November 5, 2015

Half the cost? Um, yes please.  Happy Hour, Payless Shoe Source, BOGO, whatever you want to call it.  They all get their popularity from a little something called half price.  Everyone loves to save money.  Why else do people end up in the hospital on black Friday each year?  Not from eating too much mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, oh no.  It happens because of all the crazed money saving seekers running around like wild banshees.

At Faux Direct we have a safe alternative to saving money, and that is through the use of faux wall panels.  You can use faux stone panels to create a stone fireplace for half the cost of an authentic one.  It will look and feel the same as the real deal, however no one will be able to tell (except for your wallet of course!).

Faux stone panels are all the rage in home renovation projects, namely fireplace installations.  Who doesn’t love a gorgeous stone fireplace from floor to ceiling?  It is the perfect way to accentuate the fireplace, create an accent wall, and a focal point within your home.  A place for everyone to gather round and make memories for years to come.  You better believe it will be the picture taking “spot” for Christmas photos, first day of school photos, the in laws are visiting again photos, just got a new dog photos, and so forth.

The reason people choose to go faux when creating a stone fireplace is because of the many benefits faux wall panels bring.  Our faux stone paneling is created from a high quality polyurethane foam, and each panel is actually cast from authentic stone.  This enables each panel to have all of the same grooves and textures of the authentic stone, so it looks and feels the same.  Our faux stone panels are fire rated specifically for the use around a heat source such as a fireplace.  They are lightweight and easy to install, so you will not have to spend money on labor costs.  The only things required to install them are either caulk or glue, a few standard tools, and a good night’s sleep with a side of willpower.

Your faux stone fireplace will look amazing for years to come, thanks to the durability factor.  They are designed to withstand the effects of weather, both hot and cold so you can even use them on an outdoor fireplace! They are UV resistant, and resistant to moisture. This means no mold, no mildew, and no rot!

Look at this gorgeous fireplace that was installed using faux stone wall paneling for half the cost:

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November 5, 2015

Many people, upon purchasing a home, are inclined to keep the plain porcelain tub that is adjoined to a plain drywall.  People are fearful when it comes to redoing the bathroom.  Why?  Well, a couple of reasons.  First is the cost, and second is the maintenance.  Have you ever tried to clean the grout of a tiled shower?  Unless you scrub the walls completely dry after each shower, the grout will develop some sort of grimy mold.  And let’s be honest, ain’t nobody got time for that!

There is actually an alternative to spending lots of money on a beautiful bathroom as well as having to worry about maintaining tile, stone, and the grout in between.  That alternative is faux stone wall paneling.

Faux stone panels are the perfect alternative to authentic stone when it comes to creating a gorgeous spa-like shower right within the walls of your very own home.  Faux stone panels are designed to be extremely durable.  This is thanks to the high quality polyurethane foam they were constructed from.  The faux wall panels are cast with the foam so each one looks and feels exactly like authentic stone.  The payoff?  Because it is not real, it is actually far more affordable and far more durable.

Each faux stone panel is impervious to moisture.  This means you will have no mold, no mildew, and no rot associated with your gorgeous new ‘stone’ shower.  The best part? They are super easy to clean.  All you have to do is grab a damp rag and wipe them down; no harsh chemicals necessary.  Because of their ability to withstand the effects of moisture, your faux stone shower will look amazing for years to come.

Achieving a faux stone shower is actually quite affordable, thanks to the panels being constructed from polyurethane right here on US soil.  Yup, you heard us.  Faux Direct does all business right in our own country.  You can support our economy while simultaneously cutting down on manufacturing and shipping costs.

Arguably the best part about creating a faux stone shower is your ability to install it all on your very own.  Our faux wall panels are DIY friendly and extremely easy to apply.  You can achieve this in a matter of hours with a little willpower, caulk or glue, and a few standard tools.

Now are you more inclined to step up your shower game and say bye-bye to that plain ugly wall?

Check out this gorgeous shower made using our high quality faux stone panels:

FD stone shower

November 5, 2015

The English vocabulary is constantly being added to.  Did you know that the word ‘selfie’ was added to the dictionary in August of 2013?  Nowadays, the youthful generation uses so many words that most adults would not even be able to recognize them or know what they meant.  Well guys, we hate to admit this, but it is time to get with the times.  We must learn to adapt by becoming more fluent in our own language.  This is agreeably the best way to relate to other people.

