Tips for Installing Faux Wood Beams

Posted By Paul Birkhead Sep 30, 2020

There are many benefits to using faux wood beams in place of natural wood beams, and these benefits do not only relate to the aesthetic appeal of the beams themselves. Installing faux wood beams is quite easy, and contractors and homeowners alike will find they will have no trouble learning how to install these beams. There are several steps that should be taken in advance of the installation process, as selecting the best faux wood beam is just as important as properly installing it. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available, ensuring that there is a beam that is suitable for the needs of any homeowner or contractor. Selecting the Ideal Faux Wood Beam When it comes to selecting the ideal faux wood beam, there are many things to consider. It is important to evaluate the space that the faux beam will be added to, and to choose a wood type and cut that will best suit the style of the space. There are many standard options available, but it is also possible to have the beam custom-made to fit any space. Consumers are therefore able to have a wide variety of options at their disposal, choosing between a number of different wood grain details and surface textures. Considerations for Installation of Faux Ceiling Beams When installing faux wood beams, there are a number of important considerations to keep in mind. All that is necessary for the installation of these beams is the availability of tools and fasteners that are considered standard in woodworking, and also the availability of high-grade adhesives. It is important that the adhesive used is urethane-based, as this will help to ensure that your beams are securely affixed to a solid backing. If the beams are being affixed to studs, they should be 16” on center or less. Additional blocking may be needed based on the size of the beam, and all that is then necessary is for the beam to be nailed or screwed in place using galvanized or zinc-coated fasteners. Call 602.258.7373 today to learn more about installing faux wood beams from Volterra in your home.