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How To Make Your Life Easier When Remodeling A Fireplace

Even with the many innovative products sold on the construction and DIY market we still see a lot of people using the so-called real stone. Although appealing, the real stone they refer to is not on the market. What we see is almost always concrete, a mix of cement, pebbles, gypsum and painted over.
The only things they have in common with real stone is the fact that they absorb water and stains and, are hard to cut and install and create a lot of dust in a home when they are cut.

Fireplace Created With Synthetic Stone Parts
Fireplace Created With Synthetic Stone Parts

As you can imagine by the above statement we prefer to talk about other products, those that don’t take shortcuts when created in the factory. The products that are designed to last and that are geared toward the “weekend warrior” rather than the expensive installer.

Stone veneer can be almost any material. Cast stone is also referred to as stone veneer but it’s really just a cast material that is thinner than other products. It is not necessarily cut down to a smaller thickness, in most cases it is cast in those dimensions.

So, the reason why products like these should be friendly to installers is that many homeowners who want to create or remodel a stone wall or a fireplace do not want to learn to be a mason, nor want to create a lot of dust in their house in the process.

Another reason why they don’t want to use materials that absorb water is that they will create outdoor facades so the material has to be resistant to stains, water and freezing temperatures. These qualities are simply not available to “concrete blocks” therefore they look into synthetic materials.

accessories
Accessories

Using stone and brick made of dense resins allows you to have a variety of accessories to make the projects easy to complete. You can find things like:

Inside or Outside corners

Ledge trim

Outlet trim

And more.

Imitation stone veneer
Imitation stone veneer

When creating your own walls a homeowner doesn’t want to buy a wet saw and learn to be cut dusty materials to create corners. Polyurethane accessories are ready to install and if you had to cut them to size you could do so by simply using a jig saw.

Making the shift from heavy products to light ones is actually risk proof. You can order a panel or two or a small sample to see what you will be dealing with. Most companies will take that product back if you are not satisfied.

The remodeling projects are becoming easier and easier to complete. Stay up-to-date with the available options!

Tips To Make Brick And Stone Installation Easier.

Aside from supplying what we consider the most cost efficient and easy to install faux stone we also want our customers to be completely happy with their purchase and the installation process.

We’ll show you some tips and tricks to make your house renovation a much more enjoyable process.

Substrate
One question we get often concerns the substrate for creating a faux stone wall on a house façade.

Many modern constructions use a house wraps that helps keep moisture out and insulate the home from heat and cold. Although this wrap is a great advantage in many aspects, it can also create a challenge to those who try to install faux stone, vinyl siding or gluing any kind of material.

Substrate Used To Install Stone And Brick.
Substrate Used To Install Stone & Brick.

In most cases the adhesive that you use in the back of stone panels will not really do much to hold the panel in place. This is not a problem since you can use a few more screws to secure the panels.

One of the great features of faux brick and stone panels is the texture. Using the crevices of the stone and the grout lines you may easily drive screw through the panel without have to predrill the product. Once the screws are in place you may easily cover the head with a color-matching caulking or use our touch-up kit to paint over it.

Because of the fact that you cannot use the adhesive in the back we suggest to glue the panels well where they interlock and overlap with each other.

Outlet And Switches
When covering your walls with some materials like stone, that have an uneven texture and surface, you will be faced with a specific challenge. When you install the face plate over these products you may end up with noticeable gaps behind them.

Some customers have attempted to cut into the stones that stick out the most in order to create a more flat surface. This may seem a good choice at first but once the job is completed you will be left with and unnatural look.

Stone Outlet And Switch Box
Summary Of A Stone Outlet Trim Box Installation

What we have designed is a box that can be installed in the panels and that have a flat front on which you may install light switches, receptacles, light fixtures or water bibs.

All you need to do is follow the detailed instruction that will show you how to install them in a few easy steps.

  • Cut a hole in the panels that corresponds to the electrical box on the wall
  • Remove the receptacle / light switch from the electrical box
  • Install the panel
  • Cut a hole in the Switch Box small enough to let the receptacle go through it
  • Install the Switch Box with some adhesive and staples / screws
  • Feed the wires and switches from the wall outlet through the small hole created
  • Screw the receptacle over the Switch Box and re-install the face plate.
Completed Installation Of The Switch Box
Completed Installation Of The Switch Box

Make sure to remember that customer service is a click or a phone call away. We hope you’ll find our tips useful!

Using Cheap Faux Stone Turns Average Homeowners Into Pros.

Cheap faux imitation panels for fireplaces

Click here to view this beautiful stacked stone panel on sale

Because of the way the economy is today not every homeowner can afford to hire a contractor to remodel a fireplace with stone. These type of projects usually require a moderate or high level of expertise in the masonry area. A typical project can run up to thousands of dollars for just a few square feet of installed stone And it’s not necessarily going to look as rich and real as this detail:

Great imitation stone closeup
Great imitation stone closeup

Often times, an expensive bill can deliver an OK result. We are so used to natural stone that looking into new products can seem a scary path. In most cases this is due to the fact that most homeowners do not have experience with stone veneer panels and have not seen what imitation stone can do. Luckily for them there are sites that show how these types of cheap stone and brick can deliver outstanding results with a low budget.

Example of imitation faux boards of stone applied to a fireplace remodeling
Example of imitation faux boards of stone applied to a fireplace remodeling

This homeowner was able to quickly remodel his fireplace without having to learn to be a mason. Just your typical woodworking tools, those found in any household can deliver such stunning result. There a style and color for anyone, so explore the possibility to renovate your home in a few hours.

A room made of faux stacked stone panels

When studying or working you or your children need a peaceful and accommodating environment that allows concentration and focus.

Sometimes you can go to a library or stay longer at school, but how about having your library at home? But most important, try and picture yourself at your library, surrounded by the beauty and charm of stone.  Faux stone depot stacked stone panels are what you were looking for if you are interested in creating that specific room inside of your house of silence and harmony.

Surely these stone can be used all around the house. Most of our clients started with a small project and they ended up remodeling the entire house with us!

And that is because we care about the choice of stone you make! Our stone is made by high quality row material, water and fire proof, light and very easy to carry. Yet convenient and easy to work with. Most important is that they are molded on real stacked stone, so they do give you that timeless and relaxed feel.

Again, how convenient and time saving would it be to be able to study or work at your house with an environment that gives good vibes and energy?

Don’t hesitate to contact faux stone depot for any question!

Our goal is to guarantee you the best products for your house that not only are affordable and look good, but also that can really help you save time and stress during installation.

So are you ready for what you deserve?

 Resources:
Wikipedia
Anticoelements.com