Why Use High Density Foam Ceiling Beams?

Posted By Paul Birkhead Sep 30, 2020

The look of exposed ceiling beams is very popular in homes and offices today. They can be used to complement a traditional décor or to match the sleek, modern lines of a contemporary décor. They can add warmth and rustic beauty or an element of sophistication. No matter what type of décor you hope to achieve, exposed beams are a great way to get the desired look. When real wood beams are impractical, high density polyurethane foam ceiling beams are an excellent alternative that offers many benefits over real wood.

Less Expense and Less Labor-Intensive

Foam beams, made out of high-density polyurethane, cost much less than their real wood counterparts. They are very lightweight and easy to install, but look just like the real thing. There is a great selection of beams in various textures and finishes, such as:

  • Douglas fir
  • Sand-blasted
  • Rough sawn
  • Tuscany
  • Hand-hewn

Instead of requiring the expertise of an entire team of workmen and expensive equipment, these beams can be installed by one or two talented specialists in a relatively short period of time, saving even more money on installation costs.

Versatile Style

Many home and business owners appreciate the flexibility that foam wood beams offer. Their installation can be made in a semi-permanent fashion, so that they can be taken down when a change is desired. Renters especially appreciate this type of installation because it allows them to make improvements to their rental space that they can take with them when their lease is up. The beams have even been used to create a rustic look for events, such as weddings or charity galas, that only last a day or a few days. To increase their versatility, many of these beams are easy to paint or stain, facilitating a drastic change in appearance with very little effort.

Both Form and Function

Exposed foam ceiling beams can be used to direct the flow of heated or cooled air. Real wood might suffer when subjected to this type of constant air flow, but beams constructed from polyurethane won’t suffer at all. Additionally, because they are hollow, faux wood beams can be used to hide duct work, pipes, sprinkler heads and other fixtures. Thus, the same beautiful elements that have such a powerful impact on home décor can also work to blend in with the necessary fixtures and components. Why use high density foam beams instead of real wood? For a much lower price, you can get the same decorative effect, convenient versatility, and an important aid in keeping your home more comfortable. You can enjoy all the beauty of wood beams with all the benefits of foam ceiling beams when you purchase products from Volterra. To learn more about the durable and affordable foam ceiling beams available at Volterra, call 602.258.7373 today.