Turn Kitchen Clean Ups into a Scenic Experience

Is there anything more appealing in a beautifully appointed home than a tasteful, functional kitchen?  The extra touch that a seamless stone panel backsplash can add will even make it more attractive. And why not add a stone panel wall behind the cooking area? With the holidays on the near horizon, your timing could not be better. And remember, kitchens are where people gather most of all with family and friends for meals, celebrations and just good old hanging out while cooking.

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Using groutless, natural stone in your kitchen reduces the worry of splattering grease when cleaning up and the development of mold or mildew. A kitchen backsplash can ensure worry-free washing up for years to come and the added touch of fresh color and pattern as only Mother Nature knows how to create.

Everyone loves clean, now your kitchen can have clean and beautiful all in one.

And while you’re thinking so creatively, why not imagine how you can transform your guest bath with groutless, stone panels?  You can even do it yourself, if you have an independent streak. Find out more details about DIY Kits, available in many standard sizes. In fact, if you hurry, Quartz DIY Kits are even on sale at 40% off regular cost.

New kitchen and new guest bath. Hmmm. Sounds like you’re getting ready for guest around the holidays.  Good thinking.

Back to School Means More Free Time to Get Things Done!

As summer draws to a close and the kids are getting back in school, it’s a great time to start thinking about all those projects on your to do list; especially, the really fun, creative ones. And guess what — your timing could not be better.

ForzaStone QUARTZ Kits are 40% off and ForzaStone Deco Mosaics are 50% off!
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But not forever, so don’t wait. For a limited time, all you DIY enthusiasts can get a $1399 kit for only $799, plus shipping.

Now is the time to jump in and get that guest bath remodeled. You’ll be ahead of the game for the holidays and the kids won’t be around to get in the way.

Everything you need comes in the kit, including easy, breezy instructions. Just think, you can have grout-free, light weight, natural stone panels to replace the gloomy, chipped tiles in just a couple of days.

DIYers love the easy installation and everyone loves the beautiful natural stone panels. Stone is one of the most durable, weather resistant building materials on Earth. There is no need to refinish, repaint or replace stone panels – ever.

So in one well fell swoop you can save money, add value to your home, enjoy an amazing experience ‘doing it yourself’ and make the house beautiful for holidays ahead. Is there any reason not to get started right away?

Cleanliness is Next to Groutlessness

natural stoneMaybe ‘groutlessness’ is not a word you’ve heard very often up until now, but you should know that it represents a very hot, trending topic when it comes to advanced, sustainable choices for bathroom and kitchen redos – and other rooms, too.

The two rooms in any home that usually suffer the most from dingy, cracking grouted tile and insufferable mold and mildew are the bathroom and kitchen. That’s where groutlessness steps in to solve the problem.  When you replace grouted tile with smooth, seamless panels of natural stone you do away with the problems and trade them in for organically beautiful, striated patterns of natural stone. Sustainable, easy to clean and so many colors and patterns from which to choose, natural stone panels also add measurable value to your home, which is possibly your largest investment.

For you independent creative-minded individuals who want to ‘do it yourself’, there’s an impressive DIY Kit available, along with an easy, step-by-step video to help you complete the job even faster. You can choose from the same wide selection of natural stone colors and patterns, as well as accessories to match.

Either way — DIY or professionally installed — the popularity of groutlessness is keeping us very, very busy.

Of course, you could wait and redo your bathroom or kitchen, laundry room or entryway with natural stone panels sometime later, but don’t be surprised if your friends and neighbors beat you to the punch. The concept of groutlessness is more than a trend, it’s a timeless investment where value matters. Besides, think of all the money you’ll save on mold/mildew cleaning products. Groutlessness is a very smart concept.

Better Than Trendy: Timeless

It’s fun to follow the latest trends and be ‘in the know’ with trendy tech and toys. But what if you could be even more than trendy?  What if you could be on the cutting edge of smart, hip, trendy, but also make a choice for a product that is truly timeless? Like 400 million years old timeless, the age of the stone in our panels.Stone,Earth landscape

Let’s talk about transforming your master bath into a gorgeous home spa that will be the envy of all your friends and family. This is one of the hottest products on the market and people are scrambling to create beautiful, eye-catching rooms throughout their homes.  You see, you’re not limited just to the bathroom.  This patented, proven product transforms kitchens, laundry rooms, game rooms, wine cellars, you name it!

Imagine your bathroom transformed with natural, seamless stone. Say good-bye to grouted tile and hello to ForzaStone. Each unique panel features unduplicated natural stone veins and striations of color variations and design. Fading and discoloration are no longer a problem. Sold across the U.S. and Canada, ForzaStone is sustainability at its most beautiful.

