Cellular PVC trim manufacturer Versatex has introduced a new tongue-and-groove ceiling product that offers a rich look of hardwood.
The Canvas Series comes in black cherry, walnut, or tropical macore.
“Our stable, maintenance-free PVC systems have set the standard for high-end custom home exteriors,” says Versatex vice president of sales Rick Kapres. “In one special niche, however — porch ceilings — some builders and clients still opt for luxury woods with deep, dark finishes for a warm contrast with the surrounding millwork. But there are tradeoffs. Hardwoods need maintenance. They can check, split or crack. And installation can be a pain. We knew there had to be a better way.”
Canvas, the company says, offers the look and feel of hardwood without the maintenance. The initial Canvas Series release conforms to the Versatex’s WP4 T&G profile, with woodgrain laminates permanently bonded to moisture-resistant PVC.
The 1x6 WP4 profile (actual thickness, a full ¾ inch) comes in 18-foot lengths that can span up to 24 inches on center. A matching 4-inch crown molding is sold in 16-foot lengths, and includes a color-matched touchup kit for use on butt joints or fastener marks.