7 Faux Wood Beams Questions Answered In a Nutshell

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These ceiling beams are made of lightweight, high-density polyurethane foam and have a deceptively real imitation wood surface. The ceiling beams are available in three different wood tones: white, light, and dark.

The imitation wood beams are available in different sizes, widths, and depths. The ceiling beams have a standard length of 200cm and can be pushed together. The joints can be decoratively covered with a strap and the joint with a kind of decorative tape.

Each imitation wooden beam has a headpiece at one end piece, with the respective wooden structure of the ceiling beam.

1-Can Faux Wood Beams be Painted or Stained?

Faux wood beams over time may need a color touch-up, or some people simply need to change the color of the beam to something else they like.

The polyurethane from which faux wood beams are made can be painted with almost any type of paint. This includes acrylic and oil paints, as well as spray paints, stains, and wood paints.

For outdoor application, enamel or acrylic-latex paints work well.

It is also recommended to use water-based paint, this paint has the property of adhering without dissolving. The water-based paints have a label that says “water-based” or “H2O” in printed on the presentation of the can, this paint is very safe to use.

Although faux beams can be painted with almost any type of water-based or oil-based paint, it is recommended that you opt to use water-based paint because many of the faux wood beams are already primed with a water-based coating and this could be a problem if oil-based paint is used due to incompatibility.

2-Do faux wood beams look real?

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The texture, color, and shape in which faux wood beams are normally manufactured are of such quality that you would not be able to distinguish a real wood beam from a fake one.

Faux beams are made to look like the real thing and they do the job, the diversity in colors and textures that exist for faux wood beams are carefully oriented to look like real wood.

The two main elements that make faux wood beams look so real are the color, and texturing, as for color, faux wood beams come in a variety of colors including classic wood colors.

The texture is similar to that of the wood, including the grain that is what gives the noble and elegant touch to the wood, the edges are also slightly rounded where they are supposed to be the edges of the wooden beam, this is also an important detail as it appears to be polished wood and worked by hand.

In conclusion, a fake wood beam of acceptable quality, the only way you can determine if it is not real wood, is if you have the possibility to touch it.

3-Do faux beams add value to your home?

Faux wood beams are not structural elements, but this does not mean that it is not an element that does not add value to a property, fake wood beams are decorative elements and these elements are considered part of the set of elements that are considered to value a property.

Any element added to a house, especially materials that contribute to the aesthetic enhancement and visual coherence of the interior, add value to a house. Faux wood beams are essentially considered aesthetic elements, obviously not structural elements,

By the fact of being an aesthetic element, if fake wood beams are used with a good aesthetic sense, they can contribute to adding value to the house, after all, it is an investment in a material.

Faux wood beams also help to emphasize a certain style within an environment, the fact that the space or house is perceived as a stylish space or with a recognized design trend can be considered as a plus to add more value to the property.

4-Can faux wood beams be used outside?

Faux wood beams can be used without problems in outdoor spaces, some homeowners feel insecure about using faux wood beams in outdoor space, thinking that it could be damaged by rain or in spaces where solar radiation reaches.

Faux wood beams can be used in outdoor spaces, because the material they are made of (high-density polyurethane) is a material with a very resistant structure, which in fact is used in outdoor spaces, for example, it is used in roofs as an insulator.

The material from which the false wood beams are made is resistant to attack by chemical agents, does not degrade due to humidity, does not favor the proliferation of fungi or other organisms, has excellent adhesion to the substrate.

This material does not deform in the heat of sunlight, what you should keep in mind is that it is not advisable to leave the fake wood beams exposed to the sun because the paint could suffer wear over time, ideally they should be used in semi-roofed outdoor spaces such as terraces, gazebos, pergolas, patio dining rooms, etc.

5-How much can a faux wood beam weigh?

Faux wood beams come in different sizes and are quite light, in fact, this is one of their best qualities, but to get an idea of their weight you can compare the weight per linear foot.

Among the popular or standard sizes of faux wood beams weigh between 1 and 2 pounds per linear foot, there are faux beams as small as 3 linear feet, each beam of this could weigh 6 pounds.

7-Why are faux wood beams so expensive?

Many people consider faux wood beams to be expensive relative to traditional wood, but in reality, the price of faux wood beams is based on their performance and lifetime savings, in terms of cost, materials made with high-density polyurethane such as fake wood beams are very competitive.

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