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decorative ceiling tiles

When you want to take your ceiling to the next level, decorative ceiling tiles are a versatile and affordable option. They can be used to create a textured, or stippled, look, as well as add some type of acoustic benefit and insulation. They are most commonly used as a drop ceiling tile, but can also be directly mounted to the ceiling if you use modification. There are four common types of decorative ceiling panels to explore and each offers a different look.

Metal ceiling panels come in a variety of patterns to mimic historic tin ceilings, paneled and coffered styles, ornate, or simple designs. They are available in tin, aluminum, steel, and copper. Tin plated steel is the least expensive and can be purchased unfinished for about $2 per square foot, or lacquered for about $4 per square foot. Copper is more expensive than tin and has a richer look. It is sometimes hand painted and can cost up to $15 per square foot.

Styrofoam ceiling tiles are pressed or molded into endless designs and can be painted to create a wide range of looks. They can be made to resemble antique tin ceilings, or deeply coffered panels, or even beadboard. They are generally white and can be painted with any water based paint. You can also purchase them in a number of solid colors or finished to mimic metal, wood, and stone. There are also crown moldings available to complete the design and provide a compelling finish to your ceiling.

Faux wood ceiling panels can be installed in a standard drop ceiling grid or glued down to the ceiling. They are available in a number of stains and can mimic the appearance of various types of wood including birch, cherry, red oak, and maple. They are also rated for moisture resistance and can be used in basements, laundry rooms, and bathrooms without worrying about mold or mildew.

PVC ceiling tiles are a good choice for commercial and industrial projects because of their durability, ease of installation and maintenance, and acoustic performance. They are also inexpensive and can be used to cover a damaged or unsightly ceiling. They are available in a wide range of colors and finishes to suit almost any decor theme.

You can buy these ceiling tiles from a variety of online stores. However, it is important to read the reviews and compare prices before making a purchase. Some companies may offer discounts for bulk orders. You can also find these products at home improvement and decorating centers or from specialty manufacturers that specialize in this type of product. It is also a good idea to lay out the tiles before you install them on the ceiling to get a feel for how they will look once they are in place. You can then rearrange them until you have a design that you are happy with. You can also mix and match the tile patterns to create a unique look.