A One-day Home Improvement Project
November 29, 2017
Are you interested in showcasing a feature stone wall for your home, but find the total cost of the products and labour services too expensive? Is the prospect of saving labour costs and doing the project yourself a little too daunting or time consuming? Fusion Stone offers fantastic products and plenty of DIY advice and tips that will help you make your dream feature wall a reality.
Fusion Stone offers beautiful stone veneer products that are easy to install. The patented stainless-steel clip technology makes installing a feature wall, from start to finish, possible in one day.
Fusion Stone products are user-friendly and can be applied both inside and outside, and their interactive website offers a Do It Yourself page with fantastic instructions and videos. Don’t forget to check out sample pictures of each product so you can plan your finished look.
Designed for Homeowners
Not a pro? No problem. With this clip technology, you do not need to have a full kit of expensive and difficult tools to complete this project. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Tape measure
- Rubber mallet
- Power drill (the bit is provided in the kit!)
- Grinder or saw with a masonry blade
- Safety glasses
- Plywood or OSB
- For outdoor projects only you would also need a breathable weather resistant barrier
To complete most stone installations, you can follow these general instructions – it is really that easy!
First, you need to ensure that your plywood or OSB surface is ready to have the Fusion Stone installed directly onto it. This means that you may have to do some framing or affix your plywood or OSB board directly to the surface. Remember that weather resistant barrier is needed for outdoor projects only.
Next, you will install the starter strip. The starter strip is used at the base of all projects, as well as above openings such as windows and doors. The kit comes with stainless steel screws, so you only need to use your level before beginning the install.
If you have a corner, begin the project there. Build out from the corner and ensure you alternate long and short stones, for a beautiful design. The stones are secured using the clips provided, no mortar and no mess!
Continue to lay the stone in the pattern described in your detailed instructions, and use your saw with the masonry blade to cut the end piece to the desired length. The Fusion Stone website has a great combination of instructions, architectural drawings and installation videos to guide you. No matter what your preference for learning a new skill, the website will have a method that works for you.
If you have ever installed stone or tile before, you will appreciate not having to deal with the mess and time it takes to mix mortar. The whole system is designed with ease and simplicity in mind – it comes in a kit with clear instructions that you can follow. Completing your Fusion Stone project in only one day is simple and fun!
We’d love to see what you’ve accomplished in just one day with Fusion Stone! Send us your before/after pics and we’ll share them with our DIY community.