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Faux Brick Panels and Faux Rock to Enhance the Look of Your Home

By Edited Apr 22, 2016 0 1

There are many ways that installing faux brick panels can enhance the look of your home. Faux brick panels are meant to resemble real brick. They are a great choice for homeowners who want the look of real brick without the expense and time requirements of constructing a real brick wall.

Faux brick panels are available in several different styles to suit the choosy homeowner. The cost of installation will be lower than that of real brick, but overall it will depend on the materials utilized in installation, and the place in which it is installed. Faux brick panels are very flexible and can be placed in a variety of places. One place it is common to install these panels is as a kitchen backsplash. If looking at faux brick panels, it would be wise for homeowners to choose panels that breathe and allow for moisture to pass through, thereby reducing the chance for water damage. These types of paneling will be able to keep their color and maintain their appearance, unlike real bricks. Faux brick panels are also often sprayed with treatments to keep it resistant to fires, so it is a safe addition to a home.

Installation of faux brick panels is overall quite easy, but you do need to prep properly and keep a few things in mind. You will need to measure the area in which you want to do the installation, so you know how much paneling to purchase. Make sure you install the panels on a day when humidity is low and when there is no precipitation expected. The panels can become warped if exposed to warm humid weather, and they will not fit as well once this happens.

Faux Brick Panels
Faux rock siding is also another great addition to a home. One of the most wonderful places to install this siding is surrounding a fireplace. This addition is less expensive than installing real rock and has a similar look to the real thing. It also creates a remarkable ambiance in your home and gives it a rustic feel that is easily enjoyed. Faux rock is also useful for outdoor scenes, especially gardens, ponds, and pools. Faux rock is wonderful because it is not as heavy as real rock, and it is becoming easier and easier to find brands that look real.

In order to install faux rock, homeowners should measure the area they are interested in covering. You will need to determine the kind of rock you want, and you will have to choose a color to complement the décor you want to have match. You should check on the sizes of the rock siding (if you are using this for the inside of a home) to find out which size you will need. This type of siding comes in square feet. When you know your measurements, it is a good idea to call around to local home improvement stores and supply companies to find out what kinds of faux rock they have available.

If you plan to put the faux rock around your fireplace, make sure you are choosing a kind that can handle the high temperatures a fire will generate. You should learn about the brands first before making a purchase. When you are ready to pick the rocks out, make sure you choose one that suits your proposed color scheme.
If you are placing faux rock in a garden, you should find out the measurements of the section of your garden or back yard you plan to place the rock, and then find out what is available in the size you need. You should also make sure that whatever you choose will be able to withstand the elements, since it will be outdoors.


Sep 15, 2010 1:54pm
Great article! I'm hearing more and more about faux brick and faux rock panels every day, they seem to be the new hot item on the remodeling market. I did some research of my own and found that using these panels can save much money and time in labor, they are even simple enough to install as a DIY project. As mentioned, having a fire rating on these can be important depending on your project. After looking around for a bit, i found a great site that has a huge selection of faux brick panels and rock panels. Check it out
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