Designer Stone Panels

Paul Lafrance Design with DesignerStone®Panels

Paul Lafrance and his team are always looking for the best ways of bringing backyard renovation design ideas to an impressive show-stopping level. Designer Stone®Panels has been a fantastic partner that helps to make their customers’ backyard an outdoor oasis by incorporating strong and gorgeous stone products.

About DesignerStone®Panels

Based in Toronto (Ontario), DesignerStone®Panels is a family run and operated business that strives to impact the building and manufacture industry with leading innovative stone products, allowing new design ideas to come to life with the possibility of thin, large, real stone panels.

Understand the process

The products are made up of a front layer of thinly cut real stone (granite, travertine, onyx and marble) adhered to an unique backing which is then engineered using the most modern patented technology to create an extremely strong stone faced structure.

The panels are made by cutting natural stone blocks as thin as 5mm. Depending on the type of stone and the use, the backings can be aluminum polymer composite, fiberglass, honeycomb and PVB. The result is a natural stone panel that is stronger and much lighter than traditional large slabs of the same stone.

DesignerStone®Panels Features

– Lightweight: 1/3 to 1/6 weight of slab

– 10 x stronger than full slab

– 100% waterproof/100% natural stone

– Quick and easy to install

– Groutless

– Bookmatched panels

– No CNC machine/or bridge saw required

– Certified installs

– Can be installed over existing tiles

– 25 year warranty

– Opaque and translucent options

– Eco Friendly: less raw product, less water, less emissions, and less freight

– Endless applications: showers, bath surrounds, feature walls, elevators, furniture, bars, wine rooms and so on!

Why does Paul Lafrance love to incorporate DesignerStone®Panels in projects?

Thanks to its modern technology, the products from DesignerStone®Panels are gorgeous, innovative and easy to install. The thin cut and sturdy backing create a lightweight yet strong panel that can be cut without specialty heavy tools.

See for yourself the beauty from DesignerStone®Panels. Visit the gallery on the website!

DesignerStone Panels Paul Lafrance Design Team - Brands We Trust

DesignerStone Panels – Brands We Trust

DesignerStone Panels are made up of a front layer of thinly cut real stone (granite, travertine, onyx or marble) adhered to an unique backing which is then engineered using the most modern patented technology to create an extremely strong and light weight stone faced structure. The result is a natural stone panel that is stronger and much lighter than traditional large slabs of the same stone, making them much easier to transport and install.

Natural stone can bring elegance and flair to any space, but it isn’t always the easiest material to work with. That’s why Paul was thrilled to find DesignerStone® Panels. Their lightweight stone panels are a great alternative to traditional stone slabs.

One of Paul’s favourite features of DesignerStone® Panels is their ability to be back-lit. Why not flip a switch and take an already beautiful onyx backsplash and bring it to life with light? When using the translucent or opaque panels you are able to incorporate lighting into your feature wall, bar-top, backsplash, outdoor screen, tub enclosure, or any other element you want to highlight – the applications are endless.

Want to upgrade your shower or bath enclosure without the mess or hassle of installing marble tiles? DesignerStone® Panels are waterproof, groutless, and can be installed over existing tiles. No CNC machine or bridge saw required–in most cases panels can be cut onsite with portable tools, and by using full panels (vs tiling) you can really show off the beauty of the natural stone.

Paul Lafrance Design has incorporated DesignerStone® Panels into many bathrooms, kitchens, bars, and outdoor spaces and are always looking for new ways to use this innovative product. Check out their website before your next reno, and don’t forget that we’re always looking for cool new products to try, so get in touch and give us the scoop on your company.

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