At this point in your life, especially if you have completed some sort of a home design project, you have probably heard of faux stone paneling. If you haven’t, get ready to have your mind blown.
Faux stone paneling is the ideal material when it comes to completing a home (or business) remodeling project. First of all, you must be aware of all of the different applications that faux stone paneling has.
- Accent wall
- Wall behind tub
- Kitchen backsplash
- Kitchen island
- Exterior siding
- Exterior columns
- Fence posts
- Deck railing
- Man cave
- Business interior
- Business monument sign
- Front entry gate
- Outdoor shed
- Pool waterfall
- Outdoor kitchen
- Trade show exhibit
- Hotel design
- Museum design (think Dinosaur exhibit)
- Restaurant design (think Olive Garden)
The list could really go on. People are getting so creative with faux stone paneling and placing it wherever they feel authentic stone would be visually appealing. As you probably saw from the list above, there is quite a mixture of both indoor and outdoor applications. The reason that is possible? Because of its durability. Faux stone paneling is extremely durable, affordable, and easy to apply.
Faux stone paneling is extremely durable, thanks to the material it is made from: polyurethane. Polyurethane is impervious to moisture, which makes each panel resistant to mold, mildew, and rot. The panels are also UV resistant, and designed to withstand the effects of all types of weather (both hot and cold). The panels are resistant to termites, and there are fire rated panels available should you choose to place them around a heat source such as a stove or fireplace.
Because the panels are made from a synthetic material, you do not have to pay the associated price tag with authentic stone. The panels are cast from authentic stone using polyurethane that begins in a foam form. Once dried, they are painted to match the original stone completely. The end result looks uncanny. The only giveaway is how lightweight they are!
Ease of Application
Because the panels are so lightweight, you can apply them all on your own. Most people can get a job done in a single afternoon. The only requirements are a few standard tools and either caulk or glue. The best part about applying them yourself, besides getting to complete a DIY project, is that you will not have to hire out a contractor.
It’s easy to see why faux stone paneling is the ideal material for your next home or business renovation project!