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.
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Today we would like to illustrate a beautiful and realistic product that has been on top of your sales lately: the realistic Alpi stone wall replica.
We see our clients being every day more satisfied of their choice of going with artificial stone when remodeling a project. They say the time they save for installation is unbelievable and also how the house or the outside of it can radically change from one day to another.
Take a look at this exterior design project and see how the garden acquires a completely different look once the installation of faux stone siding has been done.
You can notice that the trendy new Alpi almond design gives a fresh and modern look to the garden wall, the stone looks real as Antico Elements works with only Made In USA high quality material and the rock is actually molded on real one and hand painted to make sure that the final product meets all client expectation for a product that is realistic and beautiful.
Another good aspect of Antico Elements is that also complements like columns and corners are offered to you, so that you can really install the stone on any kind of surface. Also because the product itself is very flexible and easy to cut.
We are satisfied when we can make our clients happy and for further questions and info don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team will be happy to assist you!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
When remodeling a house or a working space, it is very important to take into consideration two main concepts:
How much time does it take?
How much does it cost?
When choosing Antico Elements' faux rock and stone panels you automatically chose to incorporate into your design project a convenient and realistic item.
The stone looks real and installation takes little time. You can do it yourself so no need to hire a company that does the work for you.
Here are some of the most popular stone colors, Alpi Sand, Almond And Sienna:
Stone are molded on real rocks and are hand painted one by one. They do look real! Our clients are very surprised when they touch them and feel it is not real stone!
So it only takes few hours of your own time, and a project like this won’t cost more than $600.
The customer above was so pleasantly surprised with his purchase of the Alpi Noir that he decided to order more products.
Choosing Antico faux stone to remodel a space is a beautiful and affordable way to improve your interior or exterior design.
Don’t hesitate to give us a call for further information. We will be happy to assist you.
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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So many times we have had to decide on what type of stone to use for a remodeling project! We surely are flattered by the beauty and classic look or real stone applied, for example, to a fireplace. A touch of romanticism and natural feel.
But have you thought how convenient the installation of real rocks would be for you?
2- installation takes a long time
3- after the work has been done, the cleaning work starts
4- you need to maintain the rocks using special products and cleaning techniques
So have you never thought about using faux stone instead of real one? Antico Elements can offer you the solution you might need when redesigning a decorative scheme.
Lots of advantages are brought to you at the moment you choose to incorporate artificial stone into your remodeling project.
1- very convenient
2- installation can be done in a few hours
3- no need to hire a carpenter or clean after the work has been done
4- no need of maintenance. The stone lasts forever!
You can have your imagination working and accommodate in a new and comfortable space where you can be creative or where you can just relax.
They say life is too short to not enjoy it! Please your eyes and your senses is part of it!
Antico Elements will help you choose how to make your house a better place for you to be!
Antico Elements` Switch, Outlet and Fixture Trim Boxes are designed to move all electrical parts from the wall level to the stone level and flush with the from of our stone product. This dramatically increase the realistic look of the project.
They can be installed VERTICALLY or HORIZONTALLY to accommodate for one or more fixtures. We have only one Switch Trim product.
MAKE SURE TO CUT OFF ALL ELECTRICITY GOING TO THE SWITCHES AND RECEPTACLES.
Tools needed: ( same as wood cutting tools )
• Measuring tape and pencil
• Hand saw ( a table saw, miter saw or jig saw can be used if available )
• Nails or screws ( exterior grade if used outdoor and masonry screws for brick, concrete etc)
• Nail set
• Hammer (or screw driver/drill if using screws)
• Framing square
• Chalk line
• Construction adhesive, E.G: Liquid Nails, PL, etc.
• Safety Glasses
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Start your panels and accessories installation as usual and pause when you are getting to an outlet, switch or fixture.
Lay your next panel by the switch.
Transfer the location of the switch on the the panel that will go in front of the it. Place the Switch Box in the center of that measurement. With a pencil race the outline of the Box onto the panel.
With a jig saw cut a hole around the pencil line. We suggest cutting inside the pencil line. The opening should line up with existing switch. Try to slide the Switch Box in the opening to test the accuracy of the cut. It might need some sanding and filing to make them fit
Make sure to turn off the electricity going to the outlet. Cut a hole in the center of the Switch Box, large enough to pull the switch through it. Make sure not to make the hole too big otherwise it might show around the face plate. Remove the face plate and unscrew the switch from the electrical box.
Pull the switch through the hole created and screw it on our Switch Box. The wiring is usually long enough for this.
You can now put some adhesive around he opening of the stone panel and slide the Switch Box through it.
Pull the Box in-out to make sure that all the exposed edges on the panels are covered by the box.
Use some nails or screws to hold the box in place. In some cases there may be the need for some caulking to close gaps between the Box and the stone panels. If the color of the caulk doesn't match, you may always use one of our Touch-Up Kits.
Now you can install the face plate back.
If you have more than one switch or outlet you may install our Switch Trim horizontally to fit more of them. If you have a very large fixture or multiple outlets / switches, you may combine two or more Switch Trim and make a larger one.
By rotating our Trim horizontally you should be able to house at least 2-3 switches.
For exterior application we suggest caulking the edges where water could penetrate.
Feel free to request additions and modification to these instructions. Send us a comment by clicking here to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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