How do I know which panel company to trust?
It’s best to choose one that has the years of experience needed to make a long-lasting panel. FauxPanels has been serving the design industry since 1972.
How do I find out if they have a lot of satisfied customers?
Look at the company’s reviews on their website. These are the folks who have already been in your shoes, making the same decision. Most internet buyers trust these reviews more than any other source when deciding to buy, so it is a great place to look. Check out the large amount of positive feedback we’ve received from our customers here.
How can I tell how established a business is?
You can tell a lot about a business from its website and online presence. For example, our website’s photo gallery features hundreds of customer projects. Our social media profile is highly active, including a Facebook page with close to 170K followers. We also were awarded an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (bbb.org).
What else should I look for in a panel company?
The customer service department should know what they’re talking about. The highly experienced members of our team are ready to work with you and answer your questions in depth. We won’t just show you a catalog and leave you on your own to figure it all out. Click here to get in touch.
What makes a good quality panel?
Our panels are molded from real stone, brick and wood to look real – you can see and feel that difference, even up close. We also train artisans to hand paint the panels, that difference also shows.
How thick should the panels be?
Our panels are at least 1” to 2” thick. When a panel is too thin, it can warp or shrink. A thicker panel is more stable and avoids these issues.
Does density matter?
Higher-density panels like the ones we offer prevent warping and shrinking and will last longer. You can also check the real weight of the panel. A lighter panel usually is thinner or is using lower-density foam.
How should the panel be finished?
We finish our panels by painting them with a multi-step process. The more paint layers and colors that are applied, the more realistic and durable the panel will be. Many manufacturers only have a two-step finishing process, which fades and chips off much more easily. A 3- or 4-step process like ours will hold up over time.
What should the panels look like installed?
Our panels’ interlocking design prevents visible gaps or seams. You want to avoid panels that require sanding and grinding to make them fit into each other. We also make sure the patterns or markings on the panels don’t repeat too closely to ensure the overall look appears natural. When you stand back and look at your completed project, you shouldn’t be able to tell where one panel ends and the next begins, that’s the goal.
Are fire-rated panels available?
If fire safety is a consideration, then choosing a panel produced from a Class A material is important. Our fire retardant panels are produced with a material that has been tested in accordance with ASTM Designation E84-15 and meets all requirements of the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and IBC (International Building Code) to receive a class “A” rating. Some panels from our Regency, Norwich, Wellington and Woodland lines are available with the fire rated option for an additional charge.
Are the panels really made in the USA?
This may be an important personal factor in your buying decision, and an American manufacturer is the most likely to stand behind their product. Our panels are made in-house in the United States, bringing you one step closer to the source of the product.
How do I price out panels?
Make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Some panels on the market are not the standard 2ft x 4ft. They are smaller, giving the illusion of being less expensive; however, the smaller the panel means the more panels you will need. So, it is important to check the price per square foot AND the price per pound. Our handy online calculator can help you estimate the number of panels you’ll need and the total price.