If you have been asking yourself the age old question of whether or not you should use faux wall paneling in your upcoming home renovation, today is your lucky day.  At the end of this article, you are going to feel so confident about which way to go that you will find it humorous that you ever wondered what to do.


We have broken it down for you in lamens terms so you get a clear understanding of what exactly faux wall paneling is, how it’s made, and how it’s used.

What is faux wall paneling?

Faux wall paneling are synthetic panels that are used in place of authentic materials such as brick, stone, and wood.  They are lightweight, and can be installed on your own.  People use them both indoors and outdoors, depending on what look they are trying to accomplish.

How is it made?

Faux wall paneling is made using a high quality polyurethane foam material.  The foam is cast from whatever authentic material it is trying to mimic.  Once dried, it is then painted to form an exact replica.  The end result is uncanny; the only giveaway being how lightweight they are.

How are they used?

Typically, faux brick, faux stone, and faux wood panels are used for a wide variety of applications, the most popular being accent walls.  They are also used in bathrooms around bathtubs and showers, in kitchens as a backsplash or around the kitchen island, in bedrooms behind the bed, along staircases, in man caves, basements, and even outside on the exterior of the home or around the pool!  Some people get real creative and use them for deck paneling, fencing, and entry gates.

How much do they cost?

At Faux Direct, a typical panel covers around 9 sq/ft and costs around $80. They are installed on your own, so no labor costs are involved.  The only things required to secure them to the wall is simple caulk or glue and screws.

Do they last awhile?

Faux wall panels are so durable, thanks to the polyurethane material.  They are impervious to moisture, so they are resistant to mold, mildew, and rot.  They are also UV resistant, weatherproof, and resistant to termites!  So yeah, you could say they last awhile 🙂

How Do I Install Them?

We have a step-by-step installation guide under our ‘Resources’ tab, and it is also included with each shipment.  It is very straightforward and easy to follow!