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Things Are Looking Up at Outwater with the Introduction of Many New Decorative Ceiling Panels, Domes, Medallions and Complementary Ceiling Products

May 5, 2014


Bogota, NJ ( — Things are looking up at Outwater [Outwater Plastics Industries, Inc. + Architectural Products by Outwater, LLC] with the introduction of many new Decorative Ceiling Panels comprising a host of different materials, designs and colors to accommodate a wide range of residential and commercial applications.


Outwater has chosen to highlight those Decorative Ceiling Panels, Domes and Medallions that acquired the most significant attention and positive feedback at the recent 2014 International Builder’s and Kitchen & Bath Shows.


1) Acrylic Ceiling Panels


The Summer Solstice and the phenomenon of the ensuing Midnight Sun, where the sun is visible for as long as 24 hours per day, only takes place for a finite period of time in the most northern and southern latitudes.


For those desiring random images of soft white clouds against a light blue sky with a bright, open airy ambiance in “perpetuity,” but who are otherwise either unable or unwilling to relocate to anywhere near the Arctic or Antarctic Circles, Outwater is pleased to introduce its new series of Acrylic Ceiling Panels.


Imagine not only having the year round opportunity to turn on the serenity and beauty of a magnificent Summer Sky at your fingertips, but also being able to fully enjoy it in the temperate, climate controlled interior surroundings of your home or office.


Offered as 2-ft. x 2-ft. panels, with six randomly mixed sky patterns, or 2-ft. x 4-ft. panels, with four randomly mixed sky patterns, Outwater’s Acrylic Ceiling Panels are designed for easy “drop in” use with standard 15/16-in. suspended ceiling channel grid systems.


An impervious, low maintenance and easy to clean surface renders Outwater’s Acrylic Ceiling Panels waterproof, mildew-resistant as well as germ and bacteria-free.


2) Stamped Steel Ceiling Panels


Think Green!  Build Green!  Save Green!  Outwater has turned back the clock with its new offering of finely crafted, highly detailed tin-free, premium quality Stamped Steel Ceiling Panels. 


Having combined the perfect mix of both texture and nostalgia with the timeless elegance and decorative grandeur of the past, Outwater’s Stamped Steel Ceiling Panelsenliven contemporary and traditional fashions alike by providing charm and beauty to any room with a variety of historically accurate Victorian to Art Deco period inspired designs from which to choose. 


Manufactured of lightweight 30 gauge, .010-in. thick chromium treated tin-free steel comprising 30% recycled materials, Outwater’sStamped Ceiling Panels are available in 2-ft. x 2-ft. lay-in and 2-ft. x 4-ft. nail-up formats with complementary Filler Panels and 4-ft. Cornices for easy installation using traditional nail-up and suspension methods. 


Outwater’s Stamped Steel Ceiling Panels are offered either uncoated or in an array of five different finishes.  For additional authenticity, steel cone head nails are available for nail-up applications.


3) Thermoplastic PVC Ceiling Panels


Video Link: Outwater’s Plastic Ceiling Tiles


Don’t replace… reface!  Outwater’s highly detailed, Class-A Fire Rated Thermoplastic PVC Ceiling Panels not only enable a perfect, professional 2-ft. x 2-ft. and 2-ft. x 4-ft. glue-up or lay-in installation by anyone without their ever having had any prior experience in fabricating ceilings, they are available in a variety of different traditional and contemporary finishes to accommodate any décor. 


Handled similarly to Outwater’s aforementioned Acrylic Ceiling Panels, Outwater’s Thermoplastic PVC Ceiling Panels are designed to be installed over the exposed surface of one’s old, existing discolored and water stained ceiling panels. 


Not only impact, chemical and scratch resistant, Outwater’s Thermoplastic PVC Ceiling Panels can be easily cut with common household scissors, utility knives or razors for further customized fabrication to accept most lighting, ventilation, water sprinkler and surface mounted speaker systems. 


When used with standard 15/16-in. suspended ceiling channel grid systems, Outwater’s lightweight formed Thermoplastic PVC Ceiling Panelscan be effortlessly “dropped” into ceiling grids using just hold down clips, or, if being utilized to replace existing ceiling panels, they can be easily installed leaving the old panels intact for additional stability and thermal insulation without the need for hold down clips. 


