Both real and faux wood ceilings are popular in the building industry today, and they each have their own advantages and disadvantages. Here's how to choose the right one for your situation.
If cost is a big factor for you, you might want to go with a faux ceiling. Their reason for existence is to provide a cheaper alternative to real wood.
Faux might also be the way to go if you're intimidated by the installation process. It's is going to be more labor-intensive to install a real wood ceiling.
Even though a faux wood ceiling can closely replicate the real thing, it's never quite the same. The grain on any real-wood ceiling is unique - not so with a faux ceiling.