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.