November 30, 2015

Faux wall paneling is the perfect addition to the interior or exterior of the home because they are affordable, durable, and extremely easy to install.  At Faux Direct, all of our faux wall paneling is created from a high quality polyurethane foam material.  Polyurethane is affordable and looks extremely realistic.  You are the only one who will be able to tell the difference!  It is also impervious to moisture, which makes it very durable and resistant to things such as mold, mildew, and rot.  Lastly, they are UV resistant and weatherproof.  Basically, your faux wall paneling will look amazing for years to come.

FD Stone Kitchen backsplash

So, how are these things being used anyways?  Well, they are being used in a number of ways, but we are here to give you the top 3:

  1. Faux Wall Paneled Accent Wall. Many people love the look and feel of an accent wall.  Accent walls delineate one room from another, especially in an open concept floor plan.  They are also used to highlight specific features on a wall, such as behind a bed, around a fireplace, and so forth.  Because adding authentic stone, wood, or brick to create an accent wall is so expensive and time consuming, many people shy away from this and stick to old fashioned paint.  While this can still look nice, you can make a bigger statement through the use of faux wall paneling, without the associated costs and hassle of installing authentic stone, wood, or brick.
  2. accent wall living room

  3. Kitchen Backsplash. A kitchen backsplash is a simple way to make your kitchen look crisp, clean, and put together.  It is a nice way to highlight your appliances or compliment granite countertops.  With faux wall paneling, you can create a kitchen backsplash that you might otherwise not deem possible.  For example, most people would not use authentic wood as a kitchen backsplash because they know that wood and any type of moisture do not go together.  With faux wood paneling, however, this is not the case.  Our faux wood panels are made to resist moisture, and are the perfect way to create the wood look without the associated mess and potential damage with real wood.
  4. Monument Sign. Monument signs are the face of your company; the first thing people see when driving down the road or pulling up to your business.  What does your sign say about you?  The simple addition of faux wall paneling can make a huge change and create aesthetic value to lure people in.
  5. FD faux brick monument sign

Head to our ‘Applications’ section for even more ideas for faux wall paneling.

November 30, 2015

The holidays are here, which means lots of traveling, house guests, hot chocolate, shows and plays, gift shopping, gift wrapping, and parties galore.  One way to completely make a huge change to your home is to create a faux wood fireplace for a total makeover.  By adding faux wood panels, you can create a rustic feel that will give off the perfect ambiance this holiday season.  Your guests will feel cozy and comfy sipping hot chocolate by the fire and singing Christmas carols next to a gorgeous faux wood fireplace.  What better way to set the holiday mood and get in the Christmas spirit?

Faux wood panels are the perfect addition to a fireplace because at Faux Direct they are fire rated.  This means they were designed specifically for use around heat sources.  You will not have to worry about them getting too hot or catching on fire.  Our faux wood panels are also very affordable.  The panels themselves are very affordable, and each cover on average around 7 sq/ft.  You will not have to rent expensive tools or machines nor will you have to hire out labor to get the job done. You will save oodles of money and time by going faux while simultaneously making a big statement with your brand new fireplace.

Faux Wood Paneling

At Faux Direct all of our faux wood panels are made from polyurethane foam. They are cast from authentic wood, so each panel contains the same grooves and textures you would find in real wood, giving off a very authentic look.  They will not crack, chip, or dent!  They are also impervious to the effects of moisture, so no mold, mildew, rot, or termites will ruin your faux wood panels.  They are also UV resistant and designed to withstand the effects of weather, both hot and cold, so you can even use them outdoors!  Who said a fireplace had to be on the inside only?

The best part about creating a faux wood fireplace is that you can install it all on your own in a matter of ours.  Our panels are lightweight and extremely easy to apply.  All you need is either caulk or glue, a few standard tools, and some willpower!  Head to our ‘Products’ section to choose from a wide variety of faux wood paneling, and get to brainstorming on how you can create a fireplace makeover this holiday season!

November 25, 2015

If you are looking to make a big change in your house, perhaps add a stone fireplace or create a wood wall around your bathtub, you might be tempted to do what everyone else does.  Most people save up lots of money (or go into debt by putting it on a credit card), and spend the money on expensive materials and labor costs.  In the end the result might be a gorgeous finished project, however it took a whole lot to get to that point.  And in the end most people are left stressed out with less money than they started out with.

One way to not go with the flow is to go with the faux!  Faux wall paneling is an excellent alternative, and you will save time and money in the process.  In the end, you will still have a gorgeous finished project, however your sanity and bank account will remain intact.

faux stone paneling

Faux wall paneling is where it’s at when it comes to home and business renovations.  It can be used for so much.  Use faux wood panels to create a gorgeous rustic accent wall behind a vintage bed.  Use faux brick paneling on the exterior of your home to achieve that Southern charm you always wanted to exude.  Use faux stone paneling to cover the wall around your fireplace from floor to ceiling to create a standout portion of your home that all of the family will want to gather round and enjoy.  For even more ideas on how faux wall paneling can be used, head to www.fauxdirect.com and check out the ‘Applications’ section.

