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WHAT IS THE PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT FOR A BOX BEAM CEILING SYSTEM?

Posted ago by scottie

Due to the many configuration options offered, our Box Beam Coffered Ceiling System pricing cannot be calculated on a standard per square foot basis. However, price quotations can be easily obtained in one of the following ways: 1. Use our …

WHAT MATERIALS ARE THE BOX BEAM CEILING SYSTEMS MADE OF?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

The Tilton Box Beam Coffered Ceiling System can be manufactured from a variety of materials with our standard options being: HDU (paint-grade) MDF (paint-grade)  Poplar Clear Pine Red Oak Maple Cherry Mahogany Walnut Cellular PVC (for exterior use)  See complete …

WHAT ARE THE STANDARD BOX BEAM CEILING SYSTEM COFFER SIZES?

Posted ago by scottie

There are no standard or stock sizes for our Box Beam Coffered Ceiling Systems. Each and every Box Beam Ceiling System is custom manufactured with the coffers being sized to fit the intended ceiling area perfectly and as per the intended …

WHAT IS THE LEAD TIME FOR A BOX BEAM COFFERED CEILING SYSTEM?

Posted ago by scottie

All of our Box Beam Coffered Ceiling Systems are custom manufactured to order. As such, typical production lead times are 4 – 6 weeks for paint-grade systems (i.e. HDU or MDF) and 6 – 8 weeks for stain grade systems …

DO YOU OFFER ANY PRE-FINISHING OPTIONS WITH YOUR BOX BEAM CEILING SYSTEMS?

Posted ago by scottie

We currently do not offer any standard pre-finishing options for our Box Beam Coffered Ceiling Systems. We only offer pre-priming at this time. With our pre-priming options your ceiling treatment will only require minimal preparation prior to applying the final …

CAN YOU INSTALL MY BOX BEAM COFFERED CEILING SYSTEM FOR ME?

Posted ago by scottie

Tilton Coffered Ceilings does not employ any installers or offer any installation services. We are a product manufacturer providing unique ceiling treatments and ceiling enhancement solutions to be installed by both Professionals and DIYers.   Most Tilton Coffered Ceiling Systems …

HOW LONG DOES INSTALLATION OF A BOX BEAM CEILING SYSTEM TAKE?

Posted ago by scottie

Typical Box Beam Ceiling System installations on an average size and height ceiling can be completed in 1 -2 days. We have found that using a calculation of about 40 minutes per coffer is fairly accurate in estimating the time it will …

CAN THE BOX BEAM CEILING SYSTEM BE INSTALLED IN A SUSPENDED TYPE APPLICATION?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

The Tilton Box Beam Coffered Ceiling System has been designed as a superior alternative to conventional methods for creating an authentic box beam coffered ceiling treatment. As such, it is installed as a permanent application in which the coffer modules …

CAN THE BOX BEAM CEILING SYSTEM BE INSTALLED ON A VAULTED, CATHEDRAL OR ANGLED TYPE CEILING?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Absolutely. We can design your Box Beam Coffered Ceiling System to work on any vaulted ceiling, cathedral ceiling or angled ceiling. We can also design the Box Beam System to be used on a flat ceiling that is surrounded by …

CAN I INSTALL A BOX BEAM COFFERED CEILING SYSTEM ON AN 8 FOOT TALL CEILING?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes, our Box Beam System can and has been successfully installed on 8 foot tall ceilings by many of our customers. While we recommend our shallowest 4 1/4″D Overlay Style or 3 1/2″D Inset Style beam sizes for these applications we …

DO I NEED TO INSTALL DRYWALL ON THE CEILING PRIOR TO INSTALLING A BOX BEAM CEILING SYSTEM?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes, drywall should be installed on the ceiling surface prior to installing our Box Beam Coffered Ceiling System for the following reasons: 1. If you opt for our No Ceiling Panel option the underlying ceiling surface will be visible within …

WHAT IF MY ROOM OR CEILING IS NOT PERFECTLY SQUARE?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

It’s common knowledge that no room is ever perfectly square, nor is any wall perfectly flat or straight and we realize this. To accommodate these inevitable circumstances the Perimeter Beam Boards of each Tilton Coffered Ceiling System can be scribed …

WHAT IF MY ROOM OR CEILING IS AN ODD SHAPE?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Since every Tilton Box Beam Coffered Ceiling System is custom manufactured to order we can design and build the coffers to accommodate any ceiling shape. Since our Design & Quote software application is not capable of configuring or products for …

ARE THE BOX BEAM SYSTEM COFFERS AVAILABLE IN SHAPES OTHER THAN SQUARE & RECTANGULAR?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. Please see our Geometric and Bespoke Collection Designs for examples of the many shapes we can make our coffers in.

CAN YOU CREATE A CUSTOM DESIGN FOR MY BOX BEAM CEILING SYSTEM?

Posted ago by scottie

Absolutely. In fact, every Box Beam Coffered Ceiling System we manufacture is custom designed to fit each ceiling. Please contact us to discuss your design ideas or if you are interested in having us create a custom design for you.

DO YOU HAVE AN OPTION FOR NO CEILING PANEL WITH THE BOX BEAM CEILING SYSTEM?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes, we offer a ‘No Panel’ option in our HDU material type which can be seen on the Ceiling Panel Styles page.  While the integrated Ceiling Panel offers several distinct advantages we realize that there are also many applications in …

CAN I ORDER NON-STANDARD BEAM BEAM SIZES WITH THE BOX BEAM CEILING SYSTEM?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

In short, yes, we can customize the beam sizes in both depth and width for our Box Beam Coffered Ceiling Systems, but our standard offerings have been sized according to industry standard S4S board widths which are readily available in …

WHAT IS MDF?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Like other engineered wood products, Medium Density Fiberboard, or ‘MDF’ for short,  has a distinctively flat, dense surface that holds paint well. It doesn’t move like wood, so its joints stay tight and paint doesn’t crack, but the glory of …

HOW ARE RECESSED LIGHT FIXTURES INSTALLED WITH THE BOX BEAM CEILING SYSTEM?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

The best way to plan for and install recessed lighting fixtures (i.e. hi-hats, pot lights, can lights etc.) with the Tilton Box Beam Coffered Ceiling System is to run the rough wiring for these fixtures prior to installing the system …

HOW ARE HANGING LIGHT FIXTURES ADDRESSED WITH THE BOX BEAM CEILING SYSTEM?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

All hanging light fixtures (i.e. chandeliers, ceiling surface mounted lighting) use a hollow threaded rod and/or machine screws for installation of the fixture to the electrical box so you would install the electrical box as you normally would. Then, depending …

CAN ACCENT LIGHTING BE USED WITH THE BOX BEAM CEILING SYSTEM?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes, accent lighting (i.e. rope lighting, back lighting) can be used with our Box Beam Coffered Ceiling System utilizing one of the following 2 options we currently offer: Floating Crown Molding – We can set the Crown Molding to have …

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