Because each panel is seamless and waterproof, ForzaStone is easy to install and maintain. It’s the only product of its kind, proven to be 800% stronger than traditional stone slabs. Each panel is thin but strong and it weighs only 3 lbs. per square foot which reduces transportation, labor and equipment costs. And if you’re, you can even do it yourself with a DIY Kit!

Bathe yourself in the richness of natural stone and the assurance of durability for years to come.  And when you’re done, see what ForzaStone can do for the rest of your home.

Sustainable, Renewable, Green: We Have It!

It’s uncommon to find a single product that embodies natural, beautiful, strong and sustainable all in one.

But there it is. This is where you find it.

Because we care about the environment and strive to be responsible stewards, our product gets ultimate quality control. We also care about giving you our customer, stunningly beautiful panels of natural stone for your home, office, vacation home and rental properties.

  • QuarryStone is one of the most durable, weather resistant building materials on Earth. There is no need to refinish, repaint or replace our stone panels.
  • Our product is natural quarried stone taken through a patented process and cut to a thin 5mm then reinforced with aluminum alloy and plastic composite for a total thickness of 9mm. You might expect it to be very heavy, but it is lightweight yet 800% stronger than a 3 cm thick slab. Our efficient extraction process takes only what is needed, thereby being ecologically responsible.
  • The low-VOC epoxy adhesives used to permanently bind the stone to the backer reinforcement is supported by a lifetime guarantee.
  • Our production facilities recycle the waste water, aluminum and most of the scrap stone dust into the epoxy’s and fillers used for production.

All this in one product; and in case you think it’s out of your price range, it isn’t.  Not only is it affordable, we even make a DIY version for the creatively independent-minded.

That’s No Ordinary Wall

WallSleek, seamless, groutless natural stone will transform a wall, a foyer, a stairway, or an atrium into a stunning – and sustainable – eye-catching feature in your home. Stunning because the natural striated patterns in stone are unique in pattern and color. No two panels are identical! Sustainable because natural stone panels are seamless, groutless and 800% stronger than a slab. That means beautiful to the eye and super easy to clean. Thank you, Mother Nature!

While people all over the country select natural stone panels for remodeling their bathrooms and kitchens, there are those creative few who know they are not limited to following the crowd. An atrium completely finished out with natural stone walls means there is no worry of mold or mildew. Keep it as humid as needed for your orchids or other exotic flora.

Stepping into a foyer created with the dazzle of a natural stone entryway will keep your guests busy asking how you did it and what’s it called. And of course, any room in your home will come alive with an accent wall of sleek, natural stone. Punch up the contrast with the other walls or be as subtle as you like. Either way, it stands out and says, “Wow, this is no ordinary wall”.

If you’re concerned about cost – don’t be. There’s even a DIY Kit for savvy, go-getters who like to do it their way. Find out how easy it is to make extraordinary ideas come to life in your home!

3 Moving Ideas That Spell S-E-L-L

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So you’re moving and it’s time to get your house ready for the market.  There are plenty of remodeling tips out there, but here are three that will increase your property value and a great selling price.

Bathroom

Your master bath/shower can become a real game-changer with affordable, natural stone panels. Groutless and beautiful, natural stone lets you choose colors, patterns and even inset lighting if you want to go the extra mile. An ordinary master bath/shower can become a home spa and you can even do it yourself. Other ways to increase your property value is to add space by opening up a closet to make more room, create separate his-and-her areas with separate sinks, or add a skylight to bring in valuable natural light.

Kitchen

Home buyers are partial to a beautifully functional kitchen.  Add an extra touch with a seamless stone panel backsplash and stone panel wall behind the cooking area and you can enhance your selling price exponentially. After all, kitchens are where people gather with family and friends for countless occasions, especially holidays; and a sure way to increase your property value.

Laundry Room

Ah, yes that necessity of every well-run home, the laundry room often gets overlooked as a popular selling point. The fact is, it’s one of the top ten most important things home buyers want. So while you’re updating the bathroom and kitchen, consider adding stone panels in the laundry room, too. There will never be worry of mildew or mold if you do and that’s a huge plus for any laundry room, not to mention, yet another way to increase your property value.

How to Profit Even More from Smart Property Flipping

You’re in the business to make money, so make smart decisions to flip your real estate with finesse by choosing products that pay off.

Smart flipping means that you know how to look beyond appearance and see the potential in a property. If you walk into a property and a moldy bathroom or weathered kitchen, then you’re looking at an opportunity, not two problems. Whether your search is for depreciated properties through auctions or through a relationship with a real estate agents, be smart and look for potential.

