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Installation Benefits Of Faux Stone

Posted on September 18, 2012

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.

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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.
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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.
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The final product will come out immaculate.

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Innovative Stacked Stone And Stacked Stone Panels.

Posted on September 10, 2012

Stacked stones panels are new innovative products that offer an alternative to real, natural, and heavy stones. The alternatives offer the same texture and feel of real stones but without the hassle of lifting large and heavy stones during installation. The alternatives also offer a more portable element where the imitation stones can be installed and uninstalled to change with seasons or color preferences.

 

These imitation stones are a great way to add value at a low cost for installation. Installation can be done in minutes with stacked stones; many contractors and carpenters are looking more to these products to offer a quick installation solution to home remodeling projects. Stacked stones are a great alternative to to real stones and those messy paint jobs.

When it comes to installing stacked stone, it can be done in a number of ways, the most popular being using construction adhesives (glues) and crews or nails. The lightweight material of stacked stones makes it an easy job to complete anywhere. Many home designers and installers prefer to work with these stones because it offers a quick solution to installation. Stacked stone can be installed virtually almost anywhere from kitchens to bathrooms to even gardens. These products are not just limited to residences, business' are now too taking advantage of the low cost stacked stone materials and cheap labor costs that come with it. Imitation stones are a great way to add value and impact a space or area, for instance installing stacked stones to compliment a theme in a store or restaurant can help entice customers to come in which should boost business.

Real estate agents like working with imitation stone too, especially when trying to "flip" a house. The stones are a unique way to dress up a property to show potential buyers; it can also be installed and uninstalled rather quickly to offer a quick an intimate setting for a specific project.

 

Faux Stone Products Are In Demand This Summer.

Posted on September 10, 2012

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.

Beautiful Backyard with faux stone wraps

Beautiful Backyard with faux stone wraps

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.

 

 

Faux Stone Wall Solutions

Posted on May 24, 2012

Faux Stone walls are becoming a more common building element in the construction of a house and are very popular in the Mid West region of the United States. The walls of a household besides being space dividers are also structural elements that transfer the load of the roof to the ground. Walls are constructed on strip spread or raft foundations that support the walls. The walls are constructed using bricks and mortar. These can also be constructed with various structural qualities and thicknesses.

Almond Color Faux Stone Wall

Almond Color Faux Stone Wall

Home wall foundations are made in dug out trenches so that a hard stable surface on which the building is supported can be obtained because the top surface of the ground normally does not have load bearing capacity to take the load of the building.

A great alternative to the strenuous work of installing brick walls for that industrial look, is a new and innovative products known as faux stone solutions . Though faux stone products have been around for quite sometime, the demand and overall popularity of these products has certainly increased. The lightweight of the panels and easy installation (combination of screws and construction adhesives) make these products heavy in demand by both contractors and homeowners alike.

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Faux stone panels can be used to increase the value of a room or space. The variety of designs and colors have helped contractors offer homeowners and customers an alternative to traditional wall looks without having to worry about hauling heavy stones or breaking their pockets.

Transform your office into the perfect spa room.

Posted on May 11, 2012

Have you ever had the thought of your own spa room in your home?

That old basement that is not being used or that cluttered office space can be transformed into an area of serenity. Just the simple addition of some relaxing colors and stones, waterfalls, and tranquil designs or themes can give your space the ultimate makeover.

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Vast areas of wall can be covered with faux stone panels to make the space seem to be crafted with real stone. This application can frequently be found in professional spa or bathroom settings to promote a feeling of tranquility and peace. Adding an element that has running water in the room really increases the natural feeling of the faux stone in the room. The panels are easily installed with the use of construction adhesives and a combination of screws or nails. The lighter faux stone panels are easier to work with and secure in place. Keeping the cost down during home improvement projects is necessary, and can be done by using alternatives to real materials like faux stone panels. It is a lighter material so it is cheaper in cost and in weight. It is now easier than ever to turn an extra space or office into the perfect spa or yoga room.

Reusable faux stone panels for a bar

Reusable faux stone panels in a new bar

The benefits is that with the faux stone you get ease of care and cleaning but the look of stone. You now have the beauty of stone without the hassle.

Fireplace Stone Installation Made Easy.

Posted on April 23, 2012

If there is one thing that makes any home a much cozier place, that is definitely a stone fireplace. Any fireplace design that remains imprinted in people's mind has some form of stone on it. We all know, though, how expensive it is to install real stone on a fireplace. This is why we really appreciate the beauty, ease of use and affordble pricing of fireplace faux stone.
Faux stone panels make any home improvement project a simple task with the look of natural stones and the ease of simple installations. The light weight of the faux stone panels make it easier than ever to improve a room  or space with very little to no extra tools needs. Installation on a fireplace can be done by the homeowner or your local handyman or neighborhood carpenter without the high costs associated with labor. The panels are made of 100% polyurethane material which make them strong and durable yet light in weight and easy to put up in hard to reach locations.

         

It is now easier than ever to complete those home improvement projects that seemed so far out of reach. The natural stone look is now available at less than half the cost of labor and products through faux stone panels. There are a variety of patterns and designs to choose from. Projects that once were estimated at long hours of labor can now completed in no time. Just like many before you, your stone fireplace will improve the look of your family room in no time. Take a look at our testimonials page for some examples.