When any trend takes over, there are always subsequent products that come about as a “spin off” of the original. These products take the advantages and disadvantages of the authentic product and tweak them. As many of you know Reclaimed Wood is one of the new design movements that is quickly being adopted by homeowners, builders, and designers alike. Although there is no chance of actually replicating true reclaimed wood, there are a variety of “sister products” around. These materials claim to have the same look and feel but at a lower cost and with easier installation procedures. Once such product is Stikwood. It is a Peel and Stick version of reclaimed planking. Developed in 2012 it has gained some admirers.
Because working with reclaimed wood can be expensive and time consuming, the developers of Stikwood felt that this was a beautiful and sustainable solution.
Although it is not original reclaimed wood it does offer a distinct way to transform a room in much less time. Like reclaimed wood it is a viable option for paneling and wall art accents.
Is Stikwood Real Wood?
Stikwood is 100% real sustainable reclaimed wood.
Some people are mistaking it as a “faux wood” that is applied in a wall paper like fashion. This is not the case. The planks are real wood that is fitted with an adhesive system to permanently adhere to walls.
Can Stikwood be removed?
Stikwood is meant to be an everlasting addition to your walls. If you decide at some point that you want to remove it, you will have to pry it off.
Ease of Stikwood Installation
The creators of Stikwood wanted to address installation issues that come with using whole non-manufactured reclaimed wood planks.
Stikwood is accurately measured per plank and is easy to cut with any type of saw. This reduces waste and time because special cutting is not required to account for oddly shaped planks or varying sizes.
Furthermore, the adhesive system completely eliminates the use of any hardware.
Does Stikwood need to be acclimated?
Yes! Just like any other type of wood, Stikwood requires a 48-72 hour acclamation process.
Disadvantages of Peel and Stickwood
- Some users report that the longer planks are not flat and therefore look warped after they are applied
- Issues can arise when walls are not perfectly straight or square
- Users have also reported that depending on how old paint or primer is that is on the wall or ceiling prior to installation it can effect adhesion
- Peel and Stick wood is only for indoor use
- Peel and Stick wood is temperature sensitive
- Peel and Stick wood only basically comes in 5’ widths and cannot be cut down for edging areas
- If you are using Stikwood in a small area you will have to buy in larger quantities (it is already packaged in standard amounts)
- Peel and Stick wood does not usually come with a warranty
Although this is a simpler version of authentic and rustic reclaimed wood, you will not get the same look with Stikwood. Since it does go through a manufacturing process the final look is more uniform and less antiquated in appearance.