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WHAT IS THE ‘QUICK-LOCK’ FEATURE ON THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

The ‘Quick-Lock’ feature refers to the fact that the planks are end-matched with a Tongue and Groove (T&G) profile that interlocks on ALL 4 edges (2 long sides + 2 short ends) eliminating the need for the butt-joints/seams to be …

ARE CEILING & WALL PLANKS EASY TO INSTALL?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. Ceiling & Wall Planks are very easy to handle and install. See our written Installation Manuals for the recommended best practices for each type.

ARE FAUX WOOD BEAMS DURABLE?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. Faux wood beams are surprisingly dense and durable compared to real wood when installed in areas such as the ceiling where they are not subjected to abuse. Unlike real wood beams, faux wood beams will not warp, crack, split …

ARE FAUX WOOD BEAMS EASY TO INSTALL?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. Due to the lightweight nature of the HDU material they are made of, faux wood beams are very easy to handle and install. See our Installation Video or our written Installation Manual for the recommended best practices and materials.

ARE INSTALLATION MATERIALS & HARDWARE INCLUDED WITH FAUX WOOD BEAMS

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

As an added value, all Molded Series Faux Wood Beam orders include a FREE Installation Kit that contains everything you will need to secure the beams to your ceiling following our recommended installation method found HERE. The Installation Kit will …

ARE THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS MADE IN THE USA?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. All of the Ceiling & Wall Plank products are proudly made in the USA.

ARE THERE ANY PRE-FINISHED OPTIONS FOR THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. All of the Ceiling & Wall Planks are available pre-finished. Please see the specific product pages for the available finishes for each.

ARE THERE ANY PRE-FINISHING OPTIONS FOR THE BOX BEAM COFFERED CEILING SYSTEM?

Posted ago by scottie

No. 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.

ARE THERE ANY PRE-FINISHING OPTIONS FOR THE SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

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

CAN ACCENT LIGHTING BE USED WITH THE BOX BEAM COFFERED 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 …

CAN CEILING & WALL PLANKS BE INSTALLED DIRECTLY TO THE FRAMING JOISTS, TRUSSES OR STUDS?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. There is no issue in doing so, however consult with your local building department, as drywall may be a code requirement in certain circumstances.

CAN CEILING & WALL PLANKS BE USED / INSTALLED OUTSIDE?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. Ceiling & Wall Planks (including MDF*) can be used in “dry” exterior applications (i.e. no direct contact with wet weather like rain or snow). For example on a porch ceiling where they will be exposed to temperature and humidity …

CAN FAUX WOOD BEAMS BE CUT?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. Faux wood beams can be cut very easily with standard woodworking tools (i.e. hand saw, circular saw, miter saw etc.) and should always be ordered at least 1 foot longer than needed and be cut to the precise length …

CAN FAUX WOOD BEAMS BE MADE FIRE-RATED?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. All of our Artisan Series faux wood beams are available with a Class-A fire-rated option to meet your projects fire code requirements.  

CAN FAUX WOOD BEAMS BE PAINTED OR STAINED?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. Faux wood beams are available with a paint/stain ready primer that can be painted with any latex paint in your choice of color and sheen. The primer can also be finished with a waterborne semi-transparent stain such as this …

CAN FAUX WOOD BEAMS BE USED/INSTALLED OUTSIDE?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes, faux wood beams can be installed and used for both interior and exterior applications in any climate and under any weather conditions without the worry of them being compromised by insects, rot or mold. If the beams will be …

CAN FAUX WOOD BEAMS BE USED TO COVER EXISTING STRUCTURAL BEAMS OR MECHANICAL ITEMS?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. Faux wood beams are a great way to cover and enhance the appearance of both structural and non-structural steel or wood beams, as well as plumbing pipes, electrical wiring, HVAC ducts etc.

CAN I GET A BOX BEAM COFFERED CEILING SYSTEM SAMPLE BEFORE ORDERING?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. We offer a variety of faux wood beam Sample Kit options HERE *The cost of the Sample Kit you purchase will be credited towards your faux wood beam order.

CAN I GET A CEILING & WALL PLANK SAMPLE BEFORE ORDERING?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. We offer a variety of faux wood beam Sample Kit options HERE *The cost of the Sample Kit you purchase will be credited towards your faux wood beam order.

CAN I GET A FAUX WOOD BEAM SAMPLE BEFORE ORDERING?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. We offer a variety of faux wood beam Sample Kit options HERE *The cost of the Sample Kit you purchase will be credited towards your faux wood beam order.

