Coffered ceilings use a number of beams to create the appearance of sunken panels on a roof. Although its main purpose is usually ornamental, they may have practical effects, such as decreased ceiling load, covering undulating ceilings or improve acoustics.
Builders typically use a square pattern in coffered ceilings, as well as other shapes, such as rectangles and octagons, especially in complex structures such as domes. Coffered ceilings bring a look of elegance and luxury to a room. When a roof is inherently wavy, coffered ceilings can hide the failure.
Another practical application of bins, or lacunars ceilings, is the weight management. Load-bearing ceilings may have their weight distributed and illuminated through the use of frames. This is particularly true in vault ceilings, as seen in Renaissance-style architecture.
Acoustics experts add or build coffered ceilings using absorbent panel sound to create great sound in theaters and home theater rooms or to minimize noise in a space. The safes allow flexibility in adapting a space for acoustic improvements while creating a great architectural appearance.