Because Outwater’s waterproof Thermoplastic PVC Ceiling Panels are mildew-resistant as well as germ and bacteria-free, they never require any follow up maintenance, readily enabling their use in difficult to access applications.


Outwater also offers corresponding snap-on 15/16-in. suspended ceiling channel grid covers as a low cost alternative to replacing or repainting rusted, stained or deteriorated metal grids.  


4) Versa Tile Ceiling Panels


As a result of great advancements in manufacturing technology in conjunction with lower production and materials costs, Outwater’s newly updated version of its original Versa Tile Ceiling Panels are practically indistinguishable from the look and feel of real plaster ceiling tiles.


Now offering even better quality than Outwater’s previous Versa Tile Ceiling Panels at 40% of their original cost, Outwater’s revolutionary, new line comprises lightweight, nonpolluting, thoroughly biodegradable rigid polyurethane that simply “drops in” to standard 15/16-in. suspended ceiling channel grid systems without the use of hold down clips, and as with Outwater’s Thermoplastic PVC Ceiling Panels, easily conforms to accept most lighting, ventilation and surface mounted speaker systems.


Like wood ceiling panels, Outwater’s Versa Tile Ceiling Panels are durable enough to be tooled and even refinished as desired.  However, unlike ordinary gypsum and plaster ceiling tiles, Versa Tile Ceiling Panels won’t break, stain or chip. 


Additionally, because Versa Tile Ceiling Panels are dimensionally stable as well as impermeable to moisture and insects, they require no maintenance, not only making them suitable for indoor or outdoor use, they are backed by a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects. 


5) Ceiling Domes


Outwater’s new lines of Ceiling Domesare not only intended to add beauty and refinement within any setting in which they are utilized, but also to address and accommodate otherwise insurmountable technological challenges often encountered when installing large, dimensional objects in new and existing construction and renovation applications.  With this in mind, Outwater’s Ceiling Domes are available in both “one step” surface mounted or recessed installation formats that feature one piece construction integrating the Domes with their peripheral trims for a “seamless,” clean appearance.


When used alone, Outwater’s Ceiling Domes will completely transform any nondescript ceiling into an exquisitely cultivated center of attention.  However, by merely drilling through their centers, Outwater’s Ceiling Domes can be readily adapted for use with chandeliers or other lighting fixtures.


Unlike cumbersome plaster domes, which are heavy, fragile and difficult to install, Outwater’s Ceiling Domes are produced of lightweight, extremely durable high-density polyurethane or fiberglass, enabling them to be readily handled and affixed using the same tools as wood.


• Domes with Integrated Light Cove:  Specifically designed with an incorporated light cove, which when utilized in conjunction with Outwater’s LED Ribbon Flex Light or any other manufacturer’s lighting product, enables one to create indirect illumination that produces an ambiance comparable to the soft glow of a candle.  Manufactured of lightweight fiberglass, Outwater’s Domes with Integrated Light Coves are not only easy to install, they can be further decoratively augmented through the addition of center ceiling medallions if desired.


• Surface Mounted Polymer Domes:  Outwater’s intricately designed Surface Mounted Polymer Domes easily fit into existing ceilings or any location in which major construction alterations might not either be practical or possible. 


• Fiberglass Domes:  Outwater’s new series of Fiberglass Round and Elliptical shaped Domes are available in a variety of rimmed and rimless designs, and are offered in popular diameters and depths for use in a wide range of applications.  For added ornamentation, Outwater’s Fiberglass Domes are designed to accept supplementary center ceiling medallions up to 24-in. in diameter.


6) 100% Recycled Cornice and Crown Mouldings


Video Link: Outwater’s 100% Recycled Cornice and Crown Mouldings


For years, architectural moulding manufacturers have been touting the inherent commonplace benefits of using high density polyurethane mouldings in comparison to mouldings manufactured of media that had been previously offered. 


Every now and then a new product comes along that revolutionizes and redefines a new standard that brings about positive changes within industry; appreciable changes such as the ability to go “Green” without having to spend a lot of “Green.”  That product is Outwater’s new line of 100% recycled “Green” Cornice and Crown Mouldings, which offers all of the benefits of previous generations of polymer mouldings and more.  Responsibly manufactured from select, reclaimed, renewable polystyrene resources, Outwater’s 100% recycled “Green” Cornice and Crown Mouldings have elevated this long venerated decorative building product to a whole new level, a level that you and your customers can and will immediately appreciate.


