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Home Living : September 8th 2009
8 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 Just like the real thing HOMELIVING » ADVERTISING FEATURE ASK THE EXPERTS Bryan Wilcox is a DIYer who likes to keep his house up-to-date. He likes the look of stone, but knows that some mouldings can fool you into believing they are original stone instead of a cheaper man-made lookalike. He wants to know more about the adaptability of the sheets. Allplastics Engineering director of fabrications Raffi Kalloghlian says the name of the product is Total Stone, a cladding panel made from natural crushed stone, polyester and fibreglass, moulded to give the appearance of real stone. It really is an amazing product. As well as finding it difficult to pick the difference, it contains most of the characteristics of stone. Is it relatively easy to use? The decorator sheets offer a practical and economical answer to applications where you want walls or ceilings cladded quickly and to save labour costs. Are the sheets manageable for just one person to work with? In contrast to the real stone or brick, Total Stone is lightweight (5.5kg/sq m) and thin, and this allows it to be easily applied to any surface, including blueboard, concrete, wood, metal and gyprock. It's flexible enough to go on irregular structures such as vaults, arches, and curved walls and ceilings. The standard panel size is 2850 x 1300mm, which is very manageable and minimises the number of joints needed. What are some of the finishes like and do they fade if used outdoors? There are a number of finishes reproduced to represent a wide range of brick and stone panels. They are all UV-resistant, waterproof, fireproof and innocuous, making this ''plastic stone'' the ideal option to give a distinguished touch in a living room or even apply it to a dividing wall in the patio or near the pool. This is as close as you can get to the real thing. It's natural inspiration, with nature and warmth dominant. Where can I see the panels to decide which most appeals to me? Total Stone faithfully reproduces texture and colour of usual spaces and you can see it in stone, brick, slate and more at the All Plastics Engineering showroom, Unit 20, 380 Eastern Valley Way, Chatswood. Call 9417 6111 or visit allplastics.com.au Photos courtesy All Plastics Engineering Mon to Sat 9am to 4pm 130 Old Pittwater Road | Brookvale (Located rear of Warringah Mall, parking onsite) At last, a range of beautifully designed wardrobes from classic to contemporary, created with functionality and value in mind. For example, the three door wardrobe pictured starts from $2,900 including GST, fully installed in the Sydney metro area. Made to measure, with premium materials at our Brookvale factory. Visit the new CIBO wardrobe showcase today and talk to our experienced consultants about CIBO storage solutions for your home. Good news for renovators. You can afford beautiful wardrobes. Wardrobes by CIBO Now Open Display Kitchens Wanted!!! 70% of normal prices Kitcheners Kitchens has an impressive range of brand new Call 1800 826 144 now (24hrs) for more info or visit www.kitcheners.com.au HUGE DISPLAY DISCOUNT! Please supply more info Please send e-book Book free design & quote Name Phone Email Suburb Free Post: Kitcheners Kitchens PO Box 7044, Alexandria, NSW 2015 NZ70 Kitcheners Kitchens made just for youTM splashbacks, stone benchtops and trade works). 10% deposit required at time of appointment. Offer can't be used in conjunction with any other offer.
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