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At Faux Direct, we did a little research for you.  We will start with two very important words, which are extremely popular and well used amongst the faux wall panelers primarily.  They are the A & D words.

In case you haven’t heard, faux wall panels are the latest and greatest in the home renovation world.  You can take a boring wall from drab to fab simply by adding faux brick panels, faux wood panels, or even faux stone panels.  You can create an accent wall, kitchen back splash, spa like bathroom, and so much more through the use of faux wall panels.

The reasons for their growing popularity are attributed solely to the A & D words.

Are you wondering what these words are?

  1. A is for Affordability. Faux wall panels are so affordable it is downright crazy. The reason they are affordable is because they are constructed from a high quality polyurethane material.  And let’s face it; polyurethane is cheaper than authentic stone.  In addition to this,  at Faux Direct, all of our faux wall panels are made right here in the USA.  This enables consumers to to do business right here on American soil, and cut down on production and shipping costs.  Another reason they are affordable is because you can actually install them on your own.  They are so easy to apply that you can actually accomplish the process in a single afternoon.  This means you will not have to hire out labor.  Another reason they are affordable is because their installation only requires either caulk or glue and standard tools.  No special tool or machine rentals necessary.
  2. D is for Durability. Faux wall panels are chosen not only for how affordable they are, but because of how long they last and what they are able to withstand.  As previously mentioned, our faux wall panels are made from polyurethane.  Polyurethane, by nature, is a closed-cell material.  This means it is impervious to moisture and makes it resistant to mold, rot, and mildew. They are also designed to withstand the effects of weather, both hot and cold and are UV resistant.  If that isn’t durable, we don’t know what is!

You are now more versed in the English language than you were 5 minutes ago.  You now also know why faux wall panels are the bomb, and why you should use them on your next home renovation project!

November 5, 2015

It is no secret that people like things that are easy.  I mean, just look at the ease in which we can do anything today, thanks to technology.  We can complete our entire Christmas shopping within a short 30 minutes online.  We can order dinner and have it delivered without even having to put on clothes. (No, I’m sorry, but those whitie tighties, tube socks, and oversized Snoopy t-shirt do not count as clothes.)

FD stone installation exteriorHave you heard that Apple TV is coming out with a remote that will allow you to talk into it in order to play different things on the TV?  I mean, seriously, as we did not share enough of our lives with Siri as is.  Anyways, the overall point here is that people appreciate things that are easy to do.  Is it laziness or just the fact that most Americans are overworked and tired?  Regardless, we will save that thought for another day.

Many people shy away from home renovation projects solely for the fact that they can be hard.  People want a quick fix.  They want to be able to brag about a DIY project, they just do not want to exert the effort into a DIY project.  What if, just what if, we told you that we knew of an easy DIY project involving home renovation?

You’re in luck friends! You can apply faux wall panels to transform any room within your house and even the outside of your house and it is easy to do.  At Faux Direct, our faux wall panels are made from a high quality polyurethane material.  Why is this important?  Well, a number of reasons.

  1. Polyurethane is Affordable. Sometimes the hardest part about adding stone, wood, or brick to your home is the cost itself.  Those things ain’t cheap y’all!  Faux wall panels are.
  2. Polyurethane is Lightweight. You do not have to be Popeye in order to pick these faux wall panels up and apply them to the wall.  As long as you have two working arms, you are in the green. Each of our faux wall panel shipments come with a step-by-step instructional guideline that is straightforward and easy to read.  Within a matter of hours, you will have a faux brick, faux wood, or faux stone wall of your dreams.
  3. Polyurethane is Durable. No need to worry about maintenance here!  By nature, polyurethane is a closed-cell material.  This means it is impervious to moisture.  No mold, no mildew, no rot, and even no termites!  Our faux wall panels are weather proof and UV resistant as well.

Don’t believe us?  Try us!  Browse from our selection of faux wall panels today, and surprise yourself with how easy they are to install.  All that will be left is to sit back and enjoy.

November 4, 2015

Have you ever thought of using faux wall panels versus traditional building materials?  We are talking faux wood, faux stone, and faux brick.  Did you know that they are actually the latest and greatest in the interior decorating world?  It’s true!  The faux wall panels at Faux Direct are constructed from a high quality polyurethane material.  Each panel is actually cast out of the real deal (whether it be wood, stone, or brick) using a polyurethane foam, so the panels look and feel exactly the same.  The reasons people are opting for faux these days is because of the low cost, ease of application, and their durability.

