Cottage Season is as Canadian as Maple Syrup

May 3, 2017

Visiting the cottage is as Canadian as maple syrup, Tim Hortons, hockey, and Fusion Stone! With 2017 marking Canada’s 150th birthday, why not celebrate at the cottage with a truly Canadian innovation. No, we don’t mean pouring maple syrup into your next double-double (although that could be good), we’re talking Fusion Stone, a revolutionary stone veneer product created by Shouldice Designer Stone, a third generation, 100% Canadian, family owned company celebrating 70 years in business in 2017.

Fusion Stone is perfect for the cottage, and here are some popular ways Canadians are using Fusion Stone for DIY cottage projects:

Interior Projects

Fusion Stone blends perfectly with the rustic cottage theme, and most importantly, it’s easy to work with. What better place to bring the great outdoors inside than at the cottage? Fusion Stone’s natural appearance and texture makes any room feel like a cozy ski lodge.

Feature Wall

It only takes one wall to transform an entire cottage. A strategically located Fusion Stone feature wall will set the tone for the entire room.


Whether you have a traditional fireplace or a wood burning stove, using Fusion Stone is the perfect way to compliment it aesthetically. Better still, Fusion Stone is fire resistant so you won’t have to worry about sparks causing it to go up in flames!

Backsplashes and Bathrooms

Fusion Stone looks great in the kitchen or in the bathroom as a backsplash. Plus, since it is stone, water damage isn’t an issue.

Exterior Projects

Fusion stone is equally reliable, beautiful, and simple to install outdoors.

Exterior walls

Whether you are looking to cover one wall or your entire cottage Fusion Stone is perfect for giving the exterior of your cottage a natural look that can’t be matched by siding, brick or paint. Fusion Stone is also LEED certified, and will protect your cottage during storms all summer (and winter) long.

Chimneys or fire pits

Using your chimney as the perfect stone accent is a great way to add even more character to your cottage. Likewise, Fusion Stone makes the perfect surround for a fire pit with both good looks and functional practicality.

Boathouses, decks and outdoor kitchens/bars

Let Fusion Stone bring unique distinction to cottage icons such as the boathouse, deck or outdoor kitchen. It’s such a great complement to a traditional wood finish.

Barns and gazebos

Why not use Fusion Stone it to transform a drab looking barn or shed into a functional space and an eye-catching landscape piece? You could also use it to side your gazebo for a similar effect.

There is no limit to the number of ways you can use Fusion Stone around the cottage. Best of all, you can take on all these projects yourself. Unlike real stone you don’t have to have specialty skills or tools and Fusion Stone comes in an easy DIY kit!

Make it your next project

Some people love nothing more than spending a weekend at the cottage sipping drinks, lounging in the sun, and cooling off in the lake but for DIY enthusiasts, cottages are the perfect place to put their skills to good use. Fusion Stone is more than just a building material; it is the perfect building material for DIYers looking for their next project.

Virtually everything you need is included with Fusion Stone. All you need to bring is the backing material (plywood or OSB), breathable weather-resistant barrier, and basic tools that most people have laying around at the cottage, including:

  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • Safety glasses
  • Drill (bit is provided)
  • Saw

Fusion Stone is an environmentally friendly, Canadian product that is simple to use. Just visit the DIY section of the Fusion Stone website to get started.

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