Thanks to you, I was finally able to change my entire living room’s look! Your panels are amazing and we are very happy with the results!
The installation was really easy and very fast – the entire project took us less than a day to finish. The only hard time we had was to make the choice of which panels to order because we like them all.
My family is very excited about the new look of the living room and we are looking forward to having our friends over. I am sending Before and After pictures to show off my living room’s new look and I definitely will recommend your product to all my relatives and friends.
Thanks again and keep up the good job guys!
I've been redecorating, up-dating and structurally improving a veritable wreck of a house I bought 12 years ago during my prolonged divorce. I did pretty intensive study and research before first calling your company to obtain samples, and, most recently, to place an order.
I've lived at lumber yards, on the phone with suppliers, and in home improvement stores for the past two years. I am literally crowing to every person patient enough to hear me out about the extraordinary customer service I received when I called Fauxpanels and spoke with Shari. Not only did she go back and forth to your consulting builder with the "iffy" measurements the contractor gave me, she gave me peace of mind from her depth of knowledge and also knowing when to consult with the "hammer and nails" guy.
Customer service has gone down the toilet in our era of "press this # if" automation and outsourcing to cheap labor countries whose populations speak a sort of English, maybe. But not at your company. My experience with Fauxpanels was like dealing with a long-trusted neighborhood vendor.
Customer service has been my career for the past 30 years. As executive director of a consulting company, my groups set up customer contact centers all over the globe. I only wish we had had your Shari to serve as a paragon example of exactly how to fulfill and exceed all the elements that are benchmarks for world-class customer service.
All too often customer service is viewed as a corporate cost and overhead wallet drain. Your entire corporation is to be commended and congratulated that this is obviously NOT the case at Fauxpanels, and your executives need to hear this. They need to hear that the front-line people like Shari are the real life-blood of your corporation. And I can personally assure you that people like Shari are not only rare, but they are the best ambassadors anyone could want for their company.
I do hope you will share my sentiments and praise with your executives. I'm quite sure they hear all of the escalated complaints, but I am also sure they don't hear escalated thanks and accolades as often as are deserved.
I purchased the Norwich Colorado Stacked Stone Earth Panels for a media room in our home. The installation was incredibly easy, I completed the wall in about 6 hours, and the finished product is far beyond what I expected.
We had multiple friends and family members come through our home over the holiday and everyone that saw the room was absolutely amazed. They did not believe that the panels were “faux” and refused to believe that it wasn’t real stone until they actually felt the wall. My father who is a retired stone mason, was astonished at the finished product and couldn’t believe it when I told him that it was a faux panel.
For anyone out there that may be reluctant about ordering a faux panel, do not hesitate ordering this product! You will not be disappointed.
Extremely easy to install and the seams worked out perfect to give a real brick look.
After using this product for the first time I was surprised at the ease of the installation and being a former Mason I was impressed with the way it looked, like a real brick panel wall. I recommend this product to anyone who is looking to get the look of a brick panel wall at a fraction of the cost and installed in less than a day.
I was very skeptical of the FAUX products at first. I was planning an interior wall project with real stone veneer and came across the Faux Panel website. I ordered a bunch of samples and pleasantly surprised of the real look and feel. I chose the stacked stone and ordered all the supplies for install right from the web site. The folks there are very knowledgeable and friendly (especially Jessica who was very helpful with how much material needed etc...).
We received our order through Fedex this morning around 9:30 am. The package was not damaged, when we opened up the product we inspected it very carefully as suggested and found no faults. I must add that we were very pleased with what we found and would not hesitate to order further products from you if we need them. They were worth waiting for and we would recommend them to anyone. You do a good quality product.
