December 30, 2015

Your home office should be an environment in which you thrive. It should be a place that motivates you to get your work done in an efficient manner. So, for some, this would mean eliminating a television, since catching up on last night’s ending scores might be too tempting. For others, it would mean lots of light in order to create a bright atmosphere that keeps them awake. What type of environment motivates you? Does your home office need a makeover? At Faux Direct, we have just the solution for you. Add faux wall paneling to the interior of your home office to transform it into a motivating environment that enables you to efficiently get your work done.

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Faux wall paneling is often chosen for home interior due to it’s affordability and durability. Its overall cost is far smaller than it would be should you use authentic wood, brick, or stone. Our faux wall panels are made from a high quality polyurethane foam. Polyurethane not only keeps the cost down, but also gives each panel a highly authentic look and feel. Our faux wall paneling is cast from the authentic material (brick, stone, or wood) using the foam, so all of the same cracks and crevices are included in the final outcome. They are then painted to match the exact look. Head to our ‘Products’ section to view all of the different colors and options of our faux brick, faux wood, and faux stone paneling.

Not only will you save money on the actual material itself, but you will save money on the installation. Why? Because you can apply them all by yourself! Yep, you heard us. All of our faux wall panels are DIY and have a very easy application process. All that you need is either caulk or glue and a few standard tools in order to get the job done. Head to the ‘Resources’ section to view a step-by-step guide of the installation process.

In addition to being affordable, faux wall paneling is designed to withstand anything that comes its way. And what is most damage caused by in a home? Moisture! You’ll be happy to know that polyurethane, by nature, is a closed cell material. This makes it impervious to moisture! They are resistant to mold, mildew, rot, and termites. Should you choose to use it outside, you’ll feel confident knowing that our faux wall panels are weatherproof and UV resistant.

Now that you know the benefits of using faux wall paneling, head to our ‘Products’ section to select the best faux wall paneling to transform your home office!

December 30, 2015

Giving your living room the perfect look and feel can be a tricky feat.  One must make choices that balance out all of the other features of the room, while still maintaining the overall design theme.  At Faux Direct, we are all about simplicity and affordability.

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We are going to give you a few ideas that will give you the ability to make your living room dazzle.

  1. Add a Sectional Couch. Sectional couches are great for providing more seating in the room without cluttering it up with additional chairs.  They are also perfect for trying to figure out what to do with a corner space in a room, which can be tricky for even the savviest designers.
  1. Add a Water Feature. Water features are highly sought after additions to both the interior and exterior of a home. They provide a relaxing ambiance by giving one something to look at as well as a sound that reminds them of being inside of a spa.  A water feature is a sure way to make your living room dazzle, and can be easily installed as a freestanding feature in the corner of a room.  Use faux wall paneling on the outside of the water feature to cut down on costs and give it an authentic look.  Faux stone, faux brick, and faux wood paneling are sought after choices due to their water resistance.  They are all made from polyurethane, which is impervious to moisture and makes them resistant to mold, mildew, and rot!
  1. Add a Fire Feature. In leu of a water feature, adding a fireplace is also an excellent way to provide a serene, aesthetically appealing feature that also provides warmth during the chilly months of the year.  If your home already has a fireplace, you can spruce it up by adding faux wall paneling.  If your home doesn’t have one, you can easily add a free standing one and build it using faux wall paneling.  What says dazzle more than a stone fireplace?  Our faux wall panels at Faux Direct look and feel extremely authentic, but save you oodles of money and time in the process.  The best part about using faux wall paneling is that we offer fire rated panels for just that specific use!  No need to worry about the heat damaging your panels.

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  1. Light it Up! Add dazzling lighting features to complete the overall ambiance of your living room.  Use free standing floor lamps to make a statement, or a table lamp coupled with a unique end table for a more subtle addition.
  1. Show off the View! Even if you do not live next to the mountains or beach, you can still invite the outdoors inside by skipping out on window shades and using curtains that can be drawn during the day instead.  Curtains can be found inexpensively and put the perfect, dazzling touch on a window.
December 29, 2015

Are you the type of individual that thrives on completing DIY projects?  Perhaps ‘store bought’ just does not do it for you.  You are the type of person that will only receive true satisfaction when you can step back and admire the work your own hands created.  Well, if you identify with any of this, you will love the following tips utilizing faux wall paneling.  Faux wall paneling is the perfect DIY project for an adventurous homeowner.

adventurous DIY homeowners!

Faux wall paneling from Faux Direct is lightweight and easy to apply, and can typically be installed in a single afternoon.  You can choose from a wide variety of faux brick, faux wood, and faux stone.  In the end, you will save countless hours and dollars.

