What Is Faux Wood Made Of?

Posted By Paul Birkhead Sep 30, 2020

You see them on elegant homes and rustic cottages. You can find them adding a touch of tradition to a family home or creating sleek, modern lines in a converted warehouse apartment. The fact is that faux wood ceiling beams are used more often than you may think, and they provide an affordable and convenient way to transform the look of any building. Delivering the look and feel of real wood, these beams can be used even when the home’s structure won’t support real wood or when the budget can’t accommodate the expense of wood beams.

Lightweight Foam Construction

Quality durable foam ceiling beams are actually made out of high-density, rigid polyurethane. Hollow on the inside, the foam beams weigh much less than real wood. Unlike wood, the foam beams won’t become discolored if they are exposed to sunlight or humidity and won’t warp over time. They are light enough to be added to older homes without the necessary structure to support heavy wooden beams. The rigid foam is easy to maintain and resists many of the dangers of rot that could be a problem with real wood from harsh weather and insects.

The Look of Natural Wood

Just how realistic can faux wood beams look? Until you have seen the beams up-close, you won’t truly appreciate the realistic texture and color of the grain patterns that make these beams so popular among homeowners and contractors. Quality manufacturers like Volterra use molds crafted from real wood to create realistic-looking foam beams that are much more durable and affordable than the real thing. In this way, the original textures and patterns of natural wood can be accurately mimicked. Some popular faux wood textures include:

  • Doug Fir
  • Tuscany
  • Rough Sawn
  • Sand Blast
  • Hand-Hewn

Turn Your Dreams into Reality

If you have ever considered adding the beauty of wood ceiling beams to your home, but have been deterred by practical questions concerning the structure of your home or your remodeling budget, then take a look at faux ceiling beams. Start your home remodel today by improving the look of your ceilings. Your dream home may be within reach. To learn more about the faux wood products available at Volterra, call 602.258.7373 today.