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 Frequently Asked Questions

 Medallions

 Installation / Sizing / Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Fast Track to Question Sections on this page                 

  A) Design Questions

 B) Custom Orders

 Services

 C) Install Questions  D) All About the Materials

 

 

The following notes are intended as suggestions only for your benefit. 

Consult with your own structural engineer, architect or designer for further advise.

You local codes and conditions may vary consult with your city hall for local statutes. 

 

 

 

 A) Design Questions

 

  A1) DESIGN FAQ

 How Big Should a Medallion be in respect to the chandelier ?

  how to size a medallion

  PHi (1.618) is known as the golden rule

  Example:

  If your Chandelier has a diameter of 18" (45.7cm)

              take the 18" x 1.618 = 29" (73.6cm) ie 61.8% larger

 

  The medallion diameter is in the correct proportions

  at 29" (73.6cm)

 

  Too Big ???

  Now that being said, if 29" is too big for the space

  perform the inverse calculation of the remainder of Phi

  1- (.618) = (.382)  ie 38.2%

  still keeping within the Golden Rule of Phi

 

  18" medallion x 1.38 = a 25 inch medallion

  

  No rules rule so select 29", 25" or what ever matches your design

  <= For more read the article

 

  Always remember that when you view the medallion mounted on the

  ceiling it will appear much smaller from your perspective at a lower level.

   By selecting one that uses the  golden rule calculation, it will appear to

   be the right size with the correct visual distortion. 

 

 

 

  A2) DESIGN FAQ

 Where did the idea of medallions come from ?

  Learn about the history of the ceiling medallion

  Simple Answer: 

  They were fire barriers for candle and gas chandeliers...

   

  <= For more read the article

 

 

  A3) DESIGN FAQ

  Do I have to replace my existing medallion to make it bigger

    

  Simple Answer:  No

  Add an expansion ring and paint the drywall section between the ring

  and the existing medallion the same color

 <- See the Results

   View the Ring Collection =>   

 

 

  A4) DESIGN FAQ

 I have a vaulted or curved ceiling can I add a medallion?

 

 

  Simple Answer:  Yes

 

  Many of the medallions are available in ResinMold®

  It is a synaptic polymer that is flexible. Time frame minimum 4 weeks

 

  <= click link to learn about custom items 

 Watch the Video on ResinMold®    Youtube Video on flexible Resinmold

 

 

  B) Custom Questions

 

  B1) CUSTOM FAQ

  Can you do historic restorations or Unique Designs?

 

  Simple Answer:  Yes

  Send us a photo and size of the broken medallion and we can quote

  it's recreation OR a concept drawing of a unique design.

 

   

 

 <- Connect to custom page

  

 

 

  B2) CUSTOM FAQ

  Can you supply in hand carved hardwood ? 

 

  Simple Answer:  Yes

  We can supply existing designs or unique designs in hand carved

  hardwoods. 

 

  There is a quoting design fee involved

 

  <- Read more

 

 

 

 C) Installation Questions

 

  C1) INSTALL FAQ

  Custom Services to make installation easier

 

 

  We offer the following services

  a) Splitting a medallion in half for easier installs

  b) Cutting custom hole sizes

  c) Finishing in Real Metal

  d) Painted Medallions 

  See all our Services - click here    

  

 

 

  C2) INSTALL FAQ

  How do I install my new medallion ?

  How to install a medallion

 

  Simple Answer:   Read our suggestion Notes

 

  There are notes on ArchPolymerTM and GRG-NeoPlasterTM

 

   

  

 

 

  C3) INSTALL FAQ

  Can I use any construction glue?

  Approved adhesive for ArchPolymer 

 

  Simple Answer:   No

  If you select ArchPolymerTM you must use an adhesive specially for

  this material otherwise it might damage the medallion.  Always

  read the instruction before applying.  

  

 

 

  C4) INSTALL FAQ

  Can I use any latex filler to cover the gaps?

    the best spackling filler on the market

 

  Simple Answer:  Yes but ...

  If you use latex filler to cover the gap between the medallion and the

  ceiling it invariably dries out over time and shrinks.  This vinyl splacking

  compound is way better as it dries hard and can be sanded.

  Always  read the instruction before applying.  

  

 

 

  C5) INSTALL FAQ

  What is a Canopy?

    CANOPY

 

  Simple Answer:  Comes with the chandelier to cover up the wires.  

  The canopy attaches to the threaded pole and sits on the installed

  medallion - not in the hole.  The hole in the medallion is only for

  the receptacle box which is usually 3-3/4" diameter. 

  

 

 

 

 

  D) All About the Materials

 

  D1) MATERIAL FAQ

  What is the ArchPolymerTM?

  Youtube video on ArchPolymer

 

  Simple Answer:  Like a synthetic wood / plaster. 

  It is not a cheap plastic really looks like plaster but is lite weight and easy to

  install.   They come primed and need to be painted. 

  Interior & Exterior use.

 

  ArchPolymerTM meets class A fire rating only when it is on special order

  to have the fire retardant put into the material mix or fire barrier primer

  can be applied in 3 coats.  This is a requirement in some jurisdictions or

  commercial buildings such as offices or places of worship.

 

 

 

  D2) MATERIAL FAQ

  What is GRG-NeoPlasterTM

learn about GRG-NeoPlaster properties      

  Simple Answer:  Like a traditional plaster but heavier and less fragile

  for packing.  GRG-NeoPlasterTM is Class A fire rated. 

  Priming and painting by others.  Interior Use

 

  <- Read more   

 

 

  D3) MATERIAL FAQ

  What is ZeamentTM

  Youtube video on Stonemold and Zeament    

  Simple Answer:  Known as GFRC, our ZeamentTM is

  a stone composite for exterior applications.

  Class A fire rated, Finishing by others

 

  <- Read more

 

 

  D4) MATERIAL FAQ

  Got more Videos

  

  Simple Answer:  Yes

  We are striving to make videos on each product but this takes time.

 

 

 <=  Click for complete collection

 

 

 

 

styles of imperial medallions ornate to modern

  youtube movie covers styles, sizing and installation

    click above to watch Video

 

 

 

 

  Got more Questions ? 

  One of our sales associates will be pleased to answer any other questions you have

 

  Call us or Email  =>  

 

 

 

 

 

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