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Fireplace Makeover with Faux Stone Panels

Fireplace Makeover with Faux Stone Panels
By Kari N.
October 27, 2021

As the weather cools and we spend more time indoors, we're drawn to the coziness of the fireplace. While gazing into a roaring fire can be extremely relaxing, staring at an old, tired, or nondescript fireplace surround day after day may be less than satisfying.

A fireplace makeover can change the entire look and feel of  your room. However, stonework can be intimidating and expensive.

You need a fireplace idea, and we have the solution: Great alternatives to costly and cumbersome stone or brick are GenStone Faux Stone Panels and Faux Brick Panels.

These panels—made from a mixture of cement, natural aggregates, and pigments—give the look of a real brick or stone fireplace at a fraction of the cost while being very lightweight and easy to install. In just a weekend, you can reface your surround with GenStone, transforming your fireplace into the focal point you've always wanted.

GenStone Faux Stacked Stone Panels in Kanai

GenStone faux stone and brick panels are safe for use around your gas fireplace, providing the area around the fireplace is not too hot to the touch. They are not recommended for installation around a wood-burning fireplace due to the significant heat distribution and potential sparks that could come into contact with the product.

In addition to being applied around a gas fireplace, GenStone faux brick and faux stone panels can be used for a variety of interior and exterior home design projects, such as accent walls, kitchen backsplashes, porch columns, foundations, and more. A great way to envision how GenStone will look in your space is to order a 12" x 12" Faux Stacked Stone Sample or Faux Brick Sample. Hold it up, look at it in varying light, and see what you think before placing your full order. We're know you'll be impressed with the authentic stone or brick look GenStone brigs to your design.

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GenStone Faux Brick Panel in Chicago

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GenStone Faux Stacked Stone in Northern Slate

One of the huge advantages of GenStone is its ease of installation. It was designed so that DIYers can complete their project in a short amount of time, without the need to hire a professional. To get started, you'll need to measure the area you want to redo to determine how many panels, corners, ledgers, and trim pieces your project requires. GenStone's Faux Stone Installation Guide and Faux Brick Installation Guide outline the required tools and supplies and present step-by-step instructions or both exterior and interior installations.

Watch this short video to help plan and measure for your GenStone project:


With a wide range of interior and exterior applications, GenStone Faux Stone Panels and Faux Brick Panels give you the ability to substantially elevate your home's appearance and provide a solid return on investment at an affordable price. And most importantly, your fireplace will become a beautiful degin feature in your home, drawing in friends and family all year round.

GenStone is available at DIY Home Center, and help is always here. Contact us with any questions! 


Peter Davis wrote:

Do you have this product in Australia

On 4/21/2023 7:07 pm

Jeanette P. replied:

Hi Peter - We're an online retailer shipping within the continental U.S. We recommend getting in touch with GenStone directly at www.genstone.com for possibilities in Australia. We wish you the best with your project!

On 4/24/2023 8:04 am