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.
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.Editor
Changing the look of your home without using regular veneer is not a real possibility with faux panels.
Let's take as an example a home in a nice neighborhood surrounded by other homes which look very similar. The owners of this home, as many others, would love to do something to their place to make it look a bit different from the others. Something that will make it stand out.
Today’s design trends seem often to point toward adding some kind of stone veneer or stacked stone look, either to the whole façade or just
on an accent wall.
To create such look there are few options that are not necessarily affordable.
There are different types of siding that come in vinyl, aluminum or wood, neither of which has a long lasting charm. Many of these will change color, fade, mold or distort. Also, such materials are not going to make the home look much different from the others in the same neighborhood.
There is also the option of using stacked stone or brick but these are definitely expensive, particularly if you hire someone to put them up. One material that combines a large number of advantages and strong characteristics is stone veneer panels in durable resin.
When applying these 36 x 48 stone veneer panels as a wainscoting the homeowner and the installers have a very easy job in front of them.
These faux panels can be put up directly over an existing surface, as in existing siding, plywood and even vapor barrier. Antico Elements’ Stone veneer panels come with a number accessories like concrete ledge trim that can be applied at the top of each panel to protect the wall from being infiltrated with water and ice.
The cost of the panels might be comparable to other stacked stone materials but the real big saving is in the cost of installation, since it takes just a few minutes per panel to completely install it and be done with it.
The greatest quality of these products is that a person does not need to hire a mason to complete the installation, which will dramatically reduce the labor costs of the entire project. How you ever seen someone lay down real stone or rock? It can be quite strenuous and stressful logging stones with heavy weights to them. Installation will also take hours to complete when working with real stone and rock. That time can now be cut in half when working with replica stone and replica rock because no preparation is needed and the panels come ready to be installed onto any surface.
When you are installing the products, we recommend starting from the bottom left corner and working your way right. Next row should start on the left hand side and be worked to the right. We also offer the outlet trim and switch box to use to compliment the panels and adjust to use for the switches and outlets. The outer boundary of the panel comes with an insert on the top and sides for a stack-able option to reach whatever height measurement is needed.
Securing the panels is quite simple and can be done through the use of adhesives such as Liquid Nails or P & L Glue to name a couple. The adhesives should be applied to the back of the panels on the flat surface. It is also recommended that dry wall screws be used as well to help secure the placement of the panels on any surface. Many beautiful replica stone panels come painted in acrylic paint, where the paint serves as a natural protector against mildew and mold and helps to keep maintenance to a minimum. The final product will come out immaculate.Editor
Faux stone products are vastly growing in demand with homeowners and interior design companies as a new alternative to traditional real rock. A homeowner's most critical decision will be made when choosing colors and designs to use for home decorating. These colors and designs will ultimately bring out a certain energy in the whole residence. The most impressive products on the market today are these replica stones and rocks more commonly known as faux stone and faux rock products. Faux stone panels come in standard sizes and are made up of durable materials like Polyurethane and other high-density foams and resins, which also contribute to the lightweight component of the products. It is a great product for interior and exterior applications. These products have the ability to transform a dull room into the place you want to be, to share with family and friends.
The greatest quality of these products is that a person does not need to hire a mason to complete the installation, which will dramatically reduce the labor costs of the entire project. Have you ever seen someone lay down real stone or rock? It can be quite strenuous and stressful logging stones with heavy weights to them. Installation will also take hours to complete when working with real stone and rock. That time can now be cut in half when working with alternatives such as replica stone and replica rock.
When you are installing the products, we recommend looking into helpful tips and ideas on the most efficient way to complete the project. This can save you both time and money on expenses. A great new accessory that is offered is the outlet trim and switch box to use to compliment the panels and adjust to use for the switches and outlets. All homeowners are looking into ways to save money and spruce up the residence in a cost-saving manner, through faux stone products this can now be achieved.
We also have some informational videos HERE.
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.
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!
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!Editor
When remodeling a house or a working space, it is very important to take into consideration two main concepts:
How much time does it take?
How much does it cost?
When choosing Antico Elements' faux rock and stone panels you automatically chose to incorporate into your design project a convenient and realistic item.
The stone looks real and installation takes little time. You can do it yourself so no need to hire a company that does the work for you.
Here are some of the most popular stone colors, Alpi Sand, Almond And Sienna:
Stone are molded on real rocks and are hand painted one by one. They do look real! Our clients are very surprised when they touch them and feel it is not real stone!
