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Personality is in the Accent

Just as a French, Italian or British speaking accent makes an impression on the ear, design accents make an impression on the eye. It’s very easy to draw a conclusion or be strikingly taken by these initial sensory responses. These accents can make the difference between the ho-hum of everyday and the captivating allure that a bit of flair can bring to a design.

Our feature project this month could have been a standard, ho-hum pool house. However, the clever and tasteful additions of several accessories and accents have had the effect of transforming that little pool house into a design focus that can be neither ignored or under appreciated.

The scene is set with the stark contrast between the slate blue siding and white door and framing. The Fusion Stone skirting confirms the positive impression with a totally different, yet complementary building material. The Fusion Stone Great Lakes style in the Fawn colour provides striking material differentiation from the siding while contributing hints of both matching and contrasting colours. The overall impression is one of style, grace and both tradition and modernity.

Obvious elements that help to securely bind this design picture together include the two lantern-style lighting fixtures, the large, multi-segmented, vertical oval window and the antique table and chairs. Even the decking material flows smoothly and naturally from the Fusion Stone style and colour.

So, the work has been done and the result is a triumph. Cannonballs anyone?

Don’t forget, Fusion Stone is available in three distinct profiles and comes in multiple colours. It is also available at over 1,500 locations across Canada. Ask your building supply retailer about Fusion Stone and visit fusionstone.ca.

Watch for our next feature project in July.

The Fusion Stone Demo Tour – An Update

2017 was the inaugural year for the Fusion Stone Demo Tour. It was such a success in Ontario that we extended the reach of the tour in 2018 to include Quebec during May and June.

We are now well into the second month of the Quebec tour and have visited dozens of building materials stores with many more to come. The Fusion Stone Demo Tour team, traveling in the Fusion Stone Hummer, is hard to miss and has been a big hit wherever they go. In July and August the tour will continue through Ontario.

Store customers are given the opportunity to try for themselves to see just how fast, easy and convenient it is to install Fusion Stone thin stone veneer. People of both genders and all ages, including contractors, want to learn more about Fusion Stone.

Everyone is also encouraged to enter the Fusion Stone contest for a chance to win $5,000 worth of Fusion Stone. Go to www.winfusion.ca for your chance to win.

Watch for the Fusion Stone Hummer. Discover for yourself how Fusion stone can enhance the appearance of your home or business, inside and out. Or simply visit your local building supply retailer – there are over 1,500 in Canada that carry Fusion Stone.

Fusion Stone Upgrades Ontario Homes

Now that the nice weather is here to stay in Ontario, it’s time to start thinking about some DIY projects that will transform your home, and we’re here to help! Fusion Stone products are easy to install, high-quality and can be used for a variety of applications. No matter your level of handiness around the house get ready to become a Fusion Stone expert!

Great Lakes – Raven

Indoor or outdoor, from kitchens to patios, you’ll leave a lasting impression with visitors when you choose to upgrade with the beautifully muted hues of Great Lakes Raven (pictured above), With three dynamic colour schemes, Great Lakes will enhance your space and make your house truly feel like home. Our four simple do-it-yourself steps provide an easy to install process regardless of the existing surface or your skill. With a few easy tools you’ll soon become the Fusion Stone expert!

Great Lakes – Carbon

Looking to modernize your home? Our Great Lakes product can help with that. By mixing a rugged appearance with traditional good looks, your home can be transformed quickly and easily. Choose one of four gorgeous colours: Brindle, Raven, Carbon or Fawn, and our no mortar installation offers a no mess and no fuss project that anyone can take on. Also, with 1,500 dealers in our national network, you won’t have to travel all over Ontario to find our products.

Peninsula Ledgestone – Grotto

If you’re looking for a place to wind down after a long day in the Ontario sun, consider adding an accent wall in your games room or rec room. Our newest product, Peninsula Ledgestone, offers a contemporary look with a choice of two modern colours: Cyprus and Grotto. With just a few basic tools you can transform any room in your home into a space that your family and friends will want to spend their evening.