Choosing faux might be different than the majority of what people you know choose, however you will be so thankful in the long run.  You can actually install faux wall paneling all on your own due to how lightweight and easy to apply the panels are.  Imagine how good you will feel after that!  Not to mention, no labor costs.  All that is required are a few standard tools and either caulk or glue.  No expensive tool or machine rentals, and no expensive materials themselves.

Another reason to go faux?  The panels will last and look amazing for years to come.  They are, wait for it, UV resistant, mold resistant, rot resistant, mildew resistant, termite resistant, and weather resistant!  That is a whole lot of resistant.  We even have fire rated options available at Faux Direct should you choose to place them around a heat source.  So the next time you need to redecorate, don’t just go with the flow, go with the faux!

November 25, 2015

When it comes to redoing your home, either the interior or exterior, many choices lay before you.  It can be very overwhelming to narrow down your choices and make the final one.  What if you end up hating it?  What if you change your mind?  What if it doesn’t look as good as you thought it would?  At Faux Direct, we understand you have so many choices when it comes to creating the perfect accent wall or perhaps even the perfect fireplace.  We also know the most affordable and logical choice; and it is faux wall paneling.

FD faux brick fireplace

Don’t believe us?

Faux wall paneling is about as versatile as it gets.  You can choose from a wide variety of faux wood, faux brick, and faux stone paneling.  Each panel is made from a high quality polyurethane foam, and is cast from the authentic material itself.  Therefore, all of the same grooves and textures found in, say authentic stone, will also be found on the faux stone panel.  They look and feel exactly the same.  The catch?  It isn’t real!

There are so many benefits to going faux: the amount of applications you can use it for, how affordable it is to obtain and apply, and how long lasting the panels actually are.

With authentic wood, for instance, you are quite limited to where you can place it.  Wood is sensitive to moisture, so most people would not dream of using it as a kitchen backsplash or even as an outdoor shower.  With faux wood paneling, however, this is not the case.  Polyurethane, by nature, is a closed cell material.  This means it is impervious to moisture.  It does not matter what type of moisture comes in contact with the wood; for it will not destroy it!  Each of our panels are resistant to mold, mildew, and rot!  They are also weatherproof and UV resistant, so you can use them outdoors as much as you’d like.

Faux wall paneling is affordable because of the material it is made from, as well as because at Faux Direct we manufacture, produce, and ship everything right here in the USA.  Your price per square footage is astronomically lower than if you were to splurge on the real stuff.

Lastly, your faux wall panels will last for years to come!  They do not crack or chip, and because they are impervious to moisture they are pretty tough to damage.  They are lightweight and can be installed all on your own in a matter of hours.

If that doesn’t give you enough reason to go faux, then we don’t know what will!  What will you choose?

November 24, 2015

One thing that is for sure is faux wall paneling.  People are using it left and right to remodel the interior and exterior of their homes and businesses.  It is popular amongst interior decorators due to the ease and affordability it provides, leaving more room in the budget for other things.  And, do not be fooled, you do not have to be a professional in order to apply faux wall paneling.  It is a very friendly DIY project that can be accomplished in a matter of hours.  Want to know how they can be used?  Head to our ‘Applications’ section to browse from a wide variety of ideas including monument signs, accent walls, bathroom/kitchen remodels, and much more.

FD faux brick kitchen backsplash

Another thing that is for sure is the money you will save by going faux.  All that is required to install them are a few standard tools, either caulk or glue, and a little willpower.  The faux wall paneling itself is super affordable thanks to the material it is made of.  Each of our faux wall panels at Faux Direct is made from a high quality polyurethane foam.  Polyurethane is versatile in that it can be formed to whatever it is cast from.  Because of this, each panel looks and feels exactly like the real deal, including all of the same grooves and textures.  No one will be able to tell that your ‘brick’, ‘stone’, or ‘wood’ isn’t even real because of how authentic the polyurethane is, and  you will save money in the long run.

What else is for sure?  How resilient and long lasting your faux wall panels are!  Polyurethane, by nature, is a closed cell material.  This means that no moisture can penetrate its surface.  Because of that, it is very resistant to mold, mildew, and rot.  You will not have to worry, especially when using wood, about protecting it from every drop of moisture in order to keep them in tact.  They are even designed to withstand the effects of weather, both hot and cold.  No need to fret if you want to place them outdoors!  They are also UV resistant so they will not be damaged by the sun.  No need to worry about cracking or chipping like you would with authentic stone or brick, because the polyurethane is very resistant to that.  Lastly, we have fire rated options available should you choose to place them around a heat source such as a fireplace or stove!

