You’re preparing to make an impressive upgrade to your home. Natural stone, brick, and wood accents have the vibrant look and feel that you want, but the real thing is expensive and can be frustrating to install.
Faux wall panels are an excellent alternative to the solid, natural material that is brick, stone, and wood. There are quite a few options out there for faux wall panels, including peel and stick panels and Barron Designs' very own faux wall panels.
Both options have the potential to transform a room with their contrasting colors and textures, but there are things that only faux wall panels can do, that peel and stick versions cannot.
To ensure that you are completely wowed with the final result, keep reading for a breakdown comparing faux wall panels vs. peel and stick wall panels.
What Are Barron Designs Faux Wall Panels?
Faux wall panels are decorative panels that when installed, beautifully transform the look of your home.
Faux wall panels can be installed inside your home as a fireplace surround or an accent wall, or outside of your home as an upgrade to your columns, foundation, facade, or landscape retaining wall.
Barron Designs faux wall panels come in a variety of styles that have the same appearance and texture as solid stone, rock, wood, and brick. Each panel looks completely natural because they are cast from natural materials that give them the same texture as the real thing. Best part? DIY installation is easy and can be done in just a few hours.
What Are Peel & Stick Wall Panels?
Peel and stick wall panels are self-adhesive panels that can be adhered to an interior wall or ceiling. These lightweight panels mimic natural materials such as wood or brick and are generally made from PVC/vinyl or foam.
Peel and stick wall panels are for indoor use only and should be kept away from higher temperatures, such as fireplaces. This product can be easily installed yourself without the use of any tools.
Faux Wall Panels vs. Peel & Stick Wall Panels: What Are They Made From?
It's important to take into consideration what your decorative panels are made from so you can make the best decision for your project.
Some materials are more durable than others, making them better choices for outdoor areas that are subjected to elements, like light, wind, heat, and cold. Durable products, such as Barron Designs faux wall panels, will last longer, require little to no maintenance and are usable in both indoor and outdoor applications.
Peel and stick wall panels are a good option for dressing up an interior room. While this product may seem more affordable, it is important to know what peel and stick wall panels are made from and how they hold up to wear and tear during and after installation.
Barron Designs faux wall panels are…
- Made from high-density polyurethane
- Lightweight and easy to install
- Cast from natural materials like stone, brick, and wood, so they look and feel the real thing while adding dimension
- Have details that solid stone, wood, or brick offer, without the weight and cost
- Manufactured with fire-rated polyurethane upon request
Peel and stick wall panels are…
- Made from durable PVC or foam
- Lightweight, but delicate and prone to peeling
- Only suitable for indoor applications
- Not cast from natural materials, therefore can only mimic the look and texture of real wood or brick, resulting in a lack of nuance that real texture possesses
- Not fire-rated, and unsafe in certain areas or climates
DIY Installation of Faux Wall Panels vs. Peel & Stick Wall Panels
Installation of faux wall panels is an easy DIY project that can be completed in just a few hours. Because the panels are durable and molded from natural materials, they are more forgiving during installation.
Installation of peel and stick wall panels is also an easy DIY project. These are lightweight, so they’re easy to lift, but more delicate and may be prone to damage during installation.
Because peel and stick panels are generally a smaller size, you should take caution with placement to ensure the seams line up properly. Barron Designs panels interlock, so lining them up and disguising seams is effortless.
Installing Faux Wall Panels
- If you make an error when positioning a panel, it can be easily repositioned.
- Faux wall panels are larger, so you have fewer seams to deal with, leaving less room for error.
- They can be installed directly over hard surfaces such as concrete, cinder block, or masonry.
- Any holes in faux wall panels are easy to conceal with caulk or paint but are often concealed by the texture of the panel alone.
Installing Peel & Stick Wall Panels
- These are lightweight and easy to lift and adhere to a wall without using any tools.
- Peel and stick wall panels are difficult to remove and may cause damage to your wall if you experience a problem during installation.
- The adhesive may be unreliable and require extra glue.
- Smaller in size, so there are more seams and more room for error.
- Holes and imperfections are hard to conceal.
Choose Barron Designs Faux Wall Panels for Your Next DIY Project!
Faux wall panels from Barron Designs are an excellent, realistic, cost-effective alternative for real stone, brick, or wood and add the same level of class and beauty to your home.
Installing faux wall panels is an easy DIY project that you can complete in just a few hours. While peel and stick options may seem like the less expensive product to achieve your DIY home renovation goals, they are more delicate, require more maintenance, and don’t have the same durability and beauty as faux wall panels.
To check out all of the texture and color options that our faux wall panels can offer your next project, click below!