Antico Elements Blog

Stone Wall Backdrops And Props

Posted on August 17, 2015

One of the things we, as people, like to do is to create a specific atmosphere in the places we live. This can be created with low cost products and achieving a certain look or choose quality materials that look realistic. This is also true for those who create a temporary stage for theater or TV.

Stone Used In A TV Show

Stone Used In A TV Show

Creating the right atmosphere is vital for your home, office or a stage. A lot of hours are spent to paint an shape the props around a show. The reason for employing such time is that the viewer needs to immerse himself in the program. This helps make the whole experience more memorable and, for commercial uses, to replicate a real living environment.

For those working in these fields it must be very exciting to be able to create a stone wall without have to really build one.
Imagine having to build a real frame with, wood, cinder blocks or stone just for a theatrical event, a trade show or a commercial.

The exiting thing we always bring up is that when using faux stone panels you can create a very large wall in a matter of hours. You can’t beat the convenience of a large, very realistic stone sheet that can be placed on any wall in a couple of minutes.

The other benefit is the take-down and disassembling of the stone prop and stage. When putting up a trade show booth with stone, brick or any other material the installation time-frame plays a big role in the whole project. We only have a certain amount of time to build and take down our space.

Stone Display Booth At Trade Shows

Panels Of Brick For Display Booth At Trade Shows

Imagine if you had to hire a mason to build an actual wall with real stone and mortar. How about removing it at the end?

The benefits of using imitation stone paneling carries over the reuse of the material.
Once you used the panels once it doesn’t mean they have to be discarded at all. They will be still in perfect conditions to reuse them in a similar application or any other one.
This is an incredibly durable and tough product.

Keep that in mind for your future project. Order samples early so that you can see for yourself.

Remodeling Your Old Backsplash

Posted on November 27, 2013

The backsplash is an important part of the kitchen. It is the area where all the sauces get splashed onto. The backsplash also sets the tone and feeling for the kitchen. If it is just another regular backsplash then the kitchen doesn’t stand out.

Backsplash

Backsplash

The character of the kitchen is defined by the ambiance it creates through colors and textures. If the colors are light with an open and inviting room for cooks then it is a successful kitchen design. If it feels closed, cramped, and the kitchen doesn’t feel good for cooking in then the kitchen should have some color and style to freshen it up.

Remodeling is a difficult process because it takes a lot of time to decide what to use or do for your backsplash. Many people buy a home and want to personalize it but they don’t know where to start.

The kitchen is a perfect place to start because it has high traffic and apparent visibility. If the backsplash is an old style then it should be modernized with a couple simple steps.

There are many choices in remodeling your backsplash. Find a color or style that you would like to go with and stick with it because changing the design half way through a project is incredibly expensive and hard to fix.

There are many creative and interesting ways to remodel the back splash using materials that are easy to install, that way most of the work can be done by the homeowner.

Doing the project by yourself can save you a lot of time and money. All the information you need to find is at your fingertips.

It is up to you whether or not you want to revolutionize the way your house feels. The best way to do this is by changing the focal points of your home first. Places like the front yard, kitchen and living room are the areas that exhibit the highest traffic.

The kitchen is a perfect place to start because it has many visitors and it is one of the focal points for the home. Home buyers like to experience the kitchen before they buy a home because it is a central part of anyone's lifestyle. The walls adjacent to the back splash should also use the same type of stone wall decoration to match the backsplash.

It would be a great idea to stock a little bit of food for any of the showings.  This way the agent has a chance to show the lifestyle the home embodies by reflecting what life would be like when they moved in.

The kitchen is a great place to start your renovation because it draws. It is one of the main ways to increase the convenience of the lifestyle they want to pursue. The kitchen splash plays a central role in the flow of the kitchen because the color it shows reflects the ambiance. The home is an extension of ourselves and the backsplash is a wonderful way to revitalize your home in one easy process.

Many people wonder what they can do with their kitchen but tearing it down in order to remodel is not necessary. Simply pick out the style or color that you want to incorporate and go on ahead. The main thing to remember is the fact that this area gets very dirty, bypass this issue by picking a material or method that doesn’t show the grime.