Is faux wall paneling a good idea?  Faux sho!

November 24, 2015

Are you looking for a way to go against the grain?  Perhaps you are in a clan with the ‘keeping up with the Jone’s’ mindset.  Who has the next best thing is always the topic of conversation.  It can get a little old, trying to maintain a certain reputation and image.  Well, if you are looking for a way to be a little different and stand out, we have a solution for you: go faux!  The Jones’ will wish they thought of something so unique, and regret the thousands of dollars they just spent on a brand new stone fireplace.

Faux wall paneling is an excellent way to make a huge change to the inside or outside of your home without spending lots of money and time. You can create a stone fireplace, a brick kitchen backsplash, and even a wood shower through the addition of faux wall paneling.  It is made of a high quality polyurethane, and created to look and feel exactly like authentic brick, wood, and stone.  It does not chip or crack, is impervious to the effects of moisture, and will look amazing for years to come.

stone stairway FD

Most people are so busy nowadays, and they just do not have the time to spend on a huge renovation project like adding wood, stone, or brick to their home.  Because of this, they typically settle for a plain wall with a new shade of paint.  Although repainting a home can be a refreshing change, adding a texturized wall will make a larger, longer lasting one.  And with faux wall paneling, you do not have to set aside days and weeks in order to get the job done.  Once you’ve received your faux wall panels, you can literally install them in a matter of a single afternoon.  Each shipment of faux wall paneling comes with a step-by-step instructional guide that will walk you through the installation process.  You can also find additional instructions on our site at: http://fauxdirect.com/resources/installation-instructions/.

The best part about using faux wall paneling is the amount of money you will save.  The average cost per panel at Faux Direct is around $80 and covers around 7.5 square feet.  If you do the math, this is far more affordable than authentic stone, brick, wood and the associated mortar or glue.  Be the star of the show by going faux, and do yourself a huge favor in the long run.

November 24, 2015

When people move into a new home, they often like to jump on the decorating train right away.  Sometimes, they may even go one step further and attempt to do home renovations as well.  The reason for this is because people like to customize things to their exact taste and likes.  Personalizing a home makes it feel more like ‘yours’ rather than ‘theirs’.  How do you customize your home?  Is it through paint colors, pictures of family, and decorative wall art?  Perhaps it is by renovating and bringing the rustic feel from the cabin in the woods you grew up going to right into your very own living room.  Whatever it is, you can accomplish through the use of faux wall paneling.

Faux Wall Paneling

Faux wall paneling is the perfect way to customize your home; creating the exact look you are seeking to accomplish.  Love the rustic feel of your grandparents’ cottage?  Bring it right to your living room with faux wood paneling.  Love the feel of a brick fireplace?  Add faux Chicago brick to the wall around your fireplace for the same feel authentic brick brings.  Look for all the ways you can customize your home with faux wall paneling at FauxDirect.com in the ‘Applications’ section.

The two main reasons faux wall paneling is popular amongst people looking to customize their homes is because of the affordability and durability.  Our faux wall panels are created from a high quality polyurethane foam, which is far more affordable than authentic materials.  You will also save money by installing them all on your own and avoiding having to hire out labor.  The only materials required are a few standard tools and either caulk or glue.  No expensive machine or tool rentals required.

Your faux wall panels will look amazing for years to come thanks to how durable they are.  Because polyurethane is a closed cell material, they are impervious to the effects of moisture.  No moisture can penetrate their surface, therefore the likelihood of mold, mildew, or rot forming is slim to none.  They will not chip or crack, and they are even weatherproof.  Yep, you heard us! You can use them outdoors.  They are designed to withstand the effects of all types of weather, both hot and cold, and are UV resistant.  Last but not least, we have fire rated panels available should you desire to place them around a heat source such as a fireplace or stove.  Head to FauxDirect.com now to see how you can customize your home with faux wall paneling.

November 24, 2015

Are you in the mood to decorate your home?  Perhaps you have never done it before, and you are looking to personalize your home to make it more you.  Or, perhaps it is just simply time for a change.  Whatever the reason may be, if you are decorating your home or business, we have some seriously good advice for you: Go Faux!

Go faux this time around by choosing faux wall paneling to bring a unique change to your home.  Faux wall paneling is the latest and greatest in the decorating world.  It is wall paneling made to look and feel exactly like real brick, wood, or stone.  It can be used for so many things, such as a kitchen island, kitchen backsplash, bathroom, accent wall, outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen, and so forth.  Wherever you can imagine placing authentic brick, stone, or wood, you can most certainly use faux wall paneling instead.

