Do not give up on your dream of obtaining a gorgeous stone fireplace that runs from your floor to your ceiling simply because you cannot afford the materials. While it is a wise thing not to put your bank account in the red, it is also wise to educate yourself on alternate materials. If you cannot achieve an authentic stone fireplace, have you ever considered the use of faux stone paneling? Many people write off this notion immediately simply because they do not feel that synthetic material would be safe around the heat from the flames. While this can be the case, it is not always the case.
At Faux Direct we offer fire rated faux stone panels. This means that the panels are actually designed specifically for use around heat sources such as fireplaces, stoves, etc. Although the material may be synthetic, it is not going to burst into flames and burn the house down. What a relief, right?
So, does this mean what you think it means?
Yes, it does! You can still have that gorgeous stone fireplace you have always dreamt of. No need to throw that dream out the window because you are afraid to add a fire hazard to your home. While authentic stone is also fire rated and looks gorgeous in its raw, untouched beauty; it is extremely expensive, requires additional labor fees, and is messy as can be. It takes days, sometimes weeks to install! With faux stone paneling, you will not only save money in materials and labor, but you can install it yourself in a matter of hours. Most people accomplish a faux stone paneling project such as a fireplace in a single afternoon.
Our faux stone panels are made from the highest quality polyurethane material. It actually begins in foam form, and is cast from authentic stone. Once dried, it will contain all of the same cracks, grooves, and indentations that the authentic stone panels do. It will then be painted to match the original stone exactly, leaving the end result almost an exact replica. The only giveaway will be how lightweight the paneling is, which is what enables you to be able to install it yourself. It is almost too good to be true: synthetic stone paneling that looks and feels real (but isn’t) and is fire rated! Doesn’t get much better than that!