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Just because a wall is old, that doesn't automatically give it a warm, rustic charm. That's what celebrity designer Lynn Kegan found out when he designed the Tabachines Cocina in downtown Los Angeles. "Brick is the perfect texture to add warmth and character to any space," says Kegan, who owns his own design firm and was one of the stars of the Food Network's long-running Restaurant: Impossible series. But there was a big problem at Tabachines Cocina. "The building is over 120 years old, so the walls were in terrible shape," he says. Since this modern Mexican cantina prides itself on a look as fresh and natural as the ingredients in its food, Kegan had to find a solution that fit the restaurant's concept. The answer was Urestone panels from Replications Un- limited. "With Urestone panels' ease of installation and light weight, it was the perfect choice," says Kegan. "They have some of the most realistic colors and textures you can find in a faux product and once installed, you can't tell it is not the real thing." Urestone panels come in a com- plete range of wood and brick textures, and installation is easy. They're strong, durable and lightweight — a Urestone panel weighs less than a sheet of ply- wood. "Urestone panels are my 'go-to' solution, not only in commercial design but residential as well," says Kegan. "The lightweight material allows me to add brick or stone to structures without having to worry about weight!" www.urestonepanels.com REVIVING OLD WALLS WITH URESTONE PANELS Durable, lightweight Urestone panels add flair to any wall. S t . L o u i s , M O p : 3 1 4 - 5 2 4 - 2 0 4 0 w w w. u r e s t o n e p a n e l s . c o m LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN PRE-ENGINEERED PANELS A SOLUTION FOR YOUR NEXT DESIGN e URESTONE system is a natural for the QSR industry and can be used for exterior facades, counter fronts, accent walls and much more. We off er wide variety of large 4' x 8' and pre-fabricated wainscot panels of brick, stone, wood and other authentic looking textures that will help create the visual appearance that you are looking to accomplish. Our unique dual density urethane system is incredibly durable and only weighs around 1 lb/sq . It can economically be installed by your own contractors or we have nationwide installation partners we can recommend. All of our products are manufactured in the U.S.A, which allows us to react quickly to customizing colors and pre-manufacturing elements that will reduce on site costs such as columns or pilasters. Call us to help you design your next remodel or new construction project. Wainscot Series 4' x 8' Series Reclaimed Wood Exterior Interior S P O N S O R E D C O N T E N T