  1. Create a faux brick accent wall. Accent walls are the perfect way to delineate one room from another, especially in an open floor plan concept home.  Sometimes, simply highlighting one wall is a great way to indicate the end of one space, and the beginning of another.  Accent walls are also great to highlight specific features, such as a fireplace, a bed, or even a staircase.  Whatever wall it is, utilizing faux brick paneling is the perfect way to accent it.
  2. Create a faux stone man cave. Do you have a man cave?  Perhaps you do, but it just doesn’t look the part.  With faux stone paneling, you can create a man cave that feels authentic and even makes the ladies jealous!
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  4. Create a faux wood kitchen backsplash. Kitchen back splashes complete the kitchen look.  They provide an aesthetic appeal to an otherwise plain wall behind the kitchen counter.  Faux wood paneling is a great option for a backsplash as it is easy to clean, and resistant to moisture.  This is good news when it comes to whipping up your favorite (but sometimes messy) casserole.
  5. Create a faux brick entry gate. Do you have an entry gate at the end of your driveway?  Spruce it up with faux brick paneling.
  6. Create a faux stone bathroom. Place faux stone panels around a bathtub or in a shower to create a spa like atmosphere right in the walls of your own home.  Because it is impervious to moisture, it is resistant to mold, mildew, and rot.  Faux stone paneling can easily be cleaned with a damp rag, and no harsh chemicals are necessary.

There you go, you adventurous DIY homeowners!  Happy fauxing!

December 29, 2015

When constructing a mobile home, one must make the decision of what to place over the area from the bottom of the mobile home down to the ground.  If not, the mobile home’s wheels will be on display for all to see.  Unless you are Uncle Eddie from Christmas Vacation, you probably want to keep it as classy as possible.  Many people place plain vinyl skirting on this area.  Although this is a common choice, it is not the most aesthetically pleasing one.  If you want to make a statement with your mobile home, and make it look as nice as possible, choose faux wall paneling for your mobile home skirting.

Mobile Home Skirting

Faux wall paneling is the perfect choice for mobile home skirting because of its affordability and durability.  At Faux Direct, we offer a wide variety of faux wood, faux brick, and faux stone paneling.  Each of our panels covers roughly 8 square feet and costs on average around $80.  All that is required to install them is either caulk or glue and a few standard tools.

Mobile Home Skirting

This eliminates labor costs completely, because you will be able to install them yourself in a single afternoon.  Each of our faux wall panels are lightweight and easy to apply.  This is because they are constructed from a high quality polyurethane foam material.  The panels are actually cast from the authentic brick, stone, or wood using the polyurethane foam.  This gives each panel an authentic feel because all of the same grooves, textures, and cracks are included.

You will not have to worry about the longevity of your faux wall paneled skirting, because it is designed to weather the storms.  Literally.  All of our faux wall panels are weatherproof, and can handle the harshest of conditions (rain or shine!).  They are UV resistant as well as termite resistant.  Last but not least, polyurethane, by nature, is a closed cell material.

This makes the panels impervious to moisture, which makes them resistant to mold, mildew, and rot!  It doesn’t get much better than that!  Low maintenance, affordable, and durable!  Faux wall paneling is an excellent choice for mobile home skirting, and will give your home a unique and classy feel while saving you time and money in the process.  Head to our ‘Products’ section to browse from the wide variety of faux wall paneling options available.

December 24, 2015

Many people enjoy outdoor showers next to their pools in order to cut down on the mess that is created by dripping wet people traipsing in and out of the house.  However, it can be difficult to create one that not only creates adequate privacy, but looks aesthetically pleasing as well.  The last thing you want to do is create a huge eyesore in your backyard right next to your gorgeous outdoor swimming pool.

What if we told you that you could create a wood outdoor shower without actual wood?

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You can!  With faux wood paneling from Faux Direct you can create the gorgeous look of a wood shower without the use of actual wood.  Authentic wood can be tedious and expensive to work with, especially when working with wood glue.  It requires maintenance such as sanding and re-staining as the years go by.  With faux wood paneling, no maintenance is required.  Each of our faux wall panels are created from a high quality polyurethane foam.

Polyurethane, by nature, is a closed cell material which makes it impervious to moisture.  This keeps the panels lasting and looking amazing for years to come because they are highly durable.  Our faux wood panels are resistant to mold, mildew, and rot.  They will also not crack or split or chip, as real wood can often do.  They are painted to look like real wood, and the paint is UV resistant to keep it lasting even in the sun.  Last but not least, our faux wood paneling is weatherproof.  No matter what mother nature brings your way, your faux wood shower will stand strong.

Outdoor Wood Shower

Choosing to use faux wood paneling when creating an outdoor shower will save you thousands of dollars in the long run.  Our panels range between $80-$120/per panel and cover on average around 7 square feet each.  All that is required to install them is a little caulk and a few standard tools.  They are so lightweight and easy to apply that you will be able to do it yourself in a matter of hours!  Follow our easy step-by-step guide, and you can have a gorgeous outdoor shower in a single afternoon.

