Consider how much attention you’ve given to making sure your walls are adorned with the perfect arrangement of family photos, artwork, and functional décor. The walls were probably one of the first places you wanted to decorate, making the space feel warm and cozy—like home.
But style, decor, and achieving that welcoming and pleasant feel goes beyond four walls. What’s trending in construction and interior design is to incorporate style and architectural detail into your home’s 5th wall—the ceiling. And what better way to round out the look than with exposed faux wood beams?
Ceiling Beams Can Redefine Any Space, Anywhere
You may think that only the newest, most expensive custom homes are finished with intricate and extravagant beamed ceilings, but this isn’t the case! The industry for architectural home products has broadened in such a way that we no longer have to deal with the high cost and challenging installation associated with solid wood to get the polished look of a beamed ceiling.
And, there are so many options when it comes to materials, too! Faux wood seems to be the preferred choice among contractors, designers, and homeowners alike. Made from high-density polyurethane foam, faux wood beams are suitable for any space—commercial and residential.
To the naked eye, there is no visible difference between real wood and faux wood, but a polyurethane faux wood beam has many differences from a solid wood beam.
Real, organic wood is bulky, heavy, expensive, and time-consuming to install, not to mention it requires a team of professionals including structural engineers to complete the project. There is also maintenance required in the care of real wood beams.
Polyurethane Faux Beams vs. Real Wood Look Beams
Our faux wood beams are made of high-density polyurethane, an extremely versatile foam used in a wide variety of ways across multiple industries. Our high-density polyurethane’s characteristics make for stable, durable, and safe products.
Compared to other ceiling beam types like solid wood, high-density polyurethane faux wood beams offer many benefits.
- High-density polyurethane is a closed-cell substrate, so it’s resistant to moisture, rotting, warping, or cracking, especially important when selecting a ceiling beam for exterior use.
- Beams made with high-density polyurethane are temperature-resistant and can withstand extreme climates.
- High-density polyurethane beam styles can be made with Class A fire-rated polyurethane, just specify it when you order.
- Polyurethane faux wood beams require minimal maintenance. A polyurethane beam can be wiped clean with a duster or damp cloth.
- A faux polyurethane beam weighs a lot less than a solid wood beam, putting less stress on the structure of your home, and making installation much more manageable.
- Unlike real wood beams, polyurethane beams won’t attract pests or wood-boring insects, further extending their life.
Advantages of High-Density Polyurethane Ceiling Beams
In addition to the durability and versatility of high-density polyurethane beams, when it comes to overall looks and affordability, our collection of faux wood beams is a cut above the rest! Here are four reasons why polyurethane faux beams are better:
1. Realistic Appearance
Faux wood beams are indistinguishable from natural wood beams. Every faux ceiling beam is meticulously crafted to achieve extraordinary, rich wood texture and grain patterns. The knots, cuts, and imperfections of real wood are reflected in the care and attention put into each polyurethane beam.
2. Style & Versatility
Faux wood beams are available in a wide variety of sophisticated colors, including an unfinished option, that can be finished to suit any look you’re going for. Invite a warm, cottage-style atmosphere, contemporary vibes, or a cozy beach bungalow aesthetic to any room. Let your imagination run wild with a DIY painting project – just make sure to use water-based products.
3. Easy Installation
Faux beam installation is a simple, DIY process that requires no special skills or complicated tools. You may even already have many of the basic tools and materials needed for installation.
Overall cost is a major factor when selecting a ceiling beam type. Solid wood beams require periodic refinishing and sealing, which adds to your overall cost. Polyurethane faux wood beams require minimal maintenance, and you can install them yourself in a matter of hours.
See For Yourself How Faux Wood Beams Can Transform Your Space
If you’re working on a home improvement or design project, the benefits of polyurethane faux wood are almost too good to be true.