Great look even closeup!
While I was not quite prepared for the amount of modification around the corners, I was pleased in how easy it was to carve the material with a utility knife, fill with mortar patch and paint. The inside edges of the firebox were able to be shaped and painted to look like the rest. Will use again for sure, planning exterior use on garage next.
This fireplace was painted white brick. The faux panels changes the whole look! Due to the uneven surface, application was tricky and its not "perfect" if you know what to look for. Unfortunately, I can't find a full face example for the before in the kitchen, but it does show the uneven surface of sump brick we had to go over. We added a juniper mantal to match our kitchens juniper table.
There had to be extra cuts due to venting for heatilator. Overall, it turned out great. It has a fault line, but it was only visible at the angle we took the picture and if you were looking for it. I do need to go around with the touch up paint you sent with kit. We will be using your product for the outside wall and some decorative outside accents as well.
Thanks very much for a great alternative product that mimics stone without the heavy weight or labor intensive and transport needs!
My wife and I are so extremely pleased with your product and after installation we are even happier than we expected. Your product, the Norwich Colorado Stacked Stone, totally changed our living room from blah to WOW! This was a brand new house and just a blank long painted white wall to start with, then we got the electric fireplace and the TV where we wanted it to be and it still was just not right. That’s when my wife went to work and found your product on the Internet and the rest is history. Once we had the living room done we decided it looked so good that we needed to blend the open floorplan together with the kitchen, so we decided to do the underside of the kitchen island as well, unbelievable how great this all turned out.
Great product, outstanding and excellent support, just not enough ways to say that this is truly the best way to enhance any home. I can almost assure you that there will be another project or two in the future that will include your product once again. We cannot thank you enough for helping us make our new house, a warm and relaxing new home!
I recently ordered the Norwich Colorado Stone Earth panels to finish the bar. I wanted a matching look between the columns and the bar. It took a while to get there, but I have finished the bar project. I also used remnants of the panels from the bar to put on the side of a matching cabinet I built behind the bar. This was the final project to finish the room in the basement. After two projects, I am getting to be a pro at installing these.
I am getting many very positive comments and inquiries of where I purchased the stone.
We were considering doing a faux stone fireplace as my husband has done this work on an outside of a home. When I started thinking about how we were going to do this inside,with all the dust, the time consuming process of getting all the stones to fit just right, the mortar clean up using muriatic acid, I started looking for another alternative.
Faux panels was the perfect solution. It was comparable to the other method in price, but allot LESS time consuming and no clean up. We were fearful even after receiving the samples, that the product would not look like real stone. Trust me as we are very particular about our home, this product looks very realistic and was very easy to work with. We used sanded chalk between the trim stones to give it the real mortared in look.
We did have an issue with some of the trim stones coming scuffed up but after working with faux panels customer service representative and our local paint expert, we were able to resolve this.
Our project turned out really well and we are very pleased with faux panels. From oak to stone, our fireplace has a more sophisticated look.