May 292015
 

Before purchasing, our customers always tend to have a number of questions about faux decorative columns.  They want to make sure the decision they make is the right one for their property, and that they’ll be staying within their budget while getting a valuable product.  Below, you’ll see the top five questions our customers ask.

1. What are the columns made of?

Most of the columns are made of high density polyurethane. This is a safe, lightweight and reliable material known for its extreme durability, environmental friendliness, and budget-friendly cost.  Columns from the Ashford line are made out of medium density polyethylene (MDPE), which is another very durable, lightweight material.

Ashford Ledgestone Polyethylene Columns

Polyethylene: Ashford Ledgestone

Wellington Drystack Polyurethane Columns are eye-catching porch accents

Polyurethane: Wellington Drystack

2. Are they easy to install?

Yes! All you have to do is follow the simple installation directions.  If you don’t wish to install them on your own, any carpenter in the phone book will be able to install the columns easily.

Installing faux columns is as easy as fitting the wraps around a post.

Installing faux columns is a breeze.

3. Where can they be used?

Our columns can be used anywhere you’d like the look of brick or stone.  They are a great design complement for any residential or commercial application, indoors and out.  Use them as driveway columns, fence posts, on your porch or deck, in your retail store, and more.

Faux decorative columns are great as driveway accents.

Faux decorative columns looking stunning on the driveway

Fake stone columns make wonderful deck accents.

The columns accent this home deck beautifully

Our Windsor columns are  perfect as mailbox posts.

Windsor mailbox post in Kentucky Gray

Our Wellington faux decorative columns enhance retail store design beautifully.

Wellington Drystack columns add rugged style to the Peter Glenn store.

4. How long do they last?

A very long time.  In fact, FauxColumns.com™ guarantees that all columns will effectively withstand normal outdoor conditions for fifteen years.  The material will not crack, peel, split, or rot.  All of the products are also treated with a coating of U.V.-resistant finish that will slow down fading from sun exposure.  (Like anything left in the sun, however, some slight fading could occur over time.  FauxColumns.com™ does not warranty against fading from the sun.  For more information, please see our Warranty page.)

The columns are also waterproof, specially made to resist moisture.  They’re great for all climates.

5. What do customers say?

Our customers love how the columns add to the décor of their properties, indoors and out.  Here are a few of the most recent testimonials:

I just wanted to share the before and after pictures of our home after using your products. We can’t believe the difference it has made, we are so happy with it. We have received so many compliments. Most people don’t even know that it isn’t real stone. Great job and a great product!
–Thomas P., Brockway, PA

We used your product to cheer up our hair salon, we are nestled in the Canadian Rockies and your faux stacked panels and columns fits in beautiful with our rocky surroundings! We used the door trim on the corners and really love the contrast it created. -Elli’s Hair West, Canmore, Canada

Hair salon remodeled with faux stone decorative columns

As with anything, we were concerned ordering off the internet without seeing the product. But we wanted a unique look for our house that we are building ourselves. Our friends think we installed stone on our columns! Love the look and it was easy to install. –Sami Jo, Texas

Sami Jo's home interior is revitalized with Norwich Colorado Stacked Stone column.

Sami Jo’s home interior is revitalized with a Norwich Colorado Stacked Stone column

Want to know more? Find answers to other questions about Faux Columns™ at our FAQ page.

 

 

 

Feb 132015
 

Wellington faux column wraps are a fantastic element for practically any design, indoors and out.  In addition to being practical and budget-friendly alternatives to real stone columns, they realistically convey the same striking look.  Another great feature of these columns is the range of beautiful colors available. From a choice of ten elegant colors, you’ll easily find a style that suits the décor of your home or business.  Whether you use them to upgrade your driveway entrance, add visual appeal to your porch, or enhance a doorway in your home, Wellington wraps will give you an impressive result.  Browse the photo examples below and see for yourself.

Canyon’s tones of cream and brown look great in kitchens and on patios.

Faux column wraps in Canyon color, great for kitchens.

Faux column wraps in Canyon color are great for kitchens.

Earth works perfectly for exterior designs, like outdoor kitchens.

The Earth color faux column wraps are ideal for outdoor kitchens.

The Earth color style is ideal for outdoor kitchens.

Espresso will give your porch design a fabulous wakeup call.

Faux column wraps in Espresso color make porches classy and inviting.

Faux column wraps in Espresso color make porches classy and inviting.

Light Gray can add a cool, uniform look as a yard accent or anywhere indoors.

Faux column wraps in Light Gray color are excellent as yard accents.

Faux column wraps in Light Gray color are excellent as yard accents.

