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