Basic Product Information
Q: What size are your faux panels?
A: Texture Plus® faux panels are an average of 2' x 4'. Many designs are available in our interlocking style which allows you to seamlessly cover an unlimited area (i.e., any area wider than four feet). As a rule of thumb, plan on 8 sq/ft for standard panels and 7 sq/ft for interlocking panels.
Q: How thick is your simulated siding?
A: Texture Plus® simulated siding is an average of 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch thick depending upon the design.
Q: How much does each faux stone panel weigh?
A: An average Texture Plus panel weighs approximately 5-6 lbs apiece.
Q: Is there a minimum order? Where can I buy them?
A: There's no minimum! Order here or contact our international distributors if you are outside of the USA. Small orders ship easily in cartons, larger orders by common carrier (container orders are available).
Q: How many faux panels does Texture Plus® offer?
A: Texture Plus® offers simulated siding in nearly 200 designs of brick veneer, faux stone, wood wall paneling, and bamboo siding.
Q: What faux design corner pieces are available?
A: Texture Plus® currently sells corner pieces that coordinate with the entire line as well as matching corners in Stonewall, Brick, Stacked Stone and Ledgestone Select.
Q: Is there any benefit to the caulk & adhesive sold by Texture Plus®?
A: The benefit of buying our textured caulk is that it is perfectly color matched to the grout/mortar joints within our faux panels allowing you to create a completely seamless appearance. Color matched textured caulk is only available through Texture Plus®.
Q: Does Texture Plus® have fire-rated faux panels?
A: Yes, Texture Plus® sells both fire-rated simulated siding and non fire-rated simulated siding . The fire-rated faux panels are certified with an ASTM E84 Class-A rating. Fire-rated panels are suitable for indoor use only. Fun Fact: Boeing uses the same material on their aircraft.
Q: Can I use Texture Plus® fire-rated faux panels outside or in wet environments?
A: No, although our non fire-rated faux panels are waterproof, our fire-rated faux panels are not suitable for outdoors or wet environments. Contact us at 1.800.863.8468 for more details.
Q: Does Texture Plus® offer a warranty?
A: At Texture Plus®, we stand behind our faux panels. Texture Plus® has been in business for over 31 years perfecting our process and materials, and our faux panel line has evolved over the years to keep pace with the needs of our customers. Satisfied customers in extreme climates from Alaska to the Caribbean use Texture Plus® with confidence. Our faux panels are backed by a 25-year finish/50 year material warranty.
Q: What are your terms and conditions.
A: For a full review, click here for our terms and conditions.
Q: Are the faux panels safe for my child to be around? Are the faux panels toxic?
A: Texture Plus® is completely safe for both children and adults. There is no Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) required with our simulated siding. Additionally, our panels are produced with all water-based chemistry, with no VOC and do not “off gas” any formaldehyde.
Q: Can I bend or curve the panels?
A: Yes, Texture Plus® panels will bend or curve a minimal of 4" in its length. You can also 'kerf' (cuts every inch or two 1/8th) into the back of the panel to get a greater bend or curve.
Basic Interlock Information
Q: How many of the faux panels interlock?
A: Currently, more than 70 of our faux panels available in the interlock design.
Q: What is the benefit of buying interlocking faux panels?
A: The benefit to using our interlocking faux panels is that they provide a totally seamless look.
Q: Why don't all of your faux panels interlock?
A: Not all of our faux panel designs call for interlocking. For instance, in nature, slate is a slab; so using an interlocking design would lessen the realistic appearance. The standard panels allow you to create your own design.
Where and How Can I Use Texture Plus® Faux Panels
Q: Can Texture Plus® faux panels be used outdoors as well as indoors?
A: Absolutely, Texture Plus® uses a high-density polymer to make our simulated stone siding, brick veneer siding, and wood paneling, making them impervious to water damage, insect damage and all types of weather. Texture Plus® then finishes the faux panels with an extremely durable UV resistant clear coat to completely ensure that our faux panels are versatile enough for either in or outdoor use.
Q: Are Texture Plus® faux panels safe in the kitchen and as a backsplash?
A: Texture Plus® faux panels are safe to use in the kitchen. Simply use a mild soap to clean it rather than harsh sprays and degreasers.
Q: If I was to install the faux panels in my basement, which can be damp, will it ruin or lessen the life expectancy of the product?
A: Installing our faux panels in a basement will not ruin or lessen the life expectancy. There is virtually no absorption, which is why Texture Plus® can offer our simulated siding for indoor or outdoor use. Our do-it-yourself siding performs with flying colors thorough humidity, weather & water immersion testing.
Q: Can I use your faux panels in a pond or pool, or run a waterfall over it?