The mosaic of Quarry Gray adds natural appeal to patios or entrance columns.

The Quarry Gray color style looks great on patios.

The Quarry Gray color style looks great on patios.

Saddle Beige inherently suits designs in the Southwest style,
and looks wonderful in outdoor pergolas as well.

Faux column wraps in Saddle Beige are nice as entrance columns.

Faux column wraps in Saddle Beige are nice as entrance columns.

Sand’s understated stones are ideal to offset a business sign.

Faux columns wraps in the Sand color make gorgeous sign posts.

Faux columns wraps in the Sand color make gorgeous sign posts.

Sierra Moss can beautifully accent a garden; the surrounding greenery highlighting its elegance.

Sierra Moss is an elegant color that goes well as a garden accent.

Sierra Moss is an elegant color that goes well as a garden accent.

Tierra Gold is a wonderful color for a home’s interior,
and looks great when flanking doorways, like in the photo below.

Tierra Gold faux column wraps make great interior columns.

Tierra Gold faux column wraps highlight this archway

Washed Bisque is one of our newest colors and would look lovely in
living areas like kitchen nooks and foyers.

The Washed Bisque faux column wraps make a sophisticated addition to kitchen nooks and foyers.

Washed Bisque will make a sophisticated addition to kitchen nooks and foyers.

Made from highly durable polyurethane; these wraps are maintenance free and weatherproof.  They also won’t crack, chip or rot.  They’ll last throughout the years, and still maintain their gorgeous colors.

Because of their light weight, Wellington columns are extremely easy to install, and are perfect for a weekend DIY project.

Any color you choose will bring new life to your property or interior. Which one do you like best?

Jan 162015
 

Because fencing doesn’t always look attractive on a property all by itself, decorative fence ideas are useful to have.  While fences may set the boundaries of a property and provide security, they can also give potential visitors the impression of being unwelcome or even locked out.  They can also make the residents of the property feel fenced in.  Fences and gates on areas like decks and driveways are also better with a decorative accent.

Decorative fence ideas can be realized with cobblestone columns.

The Carlton Cobblestone columns make beautiful accents for deck fences.

That’s why fences need an extra element that creates a welcoming, hospitable feel.  With faux stone columns, creating that sensation is easy to do.  They are an affordable alternative to columns made of real stone, and have the unmistakable look of real masonry.  The bonus is that faux stone is lightweight and easy to install.  Using them as fence posts, you’ll be able to transform your property in no time.

Decorative fence ideas add charm to your property's fence line.

Ashford River Rock columns add charm to your propert’s fence line.

The columns shown below are the Carlton Cobblestone and Brick styles, as well as a few from our Ashford line.  The Carlton columns are made from high-density polyurethane, and the Ashford columns are made of medium density polyethylene (MDPE).

Decorative fence ideas are great for decks, too.

Carlton Cobblestone columns in Sierra Sand color are fantastic for deck fencing.

Each of the columns are pre-assembled in one piece.  By following the simple instructions we include with the order, you’ll be able to install them easily with a few tools you most likely already own.

Ashford River Rock fake stone columns make great end posts for your property's fence line.

Ashford River Rock fake stone columns make great end posts for your property’s fence line.

Actualize your decorative fence ideas with Ashford Ledgestone faux columns.

Actualize your decorative fence ideas with Ashford Ledgestone faux columns.

Decorative fence ideas add a sophisticated look to entrance gates.

The Ashford River Rock add a sophisticated look to entrance gates.

If you’d like to see more images of how these columns can be used to improve the look of your fences, be sure to take a look at this gallery.

Dec 122014
 

Existing posts or pillars on our homes can often look bare and uninspiring, and in need of an aesthetic upgrade.  That’s why adding the look of stacked stone or rock to columns can mean a big boost to the visual appeal of your home or business.  With our faux stone column wraps, achieving this look is incredibly easy.  Whether you’re a professional builder or a DIYer looking to perk up your home’s décor, column wraps are a fantastic way to create an impressive look.

Faux stone column wraps create eye-catching entranceways.

Wellington Drystack Espresso Column Wraps create eye-catching entranceways.

The wraps are easy to install, with interlocking sections that can be installed around existing posts and columns seamlessly, and sealed with glue and screws.  Adding an accent with column caps and ledgers is also a way to spruce up the look of columns, as well.  The two-piece column caps can be installed easily over the top of the column wraps, and ledgers can be cut and mitered to fit around the top edges of the wraps, for a sophisticated look.

Faux stone column wraps can be easily combined with decorative column caps.