Outwater’s 100% recycled “Green” Cornice and Crown Mouldings are the cost effective alternative to more costly polymer mouldings and millwork without compromise.  


Comprising a full, decorative array of cornice mouldings and panel mouldings, Outwater’s 100% recycled “Green” Mouldings offer a new economical decorative and design medium that up until now, was never previously available.


The unique recycled polystyrene compound from which Outwater’s 100% recycled “Green” Cornice and Crown Mouldings are manufactured, not only provides a hard, strong surface, it is extremely lightweight, enabling Outwater’s 100% recycled “Green” Cornice and Crown Mouldingsto be easily installed using the same time-honored, traditional woodworking techniques and tools that are employed in the installation of wood and mdf mouldings.  Outwater’s 100% recycled “Green” Cornice and Crown Mouldingscan be cut, nailed, glued and painted just like wood and mdf mouldings.


Outwater’s premium polystyrene compound itself, is an environmentally friendly, ecologically sensible “Green” compound that can be recycled and is CFC free.  Additionally, the factory applied finish for Outwater’s 100% recycled “Green” Cornice and Crown Mouldingsis water based without the use of any solvents, making its selection for use easy and wise. 


With many decades devoted to the production of high density polyurethane mouldings, Outwater has applied its acquired knowledge and unsurpassed experience in the design and manufacture of polymer mouldings and millwork in researching and pioneering the development of its 100% recycled “Green” Cornice and Crown Mouldings.


7) Faux Wood Beams


Video Link: Outwater’s Faux Wood Beams


Now one can easily and economically recreate the rustic look afforded by authentic, aged, hand hewn oak beams with Outwater’s water based finished and unfinished high density polyurethane Faux Wood Beams. 


Ideally suited for transforming ordinary houses, stores and restaurants into extraordinary, charming country style homes, shops and inns, Outwater’s hollowed Faux Wood Beams are not only lightweight and sturdy, they are easy to install on virtually any type of surface by means of affixing them via countersunk nails or screws to nailing blocks or wood planks, which serve both as a point of attachment as well as an installation guide or template. 


Stocked in four different collections (Box Beam, Contemporary, Log Beam and Rustic) in eleven assorted styles (Classic Raised Grain, New World, Vintage, Mesa, Milled, Modern, Rough Sawn, Colonial and Heritage Log, Hand Hewn, Old World, Tahoe and Vintage), Outwater’s Faux Wood Beams are indistinguishable from the genuine wood beams after which they have been patterned.  And just like the originals, Outwater’s Faux Wood Beams can be tooled and refinished if necessary still retaining their grain and texture using traditional techniques and tools. 


However, unlike their wood counterparts, which are subject to rot and insect infestation, not to mention their overt heft and difficulty in handling, Outwater’s Faux Wood Beams are dimensionally stable as well as impervious to moisture and insects, making them suitable for either indoor or outdoor use. 


To heighten the overall authenticity of an installation, Outwater has introduced the following corresponding products:


Outwater’s Rubber Beam Strapping and Polyurethane U-Brackets perfectly replicate the look of the heavy, forged wrought iron fastening hardware used to secure Outwater’s Faux Wood Beams in place.


Offered as complementary decorative ornamentation that is intended for use with Outwater’s Faux Wood Beams, Outwater’s Faux Wood Corbels will indiscriminately augment the beauty and refinement of Outwater’s Faux Wood Beams, and can either be utilized in conjunction the Faux Wood Beams as a corresponding support, or as a standalone ornamental embellishment.


Outwater’s Faux Wood Panels are intended for horizontal or vertical supplemental use with Outwater’s Faux Wood Beams and Faux Wood Corbels.


Outwater also offers Beam Stain for touch ups.


8) Ceiling Medallions


With a newly expanded collection of nearly seventy-five different Ceiling Medallions encompassing a vast selection of period correct historical and contemporary inspired motifs, patterns and sizes for a wide variety of residential and commercial decorative applications, Outwater’s Designer’s Edge Millwork and Orac Decor Ceiling Medallions not only offer unparalleled design flexibility with infinite potential, they can be used right out of the package as simple yet elegant ceiling ornamentation or can be easily adapted for use with chandeliers or other lighting fixtures by merely drilling through their centers. 


