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L-Bead Installation

l-bead linear bar grille Our L-Bead linear bar grilles and L-Bead perforated grilles have a patent pending for fabrication features unique to Coco Architectural Grilles. These “borderless installation” grilles are one of the most popular installation options because they offer a flush finish. This type of installation, often called “mud-in” is not a new idea, but we surveyed contractors and architects to figure out the best way to improve this product.

 

New L-Bead Linear Bar Grilles & L-Bead Perforated Grilles

We always strive to offer the best product possible, and continue to improve the L-bead installation option for our customers. The most notable features of our recent upgrade:

  • Our design allows a borderless installation that is flush with the face of the wall or ceiling, even curved or concave surfaces.
  • The grille includes pre-punched holes for quick mounting – no assembly necessary.
  • The L-bead feature has recessed grooves to help capture plaster more securely.
  • Grilles are fabricated with a solid single piece proprietary aluminum extrusion.
  • Our unique design allows a full 1/8” mud-recess to achieve a Level 5 Plaster Finish.
  • The L-Bead is tack welded at the corners to prevent plaster from cracking due to expansion/contraction of the material.
  • The removable core option allows access to the duct work behind the core grille. A significant enhancement included here are the Stainless Steel Threaded Inserts. This allows a lifetime of use for the removable core option as the potential for cross threading or stripping out of the holes is eliminated.
  • All of our grilles are fabricated with material that is extruded in the USA.

decorative l-bead grille

We can apply the L-Bean installation option  to any existing linear bar grille, perforated grille or custom grille design that we carry. We can also finish your L-bead grille with antiqued, brushed, painted, satin or powder coat finishes.  Browse our catalog to choose a style that fits your architectural vision.

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