FREE SHIPPING! Our Interlocking 3D Faux Brick Panels are a user friendly and economically savvy alternative to real hand-laid brick or brick veneers.
These thin and lightweight panels are available with a factory applied, industrial grade, peel-and-stick tape for a Quick & Easy installation that’ll bring beauty, style and dimension to your home or business!
CNC machined from premium-grade Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) to precise tolerances, each panel is then pre-finished using a hyper-realistic, proprietary process that looks and feels just like real brick!
WHAT IS MDF?
About 65 to 70 percent of a tree can be used for solid lumber, but what about the rest? In the past the answer was simple: It was burned or dumped into landfills. Today more than 95 percent of a harvested tree can be put to good use thanks in great part to the increased use of engineered wood products. Among these, Medium Density Fiberboard, or “MDF” for short, has enjoyed remarkable success over recent years.
MDF is typically made from sawdust, planer shavings and other wood waste that remains after a tree is milled into lumber. The wood waste is then cleaned and mechanically refined in a process that reduces it into fine, uniform fibers. Excess moisture is removed and an adhesive resin is added to hold the fibers together. This mix is then formed into a long, thick, homogeneous mat, which is compressed under intense heat and pressure. The resulting MDF panel is sanded to a fine, even smoothness, and cut to various sizes. Computer-controlled sensors monitor the entire manufacturing process to measure slight variations that even the human eye cannot detect. Finished panels are tested for uniformity, strength and other structural soundness.
Like other engineered wood products, MDF has a distinctively flat, smooth and dense surface that holds paint well, making it ideal for paint-grade planks. It doesn’t move like solid wood, so joints stay tight and paint doesn’t crack, but the glory of MDF is in its uniformity; it can be machined into every conceivable shape to create various architectural details from balusters to moldings. Unlike solid wood, MDF has no knots, grain and will not cup or warp. While solid wood is better suited to structural applications such as floor joists and wall studs, MDF is a more cost effective material choice so it’s well suited for interior moldings, millwork, cabinetry and of course, our Ceiling & Wall Panels.
The following is a list of questions we get asked the most about our Ceiling & Wall Planks. If you can’t find the answer to your questions in this section just give us a call at (800) 396-6410 or use our Contact Form or send us an Email and we will be happy to provide you with the information you need.
ARE CEILING & WALL PLANKS EASY TO INSTALL?
Yes. Ceiling & Wall Planks are very easy to handle and install. See our written Installation Manuals for the recommended best practices for each type.
ARE THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS MADE IN THE USA?
Yes. All of the Ceiling & Wall Plank products are proudly made in the USA.
ARE THERE ANY PRE-FINISHED OPTIONS FOR THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS?
Yes. All of the Ceiling & Wall Planks are available pre-finished. Please see the specific product pages for the available finishes for each.
CAN CEILING & WALL PLANKS BE INSTALLED DIRECTLY TO THE FRAMING JOISTS, TRUSSES OR STUDS?
Yes. There is no issue in doing so, however consult with your local building department, as drywall may be a code requirement in certain circumstances.
CAN CEILING & WALL PLANKS BE MADE FIRE-RATED?
Only our Faux Wood Ceiling & Wall Planks are available with a Fire-Rated option to meet any fire-code requirements your project may have.
CAN CEILING & WALL PLANKS BE USED / INSTALLED OUTSIDE?
Yes. Ceiling & Wall Planks (including MDF*) can be used in “dry” exterior applications (i.e. no direct contact with wet weather like rain or snow). For example on a porch ceiling where they will be exposed to temperature and humidity changes, but never get wet.
If you need planks that can withstand direct contact with wet weather see our Waterproof Barnwood Planks which carry a 10 year warranty.
*We recommend that the MDF Planks be sealed on the back (if not already factory primed on back) and painted with an exterior-grade paint on the front when used in these types of applications.
CAN I GET A CEILING & WALL PLANK SAMPLE BEFORE ORDERING?
Yes. We offer a variety of faux wood beam Sample Kit options HERE
*The cost of the Sample Kit you purchase will be credited towards your faux wood beam order.
CAN THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS BE INSTALLED ON A VAULTED, CATHEDRAL OR ANGLED TYPE CEILING?
Yes. All of the Ceiling & Wall Planks can be installed on any vaulted, cathedral or angled type ceilings.
CAN TILTON INSTALL THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS FOR ME?
Due to our commitment to manufacturing and providing our customers with the best products possible, Tilton Coffered Ceilings, Inc. does not provide any installation services. However, all of our products have been designed with the ease of installation in mind and so they may be installed by both DIYers and professionals alike.
DO YOU OFFER MATCHING MOLDINGS OR TRIM FOR THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS?
No. However, complimenting trim can be made by cutting the Ceiling & Wall Planks into the required widths and lengths needed. Otherwise, we recommend using moldings and trim of a contrasting color and/or finish (i.e. moldings or trim painted white).
DOES TILTON OFFER TOUCH-UP KITS FOR THEIR CEILING & WALL PLANKS?
No. Due to the proprietary color formulation and application process, providing touch-up stain or paint is not possible. Consult with a paint professional at your local retailer to have a custom stain or paint color mixed to suits your needs.
HOW DO I MEASURE FOR CEILING & WALL PLANKS?
The easiest way to measure for Ceiling & Wall Planks is by using the square foot method. To calculate the square footage simply measure the length of your ceiling or wall and multiply it by the width. Add up all the walls and/or ceilings you would like to cover and deduct for any window or door openings to determine the exact square footage. Then add 15% to allow for waste.
HOW MUCH DO CEILING & WALL PLANKS WEIGH?
The Ceiling & Wall Planks weigh in at just 1 – 1.25 pounds per linear foot, which translates to about 8-10 pounds per 8ft plank and 16-20 pounds per 16ft plank.
IS THERE A MINIMUM ORDER REQUIREMENT FOR CEILING & WALL PLANKS?
Yes. Most Ceiling & Wall Planks have a 200 square foot Minimum Order Requirement (MOQ) while the Waterproof Barnwood Planks have a 1000 square foot MOQ and the Cedar Planks all have a 400 square foot MOQ. However, you may mix and match plank sizes and/or colors of the same type to meet the minimum.
Check the product page to verify the MOQ for the type of plank you wish to order.
WHAT IS THE ‘QUICK-LOCK’ FEATURE ON THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS?
The 'Quick-Lock' feature refers to the fact that the planks are end-matched with a Tongue and Groove (T&G) profile that interlocks on ALL 4 edges (2 long sides + 2 short ends) eliminating the need for the butt-joints/seams to be placed on a ceiling joist or wall stud.
The resulting benefit is a Quick & Easy, Tight-Fitting, Low-Waste installation which reduces cutting and labor and can be blind nailed to conceal all fasteners.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN THE PRE-FINISHED CEILING & WALL PLANKS AFTER THEY’VE BEEN INSTALLED?
The pre-finished Ceiling & Wall Planks can be easily cleaned with a duster or a damp cloth. The use of chemical cleaners and excess water is not recommended.
WHAT IS THE WARRANTY ON CEILING & WALL PLANKS?
Tilton Coffered Ceilings, Inc. (TCC) provides a Limited Five (5) Year Warranty to the original purchaser of its materials and/or any products it has fabricated from those materials at any of its manufacturing facilities.
WHAT TOOLS ARE NEEDED TO INSTALL CEILING & WALL PLANKS?
To learn more about the recommended process and necessary tools for installing Ceiling & Wall Planks check out our written Installation Manuals