CAN I GET A SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT SAMPLE BEFORE ORDERING?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. We offer a variety of faux wood beam Sample Kit options HERE *The cost of the Sample Kit you purchase will be credited towards your faux wood beam order.

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

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes, our Box Beam Coffered Ceiling System can and has been installed on 8 foot tall ceilings by many of our customers. While we recommend our shallowest beam sizes for these applications (i.e. 4-1/4″) we have also had customers complete …

CAN I INSTALL A SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT ON AN 8 FOOT TALL CEILING?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. The Shallow Beam Kit has a low profile of 1-1/2″ allowing it to be used on even the lowest of ceiling heights.     

CAN I ORDER A NON-STANDARD BEAM SIZE WITH THE BOX BEAM COFFERED 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 …

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

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

The Box Beam Coffered Ceiling System was designed as a permanent application in which the coffer modules are secured to the ceiling with lag screws driven into the ceiling framing (i.e. the joists or trusses). The system can also be …

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

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes, the Box Beam Coffered Ceiling System can be installed on any vaulted, cathedral or angled type ceilings. 

CAN THE BOX BEAM COFFERED CEILING SYSTEM BE MADE FIRE-RATED?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. The Box Beam Coffered Ceiling System is available with a Class-A fire-rated option to meet your projects fire code requirements.  

CAN THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS BE INSTALLED ON A VAULTED, CATHEDRAL OR ANGLED TYPE CEILING?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. All of the Ceiling & Wall Planks can be installed on any vaulted, cathedral or angled type ceilings.

CAN THE SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT BE INSTALLED IN A SUSPENDED TYPE APPLICATION?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

No. The Shallow Beam Coffered Ceiling Kit has been designed as a low-profile alternative to the traditional, deep box beam coffered ceiling treatment. As such, it is installed as a permanent application in which the components are secured directly to …

CAN THE SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT BE INSTALLED ON A VAULTED, CATHEDRAL OR ANGLED CEILING?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. The Shallow Beam Coffered Ceiling Kit can be installed on any vaulted, cathedral or angled ceiling.

CAN THE SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT BE MADE FIRE-RATED?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. The Shallow Beam Coffered Ceiling Kit is available with a Class-A fire-rated option to meet your projects fire code requirements.  

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

Posted ago by scottie

Due to our commitment to manufacturing and providing our customers with the best products possible, Tilton Coffered Ceilings, Inc. does not provide any installation services. However, all of our products have been designed with the ease of installation in mind …

CAN TILTON INSTALL THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS FOR ME?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Due to our commitment to manufacturing and providing our customers with the best products possible, Tilton Coffered Ceilings, Inc. does not provide any installation services. However, all of our products have been designed with the ease of installation in mind …

CAN TILTON PROVIDE TECHNICAL HELP FOR THE SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Our website has an installation video, written installation manual, and other technical resources for the Shallow Beam Coffered Ceiling Kit. If you’re unable to find the information you’re looking for, we would be happy to assist you. Just give us a call at …

CAN CEILING & WALL PLANKS BE MADE FIRE-RATED?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Only our Faux Wood Ceiling & Wall Planks are available with a Fire-Rated option to meet any fire-code requirements your project may have.

CAN TILTON INSTALL MY SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT FOR ME?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Due to our commitment to manufacturing and providing our customers with the best products possible, Tilton Coffered Ceilings, Inc. does not provide any installation services. However, all of our products have been designed with the ease of installation in mind …

CAN TILTON INSTALL THE FAUX WOOD BEAMS I PURCHASE FROM THEM?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Due to our commitment to manufacturing and providing our customers with the best products possible, Tilton Coffered Ceilings, Inc. does not provide any installation services. However, all of our products have been designed with the ease of installation in mind …

CAN TILTON PROVIDE TECHNICAL HELP FOR THE BOX BEAM COFFERED CEILING SYSTEM?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Our website has an installation video, written installation manual, and other technical resources for the Box Beam Coffered Ceiling System. If you’re unable to find the information you’re looking for, we would be happy to assist you. Just give us a call at …

CAN TILTON PROVIDE TECHNICAL HELP FOR THE FAUX WOOD BEAMS I PURCHASE FROM THEM?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Our website has an installation video, written installation manual, and other technical resources for all of our faux wood beam products. If you’re unable to find the information you’re looking for, we would be happy to assist you. Just give …

CAN LIGHT FIXTURES BE INSTALLED IN OR HUNG FROM FAUX WOOD BEAMS?

Posted ago by Jason Tilton

Yes. Recessed and puck style light fixtures can be installed in the faux wood beams. However, hanging fixtures must be supported by structural framing or blocking behind or inside the beams. 

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