Oct 102014
 

POST UPDATE:

At the present time, due to improvements by our raw materials suppliers over the years, none of our existing product lines can be utilized on a curved surface without modifications to the product. There have been cases where our customers have in fact modified our products in order to accomplish this, but we cannot either advise on, nor condone this process, as there are no tests or results as such in relation to the long term effects this modification could have on our Panels. Due to this, any such modifications to accomplish this will also void the warranty on our products.

Several customers have asked about the photos where our Faux Panels® were attached to a curved wall. It’s a stunning technique – but not a project that should be undertaken lightly.

Creating a curved wall design involves expensive masonry and a lot of time, whereas faux stone panels can create the same look easier.

A curved wall is ALWAYS dramatic.

A curved wall design is one of the most dramatic design elements a designer can add to a commercial or residential property. It instantly demonstrates a master level of craftsmanship – the sort of thing you’d only find in high end of homes or the most expensive of hotels.

Polyurethane allows our panels to be extremely durable without needing to be too thick.

Oxford panels have a slightly different density that allows them to be radiused for installing on a curved wall.

 

 

 

 

The reason for this is purely practical. To create a curved wall from real stone, you have to literally build it from the bricks up.

To match the curves of a wall, you’ll need to custom adjust every single brick before it is added to the wall; which is a time-consuming and expensive process requiring specialized tools and masonry skills.

Add a realistic masonry look and texture without all the hassle by using artificial stone panels.

Even close up, our Ledgestone panels perfectly mimic the texture of real stacked stone; making them vividly realistic.

Creating the same look with faux stone or brick panels is easier and less expensive than doing it with the real thing – yet still not an simple task.

The panels are made from molded polyurethane, which makes them a favorite of DIYers. Despite having the look of real stone or brick, they’re easy to cut, lift and screw into place.

Curved wall design can just as easily be applied to stairway designs.

Norwich Dakota Stonewall Canyon Gray

 

 

 

To create a curved wall look, first you have to pick the right panel. Our Oxford panels, which come in a wide variety of styles, textures and colors, have a slightly different density than our other panel lines, enabling you to radius or curve them one inch per linear foot.

While for normal designs our panels are so easy to install that anyone with basic DIY skills can do it, creating a curved wall definitely requires a higher skill level. We don’t recommend curving the panels unless the person doing the installation has advanced DIY skills or is a professional who has previously radiused plywood.

Curved walls are framed with radiused plywood. Using the information in our section on installing Oxford panels (//www.fauxpanels.com/install-a.php) for both “Basic Installation” and “How to Curve a Wall” the panel can be attached to the plywood backing by first using a construction adhesive.

Next, the panels are screwed into place at both the top and the bottom in tight, one- to two-inch intervals to hold the curve.

Because our products interconnect like jigsaw puzzles, they will create the illusion of a seamless stone wall that looks so vividly realistic your friends won’t believe it’s not real stone.

Disclaimer: Installing panels on a curved surface with anything other than the Oxford panels is an advanced technique so it’s not one we generally recommend. Please call our Customer Service Department for further information if you are considering a project like this to ensure that you order the right panels and have the best information available.

As always, MAKE SURE to observe and obey all safety rules and recommendations set forth by tool manufacturers and local, state, and federal authorities for any building project including all applicable building codes.

 

 

 

  22 Responses to “Curved Wall Design with Faux Stone Panels”

  1. Do you have a distributor in Canada, or are you willing to sell direct. My interest is for the Reception counter in the front office. As a result we would not require that much material. Can you provide me with pricing or a catalog.

  2. Hi Kevin,
    We sell all of our products directly online at http://www.fauxpanels.com, and we do indeed ship to Canada. Sounds like a great project, we’ve had many customers in the past use the panels for their reception areas. If you need assistance with your order or have any other questions, please contact customer service at 1-80–651-4223 or [email protected]. Thank you!

  3. Can these oxford panels be applied to cement blocks outdoors ? Building a retaining wall for my garden in front of the house. Wondering if these would work. Thanks

  4. Hi Tatiana,
    Yes, our panels can be installed on a concrete retaining wall using a strong constructive adhesive and/or adhesive plus Tapcon concrete screws. They are also weatherproof and perform brilliantly outdoors. Unfortunately, the Oxford line of panels has been discontinued, but we have many other styles available which you can view here: http://www.fauxpanels.com/type-panels.php. If you need ordering or installation advice, our customer service department is excellent. You can contact them at 1-800-651-4223 or email [email protected]. Thank you!

  5. Can you provide details on which type of your panels, if any will work on curved interior wall (diameter about 9 ft). Or was it just the oxford panels?

