4. P50 Shadowline Bead – why the built-in picture hanging systems can replace it.
Artiteq’s built-in picture hanging systems are for anyone seeking the most versatile, discreet, and maintenance-free design. They are ideal for the home renovator / DIY’er or professional installers, architects and builders.
If you are looking for a hanging solution for your artwork or advertising but do not want to wreak havoc on your pristine walls, we at Hang Logic have the answer.
What exactly a P50 shadow line system do?
Some of you may be familiar with the P50 shadow line system (If not, do not fear! A few paragraphs later, we explain what it is) that is more sought after in new builds than the heritage-inspired cornice of the past. The P50 shadow line system creates a modern, minimalist floating ceiling with a subdued shadow towards the wall.
Can a built-in picture hanging system replace it?
Very few people know that our built-in picture hanging systems give you the exact same effect. But there is one point of difference! If you use our built-in rails instead of the P 50 Shadowline Bead you have a built-in hanging rail from which to hang your pictures. This atmospheric architectural feature offers clean lines on the top without the shock factor. Our built-in rails provide the same clean lines, but in addition, they allow you to create a welcoming space for people to gather, be it at work or home.
It happens regularly that we are called in to install wall-fixed hanging rails in just completed, up-market homes with Shadowline ceilings. When the homeowners discover that they could have had a hanging rail inside their shadow line, which would have allowed them to do away with installing a wall-fixed rail they are devastated. Some clients have even made angry calls to their builders or architects asking them why they didn’t install our Shadowline rails instead of the P50 shadow line system. The builder’s answer is always the same: I didn’t know this option existed.
We’ve had a fair few builders, architects, and plasterers contact us. They’ve been amazed that this alternative exists. Now they are converts – they swear by our built-in rails for their customers.
The run of the mill solution is to destroy one’s walls with unsightly plugs and hanging apparatus. But ultimately, we all know that the time will come when we want to redecorate the living room, the corridors, our bedrooms, our offices, in fact, any spaces with empty walls.
Allow me to repeat, the difference between Artiteq’s built-in picture hanging rails we use at Hang Logic, and other shadow line systems such as the P50 is that they allow you to hang anything you desire from them: wall sculptures, paintings, drawings, posters, plants or advertising. This is not possible with the P50.
What is the P50 Shadowline
I thought I’d throw in an explanation for ‘normal’ people who furrow their brows when they hear the term P50 Shadowline bead.
The so-called P50 Shadowline is a plastering stop bead or channel and furring that creates a gap between the ceiling and wall, casting a shadow onto the wall, hence its name. You’ll find the P50 Shadowline system in many modern homes. It offers that clean minimal look without cornices that modern architects embrace. The P50 is a generic term; these plastering beads are manufactured by many companies. They are available in most hardware stores.
It is relatively easy for someone familiar with tools and the building industry to install the P50 Shadowline. However, most homeowners call upon professionals to install the bead.
The positive of this system: it will give you a modern look many people today desire. The negative of this system is its limitations; it does not incorporate a built-in picture hanging system.