Here are the top 5 ways that faux wall panels are being used today:

  1. Faux Wall Panel Accent Wall. Accent walls are great for delineating one room from another, especially in an open floor concept home.  They are also wonderful for highlighting a feature on the wall, such as a fireplace.  Use faux wall panels to create an accent wall to add originality to your design.
  2. FD Stone Accent Wall

  3. Faux Wall Panel Kitchen Backsplash. Faux wall panels are often used for kitchen back splashes because of how durable and easy to clean they are. Because they are constructed from a high quality polyurethane material, they are impervious to moisture.  No matter what splashes on the wall, the panels, by nature will not allow the moisture to penetrate their surface.  This means no mold, no mildew, and no rot! And they are super easy to wipe down with a damp cloth.
  4. FD faux wood accent wall faux stone fireplace

  5. Faux Wall Panels for Home Exterior. Add the amazing look of stone, wood, or brick to the exterior of your home without the associated costs and construction. Faux wall panels look and feel the same as the traditional stuff, however they are extremely affordable and you can install them all on your own in a matter of hours. They are also weatherproof and UV resistant.
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  7. Faux Wall Panels for Business Monument Signs. What does your sign say about you?  Is it boring and plain? Or aesthetically appealing and welcoming?  Your business monument sign is the first thing your customers see, so make sure it reflects the type of service you offer.  Add faux wall panels to take a business monument sign from drab to fab in no time at all.
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  9. Faux Wall Panels for the Bathroom. Add faux wall panels to the walls of your shower to create a spa like feel right within your very own home.  The best part?  You won’t have to worry about keeping grout clean thanks to the moisture resistant panels.
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There you have it! 5 ways to use faux wall panels in your home or business.  Check out our ‘Applications’ tab for even more ideas!


November 4, 2015

There are so many ways to use faux wood panels in your home, outside of your home, in your business, and outside of your business that it’s not even funny.  Have you ever stopped to think about all of the options that lie before you? If you haven’t, now is the time.  You could be missing out on entire faux world you did not even know existed.  A faux world that could change your view on home renovation projects for the rest of your life.

Here are the top 5 ways that faux wood panels are being used today:

  1. Faux Wood Accent Wall. Who doesn’t like an accent wall?  They are generally used to highlight a specific feature on a wall, to add dimension to the room, or to delineate one room from another (most commonly in an open concept home).  Look how awesome this accent wall looks through the use of faux wood panels:
  2. FD faux wood accent wall faux stone fireplace

  3. Faux Wood Ceiling Beams. When people have extremely high ceilings in their homes, often wooden beams are added to add dimension and a unique touch, rather than having a very plain, extremely tall wall.  Wooden beams give off an aesthetically appealing, rustic look.  Authentic wood can be pricey, however.  So why not go faux?  Faux wood panels are affordable, and can be assembled all on your own!
  4. FD faux wood ceiling beams

  5. Faux Wood Outdoor Shower. Placing a shower outdoors, especially next to a pool area, is growing in popularity.  Not only does it cut the indoor mopping time in half, but it also creates your very own private, outdoor oasis right at your own home! Using faux wood panels to create an outdoor shower is an awesome way to do this.  The best part?  They are resistant to moisture.  They will look amazing for years to come but resisting mold, rot, mildew, and termites.
  6. FD faux wood outdoor shower

  7. Faux Wood Kitchen Backsplash. Many people love the look that a wood backsplash brings to a kitchen, however most people understand that having wood in the kitchen is equivalent to wearing white pants to a barbecue.  No matter what precautions you take, the wood will get wet.  With faux wood panels, it will not matter! Now you can have the amazing look of a wooden backsplash without the hassle of trying to keep it dry.
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  9. Faux Wood Fireplace. At Faux Direct we offer fire-rated faux wood paneling.  Create a gorgeous fireplace by adding faux wood panels without worrying about them being destroyed by the heat.
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For even more faux wood panel ideas, head to our ‘Applications’ tab.