In the end, when creating an outdoor shower, faux wood paneling is the way to go.  You will save oodles of time and money in the process and your outdoor shower will add an excellent touch to your outdoor oasis.

December 24, 2015

Fireplaces are sought after features in homes.  They provide a place to sit and receive warmth, gather around with the family, and at the holidays sing Christmas carols next to while sipping hot chocolate.  There are many different types of fireplaces.  Some have mantles, some are surrounded by brick or stone, and some hearths of the fireplace run all the way from the ground up to the ceiling.

What if we told you that you can actually create your very own stone fireplace without the use of real stone?  Would you be interested?

Faux Stone Fireplace

Faux stone paneling is often chose in leu of authentic stone because of its affordability and durability.  Authentic stone costs thousands for the stone itself, as well as additional money on tool and machine rentals for installation.  Often times you must hire out the labor for installation as well, considering it can be quite the job.  Faux stone paneling costs a fraction of the price of authentic stone, and all that is required is either caulk or glue and a few standard tools and you can install it all by yourself.  Each panel is very lightweight and easy to apply, and many people install them in a matter of a few hours.

In addition to being affordable, your faux stone paneled fireplace will be extremely durable.  This is thanks to the material they are created from: high quality polyurethane. Polyurethane, by nature, is a closed cell material.  This means it is impervious to the effects of moisture, and makes all of our panels at Faux Direct resistant to mold, mildew, and rot.  They are also designed to withstand the effects of weather, both hot and cold!  Last but not least, they are UV resistant and termite resistant.  How’s that for durable?

Faux Stone Fireplace

Your faux stone paneled fireplace will look extremely authentic; so much so that no one will be able to tell the difference.  The polyurethane begins as a foam, and is cast from authentic stone to create each panel.  Each panel will look and feel exactly like the real stone, because it will include all of the same cracks, grooves, and textures. Choosing to make a stone fireplace without stone is an ideal way to save money while creating a gorgeous, unique feature in your home that will last and look amazing for years to come.  Your family will be able to share many special moments next to the amazing stone fireplace that you installed all by yourself!

December 24, 2015

Isn’t that the truth?  This time of year, many companies use the holidays to their advantage by marking down their goods.  Businesses know that consumers are out to purchase gifts for others (and maybe snag a few treats here and there for themselves!)  Here at Faux Direct, we are no exception.  We want you to take advantage of our Holiday sale by using the code Holiday10 at checkout.  Right now, you can save 10% off of every single item on our site!  That is huge.

Holiday Faux Paneling

Renovating and redecorating a home or business can be quite the task.  Lots of planning, money, and time is spent in the entire process.  However, by choosing faux wall paneling, you can cut down on a large amount of that time and money.  Faux wall paneling is the perfect option when looking to add a unique touch to the interior or exterior of your home.  You can create a stone fireplace, a brick back splash in the kitchen, and even a wood shower!

Traditional brick, stone, and wood involves many expenses, such as the material themselves, tool and machine rentals, and labor costs.  With faux wall paneling, all you need are the faux wall panels themselves, either caulk or glue, and a few standard tools.  The best part is you can do them yourself!  Yep, faux wall paneling can be applied within several hours, and can even be accomplished in a single afternoon.

faux wall paneling

In addition to being affordable, faux wall paneling is also highly durable.  The reason for this is because it is made from a high quality polyurethane foam.  Polyurethane, by nature,  is a closed cell material and is impervious to the effects of moisture.  This makes all of our panels rot, mold, and mildew resistant.  They are also UV resistant and designed to withstand the effects of weather, both hot and cold.  This means you can use them outdoors!  They will not chip or crack like traditional materials would, and are very lightweight.

They look and feel so real, that no one will be able to tell the difference.  Take advantage of this year’s holiday sale at Faux Direct, and create a gorgeous faux wall paneling project right in the walls of your very own home just in time for the holidays.  For ideas on how faux wall paneling can be used, check out our ‘Applications’ section, and do not forget to enter the code Holiday10 at checkout!

December 24, 2015

Many people like to custom design each aspect of their homes, right down to shape of light switches on the wall.  It is understandable, to want to create something different and unique to who you are as a person, rather than fit in the mold of every other house in the neighborhood.  Whether it be unique landscaping outdoors, a unique color for the outside or inside of the home, or furniture from antique shops, adding a personal touch can complete the feel of your home.  At Faux Direct, we understand this concept, and that is why we offer custom orders.

