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Superior Custom Faux Wood Beams - IBS 2014 We participated in the IBS 2014 show this past February. Our booth featured our Superior Faux Custom Beam line. These beams can be made to just about any width, height or length. They also can be arched...

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Beam Me UP! With Endless Possibilities - Introducing... Fort Lauderdale, Florida  April 15, 2013 Superior Building Supplies introduces their new custom faux wood beam line. Faux wood beams were previously limited to certain widths, heights and lengths....

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New - Custom Superior Faux Wood Fireplace Mantles [caption id="attachment_448" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Superior Fireplace Mantel[/caption]   Time to upgrade that old fire place mantle with a wow-inspired focal point that will display...

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Pecky Cypress Corbels - Wood Vs Polyurthane: The Choice...  Pecky Cypress Corbels - Wood VS Polyurthane: The Choice Is Clear. Pecky Cypress  can be found in new growth cypress or dead head cypress trees. Until the tree/log is cut, the amount if any, pecky...

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New Superior Faux Viga Tail's New Superior Faux Viga Tails The virtually maintenance free solution to traditional viga tail issues. What are viga tails?  Viga -" a rough-hewn beam, used to support the roof in adobe construction" What...

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Superior Custom Faux Wood Beams – IBS 2014

Category : Faux Wood Beams

We participated in the IBS 2014 show this past February.

Our booth featured our Superior Faux Custom Beam line. These beams can be made to just about any width, height or length. They also can be arched to just about any radius needed.

The center of the booth featured a modified hammer truss.  Just an example of some of the endless possibilities that Superior Faux beams offer.

In addition to our Superior Custom Beams we also have over 60 different types of Superior Pre-made Beams that customers can choose from. These premade beams are part of our quick ship program and normally can be on the road in just a few days.

We invite  you to visit our booth IBS 2014 via the below virtual tour.

Beam Me UP! With Endless Possibilities – Introducing Superior Custom Faux Wood Beams

Category : Press Release

Fort Lauderdale, Florida  April 15, 2013

Superior Building Supplies introduces their new custom faux wood beam line.

Faux wood beams were previously limited to certain widths, heights and lengths. Providing custom size beams would normally cost customers significant tooling charges. Those days are over, due to a revolutionary new process! Superior custom beams are available in 1000′s of different configurations – including 2, 3 and even 4 sided.

The beams are made out of planks and seamlessly joined together with a unique and superior interlocking system. These beams look indistinguishable from real wood and are available in almost any width, height and length.

Jeff Bloom, General Manager of Superior Building Supplies said, “We are very excited with customers response to this new line. Customers really appreciate being able to order the beams in the exact size that meets their needs.”

The new Superior custom line of faux beams are available unfinished or in a rich walnut, old barn gray, royal mahogany and double espresso. The prefinished beams are finished with an exterior grade stain and can be used indoors or out.

Architects and designers can now get their desired look with this new, virtually maintenance free alternative to real wood. Unlike real wood, Superior custom faux wood is light weight, easy to install and does not require expensive reinforcement of the ceiling.

Superior custom beams can be used in applications ranging from elaborate truss systems to covering that annoying crack in the ceiling that keeps reappearing.

Forgot to order, or a last minute addition to your project? No worries! The Superior quick response team can have your custom order out in just a few weeks. Need your ceiling accent faster? No problem! Superior Building Supplies has over 50 stocked sku’s that can normally ship within 48-72 hours.

Superior Building Supplies products have been featured on DIY Network’s I Hate My Bath, The Vanilla Ice Project, HGTV’s Color Splash, Garage Mahal and many other popular shows.

About Superior Building Supplies:

Superior Building Supplies manufactures and distributes architectural products ranging from faux wood to decorative mouldings and medallions. They are headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and can be contacted at 888-328-9232 or at http://www.superiorbuildingsupplies.com They sell through a network of distributors throughout North and South America.

Media Contact:
Superior Building Supplies
ATTN: Media Relations
1312 W McNab Rd
Fort Lauderdale, FL. 33309 888-328-9232
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New – Custom Superior Faux Wood Fireplace Mantles

Category : Faux Wood Beams

Superior Fireplace Mantel

Superior Fireplace Mantel

 

Time to upgrade that old fire place mantle with a wow-inspired focal point that will display your most cherished items.

Over the past several years, demand for fire place mantles has become a major topic of conversation. DIY shows, magazines and designers have all been looking for ways to easily and economically transition rooms into a more livable space. What could be could be more simple and economical than adding a Superior Faux Mantle to your room.

We are excited to introduce our new line of faux wood fire place mantles. These custom faux mantles are light weight, very easy to install and are available in nearly limitless sizes and colors. Most Superior Faux Wood Mantles can be installed by one person in less than 30 minutes.

For more information about this product or to find a distributor, please call 888-328-9232

Pecky Cypress Corbels – Wood Vs Polyurthane: The Choice Is Clear

Category : Faux Wood Beams

 Pecky Cypress Corbels – Wood VS Polyurthane: The Choice Is Clear.

Pecky Cypress  can be found in new growth cypress or dead head cypress trees. Until the tree/log is cut, the amount if any, pecky cypress is undetermined.

