How many different stone profiles are there for Quality Stone Faux Stone panels?
There are 3 different stone profiles: Stacked, Ledge & Ridge Stone. All colors are available in all profiles.
What sizes do Quality Stone Faux Stone panels come in?
Each profile of Quality Stone Faux Stone panels has a unique panel size. In general, Stacked & Ledge Stone profiles have a 6” x 46-3/4” panel & Ridge Stone has an 11-1/4” x 46-3/4” panel.
What material are Quality Stone panels made from?
Quality Stone Faux Stone panels are made from high density polyurethane with a titanium oxide finish.
How are corners finished?
All styles of Quality Stone have corner panels. Please reference the Quality Stone Install Sheet (section: Forming or Applying Corners).
Are all of the stone panels the same?
No. There are 4 molds, or stone patterns, used in the production of each Quality Stone profile. This variation creates an authentic looking stone install.
What kind of screws/nails do you use to install Quality Stone panels?
This depends on the surface that the Quality Stone is being mounted to. Wood & drywall screws are the most common. Screws must penetrate at least 1” to properly secure the product.
Do you need to use an adhesive to install Quality Stone panels?
Not for most typical installations. It is best to reference the Quality Stone Install Sheet.
Can Quality Stone panels be installed inside?
Quality Stone panels are designed for exterior use, but can also be used inside. We can also offer a Class B material for special order (if your building code requires) so please contact us to discuss this.
Can we install Quality Stone by ourselves?
Quality Stone was developed as a DIY project & is easy to install as long as the installation instructions are followed, and the correct tools & general construction know-how are in place. Explanations on how to install Quality Stone over Concrete/Brick (which applies to application over Drywall, Stucco, Parging & Brick), over existing Siding & over ICF are all outlined in the Quality Stone Install Sheet.
What tools are required to install Quality Stone?
Quality Stone panels are easily cut using regular wood working saw blades. Required tools are outlined in the Quality Stone Install Sheet.
Can we staple up Quality Stone?
This is not recommended and can void the warranty. Please follow the correct installation steps outlined on the Quality Stone Install Sheet.
What is the life expectancy of Quality Stone?
Quality Stone is designed to last a lifetime. It has a 20 year warranty.
What do we use to transition from the Quality Stone to other products
You can use Quality Stone Ledge Trims or Top Trims horizontally above the stone, where it meets your stucco or siding. You can use Quality Stone Edge Trims or Side Trims vertically beside the stone to finish off a run or finish around a window/doorway.
What trim pieces are available for Quality Stone?
Ledge Trims, Top Trims, Edge Trims, Side Trims, Electrical Trims, and Fixture Trims are available. All trims are available in all Quality Stone colors. These trims can be found on the Wall Theory site.
What is the Quality Stone Stone Finish Caulking used for?
Stone Finish textured caulking is only used to cover exposed polyurethane (ie. screw holes, cut edges that are not being covered by trim pieces). If all pieces are applied properly and trims are used, the caulking may not be necessary. It can also be used to fill in unwanted gaps due to installation, or expansion and contraction.
Do Quality Stone panels expand & contract?
There will be slight expansion and contraction on Quality Stone panels. The panels are designed to allow for this.
Are Quality Stone panels waterproof?
Yes, Quality Stone panels are waterproof as well as mold & mildew proof.
Can Quality Stone panels be used in a shower?
No, it is not recommended that Quality Stone panels be used in a shower.
Can Quality Stone be used below grade?
What happens if you damage it? How do you repair it?
Although Quality Stone is highly durable, damage can occur. To fix any damage, the Quality Stone Stone Finish caulking and or Paint Touch-Up Kit can be used to patch most scratches or damage.
Will Quality Stone fade in the sun?
Yes, even real stone will fade in the sun. However, there has been no visible fading in any of the Quality Stone testing as Quality Stone is very UV stable.
What testing has been done?
Can you use Quality Stone on posts/pillars?
Yes. In fact Quality Stone has specific pillar panels to trim out 8”, 11” and 24” posts & even a 6” post cover. You can find these all in the Faux Stone Pillars/Posts section of our website.
Are Quality Stone panels fireproof?
Quality Stone panels are not fireproof. They are fire resistant and have a Class A fire rating.
Can Quality Stone panels be used around a fireplace?
Quality Stone panels can be used around some electric & gas fireplaces. The panels have a Class A fire rating. Always check with local building codes and the fireplace manual to ensure proper materials & clearances. In most situations the panels are not suitable for use around wood burning fireplaces.
Can Quality Stone be used around or behind a BBQ?
It can, but it is important to ensure proper clearances. Be sure to check with local building codes and the BBQ manual to ensure proper materials & clearances.
Can Quality Stone panels be used as a kitchen backsplash?
They could be used as a backsplash, however, even though they aren’t porous, grease and oils could definitely sit on top of the panels and therefore the panels could potentially be stained by cooking grease/animal fats/and or other food products. The other thing to consider is the type of stove in the kitchen. If the stove has a flame, the panels are combustible. Likely, going with a ceramic/porcelain tile for a kitchen backsplash would be best.
Does the wall need to be reinforced to install Quality Stone panels?
Not at all. Quality Stone panels weigh in at only 1 lb/sq.ft. so they are extremely lightweight.