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Tin Ceiling Tiles: Pros and Cons

March 10, 2021

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Faux tin ceiling tiles – thanks to their plastic composition and look of real tin - have distinct advantages for your home. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the best choice for your ceiling. Here, we’ll focus on real tin tiles and explain why you should invest in this ceiling material.

About Tin Ceiling Tiles

While a tin ceiling tile was often associated with commercial buildings, many homeowners have adopted this style since the turn of the 21st century. That’s because this material is eye-catching. It offers an antique look whether the surrounding structure is old or new.

Plain silver ceiling tiles are the most popular variation because they’re relatively cheap. Yet these tiles still generate an alluring shine for you and your visitors. They can also feature stamped-on designs, which add a little taste to the environment. Plus, you can paint your tin ceiling tiles with any color you wish. (It’s recommended you paint them with a high-gloss finish to help you maintain the shine for years.)

Pros of Having Tin Ceiling Tiles

Tin ceiling tiles are a popular choice among homeowners and decorators due to their attractiveness and variety of designs and textures. There are many ways you can implement these tiles to your ceiling.

Other Pros Include:

  • Practical - This nonporous material doesn’t soak up stains.
  • Durability – Tin is also effective in preventing the accumulation of dirt and moisture, as well as rust and mold. Additionally, it’s been known to withstand both fires and floods.
  • Maintenance-friendly – These tiles often only need an occasional surface dusting to remain clean.
  • Fire protection - These fire-protective tiles work well inside areas designed for cooking, lighting, and heating.
  • Adds value - Tin ceiling tiles increase the value of your home due to their durability.
  • Easy installation - The installation process is straightforward. You can install them as a DIY project as you won’t need special tools. A great way to install tin ceiling tiles is by using the nail-up method.

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Cons of having Tin Ceiling Tiles

Although all metal ceiling tiles – including tin - tend to possess few cons, it’s important to address these shortcomings so you can determine whether this material is suitable for you.

Cost: The investment can be substantial compared to a material like PVC. Adding protective coating to prevent corrosion only adds to the cost.

Ways to Implement Tin Ceiling Tiles to Your Home

This is the most conventional use for tin ceiling tiles. They serve as a perfect combination alongside a classic decorative theme, even if you opt for tiles with a historical pattern.

You can also implement tin ceiling tiles by creating an accent wall, which differ from the other walls in an individual room. This won’t enhance your ceiling, but these tiles will still add style to your home.

Tin and backsplash are a match made in heaven. Many home backsplashes are made from tin ceiling tiles. They’re stain-resistant, which is perfect to fight any cooking-induced splashes.

  • Classic Ceiling
  • Accent Wall
  • Backsplash

Tin Ceiling Tiles: Pros and Cons

Conclusion

Even with the growing popularity of faux tin ceiling tiles, real tin tiles come with many advantages, but the cost can put a lot of people off. If you have a budget, it’s important to weigh the cost before you jump into the purchase.

Nevertheless, the durability and low maintenance of tin ceiling tiles will save you a ton of money in the long run.

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Company: Decorative Ceiling Tiles, Inc.

Source: https://www.decorativeceilingtiles.net/blog/tin-ceiling-tiles-pros-and-cons/



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