The popular pecky markings come from decomposition of the wood caused by fungus (Stereum taxodii) or other environmental influences.

Real wood pecky cypress  has several significant disadvantages when compared to Superior faux (polyurethane) pecky cypress products.

Top grade pecky cypress has become harder to obtain in recent years and is becoming very expensive.

Real wood pecky  is rarely 100% dry. Most real wood pecky cypress is sold somewhere between 50-15 percent dry. This means when one seals the exterior of the cypress they are effectively trapping moisture into the product. Trapping the moisture  can cause rapid decomposition and will ultimately cause one to incur a great deal of expense by continuously having to replace the wood.  Also, real pecky cypress have issues with termites, weight and maintenance.

Superior faux pecky cypress is a virtually maintenance  free product that is light weight and easy to install. Unlike pecky wood, it is sold 100% dry.  Our Superior faux pecky corbels are made from high density polyurethane which makes them much more cost effective than traditional wood.

The Superior faux pecky corbel line comes prefinished in a natural or unfinished color.

Below is an example of our  PC-1410 Old Growth Pecky Cypress Corbel.  This corbel weights less than 3.5 lbs and is finished in a UV resistant stain for optimal exterior application.

Each Corbel is hand stained for authenticity.

For more information, please contact the Superior Customer Care Team at 888-328-9232

New Superior Faux Viga Tail’s

Category : Faux Wood Beams

New Superior Faux Viga Tails

The virtually maintenance free solution to traditional viga tail issues.

What are viga tails?  Viga -” a rough-hewn beam, used to support the roof in adobe construction”

What is the origin & purpose of viga tails? Viga tails have a strong tradition in adobe style homes. Vigas typically protrude from the exterior of the home, giving the appearance that massive logs run through the home for structural purposes.   These homes have a rich tradition within the southwestern United States,  Indian-American community, certain parts of Latin America and Spain. Adobe homes using viga tails can be dated back thousands of years, starting with the Pueblo people who were taught by the Spanish.

The Issue: Traditional viga tails are made from wood and because  of the harsh climate they quickly decay, warp and split. They must be continuously repaired or replaced due to rapid deterioration.

The Solution: Superior faux viga tails are made from high density polyurethane. These viga tails truly are superior because of their ability to withstand harsh climate conditions. Superior vigal tails look authentic but will  not warp, rot, or decay like real wood does.   Below is a unfinished V-1314 Superior faux vigal tail. It measures: 13 3/8 -14  1/4″ x 12  1/2″ long.  Inside dimensions run 11 5/8” in diameter, tapering to 10 -7/8″ and 10 1/2″ deep.

The V-1314 is perfect for new or old construction. In most cases this viga tail can fit right over the remnant of a deteriorated wood viga.

To find a local distributor please contact the Superior Customer Care Team at 888-328-9232 or www.superiorbuildingsupplies.com

Superior viga tails are manufactured and distributed by Superior Building Supplies.

Below are examples of viga tails being used:

 

Decorating Your House With Faux Wooden Beams

Category : Faux Wood Beams

Decorating your house is always a great idea but sometimes it can be a nightmare, there are many things that you have to plan and a lot of things you have to consider while decorating. You have to pick a look that you want the room to have and have to decide how you will achieve it.

While decorating, you will have to shell out a lot on different things and there are many easy cost saving solutions that can be the answer to any budget issues you may have. Simple elements add a whole new look to a space. Take for instance faux wooden beams, they can immediately give your home a rustic look while not being too heavy on your pocket and they also end up being a better choice than the real thing because they last longer. They accentuate the ceilings and give the room a cozy feeling.

Faux wooden beams are generally made from polyurethane and so they are cheaper than actual wooden beams, they are also better for the environment because they save trees from being cut. The material is also safe for nature which means that you are making the right choice. Faux wooden beams have to look of timber but are easier to work with; they are lighter and can be moved whenever needed. Since they are just decorations and not really load bearing beams, they can be placed wherever you like to suite your room. Faux wood beams are not affected by adverse weather conditions or termites and other pests because of their durable material. They are made to mimic different kinds of wood and can be accurate to the grain that can fool anyone into thinking that it is real.

Installation of the faux wood beams is also pretty easy, you just have to mount it onto wooden blocks and make sure it is secured with wood screws which means that anyone can do it and you don’t have to hire professionals to come do it for you but you can do it yourself

Faux wood beams give you realistic looking beams for a fraction of the cost and have so many other advantages. They can be found at your hardware or decoration stores and can even be ordered online as per your specifications so if you want to give your house that rustic look why not give them a try.

