Save Time and Money When Creating Curvilinear Metal Ceilings with Chicago Metallic Corporation's CurvGrid Systems


Chicago - Helping reduce curvilinear metal ceilings' installation costs by up to 50%, CurvGrid(TM) Systems from Chicago Metallic® Corporation reduce labor and save time for commercial interiors projects. CurvGrid Systems create dramatic ceiling waves, islands, vaults and transitions between ceiling heights. They are well suited for both small and large spaces in a wide range of applications, including auditoriums, offices, shopping centers, transit centers, art galleries, and healthcare facilities.

"CurvGrid system's patented primary carrier aligns suspension components and trim to create a stronger curved system. It takes about half the time to install as traditional systems' labor-intensive hanger drops," says Brian Valdez, Chicago Metallic Corporation's product manager. "With fewer hanger wires and a smooth grid surface without crimped tees, it also presents an attractive look that can be enhanced with colors, finishes and perforations."

The company offers three different CurvGrid Systems, engineered and designed to projec specifications.

  • CurvGrid One-Directional System infill panels butt together and curve to match the undulating ceiling plane, giving a one-directional continuous ribbon-like aesthetic.

  • CurvGrid Two-Directional System utilizes cross tees and flexible panels that bend to follow the curve of the grid.

  • CurvGrid with EZ-Flex® Panels conceal the suspension from view for a monolithic appearance. EZ-Flex Panels' integral tabs require no clips, no cutting and no tools as they install with a simple bend and twist.

    These systems may be used with or without flexible infill panels. If desired, CurvGrid and EZ-Flex solid and perforated panels are available in standard and custom sizes. The panels may be painted in a broad palette of colors as well as simulated wood grain finishes. Panels also may be ordered with acoustical backers for sound control. In addition, CurvTrim(TM) vertically curved perimeter trim with factory-mitered corners provides clean, crisp intersections.

    The metal used in CurvGrid Ceiling Systems, EZ-Flex Panels and CurvTrim Perimeter Trim contains no organic compounds, which mitigates mold and microbial growth. Further enhancing the environmental attributes, the metal may be specified with up to 100% post-consumer recycled content and is 100% locally recyclable. The use of environmentally responsible building materials is a critical component of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® certification process.

    Supporting LEED goals and documentation, Chicago Metallic includes downloadable resources on its website. Assisting with design and installation details, CAD drawings, Google(TM) SketchUp models and Revit® 3-D models also are on demand at www.chicagometallic.com.

    About Chicago Metallic Corporation

    Chicago Metallic Corporation is a global provider of architectural building products and services, including metal panels and ceiling systems, suspended grid systems, and acoustical and sustainable ceiling panels. Its manufacturing facilities and distribution channels are located throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Building on a legacy that began in 1893, the people at Chicago Metallic Corporation create enduring relationships and quality products that stand the test of time. With pride in craftsmanship, commitment to customers, and an eye on the future, the company continues to benefit from a culture where people are valued above all else. Learn more by visiting www.chicagometallic.com.

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