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Fibo Wall Panels Provide Innovative Benefits to Residential, Commercial Construction

Fibo Wall Panels Benefits ConstructionRecently introduced to the United States, but already popular throughout Europe, Fibo Wall Panels offer several innovative benefits to builders, developers, designers, architects, remodelers and do-it-yourselfers (DIYers). This product is available in the U.S. through a partnership between Innovate Building Solutions and FiboUSA.

Fibo Wall Panels not only solve shower, bathroom and kitchen backsplash grout problems and callbacks, but they eliminate the need for expensive (and hard to find) tile setters.

“Installation is easy. These wall panels simply click, lock and seal together and look just like tile (without the hassle of grout),” Innovate Building Solutions President Mike Foti said. “They help remodelers, builders and developers cut costs and stay on budget. Margins go up. Hassles go down.”

Builders, developers and remodelers are turning to Fibo Wall Panels for three main reasons:

Ease of Installation
Whether building a new home or remodeling a home or commercial space, installing product a piece at a time is time-consuming and also costs money. In fact, when building or remodeling, half the frustration is the waiting game – waiting for someone to start the job. With the labor shortage in the construction industry, this is compounded. Fibo Wall Panels make installation quick and easy, thus getting the job completed faster and freeing up the installer to move on to the next job. These click-lock-and-seal grout-free tub and shower wall panels look as good as genuine ceramic tile. They take labor time (and cost) out of remodeling and building. The system eliminates the hassle cleaning grout for homeowners, building owners and investors. It also eliminates call-backs for grout repair.

Since these panels click together (like laminate flooring), remodelers, builders and general contractors can use less skilled labor (and not be reliant on hard-to-find tile setters). Jobs are done quicker, without compromising style. Installation of the wall system is five times faster than tile and fitted directly onto wood or steel studs or existing walls. Expensive backer boards, membrane, glue and grout are not necessary. The 2’ x 8’ x 3/8” thick panels click, lock and seal together and can be installed by one person. An added guarantee for DIYers, remodelers and contractors is the 15-year warranty from Fibo.

Great Looks
A nice-looking wall panel product, Fibo Wall Panels come in a wide variety of styles and colors. Since most consumers love the look of tile but hate maintaining grout joints, this product is a win-win for both the end user and the builder, developer or remodeler. The Fibo collection incorporates the latest trends in tile designs, finishes and interior surfaces for walls including mid-century modern, traditional, minimalist, farmhouse, shabby chic, cracked cement, wood grain, tile and more. These large-format faux tile designs are available in a wide range of modern sizes – 24” x 12”, 24” x 18”, 24” x 24” and 12” x 16”.

Keeps Contractors on Schedule
Ensuring jobs come in on time and on budget is critical with rising labor and material costs. By taking advantage of panelized, modular products, builders, developers and remodelers will finish jobs on time, on budget with less labor while providing a sleek, modern design consumers love.

Innovate Building Solutions is a nationwide stocking distributor and installer of Fibo Wall Panels. The company has specialists to assist homeowners, contractors, architects and designers with bathroom products and is setting up a nationwide network of installing dealers. For more information, visit Innovate Building Solutions at www.InnovateWallPanels.com.

Fibo Wall Panels Provide High-End Style Solutions

Fibo Wall Panels Provide High-End Style SolutionsForm and function go well together with Fibo Wall Panels, which provide beautiful high-end design solutions that are maintenance free. With a variety of design styles, Fibo Wall Panels are grout-free wall panels that complement the top interior design styles. These panels are so easy to clean that warm water and a clean cloth, or a non-abrasive detergent, is all that is required! This makes them a perfect solution for commercial and residential applications.

Fibo Wall Panels are now available in the United States through a partnership between Innovate Building Solutions and FiboUSA. Builders, developers, designers, architects, remodelers and do-it-yourselfers (DIYers) can solve tough wet-room challenges in bathrooms, showers, laundry rooms, kitchens and more with Fibo Wall Panels.

“Fibo Wall Panels work perfectly with popular interior design styles including modern farmhouse, coastal, traditional, Scandinavian, industrial, modern, Zen-inspired mid-century modern, shabby chic and minimalist,” Innovate Building Solutions President Mike Foti said.

Modern Farmhouse
Thanks to Joanna Gaines, host of HGTV’s hit remodeling show “Fixer Upper,” and owner of the Magnolia Market, this style is everywhere. A warm and inviting interior trend, modern farmhouse designs are approachable and give a rustic warm feeling. Recently an antique gray pattern Fibo Wall Panel with a weathered look was introduced, offering a solution that fits like a glove.

Coastal
A cool glass green or sky blue Fibo Wall Panel is the perfect solution for a classy coastal design. The green/blue is a reflection on the water, sand, sea and sky that brings back memories of that last beach vacation, and of the sand between your toes. 

Traditional
Capturing a historic or traditional look with grout-free wall panels used to be impossible, but faux granite and textured slate Fibo Wall Panels allow that “old” look to be captured without the maintenance concerns associated with grout and tile.

Scandinavian
Scandi design is a mix of utility, simplicity and beauty. Light woods and bright whites combine to capture the Scandi-chic design style. Several Scandi-inspired Fibo Wall Panel options are available including a white glossy wall panel, which is smooth, fresh and simple to clean, or a wood-look Marina Gray Oak panel. Available in 2’ x 8’ sections, they are easy to install, and you can relax in your new Scandi-styled bathroom and skip the trip to your local IKEA store!

