The look of wood is a natural design element that architects have used to add beauty and warmth to homes for ages. It is common to see wood floors, walls, and cabinets. But what happens when you look up?
The ceiling of your home is an often overlooked design space. You should take advantage of your ceiling space to dazzle your guests.
Read this article to learn why you should update your home with a faux wood plank ceiling.
Choosing a Faux Wood Plank Ceiling
One of the issues faced when installing a wood plank ceiling is the weight of the wood. Faux wood planks are made of a composite material that is lighter than wood. This reduces the ceiling’s load.
Cost is another consideration. Faux wood planks cost less than real wood. They are also pre-finished which speeds installation time and ensures a consistent look. Our selection gallery for faux T & G ceiling planks highlights the many textures and finishes available.
Finally, faux wood planks are more durable than wood. The unique composite material is resistant to mold, rot, warping, and pests. This is especially important when installing a ceiling where repair or replacement can be difficult.
Let’s take a look at three design ideas for your ceiling that use faux wood planking.
1. Horizontal Planking
A horizontal planked ceiling is a traditional rustic look. With Tongue and Groove faux wood planks this look is easy to achieve. When installing T & G faux wood planks the sections snap together which speeds up installation.
The composite planks come in widths of four, six, or eight inches. You can select the best width to match the size and style of your room.
In a horizontal planked ceiling, the planks will ideally run perpendicular to the joists. This will allow you to nail the planks directly into the joists. Otherwise, a backing will be needed for the lightweight composite planks to attach to.
2. Tray Ceilings
Tray ceilings resemble an upside-down tray. They typically feature a one-inch to one-foot recess around the edge. The ceiling within the recess may be flat or sloped.
Tray ceilings are commonly used to feature ceiling lighting or fans. T & G faux wood planks can be installed within this recessed ceiling space. This gives the room a more dramatic finish and draws the eye up to the ceiling.
3. Coffered Ceilings
Coffered ceilings offer elegance to room design with their grid-like pattern. Coffers can be separated by real or faux wood beams. Between the beams, the many square or polygonal recesses can be finished with faux wood planks. This adds depth and character to the installation.
Coffered ceilings are great in large rooms with high ceilings where they suggest a division of the space.
Get the Most From Your Design
Regardless of the wood plank ceiling design you choose, you can get the most out of your design by using faux wood planks from Diamond Resin Products.
Diamond Resin Products’s patent-pending T & G faux wood planks beat the competition through low cost and ease of installation. Contact us today to find the perfect faux wood products for your project!