Your fireplace is already a space that stands out in the home, but that does not mean it couldn’t use a little dressing up. Metal ceiling tiles on your fireplace surround gives a timeless vintage look that naturally reflects the light of the fire in a warm, cozy, and elegant way. Reflecting off of the surface of your metal ceiling tiles will be the glow of the fire along your surround.
The first step in creating a more beautiful surround with metal ceiling tiles is to choose the ceiling tile patterns and finishes you want to work with. Art deco, rustic, modern, and eye-catching looks can all be created depending on the patterns and finishes you opt for.
Installing Your New Fireplace Surround
Installing metal ceiling tiles on your fireplace surround is a simple process. To beautify your surround using metal ceiling tiles, you will need to do the following:
- Remove The Mantle – If possible, you will first want to remove your fireplace mantle. However, if your mantle is difficult to remove, it is best to leave it alone as not to damage the very structure of your fireplace.
- Cut Your Metal Ceiling Tiles For Simpler Installation – Before getting the installation process started, make sure to cut all of the metal ceiling tiles to fit perfectly on your fireplace surround. It is always recommended to measure twice and cut once with tin snips to ensure accuracy.
- Prepare Your Adhesive – It’s best to use an adhesive like Liquid Nails. Prepare the tube by snipping off the tip at an angle to create a 1/4″ bead. Puncture the inner seal with a nail or another sharp object. Apply the adhesive in a squiggly pattern spaced about 1″ apart from top to bottom of the area. Allow the adhesive to sit for a couple of minutes until tacky.
- Apply Your Ceiling Tiles – After a few minutes, begin placing your pre-cut metal tiles on the fireplace surround. As you apply the tiles, make sure the measurements are correct, the tiles are lined up, and the adhesive is smooth behind your tiles. Wipe up any excess adhesive. Make sure your tiles overlap per your design. Allow the surround to cure for 5-7 days.
- Voila! All done!