Article submitted by Arizona Faux Beams a distributor of Superior Building Supplies Products

 

Superior Corbels, Rafter Tails, Outlookers

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Category : Faux Wood Beams, Press Release

Corbels, Rafter Tails, Outlookers :

Superior Faux Corbel
Superior Rafter Tail

Superior Outlooker

Superior Faux Corbel
Superior Rafter Tail
Superior Outlooker

 

Defined:

  • Superior Corbels –  A corbel is an architectural block or bracket projecting out from a wall that appears to be supporting things such as ceilings, beams, shelves, mantels, bar tops, etc. 
    • Common Misspellings: corbal, corble

  • Superior Faux Rafter Tail –  A decorative faux wood piece that is typically narrow yet long that extends beyond the outer wall under the roof overhang.
  • Superior Outlookers –  Outlookers appear to be an extension of a rafter which extends past the roof line.
    • Also Known As: Outriggers

Types of grains:

The superior (Corbel, Rafter Tail & Outlooker) are available in rustic (Time Weathered) barn wood, raised grain, smooth cypress, pecky cypress, rough sawn, sand & more.

Material Options:

The Corbel / Rafter Tail / Outlooker line is available in several material options depending upon your needs.

  • Superior Polyurethane – Superior Polyurethane is the most common and desired medium.  This versatile material creates  durable, very light weight, easy to install products. Polyurethane is perfect for high moisture areas because they do not warp, crack, split, twist or turn like real wood often does. In addition to the physical benefits of polyurethane, we are able to produce authentic replications of any wood grain that is beautiful yet economic.
    • We stock 1,000′s of these corbels for  our quick-ship ship program. Typical polyurethane corbel orders ship within 2-3 business days .
    •  Available prefinished or unfinished.
    • Large selection to choose from.
    • Depending upon quantity needs, customizing is a possibility.
    • Visit the stocked – Superior Polyurethane catalog today http://www.superiorbuildingsupplies.com
  • Superior Crete – Superior Crete is perfect for exterior or commercial applications. 1/4" – 1/2"  thick wall of  Superior Crete covers a EPS core. Made from  fire resistant materials, this product is molded and available only in smooth and pecky cypress.
    • Depending upon quantity needs, customizing is a possibility.
  • Superior EPS Foam – EPS foam is perfect for the non wood grain appearance. This product is available in a sand or knockdown finish. EPS foam can be cut to be any size or shape, then coated  with a protective exterior shell.   This product can be custom made to your specifications without tooling charges, no minimum quantity needed to produce. 

No matter the size, quantity or the style, Superior Building Supplies can provide the options  that best meet your projects requirements.

Superior Services, Superior Quality, Superior Economical Value, Superior Building Supplies, How can we help you today? Phone:888-328-9232 – Web: http://www.superiorbuildingsupplies.com  – E-Mail: cs@superiorbuildingsupplies.com

I Hate My Bath

Category : Faux Wood Beams

I Hate My Bath! How many people say this every morning when they wake up for work. The layout is wrong, outdated, nonfunctioning, and not to mention in need of a series facelift.

Jeff Devlin from the DIY Network takes on these bathroom challenges in a new show called “I HATE MY BATH!” Jeff explores clever bathroom design ideas that are easy to do, yet economical.

In the below video episode, Jeff transforms and outdated bathroom into a highly functioning yet stylish contemporary   room with the use of Superior Faux Wood Beams.

Superior Faux Wood Beams are typically installed in living areas, dining rooms, exterior patios….but as you can see from the below video, there are virtually limitless possibilities where Superior Faux Beams can dress up any living space.


What did the team of I Hate My Bath Have to say about Superior Faux Beams?

  • Light weight, beautiful, easy to install
  • These beams will be perfect for adding architectural character to any ceiling

The Superior Faux Wood Beam line is in stock and can ship within a few days. The beams used on I Hate My Bath arrived onset in less than 5 days of being ordered.

In most cases you can order your beams on a Monday and be installing by the weekend. With distributors all across North America, contact us today to find a distributor who will be happy to assist you through the entire process, start to finish.

Interntional Builders Show 2012

Category : Faux Wood Beams

Superior Building Supplies recently exhibited at the International Builders Show was in Orlando Florida this year. Below is a virtual tour of our booth 2012 booth. On display was our new cap for the T 17 A faux wood beam. This cap allows for the T 17 beam to be turn into a 4 sided beam. This new plank will give users the ability to build large elaborate trusses simply and easily. For details and products announcements will be coming soon.

Superior Faux Wood Trusses

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Category : Faux Wood Beams

Superior Faux Wood Trusses

Superior Faux Wood Trusses

Transform that drab cathedral ceiling into something spectacular! Our Superior Faux Wood Beams can do just that!

This beautiful truss system was created by using just 3 different contemporary (or sandblasted) beams. The STB-20 and STB 25 are three-sided beams that have square, non-rustic edges with a beautiful wood grain.

The STB-25 weighs just under 18 pounds and is the largest contemporary beam in the series. The STB 25 is used as the bottom & center chord. The STB-20 weighs just under 16 pounds and was used as the top chord. The SB 42-C is our four-sided beam in the contemporary/sandblasted series. It too, has square edges with that gorgeous, raised wood grain. The four-sided beam was used for the king post and the truss webbing. As you can see from the photo, the four-sided beam is ideal for making beautiful truss systems. This beam weighs less than 16 pounds. The STC-25 corbels finish off this elegant truss system.

Light weight, easy to install. Isn’t it time to transform your ceiling?

To find a distributor near you or to inquire about become a distributor, please contact our Superior Customer Care Team at 888-328-9232

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