A grome ceiling is a combination of 1 GRoin vault with 2 dOME ceilings. While we agree that the name grome lacks originality, the design sure doesn’t. It’s the best of both worlds if you’re a fan of both groin vaults and dome ceilings. Plus, it’s a very unique look that is bound to be a conversation starter.Check out The Grome Ceiling Featured Project
How to Measure A Grome Ceiling
Measuring a space for a grome ceiling is simple. The process consists of measuring the box (size), determining if you want a cove ring, naming it with a location, determining the installation type, and then determining your height.
- Measure the box (size) of your grome ceiling to the nearest 1/8”.
- Determine if you’d like to have a cove ring.
- Enter the location (place) where the grome ceiling will be installed in your project (for example: Game Rm, M. Bdrm, Dining Rm, #1 Grome Ceiling).
- Determine your installation type. Will you install your grome ceiling above your ceiling up into your attic or below your ceiling surface mounted?
- Note the max height available on the pricing calculator, and then determine your height.
How to Install A Grome Ceiling
Installing a grome ceiling is comprised of installing one groin vault in the center with a half dome installed to each of the 4 ends of the groin vault. In the adjacent grome ceiling time lapse video, the installation type is below the ceiling (surface mounted) with no cove ring. Custom installation instructions will be provided for your exact specifications.
How to Drywall a Grome Ceiling
Drywalling a grome ceiling is comprised of drywalling both the groin vault in the center and the dome ceiling half on each end. The process involves cutting the triangle shaped pieces for the groin vaults, cutting the pie shaped pieces for the dome ceiling rafters, cutting the drywall to the curvature and length, forming, and fastening in place.
- Wetting the back of the drywall will make the drywall easier to bend.
- For tighter radius grome ceilings, consider using a double layer of either ¼” or ¼” flex drywall.
How to Finish a Grome Ceiling
Drywall, plaster, tongue and groove, bead board, brick veneer, trim, mural, faux…the list is seemingly endless. Whether you want your grome ceiling to have a simple or an ornate finish, the choice is yours. All of our grome ceiling kits can be designed to handle any finish you can imagine. Plus, they readily accept chandeliers.
Grome Ceiling Specifications
|Material||Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)(High Grade Moisture Resistant)|
|Strut & Rafter Spacing (in.)||Every grome ceiling comes with a grome ceiling plan tailored to your specific measurements that clearly details both the groin strut and dome rafter spacing.|
|Thickness (in.)||1” – 1 ½”|
|Depth (in.)||2” – 7”|
Choosing a Grome Ceiling Height
Choosing a height for your grome ceiling is mostly personal taste along with the overall design/theme of the home. A good starting place is to use the pricing calculator to find the max height for your grome ceiling given your box (size). Once you know your max height, you can then determine how much height you want or are limited to given the pitch of your roof or you ceiling height.
How Does My Grome Ceiling Ship?
Depending upon the size of your grome ceiling and/or the size of your total order, it will either ship in boxes via UPS Ground or on a pallet via LTL common carrier. If you’d like to know how it will ship before placing your order, simply call us and we’ll let you know.
“I was amazed at their website and all the different ceiling applications they offered. The one that caught my eye was the grome ceiling. I’d never seen anything like it and said to myself, ‘I have to create it.’ I explained my dimensions of the room, what size I wanted, the depth I needed (in order to keep away from the roof rafters) and we created it over the phone…that simple. I framed the rough opening, installed the kit (which worked out perfect to the dimensions), drywalled it and finished it. It definitely gave me and everyone who has seen it ‘The WOW Factor’ (especially my wife)! I can’t thank Wes and his staff enough for making me a lifetime customer! If you have the imagination for designs with arches, these guys can create it for you to install. Being over 1,500 miles away, they are a pleasure to work with and have made every project I’ve done easy. Looking forward to the next one guys!”
Pat C., Vice President
Jim Cuccias And Sons General Contractors, Merrick, NY