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More stories about Ceilings

  • Light and Stiff

    Easi-Lite gypsum board weighs up to 30 percent less than standard gypsum board and has a high-strength core that allows it to span 24-inch on-center ceiling joists without sagging, says CertainTeed.

  • Lodge Look: Ozark Natural Paneling

    Nevermind the old plasticky paneling of decades past. Ozark Natural Paneling adds warmth with natural solid wood boards.

  • Dressed-Up Suspended Ceiling

    Why settle for an institutional-looking ceiling just to provide access to mechanicals?

  • Mod TechZone, Litecontrol and Armstrong

  • BG Radia IC-201 LCR Loudspeakers

    Steel and aluminum speakers designed for high-end in-ceiling applications.

  • Diamond Storage Concepts Ceiling Storage

    HyLoft ceiling storage units take advantage of the open space beneath tall garage ceilings and come in a range of sizes from 3 by 3 feet to 4 by 8 feet.

  • Greenlee Quick Connect Flexible Installation Kit

    Electricians use long, flexible drill bits to make holes in hard-to-reach places — to bore through a row of joists from a ceiling box, for example, while leaving the drywall undisturbed.

  • Lighting at Work

  • Balanced Energy-Recovery Ventilator

    Panasonic’s WhisperComfort Spot energy-recovery ventilator (ERV) is mounted in the ceiling like an exhaust fan, but — unlike a simple fan — it draws in fresh air to balance the volume of exhaust air while also transferring heat and humidity between the two air streams with its “capillary core”...

  • Pancake Boxes and Ceiling Fixtures

    Q: To retrofit light fixtures for old plaster ceilings that will be covered with new drywall, I plan to screw 1/2-inch-deep metal pancake boxes into the lathe of the existing ceilings and hang the new drywall around the boxes. But my electrician wants to cut into the ceiling and install deeper...