November 3, 2015

Are you looking for creative ways to add faux stone panels to the interior or exterior of your home or business?  Are you drawing blanks?  Sometimes the ‘creative’ part of your brain decides to take a nap right when you need it the most.  And no matter how much coffee you drink, it just does not want to wake up.  Well, it is a good thing you landed on this site.  Because we are going to do the creative thinking for you, and give you the top 5 ways faux stone panels are being used today!

  1. Faux Stone Kitchen Backsplash. Because faux stone panels are so uber easy to clean, many people opt to go faux for their kitchen backsplash.  There is no hard to clean grout, and the panels can be easily wiped off with a damp cloth.  Because they are constructed from a high quality polyurethane material, they are resistant to moisture.  Do you know what that means?  You can imitate Emeril Lagasse all you want when throwing ingredients to your pot of soup.  No matter how many “Bam!”s you yell while splashes emerge from the pot, your faux stone panels can be easily wiped off and still look just as amazing afterward as the day you put them in.
  2. FD Stone Kitchen backsplash

  3. Faux Stone Fireplace. Who doesn’t love the look of a stone fireplace?  Especially when the stone starts at the ground and ends at the ceiling.  What people do not exactly love are the prices.  The material itself can be pretty hefty, not to mention the tool/machine rental costs and the labor costs.  Faux stone panels are actually pretty affordable and you can put them in yourself.  You can have a gorgeous faux stone fireplace in a matter of hours.  No need to worry about placing the veneer close to a heat source, because that is exactly what the fire rated panels at Faux Direct were designed for.
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  5. Faux Stone Accent Wall. Adding faux stone to an accent wall to make it stand out or highlight a certain feature could be the missing touch you’ve been searching for all this time.  Having faux stone inside your house will absolutely add originality and provide a unique alternative to boring drywall.
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  7. Faux Stone Home Exterior. Want the amazing look on the outside of your home, but do not want to spend the money?  Faux stone panels are just the option for you.  Create a stunning “stone” home in a matter of hours through the easy installation of Faux Direct faux stone paneling.
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  9. Faux Stone Shower. Create a gorgeous stone shower with our faux stone panels.  Because they are resistant to moisture, they will not grow mold, mildew, or rot!
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There you go! We did the work of your creative part of your brain for you and you didn’t even have to chug a latte first.  Happy faux’ing!

November 3, 2015

So you have heard how great faux wall panels are, and now you want to know how they can be used.  Well, you have come to the right place.  We are going to tell you the top 5 ways that faux brick is being used today!

  1. Faux Brick Fireplace. This is probably the most popular way that faux brick panels are being used.  As you probably know, installing authentic brick takes a whole lot of time and money.  Not only do you have to purchase the brick itself, but also the mortar, any tool/machine rental costs, as well as paying someone to put them in.  And if you don’t install them just perfectly, they will not look right.  This can be a very laborious process, and many people shy away from having the brick fireplace of their dreams for this reason alone!  That is no longer necessary, thanks to faux wall panels.  Not only are they affordable themselves, but you can actually install them on your own.  This cuts out labor costs completely, and you can have your dream brick fireplace in a matter of hours.  We offer fire-rated panels at Faux Direct specifically for that reason!
  2. Faux Brick Fireplace

  3. Faux Brick Kitchen Backsplash. So many people love the look of brick on the interior of a home because of the rustic feel they give off.  A common way to use brick lately has been as a kitchen backsplash.  However, for the reasons mentioned above, many people shy away from it.  With faux brick panels, not only can you have a faux brick backsplash in your kitchen for a very affordable cost, but you also do not have to worry about clean up.  They are easy to wipe down, and are resistant to moisture!
  4. FD faux brick kitchen backsplash

  5. Faux Brick Accent Wall. An awesome way to highlight a specific wall in your home is by creating an accent wall.  It is also a good way to delineate one room from another, especially in an open floor concept.  Using faux brick panels is an excellent way to complete this!
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  7. Faux Brick Exterior. Perhaps brick on the outside of your home is the one thing missing from completing the look. Add faux brick panels and rest assured they will look amazing for years to come.  They are weatherproof and UV resistant.
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  9. Faux Brick Monument Sign. Your business monument sign says a lot about your corporate image.  Add faux brick to give off a professional vibe and make your monument sign look amazing without spending tons of money or time!
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There you have it!  Feel free to browse through our ‘Applications’ section for a full list of faux wall panel ideas!