We are going to give you the skinny on all things faux wall panels today. Everything from how they are made, to what they are made of, to how they are used. When you are done reading this, you are going to feel like a certified genius. You’re welcome.
First things first, what on earth are faux wall panels?
Faux wall panels are a building material made from polyurethane. They are simulated to look and feel exactly like authentic brick, wood, or stone. At Faux Direct, we offer a wide variety of all three.
How are they made?
The polyurethane begins in foam form, and it is placed into a cast of whichever authentic material it will be mimicking. Once dried, it is then painted to match it exactly. The best part? All done in the good ole’ US of A. This keeps shipping costs low and purchasing from America helps our economy grow.
What are they made of?
As previously mentioned, the faux wall panels are made from polyurethane. Polyurethane is a synthetic, closed cell material. It is far more affordable than authentic stone, brick, or wood and it is impervious to moisture. Nothing can penetrate its surface, making all faux wall panels from Faux Direct resistant to mold, mildew, and rot. To top it off they are also UV resistant and weatherproof.
How are they used?
Glad you asked. Faux wall panels are used for such a wide variety of applications. In the business setting, they are used for things like waterfalls in the entryway, monument signs outside, and wall paneling to make the business unique and set them apart. They can be found in settings such as dental offices, churches, and even hospitals. In the home setting, they are used to make a gorgeous accent wall, stone fireplace, stone shower, brick kitchen backsplash, or even a wood-walled man cave. The opportunities are literally endless.
How are they applied?
In addition to being super affordable, the application is the best feature of faux wall panels. Why? They are Do-It-Yourself. Yup, DIY as it gets. The panels are lightweight (thanks, polyurethane!) and installed using only a few standard tools and either caulking or glue. Most people take a single afternoon or several hours to complete a project. No contractors and no expensive tool rentals necessary!