While plaster medallions are heavy, fragile and difficult to install, Outwater’s “one step” surface mounted Ceiling Medallionsare produced of a lightweight, extremely durable high-density polyurethane polymer compound in exclusive, “proprietary molds” that not only yield sharply defined details, which allow for and will endure years of repeated refinishing, they can be readily affixed by a single person using the same tools as wood. 


Furthermore, because Outwater’s Ceiling Medallions are factory primed, they are ready to be painted, glazed or faux finished the same day as installation. 


In addition to Designer’s Edge Millwork Ceiling and Orac Decor Medallions, Outwater also offers complementary architectural mouldings and millwork.


9) Chandelier Light Lift


Outwater now offers a motorized Light Lift system for your chandelier.  Gone are the days of having to precariously teeter from the top of your ladder or having to hire expensive cleaning services, as you can now, through just the turn of a key, safely lower your chandelier within easy reach from the floor for cleaning or to change bulbs.


Outwater’s Chandelier Light Lift is operated via a special key switch, which can be installed wherever suitable.  Releasing the key stops the chandelier at any height you choose.  Access simply could not be easier or more convenient.

Available in two standard installation formats to accommodate maximum weight capacities up to 200 and 300 pounds, both Chandelier Light Lifts comprise a 120-volt motor with mounting brackets, all installation hardware, a key switch with complementary wall plate, 35 feet of suspension cable, and complete installation instructions.


 A Remote installation format can be special ordered to accommodate limited access and sloped ceiling installations. 


10) Orac Decor® Teams Up with World Renowned Designer Ulf Moritz


Bestowed with the honorary title of Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts in London for his internationally acclaimed works in textile and interior design, world renowned designer Ulf Moritz has teamed up with Orac Decor®, Europe’s #1 recognized manufacturer of high quality interior polyurethane mouldings since 1970 to design an unprecedented series of contemporary, visually spectacular ceiling medallions intended to complement the cornice, panel and base mouldings, whole and half columns and other decorative architectural elements Mr. Moritz collaboratively designed with Orac Decor®.


Having been selected as Designer of the Year by a leading German Architectural magazine, Mr. Moritz has not only headed up some of the foremost, globally celebrated textile firms, he has drawn on his longstanding expertise by diversifying and implementing his talent to design and launch a broad range of award winning furniture, tiles, carpeting, wallpaper and other interior products, much of which has been exhibited worldwide.


About Outwater [Outwater Plastics Industries, Inc. + Architectural Products by Outwater, LLC]: 


Outwater can be contacted Toll Free at 1-800-631-8375 (For sales and product information in the USA & Canada) / 1-201-498-8750 (For sales and product information outside of the USA & Canada) or viewed online at  


Outwater was founded as a brick and mortar company in August 1972 on the premise to provide small and midsized furniture and cabinet manufacturers with a reliable source from whom they could purchase plastic extrusions in the amounts that reflected their actual requirements rather than the often substantial minimum quantities that were dictated by numerous manufacturers.


From the vendor of a single product line, Outwater, with sales and distribution facilities in New Jersey and Arizona, is established as an international manufacturer and distributor of more than 65,000 traditional and innovative products required by woodworkers, cabinet and furniture manufacturers, builders, remodelers, designers, architects, point-of-purchase and display fixturing manufacturers, OEM’s, as well as a diversified range of other commercial and retail customers. 


Major Product Categories include Plastic & Aluminum Extrusions; Lighting and Lighting Accessories; Furniture, Cabinet & Store Fixture Components; Knobs & Pulls; Casters; Fasteners; Laminates; The Foga Exhibit & Display Fastening System; The Klem Connector; Literature Displays; Slatwall; Sign Holders; P.O.P Components; Display Motors & Turntables; Pedestals; Injection Molded Parts; Brass Tubing & Fittings; Surfacing Materials; Interior & Exterior Polymer & Wood Architectural Mouldings & Millwork; Orac Decor and DEM Architectural Mouldings & Millwork; Columns & Capitals; Balustrading; Wrought Iron Components; Decorative Stamped Steel & Polymer Ceiling Panels; Wainscoting; Wall Coverings; Fireplace Surrounds; Plastic “Glass” Block; Period & Contemporary Hardware; Kitchen & Bath Accessories; Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry and Vanities… and so much more!



Joey Shimm, Director of Marketing 

Outwater Plastics Industries, Inc. + Architectural Products by Outwater, LLC 

(201) 498-8750



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