A. Patinated metal.
An oxidizing agent applied to real brass makes every sheet unique. Melrose, Metal Images Collection, about $14.50 per sq. ft.; ChemetalB. Hammered copper.
A foil applied to bumpy plastic looks like the real thing. Use only on walls. MirroFlex Hammered, starting at about $6.25 per sq. ft.; Advanced Technology Inc.C. 3-D texture.
A dimensional pattern and faux metal finish make an eye-catching backsplash. MirroFlex Celtic Weave, starting at about $6.25 per sq. ft.; Advanced Technology Inc.D. Metal swirl.
It's real brushed aluminum for use on vertical surfaces. DecoMetal Goldtone Crush, about $9.50 per sq. ft.; Formica GroupE. Victorian lattice.
The raised pattern on this laminate evokes a pressed-tin ceiling panel. MirroFlex Annapolis, starting at about $6.25 per sq. ft.; Advanced Technology Inc.F. Wavy metal.
Actual aluminum is embossed with a striated pattern. DecoMetal Aluminum Twirl, about $10.25 per sq. ft.; Formica Group