When you are unable to fix to a wall,
C Track is our solution for hanging artworks from the ceiling.
Ideal for New Installations or Retrofits
The C Track can be fixed prior to the installation of drywall or tiles to provide a flush slot in the ceiling, or surface mounted when the installation is a retrofit. Artworks can then be hung at any position along the track using a choice of transparent cord, stainless steel cable or stainless steel rod.
Dimensions and Finish
C Track is an anodised aluminium extrusion that is available in either soft silver finish or white and comes in lengths of 2.5 m. It measures a discreet 15mm in height x 16mm in width. The track comes pre-drilled and is easy to cut to length on site.
Useful Tips and Guidelines
Hanging artworks from the ceiling will never match the weight capacity of hanging from a wall. The C Track is slim and robust, but it’s overall strength will be governed by the number of fixings into something solid. The track is delivered pre-drilled at 300mm centres. However, because ceiling support structures vary so much, we have designed this track with an internal countersink. This means that it’s easy to drill the track wherever you find a sound fixing point and know that the countersunk screw will sit snugly in the base of the track. For fixing your C Track, we recommend #8 (4mm) wood screws.
Bear in mind that when an artwork is hung away from the wall, it has a tendency to lean forward. With the goal of keeping the work as vertical as possible you should make your attachments as high on the rear of the frame as possible or even consider the option of fixing to the top edge of the frame.
If it becomes necessary to fix into the drywall, then be sure to use ‘hollow core fixings’ to achieve the best hold. When done properly, drywall can be capable of carrying up to 8 kg.
If you are installing multiple lengths of C Track, we supply simple connecting pins that help you to align the lengths of track for an even finish. These are inserted in the 2mm holes at the end of the track, connecting both lengths. Connecting pins will only be supplied with orders of 2 or more lengths.
There are a range of components that work with the C Track to provide the look that suits your installation. The accessories are sold in sets that include a pair of hanging lengths, top blocks and fixings. You will need a set per work, and can choose either a barrel for use with our Ryman Hanger, or a hook if your work will be hung with a wire. All accessories can also be purchased separately, should you want to hang more than one work per hanging length set.
1 x 2.5m Length of C Track
What’s not included: Hanging sets
Key Features of the C Track
- For hanging artworks when you cannot fix to a wall
- Modular - use in conjunction with our hanging sets
- Flexible - great solution for changing artworks frequently
- Retrofit or incorporate prior to new walls for a flush mount
- Very slim and discreet
- Choice of white or silver finish
Download the installation instructions below or contact our support team on:
+44 (0)1769 572389
Next steps: Choose the right hanging method…
Once you have selected your required track you will need to specify the type of hanging system you require.
There are a number of factors to consider e.g. strength, appearance, level of security etc