Great Lakes – Raven

Great Lakes is our best-selling product, and there are many reasons for that. The diversity of our Great Lakes stone veneer allows you to use it for a barrage of home projects, which is extremely useful for visually tying parts of your home together. Something as simple as a flower box can add elegance to any deck or backyard. It’s also a great smaller project to test out how truly beautiful and budget-friendly our products are.

Dry-Stack Charcoal

Our products can be used virtually everywhere. They can be installed on new or preexisting walls, and that allows you the freedom to rejuvenate any living space. A deck or patio is a great place to spend an afternoon in the Ontario sun with family and friends. Our products cannot only be installed on any surface by anyone but can also be installed in any type of weather.

Along with offering top of the line products and accessories, we provide a Lifetime Guarantee. We guarantee for life the structural, aesthetic and performance integrity of all our products, as well as a lifetime of maintenance free performance on all our products.

Outdoor Life with Fusion Stone

After such a long and harsh winter, getting to enjoy the outdoors is going to feel incredible! There is nothing like sitting on your deck reading a book in the sun, or having family and friends over for a BBQ. Early spring is a great time to start thinking about how to enhance your personal outdoor oasis.

Here are a few DIY projects that you can take on now so you can enjoy the fruits of your labour come summertime:

Patios and Decks

With Fusion Stone, any deck or patio can be upgraded with very minimal effort. For a simple transformation try using any of our products as trim around patios or at the base of your deck. Our stone will mix well with other components, such as wood, siding, or brick.

Outdoor Kitchens

With long Canadian winters, it’s critical that we make the most of the good weather when it’s here. Doing as many activities outside as you can during the summer months will keep your family active and happy.

If you enjoy eating outside, why not cook outside too? Outdoor kitchens have become immensely popular over the last few years, and we can help you dress yours up for enhanced appearance and functionality. Fusion Stone can be used as the facing for cabinets, countertops or stoves, and can be styled in a variety of patterns and hues. Adding Fusion Stone to your kitchen will increase durability, whether your kitchen is outdoors or inside.

Fireplaces

Being cozy next to an outdoor fireplace is the perfect way to spend an evening, and Fusion Stone products make any fireplace dazzle. Adding our stone to your fireplace will give it a rustic and enchanting appearance, while adding protection from the outdoor elements. It’s a simple project that you can take on to extend your outdoor enjoyment, even on cool summer evenings.

Chimneys

The last thing that your outdoor paradise needs is an eyesore like an outdated chimney. Fusion Stone is designed to give any chimney a facelift that will never chip or rust. It’s an economically smart idea to add not only curb appeal, but backyard appeal as well.

Sheds and Playhouses

Use our products to add some rugged texture to your shed or garage. Doing whole walls (or even just the trim), will add an additional decorative element to your backyard.

Try applying the same stone or design that’s on your home to your shed to add a stylish flow to your property. For a completely cohesive outdoor look, consider adding Fusion Stone to the side of your children’s playhouse. It will make them feel like they’re in a castle, while keeping a charming appearance throughout your backyard.

With Fusion Stone, the outdoor options are endless. From retaining walls to seating areas, to the sides of stairs, garden boxes or even ponds. Let your imagination roam and let us help you make your next DIY idea a reality.

Spring is Fusion Stone Time

Spring is here and summer will be upon us before we know it. There is no better time to use the fine weather to advantage and get going on outdoor projects. Refacing all or a portion of your home’s exterior with Fusion Stone will not only bring you personal satisfaction but also add to the curb appeal of your property.

Our feature project his month, presented in a springtime setting, may be just what is required to motivate you to take action.

This home owner choice to select both stone and vertically installed siding for the exterior. This is a great design choice as it opens up the possibilities available for extent of coverage and colours of both materials.

In our example, Fusion Stone Great Lakes in the poplar Raven colour provide foundational skirting for most of the house and full wall coverage for the main entryway. The rugged stone profile of Great Lakes and the diversity of colours and shading that characterize Raven provide the basis for the addition of complementary siding and landscape features.

The use of Fusion Stone Great Lakes adds both dimension and character to this home, something that would not have been achieved if reliance was placed exclusively on the neutral vertical siding.

