Traditional coffered ceilings were once built into the structure of the building itself and were made of heavy, unforgiving stone. While the stunning historical feel of coffered ceilings is still a reason why homeowners want them in their own home, the design and application process of these box beam ceilings has evolved for the better.
While stone, wood, and other natural materials may still be used in some ceilings, the use of polyurethane products has made achieving a beautiful coffered ceiling easier and less expensive.
Here are a few advantages to choosing a polyurethane coffered ceiling over other materials.
Versatility in Mold Shape and Size Allows for Custom Designs
A huge creativity advantage to using polyurethane for coffered ceilings is that molds may be created in any number of shapes and sizes. This allows for quick manufacturing of pieces as well as a faster process of casting custom box beam designs. Being able to quickly design pieces needed for a ceiling or being able to quickly manufacture kits also helps keep down the coffered ceiling cost and wait time.
Lightweight Material Makes for Simpler Installation
Polyurethane is a lightweight material which really helps to make the installation process easier and faster. This material is safer to work with and can easily be done by a professional. Some kits even allow for homeowners to safely install coffered ceiling kits within their own home, if they have some DIY experience. Simpler installation means a lowered chance of a mistake occurring and reduce downtime while the room is under remodel.
Durability and Moisture-Resistance Ideal for Any Room
Polyurethane may be a lighter product but it’s highly durable and resistant to various types of damage. It isn’t going to be damage by insects like wood and it completely moisture-resistant. It’s ability to repel moisture and also not peel from warmer temperatures or humidity make it perfect for any room, including bathrooms and kitchens.
Coffered ceilings are one of the most stunning ways of completely finishing a room. Interior designers often refer to the ceiling as the “fifth wall”, which eludes to how the ceiling should be incorporated into the room’s design just as the side walls. Installing this type of ceiling is easier than other ceiling treatments yet yields one of the most dramatic results.
If you are redecorating and are unsure of what to do with your ceiling, a coffered ceiling is an excellent route to go. This infographic below by Tilton Coffered Ceilings show what every homeowner should know about this type of ceiling treatment.