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Fake Rock Wall Panels For Stone Fireplace

Posted on May 1, 2012

For many of us, the word fake is usually associated with something negative, of lesser quality. Although this may be true in some cases, when it comes to faux stone things are quite different.

Whether you are a builder or contractor looking to reface a wall with cladding materials or a homeowner trying to create a fireplace design, most likely you will not entertain the possibility of using artificial stone because of the negative perception of those terms.

Faux StoneFake Rock

As we can see, some faux stone, also called fake rock wall panels, are quite stunning. They reproduce every small detail of the original stone while adding quite a few benefits. When creating a stone fireplace with faux rock wall panels there are a few things any contractor or homeowner can avoid, resulting in substantial savings. For once, when using fake rock products the weight of each stone is greatly reduced therefore there is no need to worry about supporting the floor with additional beams.
When using real rocks it becomes a arduous process to find each stone to fit, to create a harmonious look. When using faux rock panels for fireplaces we can see how the panels interlock with each other, creating a seamless look and without having to worry about the configuration.

Another great benefit is that anyone can create a faux rock wall look without having to learn how to cut stone or investing in expensive masonry tools.

In the project above, the homeowner was very thrilled with the product. One of is comment was: "I will never go back to regular stone".

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The use of Faux Rock and River Rock Panels in home improvement.

Posted on April 30, 2012

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 materials, homeowners, builders, and designers are still incorporating a river rock design.

River Rock Panels

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 a 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.

Crateing a small rock fire pit

The applications of faux rock panels are really endless. It can also include a 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.