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Remodeling 101: Easy-to-Install and Affordable Accent Walls

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Remodeling 101: Easy-to-Install and Affordable Accent Walls

October 8, 2018

When we first introduced readers to Armstrong Ceilings, it was to show you how their ceiling planks and tiles could instantly transform an ugly drop ceiling (see that post here: Remodeling 101: An Easy (and Affordable) Way to Fix Ugly Ceilings). But don’t let the name fool you, Armstrong Ceilings specializes in more than just ceilings, and they clued us in to a clever hack: using their wood-look planks and metal tiles to create a low-fuss accent wall, no demolition required. Here’s a look:

a staple of the ever popular modern farmhouse style, wood look planks can be ap 10
Above: A staple of the ever-popular modern farmhouse style, wood-look planks can be applied horizontally on a wall to give the effect of shiplap without the expense of a wood-paneled wall (or the luck of uncovering an original one during a remodel). To achieve this effect, prepare the wall with backing material or furring strips, then use the clips enclosed in a box of Armstrong Ceilings’ WoodHaven Planks to affix the panels to the wall. For detailed instructions, see Armstrong Ceilings’ WoodHaven Planks Installation Guide.
woodhaven planks are available in several styles and colors. the painted white 11
Above: WoodHaven planks are available in several styles and colors. The Painted White variety shown here has a smooth finish and a neutral look.
if you prefer a grained, wood like texture, consider the classic white plank. 12
Above: If you prefer a grained, wood-like texture, consider the Classic White plank.
vertical wainscoting accentuates the high ceilings in a living room. for vertic 13
Above: Vertical wainscoting accentuates the high ceilings in a living room. For vertical installation, Armstrong Ceilings’ WoodHaven planks can be applied directly to the wall using construction adhesive.
get the look of classic beadboard paneling with woodhaven beadboard planks. 14
Above: Get the look of classic beadboard paneling with WoodHaven Beadboard planks.
another popular variety: woodhaven woven charcoal gray planks, which have a li 15
Above: Another popular variety: WoodHaven Woven Charcoal Gray planks, which have a linen-inspired texture and a dramatic dark gray color. The woven texture is also available in White.
for a more eclectic statement, armstrong ceilings offers a line of real metal t 16
Above: For a more eclectic statement, Armstrong Ceilings offers a line of real metal tiles, which they call Metallaire, for use on both ceilings and walls. Here, a paneled wall adds a dose of glamour to an otherwise-neutral entryway. Metallaire installation is similarly low-maintenance: Use construction adhesive and conehead nails to apply the panel to the wall.
metallaire panels are available in \1\2 styles and 5 colors, and are coated to  17
Above: Metallaire panels are available in 12 styles and 5 colors, and are coated to resist rust, mold, and mildew. Shown is a popular combination: the “Fans” pattern in Copper.
metallaire panels are also available pre cut as \18.5 by 48.5 inch backsplash  18
Above: Metallaire panels are also available pre-cut as 18.5-by-48.5-inch Backsplash Panels that fit most standard kitchens and can be easily installed. The backsplash panels are made of stainless steel, which is naturally resistant to rust, mold, and mildew.
metallaire backsplash panels come in five patterns, including the small floral 19
Above: Metallaire backsplash panels come in five patterns, including the Small Floral Circle shown.
if stainless steel isn&#8\2\17;t your style, metallaire \24 by 48 inch wal 20
Above: If stainless steel isn’t your style, Metallaire 24-by-48-inch Wall Panels can be cut to size for a kitchen backsplash, and come in 12 patterns and 5 finishes.
 metallaire small panels in white complement a more neutral palette. 21
Above: Metallaire Small Panels in White complement a more neutral palette.

Are you ready to embark on an accent wall project in your home? Visit Armstrong Ceilings’ Inspiration Gallery for wall installation ideas, and source Armstrong Ceilings products through Lowes or on lowes.com.

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