Architectural foam beams are becoming more and more popular, but many people still remain unaware of the advantages that come from using foam. Whether you’re remodeling or building a new home, fake wood beams add a great touch to just about any building. Beauty and Design Wooden beams look good in almost any environment. In some homes, they add a rustic old-world touch; in others they create an aura of natural elegance. Real wood beams can be designed to match wooden floors, cabinets, or furniture, creating a cohesive and unified look. Beams made out of foam may sound unusual, but they can mimic natural wood perfectly, coming in a wide variety of colors and textures. They can also be painted or stained to match virtually any décor. Weight and Durability Another advantage of using high-density polyurethane foam beams is that they are lightweight and durable. Real wood can be heavy, meaning that sometimes you cannot attach it without the right supports. This can force you to change your dream plans or drop them entirely due to budgetary concerns. Foam weighs significantly less, however, and can be mounted just about anywhere. Another advantage is that foam is durable; unlike real wood it won’t crack, split, or warp. Architectural foam products are water-resistant and can be used both indoors and out. Low Cost Finally, foam beams are much cheaper than real wood. Depending on the type and size of beam you get, a natural wood beam can cost over thirty dollars per foot. If each beam needs to be twelve to fifteen feet long and you’re using multiple beams, that cost can add up very quickly. Foam beams can be manufactured in 30 foot lengths without any visible seams. Using foam beams is one great way to save a lot of money on decorating or remodeling a room. Adding real wood to a room looks great, but it can also constrict your design plans and cost you quite a bit of money. High density foam can mimic the look of wood almost perfectly, and they’ll make the installation process much easier. Using architectural foam beams is a great way to save money and spruce up a room. To learn more about the architectural foam beams available at Volterra, call 602.258.7373 today.