This ceiling rim is made from high-density polyurethane. Polyurethane is lightweight durable and easy to install using common woodworking tools. Four pieces are shipped to make a complete circle. Ceiling rims are able to be used around ceiling medallions or around a lighting fixture to enhance any ceiling and give you the look of plaster but the durability and light weight of the polyurethane. The ceiling rim comes primed and ready to be painted with any quality paints.
Ceiling Decor Project
Rather than putting this decorative ring around a center medallion, or around a chandelier; I chose to put it around a very large and flat flush-mounted custom light fixture. I call it my “foyer pancake light” because it is 32 inches in diameter, and takes 8 full-size light bulbs, but it only projects about 10 inches from the ceiling.
As you can see from the photos, we painted the area in-between the rim and the light fixture a “chocolate milk” color, while the rest of the ceiling is an antique white, and the rim itself is bright white. You will notice that we were able to incorporate the rather inconveniently-located ceiling sprinkler head into the design, precisely in the middle of the inner circle area.
The finished result is striking, and it actually makes the light fixture look even bigger, as though the light fixture, the rim, and the area in-between are now all “one thing” five feet in diameter.
A word of encouragement to your customers… don’t panic if the four-piece rim you install has gaps between the pieces and doesn’t look perfect when you nail it up at first. As long as you have it aligned closely, it will all look A LOT BETTER as soon as you caulk it… the caulk takes up all the gaps and seams and gives it a one-piece-look with barely-visible seams.
Best Wishes, John L. Jeffcott