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Frequently Asked Questions

Faux Panels FAQ

FAQ: How much do panels cost? - All pricing can be found on individual product pages.

FAQ: How do you install the panels? - Instructions on interior and exterior installation can be found in installation section of our website.

FAQ: How do you cut your panels? - Our panels can be cut very easily with any good wood cutting tool. Instructions on how to cut a beam can be found in installation section of our website.

FAQ: How do panels hold up against a string trimmer (weed wacker)? - An occasional hit with a string trimmer should not do significant damage. We do not recommend steady contact with a string trimmer as that will score the panel.  Touch up kits are included with each order and can be used to make small repairs.

FAQ: Can panels be repainted? – Yes. Our high density polyurethane panels can be painted with any good quality water based latex paint.

FAQ: Can panels be used in a shower? – Yes. Customers use our faux panels in bathroom/shower applications all the time. The panels are waterproof and installation would be treated like a regular shower installation. The panels can be cleaned with water and a mild detergent.

FAQ: Can panels we used around a fireplace? – Yes, as long as you strictly follow the fireplace insert/stove manufacturer's required clearances for class B materials (paneling, sheetrock etc.) and adhere to any, and all, building and/or fire codes that are applicable in your area. Our panels are made of high density polyurethane. The temperature limits of polyurethane are -30F to 180F.

All of our polyurethane panels are a Class B construction material. Class A Fire Rated foam is also available to specify for many of the styles that we offer.

Please note that anytime our panels are used and there is any chance of a live flame or embers coming in contact with the panel, that we recommend using a product with Class A fire rating. Class A fire rating makes the panels more fire and heat retardant, it does not make them fire proof, therefore, our product is not suitable for the inside of your hearth/firebox.

When using our polyurethane panels around an open hearth where there will be a live flame (i.e., wood, coal, etc.), it is recommended that you use some type of a stone or non-flammable border (minimum 6") before starting our panels, and then use Class A fire rated panels for the area immediately surrounding the opening.

FAQ: Can I use your panels for mobile home skirting? – Yes. Any of our panels can be used for mobile home skirting. You first would have to frame the area. Full instructions can be found in the installation section of our website.

FAQ: Can panels be used on curved surfaces? – No. Our panels are very rigid and should not be used on curved surfaces.

FAQ: Can panels be installed over tile? – Yes, in most cases. To install over most tiles you would only need to make sure that the existing tile is structurally sound and fairly flat/level. If it is an extremely textured (uneven) tile, such as a tumbled marble tile with designs in it, or if it has a different height bull nose tile ruining through/between the tiles, then it will need to be removed before installing our products.

If it does have a low profile/flat face surface, then the next step is to make sure it is clean, dry, and secure, we would also recommend that you use a fine grit sandpaper and rough up the surface of the tiles so that the adhesive works better.

The most important thing with any install is surface integrity. If your existing tile or grout is loose or chipping, then you may have to remove it first. You can install our panels over tile using our adhesive only installation instructions.

FAQ: Can panels be installed over stucco? – In many cases yes. Panels require a structurally sound, relatively smooth surface for installation, so it depends on the texture of the stucco. If it is a “slight” (less than ¼”) stucco, you should be able to install our product over it. If the texture of the stucco is heavy or severe, it will require sanding or removing the stucco so there is adequate surface contact (minimum of 85%) between our product and the wall.

The appropriate installation method will depend on the type of wall beneath the stucco.
If it is some type of plywood, MDF, etc. (standard framing materials) then you would just follow our standard exterior adhesive and fastener installation procedures for panels. If it is concrete or masonry then follow the adhesive-only exterior installation instructions.

FAQ: Do you offer corner pieces? - Corner pieces are available for many panel styles or the corners can be mitered. Instructions on how to miter a corner can be found in installation section of our website.