I have a vaulted family room ceiling that is currently drywalled. I'd
like to place a wood ceiling over the drywall, but I'm having some
trouble deciding which product to go with, and I'm hoping someone out
there can offer some advice.
First, since the project is over 500 square feet, I'd really like to
keep the cost down..
Armstrong makes a laminate product called Woodhaven designed
specifically for ceilings, but it requires furring strips to be
installed over the drywall, and although it looks better than you'd
think, it is afer all a laminate and so doesn't look quite real. It
does have the advantage of running $2.50 per sq ft (plus furring strip
Instead I was thinking about going with an inexpensive prefinished
flooring product, maybe a wood veneer or engineered product. I've
seen some of this stuff as low as $3-3.50 per sq ft prefinished. I
would presume it could be installed directly onto the drywall via
nails through the underlying joists (It's only 3/8-9/16" thick, so I
assume weight wouldn't be an issue.)
While I wouldn't put it on my floors, since I doubt it would wear
very well, wear is not really an issue for me, since we do very little
walking on the ceiling...
Is this a reasonable route to take or is there a better alternative?
Thanks for any response