Ourborite™ Product Information

 A better wood finish … for ceilings, walls and column covers

Ourborite™ : The warmth of natural wood, the strength and endurance of metal

  • Ourborite™

    extremely durable, water-proof and Class A fire/smoke compliant

  • applicable for the acoustics often desired for concert halls, hotels, theatres,
    transportation facilities and other public spaces

  • available with all standard Nelson ceiling, wall and column cover systems

  • Finishes are reproduced on very large master templates, reducing the risk of grain repeatability while providing desired color consistency, required for multiple panel applications


  • The look of wood

    Nelson Architectural is committed to bringing you innovative products that meet today’s pressing demands for environmentally friendly and LEED-compliant materials.

  • Ourborite™

    encompasses a full range of wood panel finishes that combine the beauty of natural wood with the strength, longevity and maintenance-free character of metal.

  • Ourborite™

    surfaces instantly transform an interior space with the look and feel of natural wood.

  • Ourborite™

    is extremely durable, water-proof and Class A fire/smoke compliant and can provide where applicable for the acoustics often desired for concert halls, hotels, theatres, transportation facilities and other public spaces.

  • Ourborite™

    is available in over a dozen wood grains. Finishes are reproduced on very large master templates, reducing the risk of grain repeatability while providing desired color consistency, required for multiple panel applications.

  • Ourborite™

    finishes are presently available with all standard Nelson ceiling, wall and column cover systems. Material thickness can range from .025” (0.6 mm) to .064” (1.6 mm) based on finished panel size or application.

Sample swatches shown are a small selection of the popular finishes available.
A full range of colors and grains are available upon request.

For more information on how Ourborite™ can be applied to your architectural project, or for samples, contact your local Nelson Sales Representative or call our office at 1-800-277-6897

Color / Woods / Finishes


Grinding, Deburring, Polishing, Wet Painting, Powder Painting & Plating


Segregated Clean Up Room
Equipped with Dust Collection System
2 - Stroke Sanders
1 - Patriot II Twin Head Deburring & Finishing
1 - Grinding & Polishing Lathe
1 - Polishing Lathe.
800 ft. Conveyorized Paint Line
5 Stage Iron Phosphate In-Line Parts Cleaner

PAINTING Equipment

2 - Wet Spray Booths
Nordson In-Line Powder Booth
Off-Line I Batch Facility
Batch Spray Booth
Powder Equipped Electrostatic Spray Gun
Steam Jenny Wash Booth
Large Roll-In Batch Oven
Large Explosion Proof Paint Storage Room

The Artistry In Architecture, where presentation is nine tenth of the sale

Metal surfaces have an appeal of their own that few other materials can compare to but it is no match for the environment without proper surface treatment. Since Nelson is a turn-key operation; finishing is an important part of our manufacturing process. Finish quality is the first impression that everyone sees and maybe the most critical part of what makes architectural metals so attractive.

For Products that require a wet paint or powder coating, a five-stage washing system is used to remove any residual oils and properly prepare the surface for maximum coating adhesion. With large batch painting and powder coating booths and a 10 ton overhead crane, even very large coatings and fabrications can be accommodated.

Our assembly capabilities include mechanical pneu­matic, and electromechanical assembly of products for the architectural institutional construction, medical and transportation industries. If full assembly is nor de­sired, parts can be kitted for added convenience and ex­pedited processing at the customer's facility. With a broad customer base and a wide range of fabrication capabilities, we are able to provide any level of service desired, all of which are backed by our ISO 9001:2015 certified quality management system.

For additional information about our custom finishing and assembly services, see the table below, or contact us directly.

Decorative Metal Accents, Grilles and Screens, commonly referred to as ornamental metals, comprise a gamut of metal fabricated items for interior as well as exterior building envelopes. Available in a variety of designs and finishes, Nelson Architectural Metals Division offers a wide range of components including decorative grillesbollards, kiosks, street furniture, specialty light fixtures, decorative trash receptacles, metal umbrellas and more.

NelsonAMD’s unique fabricating capabilities lend themselves to the manufacture of non-standard shapes and sizes which are often not readily available from other manufacturers. As a result, Nelson Architectural Metals Division, fabricated metal screens and metal accents have been the number one choice among many prestigious commercial, institutional and transportation facilities across North America. Nelson precision enables the architects vision with decorative metal screens. While the most common materials include Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Core-Ten™, Galvalume™ and Stainless Steel, when it comes to finishes, alloys and thickness we are limited only by their availability from world-wide sources.

NelsonAMD is excited to contribute on a creative, as well as, engineering level to your decorative grilles project. AMD is your best team for Architectural metal grilles,

In addition to the aforementioned options, baked powder enamel, and two and three-coat fluoropolymer type paints are commonly used to enhance the appearance of our products. Nelson also offers a wide range of linear, non-directional and selective brushed finishes, particularly in stainless steel, as well as faux wood options like our exclusive Ourborite™ finish.

NUVO Mesh Expanded Metal Ceiling and Wall panels can be supplied with sound absorbing acoustical insulation. Superior NRC values can be achieved via acoustical insulation batts applied on-site.

At Nelson Architectural we draw from a resource base of over 150 highly skilled employees, many of whom have been engaged in this type of manufacture at Nelson for more than 25 years. Our ability to custom engineer and fabricate metal accents to meet the rigorous demands of architects and designers makes for a perfect fit from the conception to the completion of a new space.

For information on NelsonAMD's Custom Architectural Decorative, Grilles & Screens or to solicit our engagement on a potential project, please contact a Nelson Sales Representative near you, or contact us directly. Detailed drawings, product, and finish samples pertaining to our metal column covers and beam wraps are available upon request.

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 Medium 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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