So, if you want to make a major enhancement to your property at an affordable price and with a material that was developed for do-it-yourself installation, Fusion Stone is the solution.

Don’t forget, Fusion Stone is available in three distinct profiles and comes in multiple colours. It is also available at over 1,500 locations across Canada. Ask your building supply retailer about Fusion Stone and visit fusionstone.ca.

Watch for our next feature project in June.

The Fusion Stone Demo Tour Is Back!

2017 was the inaugural year for the Fusion Stone Demo Tour. It was such a success in Ontario that we are extending the reach of the tour in 2018 to include Quebec.

Beginning in early May the Fusion Stone Demo Tour team will begin a two-month journey in the Fusion Stone Hummer to visit building materials stores in la belle province. In July and through August the team will continue the tour through Ontario.

Store customers will be given the opportunity to try for themselves to see just how fast, easy and convenient it is to install Fusion Stone thin stone veneer.

If last year is any indication of what to expect in 2018, we’ll be greeting a lot of enthusiastic consumers. People of both genders and all ages, including contractors will want to learn more about Fusion Stone.

As an added bonus, everyone will be encouraged to enter the Fusion Stone contest for a chance to win $5,000 worth of Fusion Stone. Go to www.winfusion.ca for your chance to win.

Keep your eyes open for the Fusion Stone Hummer– it’s hard to miss. See for yourself how Fusion stone can enhance the appearance of your home or business, inside and out. Or simply visit your local building supply retailer – there are over 1,500 in Canada that carry Fusion Stone.

WIN $5,000 OF FUSION STONE

If you’ve been thinking about doing a Fusion Stone veneer project, here is your chance to win $5,000 worth of your choice of Fusion Stone products. The contest will run across Canada this year beginning on May 1 and closing on October 31.

To enter, go to the Fusion Stone website at www.winfusion.ca and complete the quick and easy entry form. It’s that easy! Contest rules can be found here: http://fusionstone.ca/en/contest-terms-conditions/.

Whether you win the contest or not, Fusion Stone is a great way to update your home or business both inside and out. And you can do it yourself with just a few basic tools.

Select from three Fusion Stone profiles and multiple colour choices. Great Lakes, our #1 seller, has a rugged, traditional feel. Dry-Stack, as its name suggests, is tightly stacked with a clean, finished appearance. Peninsula Ledgestone, the newest member of the Fusion Stone family, features the contemporary look of variable length runs that are offset both vertically and horizontally. Fusion Stone really does offer something for everyone!

And don’t forget, all three Fusion Stone styles are mortar-free which means quick installation with very little mess. No fuss, no muss.

For more information about Fusion Stone visit our website at www.fusionstone.ca and be sure to enter the contest. Good luck!

Using Fusion Stone at the Cottage

With spring here, it’s natural to begin thinking about summertime and cottage getaways. Heading to the cottage gives us a chance to leave the city and normality, while recharging our batteries in a relaxing setting. However, before you sit back and enjoy the cottage this summer consider knocking off a few DIY projects this spring so you can maximize your cottage enjoyment this summer.

Simple Updates, Big Changes

Fusion Stone’s stone veneer products are easy to use, budget-friendly and require only a few tools, which is ideal for a cottage project.

Accent walls are always a great idea, but one that we tend to incorporate in our home more than at the cottage. Our versatile product, Great Lakes is a popular choice to liven up a wall in your cottage’s living or dining room.

A stone veneer accent wall is a great way to give the illusion of added space to smaller cottages, or a smart way to use larger space more efficiently by dividing living areas. For patios, sitting nooks and terraces an accent wall can double as a privacy wall.

Modernize the Look and Feel of Your Cottage

Give the exterior of your cottage a makeover easily, without the mess and headache of mortar. Dry-Stack offers you a highly-finished appearance that comes in two stunning colour choices. Dry-Stack is effortlessly attached to new and pre-existing walls with its stainless-steel clip and screw system. It’s a job that you could get done in a weekend, and once done it’ll make a cottage built in any decade look brand new.

