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Creating Linear Illusions with Ceiling Beams

In the age of rapid innovation, the industry has come up with several techniques to style ceilings. Sometimes left as a blank overhead canvas of one colour, ceilings can create an illusion of height and space when designed properly. One method of achieving this illusion of dimension is by installing ceiling beams.

Playing with Height, Space and Natural Light

Linear architectural elements, such as ceiling beams, create a perspective that lends an illusion of space and distance. As a result, they add dimension to flat surfaces like ceilings. The lines created by beams can also produce interesting shadows and allow light to pass through a hidden source beyond the ceiling line.

In some applications, ceiling beams can “divide” very high ceilings into multiple layers. Beams bring the scope down for a cosier effect, while achieving a three-dimensional style that allows for more visually interesting ceilings.

Versatile Design Aspects of Ceiling Beams

When it comes to interior design, ceiling beams are versatile and work harmoniously with classic and rustic styles and several other themes that incorporate natural materials like wood and metal. As additions to the blank canvas of ceilings, they can be installed in almost any area of a commercial establishment.
Beams can also be painted in light or dark shades, depending on the warmth and coolness of the interior. They are available in a variety of materials, such as steel, polyurethane foam and natural wood.

Supawood's Lightweight Timber Beams

When it comes to high-quality, wooden ceiling beams, you can trust Supawood’s MAXI BEAM, our own range of timber beams. The beams are available in various depths, shapes, sizes and finishes to meet your design requirements. They are lightweight and all resistant to fire hazards. If you have Fire Group 1 or moisture resistant requirements, we offer our Aluclick aluminium beam system.

Our MAXI BEAMS are suitable for any room, be it the office, the break room and even the hallway. They can be applied for acoustic purposes and can absorb up to 85 per cent of incidental sounds. You can also use them to line linear lamps and light bulbs for a creative take on room lighting.

A Wide Range of Finishes to Choose From

MAXI BEAMS are available in a variety of finishes. Our Supafinish accentuates the warm tones of natural timber veneers. We also have the economical Supalami finish, the most popular option for MAXI BEAM. For coloured ceilings beams with a glossy finish, we have Supacolour that offers metallic and pearlescent finishes.

Supawood is a trusted supplier and manufacturer of architectural lining systems in Australia, with services extended to the UK, Europe and NZ. Our range of timber beams, acoustic panels and accessible ceiling tiles delivers nothing less than high quality and excellent performance. As an industry leader, our focus is on providing superior products matched with exceptional customer service.

To learn more about our services and our diverse range of products, get in touch with us today. Feel free to call us on 1800 002 123 or drop us a line at [email protected] for any enquiries.

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