NUVO Panel LI (lay-in) Ceilings (Metal)

NUVO Panel LI (Lay-in)

  • Materials

    Aluminum Sheet: 3003-H14 alloy (Standard) or 5005-H34 alloy (For use with anodized finishes). Typical minimum thickness 22 Ga. (.032” / 0.8 mm)

    Stainless Steel Sheet: Type 304 (Standard) or 316 (For higher degree of corrosion resistance). Minimum gauge 22 Ga. (.031” / 0.8 mm)

    Galvanized Steel Sheet: Satin Galvanized (galvanneal), Typical minimum 24 Ga.(.028” / 0.7 mm) MESH Panels, in both steel and aluminum, also available.

  • Finishes

    Aluminum: Baked polyester powder, or two or three coat fluoropolymer coatings by PPG® or Valspar®. Class I or II anodic finishes.

    Stainless Steel: Satin brush # 4, Mirror # 8 or other readily available finishes for example, Non-Directional Brush or Random Swirl. Galvanized Steel Sheet: Baked polyester powder.

    Ourborite Wood Grain Aluminum in multiple grain and color options

  • Dimensions

    Metal Lay-In Panels are available in standard 24" x 24", 12" x 12" and some custom sizes.

  • Design
    Nelson offers a complete line of standard Lay-In, Tegular and Bolt Slot
  • Acoustics

    Metal Ceilings are available both non-perforated (non-acoustic) and perforated (acoustic). Perforation patterns are limited only to the type of material and gauge chosen and available tooling. Presently Nelson offers more than fifty different perforation patterns ranging from diagonal (45-degree), staggered (60-degree) to straight as well as round, square and oblong holes.

    Our standard acoustical material consists of a Black pre-laminated fleece (SoundTex®) bonded to the concealed face of the ceiling panel.

  • Patterns and Designs
    For complete mesh pattern and panel design options please contact your Nelson Sales Representative to assist with your project design. For more details and options see our booklet “Metalouges”- an introduction to architectural metals, or contact your local Nelson Sales Representative and request our Architectural Metals Binder.
  • Standard References

    A. ASTM E84 - Standard Method of Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials and Assemblies.

    B. AAMA 605.2 - Specification for High Performance Finishes.

    C. ASTM A 366/A 366M Standard Specification for Commercial Steel (CS) Sheet, Carbon (0.15 Maximum Percent) Cold-Rolled; 1997.

    D. ASTM A 666 Standard Specification for Annealed or Cold-Worked Austenitic Stainless Steel Sheet, Strip, Plate, and Flat Bar; 2000.

    E. ASTM B36/B 36M Standard Specification for Brass Plate, Sheet, Strip, and Rolled Bar; 2006.

    F. ASTM B 209/B 209M - Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate; 2004.


Nelson Architectural Metals Division designs, engineers and fabricates architectural metal products for virtually any commercial or institutional application. This includes decorative metal Wall panels and expanded metal Ceiling Panels (including High Security Ceiling system), metal Column Covers and beam wraps and unique custom architectural furnishings – all offered in painted steel, stainless steel or aluminum. Our extensive portfolio of projects includes customized installations at transit facilities, stadiums, airport terminals, universities, commercial buildings and many other applications throughout Canada and the United States. Our Custom Architectural metal fabrication team is the partner you can rely on.

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