Are Faux Wood Beams Cheaper Than Real Wood Beams?

When considering the enhancement of your home’s aesthetic with ceiling beams, one of the fundamental questions that arises is the cost difference between faux wood beams and real wood beams. At Volterra Architectural Products, we understand that both options have their merits, but today we’re focusing on the cost-effectiveness and benefits of faux wood beams, particularly our white oak faux wood beams, in comparison to their real wood counterparts.

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Initial Purchase Price

Faux wood beams generally offer a more cost-effective solution up front compared to real wood beams. Manufactured from high-density polyurethane, faux beams are less expensive to produce and purchase. This makes them an attractive option for larger projects or for homeowners seeking the rustic or sophisticated charm of beams without the hefty price tag of real wood.

Installation Costs

The installation process for faux wood beams is significantly less labor-intensive than that for real wood beams. Real wood beams, especially those made from hardwood like white oak, are heavy and often require additional support structures and professional installation, which can add to the overall costs. Faux wood beams are lightweight, easy to handle, and can often be installed by the homeowners themselves, leading to savings on labor costs.

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Maintenance and Longevity

Over time, real wood beams can be subject to environmental factors such as moisture and insects, which may require treatments and regular maintenance. This ongoing care adds additional costs to the lifetime investment in real wood. In contrast, faux wood beams are designed to be low maintenance. They do not warp, rot, or succumb to insect damage, ensuring that they remain a cost-effective and hassle-free addition over their lifespan.

Aesthetic and Customization Costs

Faux wood beams offer a wide range of customization options at a lower cost. They can be manufactured to mimic virtually any type of wood, including Rift White Oak, and can be tailored in terms of size, shape, and finish to meet specific design needs without the price scaling significantly. This is in contrast to real wood beams, where custom cuts and finishes can become prohibitively expensive.

faux wood beams in living room

Choosing between faux and real wood beams often comes down to budget, aesthetics, and practical considerations. If cost, ease of installation, and minimal maintenance are your priorities, then faux wood beams, such as our white oak faux wood beams, present a compelling choice. They provide the decorative appeal of wood beams with added benefits that real wood cannot match. Explore Volterra’s extensive range of faux wood beams to find the perfect match for your home and enjoy the beauty of wood beams without the high costs. Contact us today to learn more or to start your project with the finest faux beams available.