Is there expansion & contraction of the wood? What if the wood panels crack or warp from humidity or extra dry air?
Barnwood is aged and has existed for years in the extreme outdoor weather conditions of the West, and have already likely undergone most of the warping and changes possible. The 3D Hardwood wall panels are solid wood scraps of different species, some of which are more prone to humidity levels than others. However, even for finished wood panels we only recommend installing them in interior areas with controlled temperature and humidity levels. The wood will continue to move over time so we recommend installing them with a gap around the perimeter of the installation to help the wood have the space it needs for this natural occurrence. The patent pending backing material allows this to happen, and with proper installation and a 72 hour acclimation period before installation the wood will perform perfectly for years to come.