For some homeowners or even builders, the word "faux" may suggest the idea of a product that is not of the best quality. The words imitation or fake do not always emphasize the fact that our polyurethane panels actually have better characteristics than natural or cast stone. Only high quality imitation panels are carefully created from an original "master", made or real stone. Once the panel comes out of the mold it captures all the natural characteristics and details of the original piece. It's quite remarkable to see the whole process.
The next important advantage of stone panel has to do with greatly reducing the overall construction budget.
Many companies or individuals are not aware of the fact that these imitation stones are easily accessible so they are stuck with expensive methods of creating a stone look. If you have seen what it takes to install other stone types on a wall you have probably wished there was a better way to do it. By using light-weight boards you can get away with preparing the substrate and having to install expensive materials like backer-boards. The true beauty of faux panels is that you can apply them directly on any existing surface, in a matter of minutes.
One of the biggest challenges for designers, builders and architects is finding the right material to incorporate in each design. Some materials are pretty static in terms of shapes and color availability.
Even if finding the look necessary for a specific space is not a major obstacle, the creation of it becomes a real challenge. Below is great example of what faux stone panels can do:
Whether you have an exotic, traditional or contemporary design in mind for your room, Antico Elements has the style and color to quickly reach your designing goals.
The possibilities are many when you have the support of such a versatile architectural element.
For many, successfully completing a remodeling project or applying a specific design using a given set of materials it a huge challenge. This is due to the fact that stone materials that are not the faux version have great limitation, even when they are sold as stone panels. With faux stone panels we can now bridge the gap between designs and execution.
The light-weight characteristic of a faux panel can allow you to create tall stone walls without having to construct a base.