Our Wellington Drystack column wraps can be easily combined with decorative column caps.

Lightweight and easy to install, the wraps are indistinguishable from the look and texture of real stone.  They are also highly durable, and will never fade, rot, crack or chip like actual stone can.  Weatherproof and UV resistant, they stand up to weather extremes, and make great exterior designs.

Faux stone column wraps give exterior designs a look of class.

Artificial stone column wraps give exterior designs a look of class.

As you can see in the customer images here, column wraps go a long way in enhancing the look of your porch posts.  They also give your property added appeal.  The customer in the testimonial below used our Wellington Drystack Column Wraps to create a much improved look to his lake house’s exterior.

Decorative floral ribbons are no match for stone veneer columns wraps.

Decorative floral ribbons are no match for stone veneer column wraps.

Faux stone column wraps work beautifully in upgrading existing pillars.

Faux drystack column wraps work beautifully in upgrading existing pillars.

We endeavored to modify our basic lake house into a craftsman style cottage appearance and the Wellington Dry Stack column wraps helped us move in that direction. My neighbor and my sister were so impressed with the appearance they are in the process of placing orders for some of the Faux Panels for use on their homes.  TennGriff, Middle, TN

With a wide variety of styles and colors to choose from, you’ll easily find the right one for your column design needs.  Take a look at the additional photos below to get an idea of the significant improvement fake stone column wraps make for existing posts and pillars.

Transform your porch design with fake stone column wraps.

Transform your porch design with fake stone column wraps.

Faux stone column wraps add a rustic touch to your porch designs.

Our Norwich Colorado Stacked Stone column wraps add a rustic touch to your porch design.

Faux stone column wraps elevate the visual appeal of wood pillars.

Elevate the visual appeal of existing wood pillars with fake stacked stone column wraps.

Faux stone column wraps are an easy way to enhance the look of wood pillars.

Our Oxford Stacked Stone column wraps are an easy way to enhance the look of wood pillars.

Faux stone column wraps provide a touch of mountain home charm.

The Regency Stacked Stone column wraps provide a touch of mountain home charm.

Faux stone column wraps add visual interest to entranceways.

Faux stone column wraps add visual interest to entranceways.

Sep 052014
 

If you’re a business owner with a property that’s in need of enhanced visual appeal, but don’t want to spend too much money and time remodeling the exterior, eye-catching outdoor business signs are a solution that many have found to work.

Outdoor business signs upgraded with decorative columns attract more customers.

Outdoor business signs enhanced by our decorative columns are a great way to attract new customers.

When your business has a prominent sign with an attractive design, you can be confident that it will attract much more attention.  To their pleasant surprise, our entrepreneur customers have experienced increased business after upgrading their signs with our decorative columns.  Our customer, George from Michigan, sent us a picture of his sign, along with his comment below:

Outdoor business signs have enhanced visual appeal with decorative columns.

George of MI loves how his outdoor business sign stands out with a faux drystack column.

The Faux Column product gave us a realistic stone look without the expense of a mason. Customer service was exceptional. This is the first time we have used this product. I would recommend it the other FASTSIGNS owners.  –George from MI

Decorative columns like this one easily upgrade your outdoor business sign.

Decorative columns like our Ashford River Rock posts are a fantastic way to upgrade your outdoor business signs.

Created from master molds made of actual stone, our columns possess all the visual and textural details of the real thing.  Passersby will think your sign posts were put together by a professional mason.  Composed of high-density polyurethane, our columns are extremely durable and require no maintenance.  Weatherproof, they resist the climate extremes of rain, sleet, snow and heat.  Their lightweight quality also makes it easy enough for you install them on your own, in no time.

Consider fake stone and brick columns as an effective way to upgrade your commercial sign.  In the process, you’ll be improving your business.

Below, take a look at more photos sent to us by our customers for ideas on how faux columns can bring out the best for your business sign.  They are a simple, budget-friendly, and eye-catching way to let your business stand out from the rest.

Decorative columns can also work beautifully for trade show displays.

Our decorative columns also work beautifully for indoor business signs.

Outdoor business signs always look better with faux stone decorative columns.

Decorative columns are a practical way to add appeal to outdoor business signs.

Decorative columns in faux ledgestone make great outdoor business signs.

Outdoor business signs like this one have added appeal with faux ledgestone columns.

Outdoor business signs always look better with faux brick decorative columns.

Faux brick decorative columns add beauty and class to outdoor business signs.

Decorative columns are a cost-effective way to improve your business.

Outdoor business signs upgraded with our decorative columns is an easy way to boost customer interest.