Stikwood is real reclaimed timber with easy installation technology that allows its users to peel and stick planks of wood onto a wall or indoor surface. At first glance, this product sounds genius, but there are a wide range of problems and difficulties that may arise if you choose to go with Stikwood. 

As with any design craze, people all around the world are dying to get their hands on it and reinvent ways to make it more affordable and easier to use. In the case of Stikwood, manufacturers have combined the trendiness of reclaimed wood with the ease of installation. Stikwood is similar to wallpaper and can add dimension and design to any space. The problem that many have with it is that it can only be installed properly under very strict circumstances and likely won’t last you as long as traditional reclaimed wood. 

If you’re going to do something, do it right. Why spend more money on a worse product? Stikwood may look great on the outside, but will never offer as much versatility, durability, and longevity as tradition reclaimed lumber will. Many are under the false belief that Stikwood can be added and removed at will, but it will ruin a wall once pried off a surface. Really, the only benefit that you are getting with this product is its seamless installation. Reclaimed wood can be tricky to install because of its measurements not aligning correctly and the different textures of wood causing problematic techniques. to the wood we provide at Rocky Mountain Reclaimed, Stikwood has the planks pre-cut to fit into place perfectly for whichever design you choose. Many Stikwood users have, however, complained that this is not the case and many of the wood pieces have trouble fitting together. 

One of the main issues that users report is that the longer Stikwood planks are, they are not flat and often look warped or do not stick properly when installed. This product requires an exactly flat surface that is indoors, completely dry, and the correct wall coating to stick to. Paint that is old or chipping will not allow the adhesive of the wood to stick to it, causing many problems later on for homeowners. 

Stikwood is also extremely temperature sensitive. If you live in an area like Colorado where the weather is unpredictable and fluctuates often, Stikwood may not be able to hold up. Areas that are humid and have frequent moisture from rain or fog also may be susceptible to Stikwood not being able to adhere to surfaces.

Another major downside to Stikwood is its predetermined lengths and package quantities. You can cut down edges and lengths of the wood, but the installation process becomes less seamless and more difficult for beginners that often buy these products. Stikwood users are usually looking for an easy way to add some wood into their home without the need of tools and much effort. The predetermined lengths may not fit the needs of your wall shape or design preferences. It’s important to consider the style you’re looking to achieve before implementing a product that may not fit. Stikwood also only sells their products in standard package sizes. If you’re looking to incorporate some reclaimed wood onto a smaller area, you’ll have to buy a much larger quantity than you need. Likewise, if you need to fill a large area, you’re going to have to buy many packages with no discount for buying in bulk. 

Rocky Mountain Reclaimed offers real reclaimed wood at a more affordable rate for the quality and long-lasting materials that you’re getting. There’s no use in wasting money on a product that doesn’t look as good, won’t last as long, and is an easy way to add cheap design to a home. The partnerships with reclaimed lumber companies across the US has allowed us to provide the best products on the market at some of the best prices you’ll find. We offer a wide spectrum of styles, aging, and technologies with the reclaimed wood you can special order from us. Installation may take you a little bit longer than Stikwood, but our products will last you for years to come and don’t have the disadvantages that Stikwood does. You will never achieve the same rustic, timeless look that real reclaimed wood provides when you install Stikwood. If reclaimed wood is a trend that you’d really like to incorporate in your home or business, it’s worth going the extra mile to get the best quality products you can. 

To learn more about the products and services that our partners offer, check out our other blogs and resources to get a feel for why going with Rocky Mountain Reclaimed is your best bet. We want you to achieve your dream home the best way possible. Reach out to us today to get started!