The finest decorative grilles made in the USA. Our decorative vent covers are functional works of art, which combine 3-Dimensional designs with the highest quality materials and techniques to create our timeless classic styles.
“Wanted to let you know that the vent covers arrived just a few minutes ago. I hesitate calling them ‘vent covers’ because they certainly are far more than that! I am thrilled with them, I knew they would be wonderful but they are so much more than what I expected. I can’t wait to get these up so the bragging rights can begin!” C Bracken
“Have nothing in your house you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris
Find Your Perfect Decorative Grille
Beaux-Arts Classic Products is proud to offer the most attractive and functional decorative grilles available in the marketplace. These decorative grilles can be used as return air grilles, return air filter grilles, supply vents, vent covers, speaker covers, radiator covers, foundation vent covers, crawl space grilles, bathroom exhaust fans and more. Each grille is specifically designed for wall and ceiling installation, and should not be used as floor grilles. We cast our products using an industrial quality urethane resin which faithfully reproduces the hand carving details of the originals. Resin is dimensionally stable. It won’t rot, rust, corrode or grow mold. Urethane resin decorative grilles are also virtually noise free as opposed to the stamped metal louvered vent covers commonly used in HVAC forced air systems.
Masterfully Reproduced from 19th Century Designs
Our Arts and Crafts Decorative grilles were originally made in New York State in approximately 1865-1922. They are the most outstanding return air grilles ever made in the USA. Andrew Carnegie placed them in most of the Carnegie Libraries from 1883 to 1929. We have been manufacturing these historical reproduction supply vents in the USA since 2006, using the highest quality urethane resin which is strong, dimensionally stable and heat resistant and captures the exact details of the originals. These grilles can be used for historic preservation since they meet U.S. Government’s General Services Administration Code #1501003S Standards for Historic Preservation Guidelines. The decorative grilles are intended for forced air heating and air conditioning systems as either return air grilles or supply vents. Replace noisy HVAC louvered vents with our urethane resin grilles since they won’t make noise. Resin does not vibrate. Each grille is made from an exterior grade resin appropriate for exterior applications, such as foundation crawl space grilles, and can be used in wet or damp locations such as fan covers in bathrooms or near indoor swimming pools.
Technology Assisted Design Process
Beaux-Arts’ decorative grilles are the only grilles in the marketplace with 3-Dimensional designs. They are a combination of the best 3-dimensional design details which we preserve and manipulate with CAD software. They transform the hvac louvered white vent cover.
Our finishes highlight the 3-dimensional design details with multi step techniques to achieve the most beautiful finishes.
We intentionally chose urethane resin to cast our products for all the qualities mentioned above. Closeups of the perfect 3-dimensional details show the artistry of the design details. Urethane will not rust, rot or corrode. They are maintenance free. You should not need to repaint, remove rust, corrosion or mold for the life of the grilles. Other uses are as speaker grilles in home theaters and historic theaters. The decorative grille speaker covers are for in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. The grilles can also be installed in radiator cabinets as radiator grilles.
Stunning, Durable & Virtually Maintenance-Free
The Louis XIV grilles are historic reproductions of possibly the best grille ever made in Europe, Circa 1680’s. The French style is our most elegant style vent cover. Technology makes it possible to create this classic acanthus leaf design into sizes for today’s heating and air conditioning vent covers. Use it to replace industrial louvered vent covers for wall and ceiling applications only. They are not suitable for floors. Resin grilles are durable and virtually maintenance free. The urethane resin makes them appropriate for damp or wet locations. Check out our decorative grilles to replace bathroom exhaust fans. Other wet locations like indoor swimming pools and other rooms on the same HVAC system. Exterior applications are for foundation crawl space vent covers. Easy installation, Predrilled screw-holes and all necessary hardware provided.
3-Dimensional Design Details
The front surface of the grilles have incredible three dimensional details. They are not just hole punched sheet metal or the rough looking surfaces of cast iron or cast aluminum grilles. They are made from a high quality urethane resin. Resin is dimensionally stable. It will rot, rust, corrode or grow mold. Resin grilles will also reduce or eliminate noise problems often found with stamped steel louver grilles. There are other uses for these beautiful functional works of art. Check our Customer Image Gallery. Restaurants have used them to create a grille wall. They make stunning cabinet door inserts. They have also been used in coffered ceilings.
These grilles can be used as return air registers, supply vents, vent covers, speaker grilles, radiator grilles, foundation vents, crawl space grilles, bathroom exhaust fans and more. In addition, urethane resin is impervious to water and can be used in damp or wet locations, such as a decorative grille for a bathroom exhaust fan, or in and around an indoor swimming pool. Steel vent covers will soon rust in either location.
The Empire style paid tribute to the Greek Empire by adopting the highly stylized palm tree fronds or Palmette. This motif was first employed by Alexander the Great after he conquered Egypt in 332BC. The Egg and Dart molding we chose for the frame is symbolic of the “mechanics of victory” of the period. It also draws from the Roman Empire as well with the Roman arch. This architectural feature was not invented by the Romans but was utilized by them in building aqueducts, bridges and basilicas. The Empire style is a masculine, regimental style based on order and symmetry.
The delicate and refined design of our Neo-Classical Empire Style decorative grille features handsome 3-dimensional carvings of Greek and Roman ornament. The Empire period in France also equates to the Regency period in Great Britain and the Biedermeier style in Germany.