FAQ's - Shallow Beam Coffered Ceiling Kits
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ARE THERE ANY PRE-FINISHING OPTIONS FOR THE SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT?
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 final finish of your choice.
CAN I INSTALL A SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT ON AN 8 FOOT TALL CEILING?
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 GET A SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT SAMPLE BEFORE ORDERING?
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 THE SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT BE INSTALLED IN A SUSPENDED TYPE APPLICATION?
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 the ceiling substrate (i.e. drywall).
CAN THE SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT BE INSTALLED ON A VAULTED, CATHEDRAL OR ANGLED CEILING?
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?
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 SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT FOR ME?
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 and so they may be installed by both DIYers and professionals alike.
CAN TILTON PROVIDE TECHNICAL HELP FOR THE SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT?
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 (800) 396-6410 or shoot us an email at [email protected]
DO I NEED DRYWALL ON THE CEILING PRIOR TO INSTALLING A SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT?
Yes, drywall should be installed on the ceiling surface prior to installing our Shallow Beam Coffered Ceiling Kit for the following reasons:
1. The underlying ceiling surface will be visible within the center of each coffer.
2. Your local fire code will more than likely require a layer of drywall on the ceiling as a fire barrier between floors along with a scratch coat of joint compound.
3. It will provide a clean continuous surface on which to mark center of the ceiling and to snap guide lines to aid in the installation process.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO INSTALL A SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT?
Typical Shallow Beam Coffered Ceiling Kit installations on an average size and height ceiling can be completed in 1 -2 days. We have found that using a calculation of about 30 minutes per coffer is fairly accurate in estimating the time it will take a crew of two installers to complete a Shallow Beam Coffered Ceiling Kit for the first time.
IS THE SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT EASY TO INSTALL?
Yes. Due to the proprietary modular process, the Shallow Beam Coffered Ceiling Kit is very easy to handle and install. See our Installation Resources which include all of the recommended tools and best practices for both DIYers and professionals alike.
WHAT ARE THE SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KITS MADE OF?
All of our Shallow Beam Coffered Ceiling Kit components are manufactured from a High Density Urethane (HDU) foam polymer that is similar in density to White Pine. HDU can be cut, sawed, shaped, routed, nailed, glued and screwed just like wood, but unlike wood it’s much lighter and it won’t crack, flake, blister or warp while also being impervious to moisture.
HDU ceiling materials are also environmentally friendly. For every piece of HDU millwork purchased there is one less strain put on the world’s natural forest resources.
WHAT ARE THE STANDARD SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT SIZES?
There are no standard coffer sizes with our Shallow Beam Coffered Ceiling Kits. The Shallow Beam ceiling treatment offers a collection of standard sized and designed beam lineals and fittings which may be used in any combination to create both classic and unique layout designs on your ceiling. The resulting sizes of the coffers have no standards or limitations in how large they can be.
WHAT IF MY CEILING IS AN ODD SHAPE?
Not to worry! The unique catalog of components offered for the Shallow Beam Coffered Ceiling Kit provide you with the flexibility needed for it to be used on any shape ceiling.
WHAT IF MY CEILING IS NOT PERFECTLY SQUARE?
Not to worry! No ceiling is ever perfectly square, nor is any wall perfectly flat or straight and we realize this.
When utilizing the Perimeter Molding option for your project, any differences between the Perimeter Beams and Fittings and the surrounding walls will be covered so they need not be perfect or tight to the walls.
Alternatively, if you have opted not to include a Perimeter Molding with your kit, you will need to take extra time and care to ensure that you scribes and/or taper the Perimeter Beams and Perimeter Fittings so that they fit tightly to the surrounding walls so that they are visually acceptable once caulked.
WHAT IS THE AVAILABILITY / LEAD TIME FOR A SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT?
All Shallow Beam Coffered Ceiling Kits are made to order and have a manufacturing lead time of 2 – 4 weeks from the date of order.
WHAT IS THE PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT FOR A SHALLOW BEAM COFFERED CEILING KIT?
Due to the many complexities and variables involved, our Shallow Beam Coffered Ceiling Kit pricing cannot be standardized or calculated on a per square foot basis. However, pricing for Shallow Beam Coffered Ceiling Kits can be quickly and easily obtained starting HERE