Antico Elements` great brick panels are designed to interlock on all sides to create a seamless look. They are designed for Indoor and Outdoor uses. Even though the installation is very simple, make sure to read the instructions in order to avoid problems and gaps with these types of faux panels.
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
Our products can be installed Indoor and Outdoor, directly over framing, drywall, brick or concrete.
-For indoor all you need is adhesive and wood screws.
-For outdoor you might need an outdoor grade adhesive and galvanized screws. Some caulking may be needed.
-For brick, concrete, cinder blocks and similar you will need masonry screws, like "Tapcons".
It is always a good idea to temporarily lay out the faux brick panels around the project to plan which / how faux panels will be cut and which will not.
We recommend that you install the panels from right to left unless you plan to use corner pieces ( see below ). For better results marks some horizontal chalk lines on the wall to keep your panels leveled.
Position the panels so that the horizontal lip is at the top and the horizontal notch at the bottom.
To start, the right side of the first panel should be trimmed, removing the fingers and creating a straight edge.
Apply a few lines of adhesive in the back and where the panels overlap / interlock and fasten the panel to the wall using screws, nails or long brad nails.
Continue with the rest of the panels of the first row. If the faux brick panels terminate against another wall, simply cut the panel to size. The exposed edges will be hidden by the next wall. It is always better to mark your dimensions in the back of the panels.
If you have an outside corner wall and need to wrap around it with our faux brick, you have at least 2 options. Using our Corners or Mitering the panels' cuts.
1- Use our Faux Brick Corners.
When using the Outside Brick Corners we suggest starting the installation from one of the corners, and not from left to right on a wall, as mentioned at the top of this page.
Installing the left side will be easy. Installing panels on the right side of the corner will require lifting the previous panel a bit to squeeze the next one in. Not a big problem.
When using multiple corners you will notice that at one side of the wall you will interlock panel-to-corner easily and on the opposite side some "jig-sawing" will be necessary. In this case you should not install all the corners first. See Image below.
To accomplish this, simply cut the last panel on that wall straight with the corner of the wall.
Place the corner on top of the panel and trace the fingers of the corner on the panel with a pencil.
Remove the corner and with a jig saw create the matching fingers on the panel so that the two parts will interlock.
Now you may install the last panel and this corner piece. In some cases it may be necessary to remove the flat "lip" on the panel or corner that is not getting cut, to create a flat and even seam.
On the other side of this corner you can simply interlock your next panel, the "fingers" will match without having to make custom cuts.
Repeat this method for each corner, where panels are installed between corners.
2- Create a mitered corner with a panel. For more on this type of cuts see: How To Create A Mitered Corner
You can use a faux brick panel to wrap around a corner.
One important note: Always use the two pieces of one panel for the left and right side of the corner so that the brick will match at the tip.
The same steps may be followed to create an Inside Corner. The only difference is that the panel needs to be cut with the opposite angle, as in the image below:
When installing multiple rows of panels make sure to start the second and every other row, with half panel so that the seams will be staggered and you be able to use more of the left-over pieces.
For the top edge of the panels, we have really nice Ledge Trim that are meant to nicely sit on top of a panel.
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 email@example.com.
Need Fireplace Ideas?
- Let us show you what you can create with our faux stone fireplace panels -
Whether you are planning to build a fireplace, go for a fireplace makeover of an existing one this page can help you plan the most important aspects; the look and savings!
Remember, we always have fake stone products on sale. Check out our SPECIALS
We offer refundable samples (with rebate) so that you can have something in your hands before purchasing our panels. The cost of the samples ordered will be subtracted from you next purchase and you will have a piece of mind before purchasing the full panels:
Many of our customers have opted for our Faux Stone Panels, Dry Stack and Rock Panels to avoid expensive masonry work and time consuming installations. Our Faux Stone Panels, River Rock and Fieldstone Panels are easy to install and can be used over existing surfaces like old bricks, wood, wall framing and are designed for interior and exterior uses. Take a look at some examples below. You'll appreciate the many advantages associated with our products. Finally, a faux fireplace is now very easy to create. Take a look at our Installation Page for fireplaces.
Our Alpi Stone Panels
Our Comiso Stone Panels
Our Romana Stone Panels
Most of us at some point had to deal with the stress and frustration of purchasing expensive materials, hiring expensive contractors and have little control over the process and the results of a remodeling project. Now there's an easy way to do it that saves you time and money. No need for costly Cultured Stone and heavy Stacked stone.