ForzaStone Property Flipping

Do the math and know what your costs will be for upgrades and repairs. That’s easy to do if you know the products are reliable and sustainable. ForzaStone’s premium patented stone is thinner, easier to install and can eliminate mold in the bathroom because it’s groutless. It gives surfaces and walls beautiful, new life that will endure for years. Additionally, ForzaStone’s patented stone is 800% stronger than natural stone slabs because of the metal and composite backing, whereas slabs are quite brittle.

Successful flippers know their strengths and aren’t afraid to tap other experts. Roofing and sewer line inspection are two areas not to be overlooked. Building relationships with local real estate agents is also useful for finding properties.

Design for buyers, not yourself. Selecting cabinets, wall textures and paint colors for a flip is different from decorating your own house. The design elements need to appeal to a broad group of potential buyers. Keeping it basic and functional can still be eye-catching and lovely.

Installing specialized features that buyers in the area want, like a wall-mounted TV, high quality natural stone accent walls, or a built-in wine cooler, can make a property stand out and sell more quickly.

Make a Unique Statement with Light and Stone

 There has never been a more exciting time to remodel a kitchen, build a custom bath, or even design commercial spaces like restaurants or offices. With the myriad of materials and techniques available, and days worth of visuals to inspire our vision, it seems like almost anything is possible. We continue to see designers play with contrasts; hard and soft, bright and subdued, bold prints with hues from opposite sides of the color wheel.

So why is it then that so often, new projects look an awful lot alike? After all the inspiration, concepts, decision making and actual building, wouldn’t you want to make sure your finished space was as unique and interesting as you are?

FB Illumination Blog copyWe’d like to suggest that this often comes down to the details: the paint color or choice of drawer pulls. The placement and style of the windows. The materials used for the fixtures. Details that can give the room a distinct personality.

And, with ForzaStone’s Illumination Series, making a unique statement can be an integral part of how the space comes together. These translucent all-natural stone installations are backlit to give the room a soft glow. As an accent in a fireplace, bath or countertop it can provide a focal point that gives sophistication and sense of luxury to a space.

Builders like the Illumination Series panels because they are easier to work with than traditional onyx. Designers know that onyx, known for its dramatic grains and color patterns, can be as fickle as it is beautiful. It can cause job site headaches during the installation. The fragility of the stone has traditionally made it hard to work with in applications of any size. But through ForzaStone’s revolutionary process, large-scale applications are now possible, and actually quite manageable. At just 5mm thick and in panels as large as 96” x 60”, your imagination is your only limitation. Long clean visuals with no grout to install (or clean) will make a statement like no other.

If you need inspiration, look no further than our design gallery. We’ve seen time and again how ForzaStone Illumination Series can elevate a space. For a limited time, we are offering a sale on our beautiful, all natural, real stone Illumination Series: buy one panel and get the second for ½ price. That’s a considerable savings. So, check it out and get inspired. We can’t wait to see where your imagination takes you.

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Bathroom

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Spring is in the air, and who wouldn’t want to bring some of that fresh feeling into their homes? Especially the bathroom. Here’s a few easy tips from our team that will make you love your bathroom all over again this season.

  1. Clean Out Storage Spaces

Whether it’s the medicine cabinet, linen closet or counter tops, it’s time to clean out the crud. Discard old makeup, expired medicines, old samples, broken beauty accessories and any disposable products that have gotten dusty. It’s also a great time demote old towels to dog and car wash duty. With all this newfound space, you’ll have space to keep all the stuff cluttering your counter back into the cabinets. Just think, you may actually be able to pull out a fresh towel without the whole stack tumbling to the floor.

  1. Clean Up Tough Stains

From nail polish spills to car maintenance cleanup failures, some of the ugliest stains can happen in the bathroom. And, with all the various materials and finishes, sometimes we’re afraid that we’ll ruin things when trying to get those stubborn stains to go. But, with the right products and touch, most stains can come out (or at least be greatly diminished).

Resources we like include: The Marble Institute’s Stain Removal Guide, How to Clean Practically Anything from Consumer Reports, and Real Simple: Cleaning.

  1. Add A Few Upgrades

Now that you’ve got your space de-cluttered and polished, you will surely feel better about letting guests into your bathroom. By adding a few modern touches you can make your bathroom even better. Updating worn out features will improve the look. New plumbing fixtures, softer lighting, or even replacing your old shower enclosure tile with the clean, real stone seamless panels with a ForzaStone DIY Kit can elevate your ho-hum space into a spa. And, by using natural products like real stone, your room will have timeless qualities that won’t need a redo for many years to come.

  1. Make It Your Own

Whether it’s hand towels in your favorite color or a framed picture of a beloved pet, add in a few elements that make the place your own. Seeing things that make you happy every time you go in a room will go a long way toward enjoying the space.

With just these few spring cleaning tips, you’ll be enjoying your bathroom like never before!