How To Install Faux Stone
Faux stone in the form of paneling is engineered to interlock and fit like a jigsaw puzzle.
These products require very little tools to install. All you need are basic carpenter’s tools like circular saws, drill and construction adhesive. It’s quite simple to install them.
Take a look at the panels, if they have the protruding fingers on the right side then you will install the panels from right to left so that the next pane will just sit atop the previous one.
Before starting to install the panels it would good practice to make a chalk line at the base of the wall to make sure the starting row is straight and horizontal.
The first panel should have the right edge cut straight and remove the “fingers”. This way the panel will butt tightly against the next wall.
With a caulking gun and a tube of adhesive, apply a generous amount of adhesive in the back of the panels. Also apply it where the panels overlap.
Continue installing panels by interlocking them with each other. When you reach the end of the wall you should measure how many inches you have to cover and cut the last panel to fit that space.
When starting the next row, you do not need to use a new panel. We suggest using the leftover panel from the previous row. By doing this the joints in each row will not align with those in the row below.
If you have ordered outside corners, this is when you install them.
You may also miter-cut the panels at 45 degrees if you prefer not to use corners.
If your panels are not installed between to right-angle walls, so the edges of the panels are visible, you may use our Trim pieces to cap those edges. This is also useful if you install the panels half way on a wall.
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In most cases the caulking of the joints is not necessary. You may want to consider using it on the white panels, where the joints are more visible. The darker colors usually do not need caulking.