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Stone Panels – The Better Way To Use Stone

Posted on May 30, 2013

OK, we all have the chance to either work with stone or admire a building that incorporated some nice stone accents. If the job is done correctly you will see a nice flow and a random pattern of the stones. If the job is done poorly you will probably notice big gaps and the horizontal lines that are not, horizontal. You can easily find jobs that used stone panels of either low quality or that are not easy to install. This is usually the reason why you see images like this one.

Low quality stone panels

Bad stone panels' application

Yes, because of the current state of our economy we may focus on the cost of the materials rather than the way it will look at the end. This usually leads to the same amount of work or money paid for labor but with a result that we will never like. Although our stone panels may seem to have a similar cost per square foot of other materials, what sets them apart is that to accomplish the same quality job with real stone it will cost a fortune in installation. Using stone panels you add the professional and gorgeous look of stone in minutes. The parts will line up and interlock perfectly and in areas where you need to cut-to-fit, you can do so in a fraction of the time needed for other materials.

A good application of stone panels

A good application of stone panels

Not having these awful gaps also helps to preserve the material and the look for a longer time. When low-grade stone panels are used and gaps are the result, water can infiltrate and freeze and cause the product to detach from the wall and break.

Take your time to consider that cheap-quality materials sometimes are not the best thing for you.

You can see the higher quality stone panels in our CATALOG.

Using Faux Stone Panels For Displays.

Posted on May 16, 2013

For those in the trade show and display business, the use of a product that helps during the construction and dismantling of a show booth is surely a major benefit.

In these circumstances, these companies are allowed a limited time to set up their booth and even less time at the end of the show. In the case of displays that use stone this problem is noticed even more. Applying faux stone panels becomes an easy choice once these companies have had the opportunity to test them.

Let’s say you have used other materials before.

You surely have noticed that gluing heavy products, small section by small section, is extremely time-consuming and during that process, you have wondered “there must be an easier way”. Well, there is. The most interesting aspect of faux stone panels is the fact that this innovative product is so quick and effortless to fasten that even at higher prices per square foot it still provides a huge saving.

If it takes something like 2 days to create a wall of 20ft x 8ft, with faux stone panels you can complete the same coverage area in about 4 hours. Let's take a look at this display:

Example Of An Application

Example Of An Application ' Click To Enlarge

Another amazing thing is the fact that you can spend even less time in preparing the frame to hold the panels because of the lightweight of them.

At the end of the show, you also learn another positive thing about them, since you just used screws to install them, you can now remove the screws and in a matter of minutes, you have the whole wall down. Now all you need to do for the next show is to remove the faux stone panels from your crate and screw them back in place. This is a product, unlike others, that can be reused many times.