Monthly Archives: January 2016

DIY Kit Success….Making Bathroom Renovation Dreams Come True

New products are kind of like children. You raise them up as best you can. Then you send them out into the world with all the tools you gave them to make it a better place. At ForzaStone, that’s definitely how we feel about our new DIY Kits. They are our babies. They are made of the 17 styles of all natural real stone that builders and designers have come to know and love, but in a kit that’s manageable for the DIY-ers out there ready to renovate their own bathroom.


So….when we get the “after” photos of a DIY project made with our very own Walnut Crosscut Travertine, we just have to share the story. Just like any proud parent would do.

Here’s what went down. Some hard working, roll-up-your-sleeves kind of people from the great state of Minnesota wanted to make their outdated bathroom awesome. When they found our ForzaStone DIY Kits online, they knew this was just what they were looking for: natural materials, clean lines, and a simple installation process.

They did have a concern: their bathroom walls weren’t quite standard size. Our panels come in a maximum of 96” tall, and a variety of widths from 30”- 60”. But, none of those widths were quite what they needed. So they called our customer service desk. Armed with their measurements, the DIY-ers and our internal staff not only put together a custom-sized package, but they helped with the trim and add ins that would finish out the project in style. Way to go, team! (Clearly, we are as proud of our amazing customer service team as we are of our panels.)

A few days later, their custom panels headed from our Arizona factory to their Minnesota bathroom. And, no sooner than you could say “Custom Bathroom” their bathroom contractor had their grout-free, light weight, natural stone tiles installed…looking amazing with the rest of their renovation project.

We just love it when a room comes together, especially when it features one of our amazing DIY Kits.

Do you have a DIY story to share? Send us your pictures and story at and you too could be featured in an upcoming blog.

Now You Really Can Have the Best for Less.

diy kitYou’ve been waiting for ages to redo your bathroom/shower, but you just couldn’t seem to find a way to fit it into the budget. First one thing, then another seemed to take priority. Well, what if you could afford to go forward with your bath/shower remodel and have a creative adventure in the process? In other words, get what you want, get it done fast, fit it into your budget and — do it yourself.

Sound overwhelming? Don’t worry, it isn’t. In fact, in just a couple of days after receiving your complete DIY kit, you can have a sparkling new updated bath/shower. There’s even an easy, ‘how to’ video that comes with the kit.

By doing it yourself, you can afford to select some of the most beautiful, natural stone ever created by Mother Nautre. These are seamless panels that come, pre-measured and ready to be installed. No grout is needed like with traditional bathroom tile. That means no mold and mildew to contend with, so cleaning is a snap!

You’ve been patient, waiting for the right solution to come along; one that you can afford and one that is beautiful and uncomplicated. Well, congratulations, your waiting is over. Call today and let’s get started.

Beware of Household Enemies: Mold and Mildew

Is there anything better than a pristine, sparkling bathroom and shower? From the clean, fresh smell to the glistening, mold-and-mildew-free shower tile, this kind of clean goes a long way. The awful truth about mold and mildew is that besides being smelly and ugly, they are also potentially bad for your health.

mold and mildewMold and mildew are both types of fungi; typically, mold is black or green, and mildew is gray or white. Mold tends to grows on food, and mildew is an issue on damp surfaces, like bathroom walls, basement walls, or fabrics. Mold grows in the form of multicellular filaments or hyphae, while mildew has flat growth. Mildew is often referred to as a kind of mold, or mold in its early stages.

While not always harmful, inhaling or touching mold or mildew can cause both minor and serious symptoms in some people. Breathing in too much mold or mildew can cause allergies and even contribute to the development of asthma. Symptoms include watery and itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, nausea, fatigue, headaches and trouble breathing.

Don’t be dismayed if you find yourself with a mold and mildew problem in your bath/shower. The good news is there is an affordable, natural solution. Instead of grouted tile, you can have solid, seamless, grout-free walls in your shower made of beautiful, natural stone. You have patterns and colors from which to choose and accessories to add the finishing touch.

What better time than now, at the start of an exciting new year, to create a bath/shower update that will add beauty, freshness and value to your home? Let’s get started!