There is nothing more gorgeous than a cascading stone fireplace that runs from the floor all the way up to the ceiling. Talk about making a statement in your home. Do you dream of adding this beautiful feature to your house, but not sure how you would actually make it happen? After all, there are expensive materials involved. Not to mention expensive tool rentals, grout, and most likely labor costs. When the project is all said and done, you are looking at several thousand dollars.
If you don’t have this kind of money in your renovation budget, but want to create the fireplace of your dreams, there is another option for you.
Do not be thrown off by the word faux. Although these panels are in fact, synthetic, they are the farthest things from looking fake. At Faux Direct, we use a high quality polyurethane to create each of our panels. The polyurethane begins in foam form, and is cast from authentic stone. The end result, once dried, will contain all of the same grooves, curves, and edges of the original stone. It is then painted to match the stone exactly. Unless you pick up the panel (because it is incredibly lightweight), you would never know the difference. The amount of money you will save by choosing faux versus authentic stone will be enough to send you and your significant other on a vacation!
Like we mentioned, the panels themselves are extremely lightweight. Because of this you can actually install them yourself. The only things required are either caulk or glue and a few standard tools in order to get the job done. You know what this means? The fireplace of your dreams is a DIY project! No labor costs involved whatsoever.
The final benefit to going faux is how durable the faux stone panels are. If you are worried about placing a synthetic material next to a heat source like a fireplace, don’t be! We have fire rated panels available for that reason specifically. Polyurethane, by nature, is a closed cell material, making it impervious to moisture. This also means that your panels will be resistant to mold, mildew and rot! They also will not crack, chip, or dent. Basically, your fireplace will look amazing for years to come.
Instead of spending thousands of dollars and tons of time on an authentic stone fireplace, get the fireplace of your dreams by selecting one of the many gorgeous options of faux stone panels from Faux Direct.