Our project was the addition of an outdoor kitchen to an area between our patio and detached garage. As such, we had some unique challenges related to the outdoor setting. While I planned a small "shed roof" over the counter area, and the remainder of the counter and BBQ grill would be sheltered under our existing patio cover, a small portion of the area would remain exposed to rainfall and needs a drain under the new kitchen cabinets. Therefore, I designed the cabinets to sit on adjustable height stainless steel "feet" which would hold the cabinet bases up off the patio and allow rain water to drain under the cabinets and also allow us to level the cabinets & countertops despite the fact that the patio is sloped 1 to 2 degrees to facilitate drainage. As such, using actual masonry to cover the cabinets would now be out of the question. Only FauxPanels would provide the look of masonry yet allow us to leave the required gap beneath the bottom row of "stone" and the ground to afford the patio to drain off below the cabinets.
The cabinet frames were built using Armour Wood® – a real-wood, pressure-treated product that minimizes the movement of moisture through the wood, which is associated with shrinking and swelling. Armour Wood® features an alkyd-based primer that adds an extra degree of protection from the elements. And it's safe for children and pets. I ripped the planks to 2-1/2" widths to be used as stiles and rails and fastened them using the Kreg Jig pocket joinery system to a base of 3/4" outdoor plywood. I then faced and backed the assembled cabinet frames with 1/4" plywood and laid a top substrate of 3/4" plywood to lend additional support for the granite countertops. All materials for the cabinets and the shed roof cost just under $500.
Next, we installed the faux panels ($838.43). All panels were cut with a circular saw or table saw. Inside corner cuts were cleaned up with a jig saw. I designed the panel locations on the fly as well, simply working with whatever piece may have been in my hand at the time. It was so incredibly easy. After cutting a panel to size, I'd zig zag a bit of construction adhesive to the backside, stick it in place and throw a couple sheetrock screws in to hold the panels until the glue set. The Wellington Drystack Earth panels pattern afforded me the ability to start and stop, and patch & piece panels as needed. The seams aren't even noticeable and I never even tried to "line up" the drystack patterns. I simply started with any exposed edges and placed the finished ends of each panel where they would be seen FIRST. Then I filled in spaces between by cutting panel pieces to match the odd shape left between panels. When all sides were completely covered with FauxPanels, I started in with the caulk on all seams. I personally found that the caulk provided by FauxPanels was of an undesirable consistency and color. After picking up some TEC Invision 10.5 Oz. Terrain Ready-to-Use sanded caulk from my local Lowe's store, I went back to work sealing all seams. I don't think it took me more than a couple hours of squeezing and smearing and the finished result was a thing of beauty.
I then installed the appliances. We've owned the BBQ grill for more than ten years (so it cost us $0) but we still think it's a better built unit than what they sell at home improvement stores so I simply cut the wheels off the legs and built it into my kitchen cabinets, added a drop-in side sear burner from HomeDepot.com ($168) and a huge 30" sink with commercial sprayer faucet from Overstock.com ($700) and a 4.5 cu ft refrigerator from Lowes ($289). I left a couple spaces empty where I'll come back and install a drawer dish washer and under counter ice maker when my home improvement spending account recovers a bit.
After the local bath and kitchen company installed the granite countertop ($1,525), the finished product was a thing of real pride. What an incredibly easy, fast project. Why did I wait so many years before tackling this project? The difference was Faux Panels. Once I watched the videos and blogs at FauxPanels.com, I knew this was the product that would allow me to build our outdoor kitchen project.
So I was able to knock this project out for a hair over $4,000. And that's $4,000 we would certainly get back (and then some) if we were to ever sell the house. The FauxPanels cost less than 20% of the project budget but made 100% of the difference in the project's success!
Thank you, FauxPanels for an EXCELLENT product, super website and friendly, personable support people. You truly made this project possible and the results are fantastic!
We literally had people driving up to our house to look and touch the product. Said it was the most realistic looking faux stone they had ever seen. I highly recommended the company. The product arrived in great condition and it is easy to cut and trim. I would definitely purchase a second time. As you can see, our house is still a work in progress but adding the faux stone has given new life to a nice old 70s ranch.