Faux Wall Paneling

If you do not see something in our ‘Products’ section that screams you, no problem.  We would be happy to acquire as many details as possible in order to give you the exact look you are going for.  Perhaps you want faux wall paneling for the interior or exterior of your business and would like your company logo engraved.  Or, perhaps you fell in love with the Pecky Mirkwood Cyprus Grain panels but didn’t love the exact colors.  Or maybe you even have an entirely different design in mind.

At Faux Direct it is our goal to provide 100% customer satisfaction, and we will work with you as best as possible in order to give you the exact look you are going for.  On our site, you can fill out a custom order form.  Once you do, someone from the customer service team will reach out to you to complete the order.  If you do see something in the ‘Products’ section, but just aren’t sure it would work in your house, let us know and we will send you a free sample!  Yep, that’s right!  A free sample on us just so you can feel 100% confident in your purchasing decision.

Faux Wall Paneling

The addition of faux wall paneling is the perfect way to customize your home and add a unique touch to make it feel like yours.  Bring back the feel of camping in the mountains by creating a faux stone fireplace or a faux wood wall in your bedroom.  Give your bathroom a spa feel with a faux stone shower.  You can even create an outdoor kitchen or shower with faux wall paneling, thanks to their durability.  Whatever customized look you are going for, you can absolutely create it with faux wall paneling from Faux Direct.

December 21, 2015

At Faux Direct, we understand the importance and value of good customer service.  Like as in, we actually get it.  Many companies tout that they offer customer service next to none, but their actions fall quite short when it comes down to exercising that promise. (We won’t name names, you know who you are!)

Choosing faux wall paneling can be quite the task, and many questions can, and most likely will arise during the process. Even though we offer a plethora of information online, speaking to a real live human being can be the cherry on top to make you feel comfortable and confident in choosing and applying your faux wall paneling. This is why our customer service team is there to help you 5 days a week via phone (800-795-3119).  You can also live chat on our main page, and email us at [email protected].

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Another benefit of using Faux Direct is that we offer free sample panels.  Yep, you heard us, free!  Not sure which color of Mirkwood Pecky Cyprus Grain Panel to go with? No big deal; we would be happy to send you a small sample of both Dark and Gray so that you feel 100% satisfied in your decision to make a purchase.  Our production and shipping generally takes 2-3 weeks, and if we don’t have what you are looking for we would be happy to create a custom order just for you.  All of our manufacturing and shipping is done right here on US soil, so when you go Faux Direct you support our nation’s growth and infrastructure, and you receive low shipping costs in return!

Last but not least, we like to take care of those around us, especially during the holiday season.  Right now, all of our products are 10% off when you use the special promo code Holiday10 at checkout.  You do not want to miss out on this!  Not only will you save tons of money by choosing faux, but you will save even more by completing your purchase prior to the end of the year!  At Faux Direct, it is our mission to provide you with excellent service, products, and ultimately an end result that gives you 100% satisfaction.  We manufacture only the highest of quality polyurethane faux wall paneling, and seek to give you the value you deserve.

December 21, 2015

At Faux Direct, we are proud to say that each one of our products are manufactured and produced right here on American soil.  We know that Uncle Sam would be proud too!  You can be a part of supporting our Nation’s growth when you choose to purchase products made here in the USA.

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Here are some reasons why you should consider purchasing American products vs. imported:

  1. Foreign labor standards are often pretty low in other parts of the world.  Their conditions can be very poor and unsafe for people to be a part of.  By choosing American products, you support safe working conditions, American workers, and child labor laws.
  2. When you buy American goods, you keep jobs right here in our country. After all, that is what we need, right?  More jobs resulting in more working class citizens which will boost our economy.
  3. The processes used in America to manufacture goods are far cleaner and safer for the environment versus what you will find in other countries. Many other countries use dangerous and highly polluting processes in order to manufacture their goods.  Keep America clean by shopping local.
  4. In America, employees will be paid an honest wage for an honest day’s work. In many other countries, there are no minimum wage restrictions, resulting in unfair wages.
  5. America’s ability to manufacture many products is unreliable. When you purchase American goods, you help to champion American independence.
  6. Debt is simply not a good thing. The more we rely on other countries, the higher our trade deficit becomes.
  7. Other countries have low safety standards for their end products. For example, there are high, poisonous levels of led found in many toys shipped to the US to be consumed by children. American consumer protection laws prohibit these types of events from occurring in American made products.
  8. The concept “fair and free trade” ultimately becomes null and void by the lack of minimum wage, environmental pollution control, and worker safety standards set by other countries. Insist on a higher standard by choosing American made products.
  9. Political conflict ensues regularly. Money and factories are shifting to countries not friendly to the USA.  Choosing American made items keeps us from having to seek out necessary goods impacted by political conflict.
  10. Purchasing products in America keeps jobs in America. The more we seek out our goods from other countries, the more we enlist other countries to aid in our sustainability.  Help ensure job safety for your generation and generations to come.

 

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