Faux wall paneling

Faux wall paneling is an ideal choice because of the amount of money you will save in the process!  At Faux Direct, all of our faux wall panels are created from a high quality polyurethane foam.  Polyurethane is used because it is lightweight and looks extremely authentic when it is all said and done.  Because each panel is cast from the authentic stuff, they have all of the same grooves and textures that the real deal has.  However, the faux wall paneling will not crack, chip, or dent.  Each panel is light enough that you can install it all on your own; the only things required? A few standard tools and either caulk or glue.  No labor costs, no machine rentals, and no tool rentals.

Another reason you should go faux when decorating is because of how long your faux wall panels will last.  You can even put them outdoors! All of our panels are designed to withstand the effects of weather, both hot and cold.  They are UV resistant, and impervious to the effects of moisture.  This means no mold, no mildew, and no rot.

Head to our ‘Applications’ section to see all of the ways you can go faux when you go to decorate!  Create man cave or even a wine cellar!  Place your order today and receive your panels within 3-10 business days.  All of our faux wall panels are manufactured right here in the USA, so you will save on production and shipping costs while supporting our economy.  If you are decorating there are only two words you need to know: go faux!

November 21, 2015

Are you looking to transform your current fireplace, but you do not know where to start?  Well, you came to the right place.  Today is your lucky day.

What screams cozy fireplace better than old fashioned brick or stone?  Nothing!  You can actually create this exact amazing look without the use of real bricks.

How?

Faux wall panels!

Faux brick or faux stone panels are the perfect way to achieve an amazing fireplace without the added hassle of time and money that is associated with authentic materials.  You can apply them yourself, which will eliminate labor costs as well as expensive material/tool/machine costs.  This project will be incredibly non-time consuming, unlike the application of authentic materials, which can take days and up to weeks.  Your faux wall panels will look great for years to come thanks to their durability factor. They are UV resistant & weatherproof should you choose to use them outdoors.  They are also impervious to the effects of moisture, so no mold, mildew, or rot will rain on your parade.  Last but not least, we have fire rated panels designed specifically for use around heat sources such as a fireplace.

First things first, head to our site at FauxDirect.com and browse through our products section.  There you will find a wide array of faux brick and faux stone paneling to choose from.

FD faux brick fireplace

Once you’ve placed your order and the faux wall panels arrive, the fun is ready to begin!

Draw a horizontal line in the middle of the wall of the fireplace, and use a level to ensure it is straight.  Take your panels and locate the top (protruding lip) and bottom (groove).  You can lie them out on the floor to get an idea of the pattern you are going for.  Cut the edges by 1/4, 1/3, or 1/2 of an inch for an authentic look.  When you are ready, apply the glue or caulk on the back of a panel leaving a 1 inch border.  You can now press it on the wall across the horizontal line.  Secure with screws.

Repeat this step until your first row is done.  You can then apply above and below this first line, until the entire wall is covered.

Voila!  To finish up, grab the touch up paint to cover up any showing screws and imperfections.  You now have a gorgeous faux stone or faux brick fireplace!

 

 

November 21, 2015

People are always looking for a way to cut down on stress.  Life, can be stressful.  Even here in the first world.  Whether it is work demands, family demands, social obligations, or just the daily To-Do list, our every day tasks can get our cortisol levels soaring.  The last thing you want to do, especially nearing the holiday season, is to add one more thing to your list that is going to bump up the stress-meter.

For many, redoing their home can be a huge stress provoker.  Because of this, lots of people will shy away from it completely, succumbing to living with retro wallpaper forever.  Well, if you are one of these people, we at Faux Direct have a solution to you.  Do not believe the myth that renovating your home has to be a stressful task.  You can actually create a gorgeous homemaker with zero stress through the use of faux stone panels.

FD stone installation exterior

Faux stone panels from Faux Direct look and feel exactly like authentic stone.  This is due to the high quality polyurethane foam they were cast from.  Because of this, they are extremely affordable.  What is more comforting than saving a few bucks?  Especially this time of year!  You can even install them all on your own.

Wait a second, before you click out of this article, keep reading!

We promise, that even you (perhaps the opposite of a DIYer) can apply your own faux stone paneling in a matter of hours.

They are super lightweight, and all you need is a few standard tools and either caulk or glue.  They come with a step-by-step tutorial that is straightforward and easy to follow.  All you need is a little willpower and you can get the job done in a single afternoon.

Worried about upkeep?  Don’t be.  Faux stone panels are the easiest to maintain.  They are easy to clean; all you need is a damp rag (no harsh chemicals) because they are impervious to moisture.  This means nothing will penetrate the surface to create mold, mildew, or rot.  They are also UV resistant and weatherproof, should you choose to use them outdoors.  We guarantee that your faux stone panels will look amazing for years to come, and that is without you hardly having to lift a finger.

Head to Faux Direct and check out our ‘Applications’ section to see all the ways you can use faux stone paneling and cut back on stress!

 

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