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Affordable Remodeling

Posted on July 11, 2014

Remodeling can be a stressful process but that changes with the advances made in the home improvement industry. Tools and remodeling products have been evolving every generation. Saving money while remodeling is not so tricky when using the right materials and methods.

Saw blades are designed with more accuracy and sharpness. Computers now give us more exact construction methods. The handheld tool has been redesigned to have a longer list of different capabilities in order to accommodate many uses.

Chemicals are created that form stronger bonds. Alloys are being designed that are stronger than their previous counterparts. With all of the advancements being made the goal is not only to make different projects easier, but cheaper as well.

Power To The People

Products like faux stone panels enable individuals to do projects such as home renovations or business remodeling themselves. It helps make large remodeling projects affordable. Compounds like polyurethane have been improved upon over the century leading to great architectural elements that aid people in their remodeling project. It is a byproduct of the petroleum refining process and has an incredible amount of longevity. Its manufacturing process has also been upgraded so the atmosphere is not hurt by the emissions the production.

Start Of Renovation

Start Of Renovation

Polyurethane is a hardened resin which is then painted to look exactly like the architectural elements it represents.  The product comes in many different forms. They save a lot of money for people who can’t afford to remodel their homes using regular contractors and traditional construction methods.

Remodeling is an essential part of the economy helping keep the values of home in an attractive profit margin. It stimulates different sectors in manufacturing as well as labor. Polyurethane products may seem insignificant to most people that don’t know about it or have never used it but in fact it is a beacon in the home improvement industry.

It serves as a rally point for people that are ready to make their home better without diving into a series of crippling loans or credit card expenses. This product makes it possible to make anyone’s home or business into a luxurious retreat. By changing your home or business you can revolutionize it so it looks better in a fraction of the time it used to take.

Just in, stacked stone panels to reface a home facade.

Posted on June 29, 2012

We just received some photos and great compliments on this project.

This customer was not sure about using regular stone products to reface his family home. The main concern was the weight and thickness of other stone materials.

Some stone products on the market are quite heavy and require a particular preparation of the surface to be able to handle the additional weight.
The way most homes are built today, walls are designed to accommodate for just vinyl siding and not other types of faux stone siding.

Some builders and homeowners consider cultured stone. In many cases they choose that route because they are not aware of Antico Elements stacked stone panels. Cultured stone is very similar to natural or cast stone. They are constructed with heavy aggregates and are still available in small pieces which make the installation a long process.

In the beautiful home before all the above hurdles have been avoided. This construction had a very plain vinyl siding materials that did not provide the look the owners were looking for. Let's face it, we all have seen vinyl siding up-close and know how fake it looks.
Vinyl siding also doesn't provide the thermal insulation that stone siding in polyurethane can. Many don't realize it but the cost of installing a better material to cover your facade will save you money in utilities.

The customer was very excited when he first saw the samples and even more when the project was completed. The charm of faux stone can be added with a short weekend of work while staying within your budget. You will have the best looking house in the neighborhood.

Learn more about our stone and this project by clicking HERE and by viewing our Testimonials page.

Presenting The Amazing Faux Brick.

Posted on April 28, 2012

The first thing that comes to mind to most people, when seeing the words faux brick, is faux paint and maybe painting a brick pattern on a wall. This is because for decades there were really a couple of options to create a brick look.

You could either use full brick, brick veneer, or thin brick and maybe go toward the faux painting route. The first options was usually the one homeowner discarded quickly. Installing real brick is not a job for weekenders or inexperienced brick layers. It is a heavy job and quite messy.
Painting a brick pattern on a wall can take a long time to master and by the time you get to that point the walls already finished do not really look like what you had envisioned in the beginning.

The reason why faux brick in the form of wall panels are becoming so incredibly popular is that it avoids all the above.Panels of imitation brickThe advantages are not only for homeowners but for builders alike. These faux brick are not just some fake looking panel, they actually incredibly realistic. So why not use a cheaper product, one that anyone can install quickly and achieve the same result?

It might be a concept hard to grasp because such revolutionary product has not been seen until the past few years. All people need to do is order a sample from Antico Elements to see how real they look. Ideally you want to get samples from other sources to compare and realize that Antico's quality is higher and at the best faux brick price. Also let's not forget that not every store offering faux brick can honestly say they are Made In USA.