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Ceiling Beam Guide - Everything You Need to Know

What is a ceiling beam? Known also as exposed beam ceilings, exposed rafters, exposed timber beams or exposed trusses, ceiling beam configuration uses number of exposed joists and beams that have been designed to create visual interest and bring individual flair to your ceiling. In this article, we help you understand what type of ceiling beam will best suit your space.



At Two Birds Inc., we offer many different styles and configurations of ceiling beams. So where do you start?

Easy - lets start with the basic types of ceilings!

Flat ceiling: A flat ceiling is the simplest type of ceiling and is often finished with drywall and then painted. This traditional design style offers many options for beam layouts.

Vaulted ceiling: A vaulted ceiling refers to any ceiling that angles up toward the roof to extend higher than the standard eight- to ten-foot height of average flat ceilings. Among the most common types of vaulted ceilings are arched, barrel, cathedral, domed, groin, and rib, each with its own unique structure.

Bulkhead ceiling: A bulkhead ceiling is a section of ceiling in an interior space that has been dropped (suspended) and boxed-in or enclosed. These ceiling details are often created to hide other elements within the home or commercial space.


Now that we know the basic ceiling types - what are the beam types and configurations?

Adding interest to a specific room, installing beams in a pattern draws the eyes upward and creates a focal point in an otherwise flat open space.

Enhancing a space with a high ceiling can be easily accomplished by creating visual interest and function.

This space is all about creating beauty over a necessity within this home. By adding the slat detail, this ceiling becomes more of an art piece than an unsightly bulkhead.


How do you get started on your project?

Know your dimensions and your design?

Need Design and Measuring assistance?


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