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Stone Panels – The Better Way To Use Stone

Posted on May 30, 2013

OK, we all have the chance to either work with stone or admire a building that incorporated some nice stone accents. If the job is done correctly you will see a nice flow and a random pattern of the stones. If the job is done poorly you will probably notice so big gaps and the horizontal line that are not, horizontal. You can easily find jobs that used stone panels of either low quality or that are not easy to install. This is usually the reasons why you see images like this one.

Low quality stone panels

Bad stone panels' application

Yes, because of the current state of our economy we may focus on the cost of the materials rather than the way it will look at the end. This usually leads to the same amount of work or money paid for labor but with a result that we will never like. Although our stone panels may seem to have a similar cost per square foot of other materials, what sets them apart is that to accomplish the same quality job with real stone it will cost a fortune in installation. Using stone panels you add the professional and gorgeous look of stone in minutes. The parts will line up and interlock perfectly and in areas where you need to cut-to-fit you are able to do so in a fraction of the time needed for other materials.

A good application of stone panels

A good application of stone panels

Not having these awful gaps also helps to preserve the material and the look for a longer time. When low grade stone panels are used and gaps are the result, water can infiltrate and freeze and cause the product to detach from the wall and break.

Take your time to consider that cheap-quality materials sometimes are not the best thing for you.

You can see the higher quality stone panels in our CATALOG.

Why Use Our Faux Stone?

Posted on August 7, 2012

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.

When using faux stone, all of these issues don’t exist.

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!

 

Antico Stone

Antico Stone

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!