With the ability to insulate sounds and heat, resist fire while serving architectural, physical and possibly therapeutic purposes, ceilings generally are remarkably purposeful. As the years go by more ways and particular design structures are discovered and employed in homes and a typical specific example is a tray ceiling.
Also referred to as an inverted or recessed ceiling, a Tray ceiling is an overhead closure with a visual resemblance of a tray. It has a centre section that could be several inches or several feet higher (there is no fixed height) than the areas around the perimeter of any room it is being built in. It is best suited in large rooms with high ceilings and the focal length which happens to be a spot for fixing chandeliers, ceiling fans or pendant lights is created by the higher centre of the ceiling.
The instalment process depends on two major factors;
-Installation for already existing design (built-in)
Here the tray installed will not require lowering the height of the ceiling for the accommodation of the drop-down border.
-Remodelling before installation
This requires modification of ceiling trusses which should only be done after consultation with the manufacturer of the roof trusses or a structural engineer. In some cases, modifying the framing may not be safe or structurally sound.
Usually, before remodelling, permits are obtained. This is because the structural body of the home is going to be altered and it is a job left to be performed only by professionals.
However, If the height of the ceiling allows for the installation of a drop-down ceiling the process would be made much easier and would not require recessing the tray which does not particularly require a professional as someone with basic carpentry knowledge can achieve this.
The remodeling process can also be achieved by the installation of a faux tray ceiling which, just like the employment of drop-down ceilings, does not require a pro. The centre of the ceiling is painted with a darker colour than the surrounding border creating the tray effect.
A good number of tools and materials used are similar to those used for a wall which is drywall.
Drywalls are the most common by far and are also referred to as gypsum wallboard. However, while they are the most conventional materials to employ, drywall materials are difficult to utilize and involve countless tapping, sanding and mudding before completion of construction. Utilization is a long and time-consuming process that requires a lot of labour. Maintaining a drywall is difficult and it is also prone to damage with barely enough or sustainable degree of durability and/or guarantee. It can be easily ruined by children, pets or younger adults and damages created are also very visible.
The problematic features of drywall have warranted the discovery of better and more reliable options. Other materials that serve as alternatives include;
More alternatives include;
How to Accent a Tray Ceiling
Tray ceilings represent depth and style and better still, they promote an expensive look without having to cost too much. They can be outlined by flat trimming using flat wooden trim boards positioned outside the edge of the tray or flat against the top of the tray.
It is much less expensive to install or project a tray ceiling while building a new home than having it redesigned to achieve the purpose.
Location and type of project influence the price of Tray Ceilings. Customarily, homeowners spend about $2-$4 per square foot for installation.
In newly constructed homes the cost could amount within the range of $500 -$1,500 per ceiling.
This shares great similarity to that of a traditional tray ceiling in the sense that there is a difference in height of the centre of the ceiling contrasting with the perimeter. In the reverse ceiling, the centre is lower than the perimeter rather than the centre being taller.
Coffered Ceilings are simply gridded often made of carved stone or expensive wood. Unlike the tray ceilings, it is not a modern pattern. In this pattern, indents are serially introduced to create a 3D design. Mostly, creation is by use of beams to make rectangles and squares. They tend to lessen ceiling load, cover-up wavy ceilings and improve acoustics by absorbing excess sounds providing effective noise control and also add to the resale value of a home. It has the most popular depth using a 4-5/8″ crown and taking up 4″ from the face of the grid to the back of the coffer.
Tray ceilings on the other hand are made or constructed by raising a single area of a ceiling in the centre that surrounds a dropped border running along the perimeter of a room.
Other types of ceilings include;
If what you desire is an escape from the plain and simple feel of your home and transit to a more pleasing atmosphere, tray ceilings are amongst the top options available for achieving that transformation. With easy, doable and accessible designs, you are steps away from providing for yourself a brand new ambience right where you live.
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