Far from the ordinary selection of ceiling materials, GKD metal fabrics provide a wealth of textures and patterns in metal fabrics. GKD metal fabrics in ceilings effectively hide wiring, plumbing, ductwork, mechanicals and support structures with style.
All metal fabrics are fireproof, extremely durable and allow for the free flow of air and sprinkler system water. Metal fabrics can be classified as rigid or flexible:
- Rigid meshes
These are generally used for flat ceilings
- Flexible meshes
(Usually rigid one direction and flexible in the other) These can be contoured or curved and cut into shapes other than rectangles. Additionally, they can be bored and trimmed to accommodate lighting, sprinkler, and other fixtures.
GKD produces drop-in panels that are frequently used in T grid layouts of standard dimensions (2x2 or 2x4). Custom sizes are also available on application.
- GKD clip system
An accessible system with the grid support network above the ceiling panels, which are secured by clips from the grid system. Such systems are readily demounted for access. Spacing between rows of panels can vary, providing space for sprinklers or lighting and allowing for airflow. Ceiling panels are sized and usually formed into a “pan” shape. This provides panel stability and also a finished appearance. The ceiling can either be acoustically neutral or acoustic, depending on the addition of an acoustic blanket or not.
- CMP mesh ceiling system
This ceiling system uses a composite of metal fabric laminated to a honeycomb aluminum backer. The CMP is a large-area ceiling panel and is mounted to a grid profile system above the panel by means of a mounting bracket affixed to the ceiling panel clamped to the grid. This system is also demountable utilizing a formed torsion spring to drop down and secure the CMP panel. CMP mesh can be precisely formed and shaped to meet architectural design needs. The CMP is acoustic in three stages;
- The honeycomb/mesh lamination provides acoustic benefits
- A layer of fleece between the two (if added), has an acoustic effect
- An acoustic blanket can be added to further manage acoustics if necessary.