Why pay someone copious amounts of money to do something that you are highly capable of doing on your own?  You may not be aware of the ability you possess to complete numerous amounts of projects all by yourself.  Nowadays they make it so simple for you to DIY.  There are countless blogs, how-to books, and even TV shows coaching people on DIY projects.   Take a stone fireplace, for example.  Is that something you would typically think that you could achieve all by your lonesome?

Think again.

With faux stone paneling, creating a stone fireplace is now a totally attainable DIY project.  Even the most novice of people can do this project easily, as long as they put their minds to it.

diyFirst of all, faux stone is the ideal choice for completing this look because it looks and feels exactly the same as authentic stone.  But, here’s a little secret for ya: it’s not!  Faux stone panels are made from a high quality polyurethane foam material.  The foam is cast from the authentic stone, and the end result is dried and painted to make an exact replica.  The only giveaway is how lightweight the panels are.  But because of this, they can easily be picked up and assembled.

Faux stone only requires simple caulking or glue as well as a few standard tools to apply.  Each delivery comes with a step-by-step tutorial on how to install them, and it can also be found on our website under the ‘Resources’ tab.  Most people can generally complete a faux stone fireplace project in a matter of hours.

In addition to the easy installation, faux stone panels are as durable as it gets.  Even more so than authentic stone!  They are UV resistant and designed to withstand the effects of all types of weather, both hot and cold.  They are resistant to mold, mildew, and rot because they are impenetrable by moisture (thanks, polyurethane!).

So, the choice is up to you.  Would you rather pay someone thousands of dollars as well as spend thousands in material costs to achieve a stone fireplace?  Or, would you rather spend a fraction of the price and do it yourself?

DIY is the obvious way to go.  You can save money, have a blast while completing a project, and have an end result that you can look at and be proud of knowing your two hands were the ones to complete it.