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Back when wood stoves were necessary to heat the home (and in some cases, cook food), aesthetics weren’t high on the interior design list. We’ve all no doubt seen those wood stoves that are just—there. Now, though, more and more homeowners are highlighting the wood stoves in their living space. After all, not only do they fill the home with that lovely wood scent, but they also add a gorgeous rustic visual element to a space. 

Providing they’re framed properly, of course. 

Homeowners in Wyoming chose to take their wood stove to the next level by framing it with RicoRock faux-rock panels. The natural-looking rock backpiece elevates the rustic appearance of the stove, transforming it from a simple “appliance” to an eye-catching visual centerpiece for their living room. Now, when guests see this wood stove, their first reaction will be “wow”.

Their second reaction might be “I want that in my home.”  

Building a backpiece in your home (or office or retail space) is easy. All you need are some RicoRock faux-rock panels and a building contractor familiar with installing RicoRock products. You can choose from our five styles:

  • FG Series (Fractured Granite)
  • Flat Panel Castings
  • Rushmore Panels
  • LP Panels
  • FA Panels 

Pick the one that best fits your space’s décor or find the style that mimics rock found in your region. Whatever you choose, know that it’ll add that clean, rustic look to your home. 

Usually for interior projects, we use our urethane-based panels. These panels are lightweight enough that they won’t strain the floors or foundation, while also providing our signature all-natural looking rock patterns. However, when it comes to wood stoves, the heat generated coupled with the possible exposure to open flame makes urethane a fire hazard. That’s why the Wyoming homeowners used our regular Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) panels. GFRC panels are typically used in outdoor projects. They’re sturdy and built to last, so they’ll withstand the heat generated by that wood stove for years.

Which means this beautifully rustic view could be yours for decades.  

Want to add a rocking focal point to your living space? 

Contact us today to find out more about RicoRock’s faux-rock panels. We’ll help you pick the right RicoRock products for your project. Our team can also connect you with a contractor or dealer in your area who has the expertise and know-how to install RicoRock products.

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