Industrial
Reflecting on the great industrial revolution and all the adaptive reuse of industrial mills and warehouses into loft-style condos and live, work, play developments, Fibo Wall Panels offer cracked cement bathroom wall panels. They provide a way to marry exposed brick, faux-concrete wall panels, open ceilings and old wood floors with a beautiful solution that is simple and easy to clean.

Modern
Not only is modern art clean and simple, but it’s dramatic. Sky blue Fibo Wall Panels are the perfect and simple solution for a modern bathroom. The blue color provides just the right pop in contrast with the pale gray and brilliant white and all the clean lines and geometric shapes.

Zen-inspired Mid-Century Modern
If you are craving relaxation and peace, then a Zen-inspired, spa-like bath is just the answer. Popularized by Frank Lloyd Wright, this interior design style embraces nature and natural elements such as stone, wood and water. Beautiful 3D textured Fibo Wall Panels provide options such as slate and rough wood.  Natural, easy-to-clean and no grout joints to disturb the feel of your connection to nature.

Shabby Chic
Shabby chic is a comfortable design style which combines weathered vintage furniture pieces with calming colors such as beige, off-white or light grey. Recent advances in laminate technologies make achieving this weathered look possible through a process called Embossed In Register. Fibo Wall Panels come in a weathered wood-look, perfect for helping designers achieve a vintage look with zero maintenance.

Minimalist
In our nonstop got to get it done, technology overloaded world, it is nice to step back and enjoy a mental break from the clutter. Fibo Wall Panels offer solutions to meet this need from simple white panels to soft greys. Combine the clean lines of Fibo with concealed storage and it’s a minimalist’s dream come true with low-maintenance products!

High-end design does not have to mean a high-maintenance bathroom, shower or kitchen. Today’s homeowner can enjoy a fashionable bathroom without having to scrub tile.

Fibo Wall Panels come in a wide variety of fun designs, textures, colors and patterns.  Best of all, they are stylish, cost-effective and maintenance free!

FiboUSA is exhibiting at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Find them at Booth SU3635.

Innovate Building Solutions is a nationwide stocking distributor and installer of Fibo panels. They have specialists to assist homeowners, contractors, architects and designers with bathroom products. For more information on Fibo panels, visit Innovate Building Solutions at www.InnovateWallPanels.com.

Saunas Provide a Bevy of Benefits to Your Luxury Home

Imagine relaxing before or after your long day at work in your own in-home sauna. Most Americans never even consider adding a sauna into their
luxury home, but there are many benefits to including this relaxation space.

Luxury homes are the perfect setting for a sauna because they tend to be larger in size, which means they are better able to accommodate this oftentimes large space. When installing or including a sauna into your design plans, make sure you have enough space, that there is waterproof flooring underneath it and that you have access to the proper electrical hook up; you may also want to consider placing it near a shower for convenience. While a sauna may seem bulky at first, you’ll soon love the value it adds to your home, its low maintenance upkeep and its many health benefits:

  • Reduce stress: Saunas cause your body to release endorphins, which increases your energy level and reduces stress.
  • Soothe sore muscles: Saunas are great for temporary relief to achy muscles and arthritic pain.
  • Maintain healthy skin: Saunas relax facial tension, promote cellular growth and open skin pores.
  • Increase metabolic rate: With regular use, you can burn hundreds of calories per session and increase your overall metabolic rate. However, this is not a diet supplement because you mostly are losing water weighty, which quickly comes back.
  • Improve circulation: The heat brings blood closer to the skin and increases blood flow to the body’s extremities.
  • Rid the body of toxins: Saunas help your body to naturally expel impurities and harmful toxins.
  • Relieve sinus congestion: Have a slight cold or feeling under the weather? Enjoy a sauna for temporary relief to your symptoms.

With of all the benefits, both physical and financially, that a sauna provides, there’s no reason that you shouldn’t have one in your luxury home!

10 Custom Home Design Trends for 2012

Estate Home
Schumacher Homes, one of the nation’s largest custom home builders, recently released its list of top predicted custom home design trends for 2012. Here’s what they think is going to be hot, hot, hot:

  • In-Law Suites: Multi-generation homes are on the rise, and separated in-law suites allow more privacy for your new “neighbors.”
  • Dual Suites: This is another great option for multi-generation homes. Dual suites act as a secondary master suite within the home.
  • Heath Room: These cozy fireplace alcoves are great for entertaining and keeping warm in the winter.
  • Screened-in Porch/Sunroom: Natural lighting and scenic vistas are always a crowd pleaser.
  • Wall of Windows: Let the sunshine in and wow your friends, family and neighbors with this stunning architectural element.
  • Sitting Room: Make the master suite a true oasis by adding on a sitting room area perfect for that morning cup of coffee or reading a book before heading off to dreamland.
  • Bonus Room: People are spending more and more time at home, a bonus room is the perfect place to set up and use all of your favorite activities and hobbies.
  • Movie Theater: Why pay $10 a person to go to a crowded, often times dirty movie theater when you could create the perfect space for a family movie night at home?
  • Exterior Changes: Spice things up and make the home truly your own by personalizing the exterior to meet your wants and needs.
  • Angled Garage: Tired of a boring, square garage? Add a unique twist and save space by angling your garage.

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