October 7, 2015

More and more people are turning to our faux wall panels instead of using tile, brick, or stone when creating a kitchen backsplash.  The reason for this is because they look and feel like real stone and brick, however they do not have the associated costs of material or labor.  One thing people may ask, however, is ‘how the heck do I keep these things clean?’.

You might think because a tile backsplash is flat it would be easier to clean.  Although it is easy to wipe down, what about when Grandma’s spaghetti gets splashed into the grout?  Now you are stuck scrubbing for days with harsh chemicals while secretly cursing Grandma thinking about how much money the darn backsplash cost you in the first place.  However, what if I were to tell you, that despite the rough and uneven texture, faux wall panels were actually easier to clean?  Would you believe me?

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Well, you should.  Because it’s true.

Our faux wall panels practically scream durability and low maintenance.  They are surprisingly super easy to clean due to their high quality polyurethane material they are constructed from.  Polyurethane is made from a closed cell material, and thus prohibits the tendency to soak up moisture.  They are actually resistant to things like Grandma’s spaghetti sauce and other messy recipe splashes.  They are also resistant to mold, so you will not have to worry about that building up due to unbeknownst moisture hiding in the cracks. They dry super fast, and are so easy to wipe down and clean that you could probably assign it to your 3 year old’s chores list.

How to Properly Clean your Faux Wall Panels:

  1. Use a mild soap or cleaner. Keyword here being mild.  Harsh chemicals should be avoided (as they always should be).
  2. Scrub with a soft-bristled brush. The benefit to using these is that they can get into cracks and hard to reach places very nicely (that’s what she said).
  3. Rinse with clean, warm water. Bonus tip: use your spray attachment from your sink.
  4. Dry with a soft towel. You could use a crunchy, hard towel if you want. But who uses crunchy towels anyways?

You will quickly get into the hang of the cleaning process for your faux wall panels and realize that they are no more difficult to clean ore maintain than a traditional backsplash.  If anything they are easier, and will last much longer in the long run.  As far as you will be concerned, Grandma can come over and make her spaghetti whenever she wants!

 

 

October 7, 2015

Mold.  What is it good for? Absolutely nothing say it again!

Faux Brick Interior WallwhitelogoMold is just gross. Here in South Florida, it is absolutely everywhere. I have known multiple people to be driven from their homes for months at a time while they get walls knocked down and replaced. It is basically a silent monster; creeps in, nicely disguises itself, and is not dis-covered until the inhabitants of the home are crippled with coughs and congestion that will not go away and they finally discover the cause. I actually knew someone to become bed ridden from how sick the mold made him and he did not even know it was there for over a year.Faux Stone Backsplashwhitelogo-2

If you actually think ahead when renovating a home, you can do yourself a favor and protect your house from the nasty four letter word. How can you do this? By using our faux wall panels.

Our faux wall panels are constructed from a high quality polyurethane foam material. Polyure-thane is a closed-cell material, so it is actually resistant to all types of moisture, mildew, rot, and mold. Even if mold were to appear, you would be able to easily wipe it off. It is not porous like wood and natural stones, so it is not possible for mold to grow and find a safe haven in your walls or back splashes.

Many people actually bring mold into their home without even knowing they did it! Because re-claimed wood is the ‘coolest’ thing nowadays, people are bringing furniture made from it into their homes and even building with it. Although it might look nice, you really have no way of knowing where it came from or how old it is. With faux wall paneling, you know exactly where it came from, what it is made from, and you can create whatever you want with it. You do not have to forego the rustic look when opting for faux wall panels either, because we have many options to choose from to fit that look and style.

Using faux wall paneling is a much better option in the long term. Immediate gratification is not always the wisest option, people. Choosing faux from the get go will allow you to sleep peace-fully at night, knowing your home is clean and mold-free and will remain that way. Our faux wall panels are so durable, easy to clean, and will have your home looking amazing for years to come. Bye bye mold, you are not welcome here!

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