A: Our panels are used in many ponds, waterfalls and are even safe for fish! (As substances like chlorine and other minerals may damage the finish of the simulated siding, please note that the warranty for this use does not cover the finish.) Texture Plus® suggests ordering a free sample and testing it out first.
Q: Can I use your faux panels as flooring?
A: Texture Plus® faux panels have not been designed to use as flooring. It is perfect for a display or trade show flooring, but we don't recommend it for everyday foot traffic. A sharp heel might scratch the panel and coating.
Q: Are the non fire-rated faux panels safe to use around a fireplace?
A: Texture Plus® recommends the fire-rated faux panels when the product is being installed anywhere near extreme heat. The non fire-rated faux panels have a flash point of over 600 degrees Fahrenheit (over 315 degrees Celsius). Our fire-rated faux panels have an ASTM E-84 Class A rating & we provide certification.
Customizing Texture Plus® Faux Panels to Meet Your Needs
Q: Can I repaint Texture Plus® faux panels?
A: Texture Plus® offers simulated siding primed, without color. Please be aware however, that any coloring put on the faux panel is not covered by our warranty.
Q: What type of paint can I use when repainting Texture Plus® faux panels?
A: Texture Plus® recommends using water-based, acrylic or latex paint when repainting faux panels.
Q: Do you offer custom colors?
A: Yes, Texture Plus® gladly offers custom colors for orders above 50 faux panels at $325 per color match. Call or email us for details.
Q: Can I get a faux panel half in one color and half in another?
A: No, Texture Plus® cannot divide a faux panel into two separate colors.
Tips for Installing Texture Plus® Faux Panels
Q: Can I work with standard tools on Texture Plus® faux panels?
A: Yes! You can cut, route, drill and fasten Texture Plus® faux panels with ordinary woodworking tools for use by the novice or master. Use standard saw blades for cutting.
Q: What tools do I need to install faux panels?
A: Texture Plus® faux panels are easily installed using tools found in almost everyone's toolbox. To complete a wall, we recommend using: Screws, Construction Adhesive/Glue (we recommend PL® Polyurethane Premium Construction Adhesive), Screwdriver, Sandpaper or sanding block, Caulking gun, and Texture Plus® color-matched textured caulk. Optional: Saw (for custom cutting).
Q: Will the faux panels slide right in together?
A: It is possible that there may be some high-points that need sanding. This can be fixed easily just by going over the area with a sanding block. See installation instructions.
Q: How do I cover corners with Texture Plus® faux panels?
A: In most cases when rounding a corner, the edges of the faux panels are first cut into two 45-degree angles. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to miter a corner using both our interlocking and standard do-it-yourself siding.
Q: Can I use one faux panel on the top of my wall & a second faux panel on the bottom? Will they match up or will I need to use molding?
A: Using two Texture Plus® faux designs is an excellent way to give visual contrast to a wall! Whether or not you'll want to use molding will depend upon the two designs you choose, you can use molding or you may like it without.
Q: When installing the faux panels, if I incorrectly drill the screws--will the faux panel crack?
A: If you incorrectly drill screws when installing Texture Plus® faux panels, they will not crack. That's a real benefit of working with Texture Plus® panels! Since our simulated siding is not wood, there is no splintering or flaking, and unlike real stone or slate our faux stone panels will not crack, you just get clean lines.
Q: Can I hang pictures on the faux panels?
A: Yes, you can hang pictures on the faux panels. We strongly recommend that you use a molly or screw into a stud if the panels are installed on drywall.
Storing Texture Plus® Faux Panels
Q: How do I store Texture Plus® faux panels?
A: We suggest storing faux panels flat on a surface in order to avoid bowing. If the simulated siding is stored in an upright position and do bow, lay them flat and they will self-correct.
Q: What temperature should I store Texture Plus® faux panels?
A: Texture Plus® faux panels should be stored at room temperature or cooler. If the faux panels are stored at this range of temperature, they will be ready for immediate use even in cold weather.
Ordering, Shipping, and Samples
Q: How can I order faux panels from Texture Plus®?
A: You can order faux panels online (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or by calling 1.800.863.8468 (Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm EST).
Q: What does a sample look like and how many free samples can I get?
A: While competitors charge for samples, Texture Plus® will be happy to send you two random design samples at no charge (approx 6” x 6”). Free samples [6” x 6”] are taken from full size panels [2’ x 4’], so you can easily see the incredible realism of our designs. Need a sample of a specific design? Just note it on your request or contact us at 1.800.863.8468. Need a full array of our samples? If you need extensive samples, order our full sample kits here (charges apply).
Q: How many faux panels come in a pallet?
A: There are approximately 120 faux panels of Texture Plus® in each pallet depending on the design choice. Need less? Panels ship via UPS in easy to manage cartons.
Q: Can I order samples of Texture Plus® simulated siding?
A: Yes, to receive your free sample pack and other Texture Plus® promotional offers, click here.