• Admin

Coffered vs Waffled: Which Is Right For Me?

How is your fifth wall looking these days? If it’s started to look a little...stale...you may consider adding some decorative elements to your ceiling.

In this article, we will take a look at Waffle and Coffered ceilings to help you make a decision.


Waffle Ceilings

Waffle ceilings introduce a clean, classy, and decadent feel into your home’s architecture. These ceilings are actually a subset of coffered ceilings. The main difference between the two is that the beams in a waffle ceiling cross each other to create a repeating pattern. While square patterns (hence the name “waffle”) have run the show, new designs are quickly taking the stage. Waffled Ceilings can now be arranged in octagons, diamonds, and more!


Waffled ceilings are best for rooms with at least 9’ of height. Thanks to the various shape and material options, waffle ceilings can suit any home, from rustic to contemporary. As for the beams, stained wood is an excellent choice for rustic homes, while plaster panels look great in a modern space.


Coffered Ceilings

There is just something about coffered ceilings that can’t be beat. Their uniqueness, their opulence, their versatility. The list goes on! This type of ceiling uses a series of recessed panels arranged in a grid to add depth to a flat or vaulted ceiling. Ideally, the ceiling should have a height of more than 9’ to get the best effect. Beams can also be sized to ensure they do not “close the room.”


Both coffered ceilings and waffle ceilings make excellent choices for large spaces that need an extra dose of style and luxury. A wide variety of beam materials ensures that no matter which style you have, you can always adapt your ceiling to match a new one in the future..


We hope this article has sparked your inspiration. If you would like to discuss your options further, contact our team at 905.856.9100 or Sales@cornicetrim.ca today!