Polyurethane stone is a manufactured faux stone product. Polyurethane faux stone was designed to make a realistic looking stone panel that is extremely easy to install. To make these faux stone panels, the polyurethane is poured into molds that have been cast from real stacked stone. These panels look truly authentic since they are cast from real stone. Faux polyurethane stone panels have a nailing flange so they can be fastened directly to a wall using easily accessible tools such as a chop saw, table saw, and drill.
With several different brands of polyurethane faux stone on the market today, it is important to know where the cost savings come in if you are looking to use polyurethane faux stone on your home or project. To most people’s surprise, the cost of the polyurethane faux stone panels is almost the same cost per square foot as real stone. Where the cost savings come in is in the installation. Faux stone panels are extremely light weight at only 1 lb. per square foot. Because of how light they are, no additional reinforcement of the wall is required, which is an added cost to any stone siding project. The panels are also easily cut using a regular wood saw blade. Polyurethane faux stone panels are truly designed for a DIY stone wall or for a DIY’er! With real stone, added costs come in with having to reinforce walls, mortar, mesh and other stone application materials, and/or having to hire a mason to install the stone. With polyurethane stone, these additional costs are avoided and you also save on install time!
Stop by Everything Exterior Store to see polyurethane faux stone on display and the wide variety of stone profiles & colours that are available.