Radius ceilings are an easy way to quickly add flair to flat, boring ceilings. While they might be simple in design, they are mighty in curve appeal impact. Browse through the several radius ceiling kits we manufacture: circular soffit, oval soffit, donut, inside radius corners, and outside radius corners.Check out Decorative Ceilings Featured Project
How to Measure A Radius Ceiling Kit
Measuring a radius ceiling kit is pretty straight forward. It simply consists of measuring the depth, width, and height. While the name for these 3 measurements will change depending upon the radius ceiling kit you choose, the concept will remain the same. For example, for a circular soffit we need to know the measurements for the box and height; for an oval soffit we need the width, length, and height. Each radius ceiling kit will have specific measurement requirements which you can easily reference from the pricing calculator.
How to Install A Radius Ceiling Kit
Custom tailored installation instructions will be supplied for your specific radius ceiling kit. The installation process is similar to painting by number. Using your instruction, you’ll simply fasten each arch component of your radius ceiling kit in place.
How to Drywall a Radius Ceiling
Drywalling a radius ceiling is comprised of measuring the curvature of the radius pieces, 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 ceilings, consider using a double layer of either ¼” or ¼” flex drywall.
How to Finish a Radius Ceiling
Drywall, plaster, tile, trim, faux…the list is seemingly endless. Whether you want your radius ceiling to have a simple or an ornate finish, the choice is yours. All of our radius ceiling kits can be designed to handle any finish you can imagine.
Radius Kit Specifications
While any part of a ceiling radius can be modified to our builders’ exact specifications, the most common part specifications are as follows.
|Material||Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)(High Grade Moisture Resistant)|
|Thickness||The thickness of the radius pieces can range from ½” to 1 ½” thick depending upon the radius kit|
|Depth||The depth of the radius pieces will vary according to your height specifications|
|Radius||The inside and outside corners’ radius can be made as small as 8 ¼” and as large as you desire.|
Choosing Your Radius Ceiling Kit
Choosing a radius kit is mostly personal taste along with the overall design/theme of the home. Circular and oval soffits work great in rooms where you’re either limited by the 2nd floor or your trusses. In this case, you can simply fur in and fur down to add these radius ceilings. The inside and outside radius corners are a perfect addition to tray ceilings. While they’re simple in design, they make a huge impact on what is a rather common ceiling.
How Does My Radius Ceiling Ship?
Depending upon the size of your radius 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.
“We are always looking for more efficient and cost effective ways to build our homes without sacrificing our high commitment to quality. We first discovered Archways & Ceilings when we were searching for better methods to create our radius ceilings. From design to fabrication, the Archways & Ceilings team have always been a pleasure to work with and do a great job manufacturing our custom radius ceilings to the dimensions we provide to them. Each of the radius ceiling kits come with easy-to-follow instructions, which makes installing them a no brainer.”
Ted DeCesare, Owner/CEO
DeCesare Homes, Murrysville, PA