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  • Bamboo Slats on The Ceiling!

    The ceiling is ironically one of the most overlooked pieces of the overall aesthetic of a room. The difference between a room that does not thoughtful ceiling decor and style and one that does is immediately striking. One material you can use to decorate your ceiling is bamboo slats. While bamboo slats are generally thought of as a wall or fence material, they actually are a wonderful and unique addition to a ceiling. Having bamboo slats on your ceiling will give your room a unique “hut” style.

    How to Install Bamboo Slats on the Ceiling

    The first step in installing bamboo slats on the ceiling is to measure the surface area. As the old adage goes, “measure twice, cut once.” When measuring the ceilings surface area, also keep in mind the direction you would like the slats to lay as this is an important factor in the next step, which is to calculate how many slats will be needed to cover the area.

    Once you know how many slats you need, mark the measurements you recorded on the slats for cutting. Using high regard for safety, carefully cut the bamboo slat to the size of your surface area. Don’t forget to account for any fixtures that might be on your ceiling. You’ll want to custom cut holes for any ceiling fans or lights that you may have along your surface area.

    After cutting the slats and customizing the necessary areas to account for ceiling fixtures, it’s time to adhere the slats to the ceiling. There are a variety of ways to do this - you can use nails, staples, or glue. Epoxy and finishing nails are a popular and sound option. To use this method, run a small bead of epoxy on the backside of the slat and place it against the ceiling. Once in place, drive a finishing nail in the center of the slat and one nail on each of the trailing ends of the slat, or every two feet. Continue the process for each slat. Keep in mind that the process will be easier if you’ve pre-cut the slats to fit the ceiling space exactly!

    Finishing

    To finish the installation and tie in the look of the room, you could add a custom stain to match the colors that already exist in the room if you weren’t planning on painting. Bamboo is naturally a neutral color, so you’ll find that it will be easy to stain the bamboo in a color that will complement what you already have. In addition, you can add bamboo molding to create a tasteful transition from the ceiling to the wall. Now, you can sit back and enjoy the incredible look of the ceiling that has completely transformed the look of your room!

    Need Help?

    If you have questions about installing bamboo slats on your ceiling, don't worry! You can contact our customer care team and they will be happy to assist you in the proper installation of bamboo slats for a completely transformative look!

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