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Unistrut Ceiling Grids as Design Elements

Red Unistrut Grid

Interior Design has put more focus on ceiling elements over the past few years.  Offices, labs, or classrooms were typically specified with standard 2’x2′ or 2’x4′ Acoustic Ceiling Tile with minimal options beyond what size grid pattern would they like.   However with the new open floor concepts, more focus has shifted to the ceiling as part of the interior design.  Unistrut Ceiling Grids can be an important part of the interior design process by offering a system that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Unistrut Ceiling Grids have historically been used to support mechanical or electrical systems as an interstitial or secondary support grid.  The aesthetics of the grid was rarely a concern because the Unistrut Ceiling Grid would get covered up by the acoustic ceiling hung from the Unistrut system.  However with the new open floor concepts, the Unistrut grids can be still be used for the same support functions for lighting, conduit, duct, or fire suppression systems but the grid can be a design element itself.

Design Features of Exposed Unistrut Ceiling Grids:

  • Unistrut can custom design any size grid pattern from 1’x1′ openings to 10’x10′ or any combination in between.
  • Unistrut Grids can be run square or at any angle relative to the space offering many design options for the grid layout
  • Unistrut can powder coat our ceiling grid systems to any standard RAL number.
  • Our grid systems are functional and aesthetically pleasing.  The Unistrut system can be designed to support up to 50 lbs per s.f. which can handle almost anything commonly seen in offices, labs, classrooms, or shared common spaces.
  • Unistrut Grids can also be used to support other ceiling elements such as Wood Ceilings, Ceiling Baffles, decorative elements, lighting systems, and many other ceiling hung objects.



Unistrut Midwest would be glad to discuss your project.  Our sales team have many years worth of projects and experience to share with you to find the right ceiling grid system for your project.  For more information on our standard Unistrut Ceiling Grids, Unistrut Ceiling Grids