  6. Hi Kay,

    I am forwarding your question to our design team. Someone will be in touch ASAP! Thanks!

  7. Please could you advise which product from your range can be used for an outdoor curved wall as the Oxford is no longer available?

  8. Hi Sasha,

    I am forwarding your question to our design team. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!

  9. Hi!

    We would like to use faux stone on a curved wall in front of our reception desk. What do you recommend we use? Thanks!

  10. Hi Maggie,

    That’s great! I am forwarding your question to our design team, they will get back to you ASAP with an answer.

  11. Like the previous two questions, what faux stone do you recommend using for a curved kitchen island since the oxford is no longer available?

    Thank you!!

  12. Hi Martha,
    I am forwarding your contact info also to customer service – they will get back to you on your question ASAP. You can also reach them at 1-800-651-4223 or [email protected]. Thank you!

  13. I saw someone recently wrote, “Can you provide details on which type of your panels, if any will work on curved interior wall (diameter about 9 ft). Or was it just the oxford panels?”

    & you respnded “That’s great! I am forwarding your question to our design team, they will get back to you ASAP with an answer.”

    Can you have someone from the design team contact me 570-417-2567

    Thanks,
    Dave

  14. Absolutely Dave, I am sending them your contact information now. Thank you!

  15. Hi!

    We would like to use faux stone on a curved wall and the curved reception desk in our front lobby area. Can the stone panels be applied to a curved wall without destroying the panel or the wall? What do you recommend we use?

    Thanks,

    Susan

  16. Hi Susan,
    The panels that could be used on curved walls and other curved structures are unfortunately no longer available. However, we have had many requests for this recently and hopefully will have a product that could work for your project in the near future. I am forwarding your comment on to the owner and customer service department. Someone will get back to you ASAP. Thank you!

  17. I also need to curve around a 36″ concrete poured fire pit and match it with a curved wall under my patio bar. Any suggestion from your team would be great! This is now a project on year 2 and it needs to get finished per my lovely wife so we can start the party schedule.

  18. Hi Brian,
    We’ve added an update to this post regarding using panels on curved surfaces:
    “At the present time, due to improvements by our raw materials suppliers over the years, none of our existing product lines can be utilized on a curved surface without modifications to the product. There have been cases where our customers have in fact modified our products in order to accomplish this, but we cannot either advise on, nor condone this process, as there are no tests or results as such in relation to the long term effects this modification could have on our Panels. Due to this, any such modifications to accomplish this will also void the warranty on our products.”

    If you’d like to speak to our design team/customer service about your project or choosing a product, please call them at 1-800-651-4223 or email [email protected]. We apologize for the inconvenience!

  19. Can these be used on a wall behind a wood stove?

  20. Hi Kim,

    In a short answer, yes our panels can be used behind a wood stove – although read the information below. Feel free to contact customer service if you require more details – 1-800-651-4223 or email [email protected]

    Our high-density polyurethane panels are a Class B Construction Material (unless ordered with the Class A Fire Rated option which is available on some Faux Panel® product lines, such as Norwich Colorado Stacked Stone https://www.fauxpanels.com/norwich-stone/styles-colorado-stacked-stone.php) and can be used around a Fireplace opening/insert, and/or Stove, provided you follow the Fireplace Insert/Stove Manufacturer’s specifications for required clearances.

    When using our polyurethane panels around an open hearth where there will be a “live flame” (i.e., wood, coal, etc.), it is recommended that you use some type of a stone or non flammable border (minimum 6″) before starting our Panels, and then use Class A fire rated panels for the area immediately surrounding the opening. Please note that anytime our panels are used and there is any chance of a live flame or embers coming in contact with the panel, that we recommend using a Class A fire rating. Also, please note that a Class A fire rating makes the panels more fire and heat retardant, it does not make them fire proof, therefore, our product is not suitable for the inside of your hearth/firebox. Other than this, our standard panels can be utilized with the same clearances observed as the Fireplace/Stove manufacturer recommends for any standard paneling material or sheetrock (Class B Materials). You also must adhere to any, and all, building and/or fire codes concerning clearances that are applicable in your area.

  21. Hello,

    Is there a product for covering outdoor curved walls yet?

  22. Hi Katie,

    At the present time, due to improvements by our raw materials suppliers over the years, none of our existing product lines can be utilized on a curved surface without modifications to the product. There have been cases where our customers have in fact modified our products in order to accomplish this, but we cannot either advise on, nor condone this process, as there are no tests or results as such in relation to the long term effects this modification could have on our Panels. Due to this, any such modifications to accomplish this will also void the warranty on our products.

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