Weather you're interested in a complete Fireplace Remodel or Fireplace Reface or a new Fireplace - Indoor or Outdoor Fireplace and Brick Fireplace, look below for more ideas and accessories to crate a great looking Faux Stone Fireplace using Antico Elements' products :
Our Castello Stone Panels
We also have many accessories to add a more refined look to your project:
Many molding to create Fireplace Mantels and Surrounds
Mantels and Lion's Legs
You can view and purchase all of our products using the very secure shopping cart. We provide excellent customer service and support via Live Help, email or telephone. Please visit our Blog to read more about the many benefits of our our products and our company:
Our Coral Stone and Travertine Panels
One thing to note is that these products are made of high-density Polyurethane, which is a resin. We strongly suggest taking into consideration the heat emanating from a fireplace or stove. If you are not comfortable with having hardwood at that distance, maybe you need a larger clearance between our panels and the heat source. Although our products can be ordered in fire-rated, this option doesn't make them completely heat-resistant or fire-proof. The best thing to do is order a sample and run a test.
Why Use Rock Or Faux Stone Panels?
( Save money, easy to install, looks great )
Most of us at some point had to deal with the stress and frustration of purchasing expensive materials, hiring expensive contractors and have little control over the process and the results of a remodeling or a home & garden project. Imagine if you had in your had a product lika a Stone Panel, an affordable product with the support and advice of knowledgeable experts and do the work yourself? What if you then had fun doing it and be so proud of it that you started sending the photos of the finished work to your family and friends? It’s not just a concept, it very possible with our faux stone panels. All you need are some basic carpenter’s tools and to browse through a few pages in our catalog at AnticoElements.com
What are some of the many benefits of our products?
Made in USA. Although some of our designs are inspired by the beautiful and classical styles from around the world, we understand today’s importance in employing American work force. That’s why we proudly make our products in the US!
The Look. Purchasing imitation Stones Panels, Dry Stack and, River Rock Panels sometimes means getting a lesser product that looks fake. Sometime so, sometime quite the opposite. Our products are molded from actual rocks, stone, bricks, coral stone and travertine. The products coming out of the molds reproduce every single detail, of the stone and even the grouting. Most people don’t believe they aren’t real rocks, stones and wood until they tap on them. The tapping or knocking is usually followed by a “oh, wow!”. The colors are applied by hand to further increase the realistic look and avoid pattern repetition when putting panels next to each other. Many competitor’s products are sprayed with one color and simply sponged off. Not ours! We carefully apply different colors, one by one.
Cost Saving. Why pay more for a hand-made stone materials and labor involved in long installation when you can pay less for another quality product? This building material is made of high quality, high-density polyurethane and it is available at a fraction of the cost of other materials and other vendors. You can let people admire your work without having to tell them how much you have saved. We provide an additional saving by removing middle men and passing the savings to the customer. Compare our photos and samples with those from other companies to realize that our prices are lower and our quality superior. Don’t forget, we always have products on sale.
Applications. Our products are designed to withstand outdoor stress tests yet they are beautiful enough to be used as interior decoration. The latest trend designs are going toward natural look stones. 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.
Our panels can be installed over most preexisting surfaces. What do you do if you are a home-owner and are not interested in buying a new home yet you like the look of the natural stone elements? Well, give the front of your home a facelift. Perfect for both residential and commercial applications, imitation products allow you to combine very affordable alternatives and style. Choose from the different styles and colors to pick the one most suitable for your project.
Stone panels create an everlasting yet modern ambiance and is a perfect architectural and landscaping stone wall material. These materials bridge the gap between exterior and interior areas. You can now recreate an exterior look in an inside space with very little effort.
Interlocking feature. Antico Elements’ Stone edges are designed to interlock on all sides to create a seamless look. They use a system similar to tongue and groove to virtually remove the seam lines you easily notice in other competitor's products. We have spent vast resources to create a system that provides a great look, prevents water from sliding behind the panels and improve the insulation factor.
Practical and lightweight. Have you ever seen someone install rocks and stone or have you done it yourself? You know how long it takes to lay one stone at a time. Now you can install 8-18 square feet of rocks and stone in one step utilizing our faux panels
Simple installation. Anyone can install our products. You don’t need to purchase expensive diamond blades or wet saws, mix mortar and learn to lay bricks before you have the power to fully manage your project. All you need are basic carpenter tools, adhesive and the desire to create something beautiful on your own. We provide detailed instruction and in case you need it, great customer support.
Flexible. Unlike other manufacturers our panels are not rigid. They can be installed on a bumpy and curved surface without the need to cut single stones in small pieces and compromise the look.
Fire rated. Although resistible to high temperatures, all our products are also available in fire rated material for only 10% more.
Easy to maintain and durable. Contrary to other “natural products” our panels and accessories are constructed with closed-cell polyurethane particles which means that they will not absorb water and there will be no mold or rutting. They can easily be cleaned and washed. They also will not crack and the finish will barely fade in time. They are so durable and impact resistant that you can even drive a car on it without damage.
Benefits of accessories. Although our panels can be cut, mitered and sanded to meet around corners, we offer an easier and cleaner solution. We provide matching accessories like: Inside Corners, Outside Corners, Ledges and Sills. We also have:
For details on all our products please visit our online catalog at www.AnticoElements.com
For answers on the most frequent questions please take a look at our FAQ Page.