Exposed wood is a timeless accent that adds warmth to any room. Even wood paneling, which was popular in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, is making a comeback.
But to install wood paneling or support beams is a major and costly renovation. Fortunately, you do not have to break the bank to have wood designs in your home.
Faux decor is a trend that homeowners are embracing. Imitation wood, marble, and foliage have increased in popularity in recent years.
These products look great and are a budget-friendly alternative to the real thing. But there are other advantages to faux wood decor beyond cost-savings. Here are several to consider.
Faux wood beams are usually made of composite polymer or vinyl material. They are moisture-resistant, so there’s no concern for rotting, bowing, or becoming discolored because of humidity. And, unlike real wood, there is no danger of bug infestation.
And they require very little maintenance. Unlike with actual wood, you can use almost any cleaning product on them without worrying about damaging their appearance. And, for deep cleans, you don’t have to use special products to maintain their integrity.
Unlike real or reclaimed wood, faux beams and other furnishings can be made to almost any dimension and design. This includes myriad wood-grain finishes. You can replicate the look of anything from driftwood to mahogany or birch.
You also may be wondering if faux wood ceiling beams and other products have an authentic look and actually replicate the charm of real wood. While there are many products on the market, reputable faux wood beams actually look like real wood. In fact, to the naked eye, there is almost no way to discern the difference.
Ease of Installation
Faux wood products are very light. They weigh a fraction of what real wood does. For this reason, they are easy to put in. In fact, most installations you can handle on your own.
If you are going to install wood paneling or beams in your home, that requires a major renovation. But you can place faux beams as accent pieces without making any structural changes to the room.
Faux wood products cost significantly less than their real-wood counterparts. Depending on the product, you can expect to pay approximately 20 percent of what you would for the real thing.
Besides saving money, there is another advantage to the cheaper prices of faux wood products. They allow you to change the style of your room in the future without feeling like you have wasted money on a major renovation. With such a minimal financial commitment, you can redesign your room anytime you want without feeling bad about it.
Install Wood Paneling or Beams Today
If you are looking to install wood paneling or beams in your home, now you have a sense of what options are available for faux wood alternatives. They can be an easy and economical addition to any room.
Diamond Resin Products architectural products are custom-made at our Florida facility. We make every order–including color and size–to your exact specifications. Take a look at our online inventory or contact us today to see how we can meet your design needs.