Give a Visual Spark to Your Fireplace

Having a fire while being surrounded by nature is one of the best parts of the cottage. Whether you have a firepit outside by the water, a fireplace outside on your patio, or inside your living room we help you make it the focal point with minimal effort. Peninsula Ledgestone will offer any fireplace a contemporary, rugged and natural appearance.

Don’t Forget About the Shed!

If you have a small shed, storage building or kid’s playhouse our products can rejuvenate those spaces too. No matter the size of the structure, it’s nice to give them an upgrade. Plus, when you use the same material on these buildings as the exterior of your cottage, you’ll give your property a unified look.

So, this spring whether you’re looking for a small weekend project or a major DIY revamp of several areas, Fusion Stone is the mess-free, versatile material that will help you maximize the beauty of your cottage escape.

Fusion Stone – Always the Right Choice

We are continually impressed with the myriad ways our customers choose to apply Fusion Stone. It reminds us that if someone can imagine it, Fusion Stone can almost always meet the need.

This month’s feature project utilizes Fusion Stone Great Lakes style in the Brindle colour as a feature wall. We have seen this many times before but in this particular case, Fusion Stone has been installed in a room with a dry sauna unit.

Great Lakes is our best-selling Fusion Stone profile for a reason. Its rugged, uneven placement of stone and multi-hued colouration make it not only appealing to the eye but complementary to many design styles whether as a focus or if put to use as an accent feature.

Further, Fusion Stone is maintenance-free and comes with a Lifetime Guarantee. Add to that its affordability and ease of installation and you have a smart, beautiful and comprehensive solution to many design challenges or desires.

This wall works beautifully in this sauna setting. The hardwood flooring, wooden sauna unit and the accompanying wooden and wicker accessory items such as the bench, shelving and basket fit together very naturally in this relatively small space. The space has been designed for functionality but good looks have certainly not been overlooked in the process. Fusion Stone is also heat, moisture and mold-resistant – an ideal choice for a setting such as this.

This lovely and unusual application is a great example of the endless possibilities Fusion Stone offers both inside and outside a home or business. Let your imagination run free and discover that there really is no limitation to what you can do with fusion Stone.

Don’t forget, Fusion Stone is available in three distinct profiles and comes in multiple colours. It is also available at over 1,500 locations across Canada. Ask your building supply retailer about Fusion Stone and visit fusionstone.ca.

Watch for our next feature project in May.

Look No Further for Fusion Stone

You’ve decided to take on a DIY project and you’ve chosen Fusion Stone, and for that we thank you! The next step is to find our products. With over 1,500 dealers in our national network, you won’t have to go far to do so.

We Want to Save You Time

Time is very valuable, and we respect yours. That’s why we’ve made it easy to find our products using our store finder.

We also understand that you want to get your project going as quickly as possible. Maybe you only have a small window of time to get it done. We get that.

We don’t want you having to race around town to get the supplies you need. That’s why our products are found in most big-box stores (like Home Depot, Lowe’s and Rona). The less time you spend gathering your materials the better —and with Fusion Stone you won’t need much to start and complete your next project. The list of materials to complete the installation is small and you probably have most at home already.

Shopping Local

You can conveniently pick up Fusion Stone at big-box stores, but you can also find Fusion Stone in independently-owned, local stores as well. We believe in supporting small, local businesses and if this is important to you, then you can use our store finder to locate an independently-owned Fusion Stone dealer. Whether you choose to go big or small, finding the closest dealer to you is just a few clicks away.

Using Our Store Finder

There are a variety of reasons to visit our website. Maybe you want to find out more about us. Maybe you want to check out our products or get some ideas for your next DIY project.

But one of the best reasons is to use our store finder. Getting to a dealer near you couldn’t be easier. You simply type in your location, how far of a radius you’re looking to cover and let the results come flooding in. You will be given the business name, address, phone number and the distance it is away from you. The toughest decision will be which one of these great businesses you will want to visit.

We believe that with the right materials, any DIY project can be simple and easy. From where to find our products to how to use them, we want your project to go as smoothly as possible. It’s just another reason why we’ve been held in such high regard for more than 70 years. Our website is full of helpful tips and answers to most any question you might have. Let us be your guide on your next DIY project.