Michael Roemen: “Wood is such a beautiful material and brings warmth to any space, but because it’s more of a premium finish with a higher cost, it really should work harder for you both aesthetically and acoustically. Let’s take a look some of those ways you could utilize wood ceilings in creative ways.”
1. Custom Stains
MR: “We love to apply a custom stain to a wood ceiling, cause it allows a designer to match the ceiling to the flooring, wall paneling or other materials in the space. From darks, mediums to light tones, if you send a color control, we can match it in a few days. We can even build a larger design sample for you to show your client.”
2. Custom Hybrid Patterns
MR: “One trend we’re seeing is where designers are utilizing the standard thicknesses, depths, finishes and species to create more of a pattern in the ceiling that goes away from the standard on center spacing. In this way they can create their own look and aesthetic specifically for their project and do so on a budget. We can help you through that process by steering you towards standard sizes and species that would fit a pattern you might have in mind.”
3. Curves & Angles
MR: “We’re seeing more of a trend away from the standard rectangular or square ceilings and having a little bit more creativity with what those perimeters look like. One strategy for doing this is to utilize a continuous linear wood ceiling system. A flooring like random joint placement, gives that monolithic wood within the space that the designer envisions. Continuous linear ceilings are a great way to keep within the budget but also give you flexibility and freedom on you design aesthetic.”
4. Wall Transitions
MR: “This is a trend we’re seeing where interior designers take that ceiling and wrap it down a vertical wall. Now one thing to keep in mind is even though the material can look and install relatively similarly the wall install will be different. The important thing to remember is to specify division 9, that way it comes from the same supplier and you have no discrepancy in color, grain, or on-center spacing.
MR: “This is a trend we’re seeing more of where interior designers are carrying that aesthetic through the glazing to an exterior protected soffit, like a breezeway or an entryway. There are some species and stains and finishes that help protect the exterior wood, so you may have to change the product a little bit. The benefit is you get the warmth and beauty for both the exterior and interior and it’s a nice transition.
Through these design trends, we’re hopeful that you can see there’s a lot of flexibility with wood ceilings, both on interiors, walls, exteriors and other applications. Architecture and interior design continue to evolve and utilize it in amazing ways. 9Wood can help you with technical support, precedent images and budgets to insure you’re delivering on your design for your client. Thanks so much for watching the video and we look forward to working with you.”