Stone Below counter

Getting your backsplash fixed gives you home a new look and feel by changing the way the kitchen is used and how it looks. With the right lighting and textures the kitchen can be a very warm and inviting place.

By using an efficient system the main part of the home will have a new feel and guests will enjoy the cooking and eating experience. Revitalizing your home is not as expensive as most people think. Once people learn a couple of techniques they can do most projects themselves.

Divider Faux Stone Wall.

Posted on April 22, 2013

If there is an area alone that changes the entire look of the house, this must surely be the living room.

Many families today cannot afford a major renovation to give their home a fresh new look. Now that spring is here we all try to find the money to start some sort of house project. Being indoor or outdoor, tweaking the family budget for a home improvement can be the source of concern and stress.
Why not then consider an alternative that is both effective in reviving the look of your living room and save you money?

Think about the savings coming from the use of faux stone.

One part of your family room that can easily, quickly and cheaply reach the above goals is a divider wall. If you have a wall that divides different rooms, this is surely an area that is seen constantly, from different directions and that you could transform into a beautiful faux stone wall. Let’s take a look at this newly submitted project review.

A stone wall divider example

A stone wall divider example

 

With just a few pieces of faux stone this DIY family was able to quickly and dramatically change the look of their home. Because of the addition of the top stone ledge trim they didn’t need to purchase panels and go all the way to the ceiling, rather they stopped at the same level as the doorways. You can take a look at the video below to see how simple it is to use faux stone.

Being that faux stone is incredibly versatile, they were also able to cut the panels in at the edge of the door with a skill saw and paint the edges to make them look like real stone.

As we said above, completing a DIY home project is now affordable to most families. Take a look at our CATALOG to see the different prices and faux stone on sale.

Crating Faux DIY Stone Walls With Interlocking Panels

Posted on March 11, 2013

The vast majority of those who start a remodeling project do not have time to spare. In most cases they would love to see the project completed as quickly as possible.

Stairway with faux stone wall panels

Quickly installed faux wall stone panels.

Remodeling a room can take from one day to several weeks and most households or businesses cannot afford to have tools and building materials laying around for weeks or months.

When it comes to renovate rooms and walls, there are many options. You can simply use paint to make it quick but you usually get what you pay for. If you would like a rock wall of a faux stone wall the choice are just few. You can either choose heavy, cultured, cast or veneer stone or go the easy route and choose faux DIY stone wall panels. Instead of having to use expensive online referral or rating sites to choose a contractors or even a mason, you can make it easy on yourself.

Stone Wall Panels

Quickly installed faux wall stone panels.

With resin stacked stone panels for walls, we have entered a whole new dimension of DIY practices. Most of us have kind of given up to the idea that stacked stone walls will be a dusty and dirty job and that knowing when a contractor will complete the job is not something easy, right?

If you want to cut through the difficulties of dealing with a mason, save a considerable amount of money and control the quality of the finished project, you can either install faux stone wall sheets on your own or just pay your handyman to do it at a fraction of what a mason would charge. Antico's faux stone wall panels install in just a few minutes and are as easy to handle as this Antico Elements video clearly shows. It is just a matter of interlocking a few panels and corners and use other accessories to go around corners and turns.

It’s not always necessary to take the trouble path when it comes to remodeling. Simply follow what so many homeowners and builders are doing today, give Antico Elements' light-weight and clean stacked stone panels a try.

Here's how they get quickly installed.

No preparation needed for the wall behind. Install them directly on, Sheetrock, wood or metal framing,

  1. Take the first panel and cut the "fingers" off the left side, to create a straight edge. Any wood cutting tool will do the job.
  2. Glue the back with affordable construction adhesive like Liquid Nails. Apply a few screws.
  3. From left to right, install the next panels until the last one will reach the end of the wall.
  4. Measure the remaining wall surface to cover and cut the panel on the right side accordingly.
  5. Repeat the above steps if you need more rows of panels to cover your wall.
  6. If you create a wainscoting simply use the Ledge Trim to cap the top of the panels.

DONE!
No grouting, sealing, cleaning or caulking needed. It's THAT easy.