successfully in areas like this loft bedroom below.
The question is always “what can we do to these walls?”
Today coming up with a creative, affordable and long lasting solution is very simple. Using faux stone has been proven to provide long lasting results. Unlike wood, these panels are not going to create odors, similar to those of old wood. These are materials that are very tough and even left outside for decades they will not rot or bio-degrade.
When it comes to the rock panels above, there is no issue with repetitive patterns because these faux stones come in versions A and B so that the shape of the stones is not the same. Additionally, the colors are applied by hand so that even if each stone is similar in shape, in most cases they will have a different color.
You will be amazed how realistic these faux stones and faux rocks will look. The first thing people do when they approach these panels is go right to them and touch them. It is something that you can't resist because you know they are not real but at the same time they do look that way. At the touch you can't tell the difference. The only way you can tell that the material is synthetic is by hitting it with a hard object and hear the sound that comes out of it.
How often and for how long would you worry about not having a "real" product when the advantages gained are so many?Editor
For thousands of years humans have had a really closed relationship with rocks. They have been used for fireplaces, for cooking, for hunting and more importantly for construction of buildings. Even though times have changed and home construction uses very different elements and material, homeowners, builders and designers are still incorporating a river rock design.
Today, realistically speaking, creating a large accent with some natural rock products can be quite costly. Real rocks that are exposed and visually appealing are not easy to find, therefore the prices are quite high.
This is where these incredible faux rock products come into play. With faux rock panels things are suddenly very different. They become more affordable and many are starting to reconsider their use in man areas.
These faux stone panels can now be used for a rock fireplace to create a full rock wall or just to cover the interior of a shower.
It is really amazing how much easier it is now for everyone to create a nice and incredibly realistic stone look with these rock panels. You can find quite few different styles and colors at Antico Elements.
Another benefit of using faux rock is that shipping costs are greatly reduced due to the light-weight properties of the product.
Another thing to keep in mind is that these specific panels are designed to withstand water, sun and all outdoor elements so they are safe to use anywhere.
These panels are not only used for fireplace and walls but also for smaller projects like the fire pit in the image below.
The application of faux rock panels are really endless. It can also include at rock wall that is used as a climbing rig, for a waterfall or even an accent in a pool or jacuzzi. Many other products are not able to resist water, sun rays and temperatures as well as our faux rock panels and accessories.Editor