So it only takes few hours of your own time, and a project like this won’t cost more than $600.
The customer above was so pleasantly surprised with his purchase of the Alpi Noir that he decided to order more products.
Choosing Antico faux stone to remodel a space is a beautiful and affordable way to improve your interior or exterior design.
Don’t hesitate to give us a call for further information. We will be happy to assist you.
So many times we have had to decide on what type of stone to use for a remodeling project! We surely are flattered by the beauty and classic look or real stone applied, for example, to a fireplace. A touch of romanticism and natural feel.
But have you thought how convenient the installation of real rocks would be for you?
2- installation takes a long time
3- after the work has been done, the cleaning work starts
4- you need to maintain the rocks using special products and cleaning techniques
So have you never thought about using faux stone instead of real one? Antico Elements can offer you the solution you might need when redesigning a decorative scheme.
Lots of advantages are brought to you at the moment you choose to incorporate artificial stone into your remodeling project.
1- very convenient
2- installation can be done in a few hours
3- no need to hire a carpenter or clean after the work has been done
4- no need of maintenance. The stone lasts forever!
You can have your imagination working and accommodate in a new and comfortable space where you can be creative or where you can just relax.
They say life is too short to not enjoy it! Please your eyes and your senses is part of it!
Antico Elements will help you choose how to make your house a better place for you to be!
Transforming a home or space is now easier than ever through the use of mock stone. These faux stone products can add flare and create an intimate ambiance in any given space. A great advantage of faux stone is that these panels are portable and can be installed and uninstalled very easily to change with themes or seasons. Many homeowners are jumping at these new innovative panels to create that natural look of stones or rocks without the headache of installation and labor costs.
Faux stone as an exterior option can help revitalize a residence in minutes. These products are durable enough to withstand different climates and temperatures, working as a protector while offering a stylish design. Many contractors and carpenters are fans of these faux stone products because it is very easy to put up and offers a cost efficient alternative to real stones.
Interior design companies have become fans of faux stone over the years. Many companies look at these products as a great tool to dress up an area with. Designers have used these products in all building aspects from residential properties to commercial spaces to business offices. Faux stone can add a unique quality to any setting and can be installed on most applications through the use of screws and adhesives.
Another great advantage of this type of product is that there is a variety of styles and designs to choose from. These products are very Eco-friendly and work as a natural insulator when installed. There is minimal to no preparation needed with faux stone compared to that of real stones that may need backer boards, grouting, or even masonry work.
How can you be creative, innovating without having to spend a fortune in hiring a design company or a carpenter to do the work?
You can do it yourself and Antico Elements can show you how.
You can now install convenient stone panels by yourself in few hours, it is easy, practical and creative at the same time. Our faux stone panels can be mixed and matched and they are very easy to cut and apply to surfaces.
So in only few steps our clients changed completely the look of their set and they could not have been any happier of their choice of going with faux stone. They said they after having received our samples they stopped researching and placed the order. Why? It is Antico Elements goal to always meet the client's expectations not only right at the moment of the installation but also as the time goes by.
The imitation or faux stone panels are in fact very durable. Waterproof, fire rate and UV resistant. Therefore, you do not have to worry about the panels deteriorating. Real stone is beautiful but they require a lot of maintenance. Our fake panels instead can guarantee you the balance between beauty, innovation, and comfort for your new design scheme.
Take a look at our CATALOG to see the many choices.Editor
Our client wanted to give a realistic home and warm feeling background to his wine bar. So he decided to go for "Romama" faux stone panels.
These panels are unique in a fashionable way, as they are hand painted and the stone actually looks like they have been laid manually on top of each other.
By using realistic fake stone products instead of real ones you can be creative and functional at the same time. As our client said the stylistic change in his room, using our stone, is the crown jewel of his wine bar area and it has dramatically enhanced the beauty of the entire room.
The application of a new design scheme can be inspiring, new ideas can come to you while having your glass of wine if you sit down in a fascinating environment.
The cozy atmosphere together with the tastefully arranged faux romana panels, definitely brings a sense of "peace and harmony" to the room. Friends and family when they see the final product they believe they are real stone, and that is one of the goals of Antico Elements: providing beauty and comfort at the same time .
Our focus is to provide innovative and unique solution for every project whether it is a restaurant, hotel, office or a luxury home. Our ability and experience in selecting the most appropriate design elements and utilizing them to produce a innovating solution is the key to our success in this industry.