Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrsChuck Worked well for our purpose
The wood skirting around an edition to our recently purchased older home was rotting. The previous owner had pushed dirt for flowerbeds up against the wood siding. We removed the rotted wood, put concrete board in it's place and attached the faux reclaimed brick panel. It was easy to cut and it took paint well. It looks good. Visually, it would be difficult to tell it is styrofoam.
It is very light - not heavy. The panels have "brick" extensions to mesh with another panel. Two of these extensions were broken in shipping. These breaks did not affect our project. It is commonly used on exterior surfaces. Only time will tell if it will hold up over time. It looks great now and will not rot like wood.
September 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hector Good product, bad service
The brick look very natural and easy to assemble. Some joints don't look so even. Ordering on Home Depot was a very bad experience. It took about a month to get here (12 day to deliver the product and 15 day to travel and arrive).
September 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pete Requires more than you think
I installed these panels in two rooms. I felt they were more expensive than they should be and opted for the Redstone despite preferring the Chicago because they were 20% cheaper. As it turns out, you can replicate the "charred" look by simply "dry brushing" some black paint across the panels after installation.
My biggest beef was with the coverage. The panel sizes are such that I had to order far more than I needed to cover the 12 ft. width of each of my walls. I suspect they are sized to meet shipping restrictions, but even the stated dimensions are deceptive since the vertical edges interlock and have overlapping tabs that must be cut off from the first piece installed at the junction with an adjoining wall which reduces it's width by about 6 inches.
The horizontal edges also interlock. The problem there is that the faux mortar is not present between the bricks of the last row and leaves the wall showing through at either the top or bottom of your wall depending on how you orient. I bought some colored caulk to fill these gaps, but it does not match exactly.
Otherwise, they are easy to install. I opted not to use adhesive for my interior application so as not to destroy the drywall should I, or future owners, choose to remove the panels. I used small drywall screws that can be hidden with the aforementioned caulk or the mfg's touch up paint (see separate review). They cut easily; I used a small battery powered saw, and they don't create saw dust so you can cut inside.
The panels have good dimension and look very real. Visitors always walk up and touch them to determine and by feel, it is obvious they are not, but otherwise, one would not know. IMHO, unless your structure is the type that could be constructed of brick, it would not matter what material you use, no one will be fooled anyway.
I had to reorder due my underestimation of quantity, and just as with the first order, the product was delivered more quickly than promised and arrived in good condition. I made an inquiry on the companies website and they replied promptly.
November 4, 2014