If you are looking for an attractive, durable, and more affordable alternative to real wooden ceiling planks, then faux wood ceiling planks should definitely be on your radar.
What Do You Use Wooden Ceiling Planks For?
Wooden ceiling planks or planked wood ceilings and walls are a design style. When researching wooden ceiling planks, you will likely come across many other names, including planked wood, wood slats, tongue and groove, beadboard, shiplap, etc.
Faux wood ceiling planks can be installed on your existing ceiling or over your home's wallpaper. Faux wood products offer the same classic style you recognize with a solid wood plank floor. However, faux beams and planks are now used as a decorative ceiling treatment. They are rising in popularity because they give homeowners an easy DIY project to upgrade the look of their homes.
When you choose the right style and materials for your ceiling, you create a visual impact that improves the overall aesthetics of your home. Faux wood ceiling planks like faux wood tongue and groove planks add affordable luxury to a living space. They are beautiful and incredibly easy to install.
Why Use Faux Wood?
Faux wood can be used on the ceiling to hide wires and pipes or any other ceiling flaws you may have. It can even cover an unsightly and outdated popcorn ceiling.
Since real wood is solid and quite heavy, faux wood planks offer a lighter weight alternative that will not add too much weight to the ceiling. Faux wood is also much less maintenance than real wood.
Faux wood planks retain the aesthetic of natural wood and don’t have to be stained or painted. Unlike real wood, faux wood does not attract pests that can ultimately damage your home's infrastructure.
Finally, faux wood is also customizable and comes in various colors and patterns. This kind of versatility offers something for everyone in terms of style and decorative theme. Planked ceilings go great with rustic-styled homes and can be painted white to achieve more of a Scandinavian design.
You can also use faux wood ceiling planks on the walls of your home as well. It is a more traditional look inspired by shiplap walls. It can also be used around your fireplace to create a more cohesive look and bring everything together.
What Are Faux Wood Planks Made of?
Faux wood planks are made from polyurethane or laminate materials that are much lighter in weight than real wood. High-density polyurethane foam is the most popular and most resistant to light and water damage. We also carry styrofoam ceiling planks that are one of the most economical.
How Do You Attach Wood Planks to the Ceiling?
Before any faux wood plank ceiling installation, you first have to measure the ceiling and select the wooden planks you want to use. Using a tape measure, determine the width and length of the room. You can use these measurements to find the square footage of the ceiling.
Faux wood planks are a great choice for the ceiling because they are lightweight. A tongue and groove plank will be the easiest to install, but you can also usually find custom planks that are your desired size.
Now determine what direction the planks will go on the ceiling. Most will have their wood planks run perpendicular to each ceiling joist. This way, they can be nailed right into the ceiling joist. The wood planks can also be nailed into the drywall parallel to the joists since these planks are so lightweight.
If you aren’t planning to install any molding or trim, you want to make sure to cut each plank perfectly to cover the entire ceiling. It may also be important to note that, yes, you can install ceiling wall planks on a cathedral, angled, or vaulted ceiling.
How Much Do DIY Faux Wood Ceiling Beams Cost?
Faux beam wood planks cost less than real wood and are easy to install with the right tools, material, and time. At Decorative Ceiling Tiles, you can find cases of faux wood ceiling planks in packs of 12 starting at $24.99 per case.