As more homeowners turn toward metal ceilings for a unique look in their homes, the options for this design medium have continued to grow.
One of the newest options homeowners are choosing is a corrugated metal. Corrugated metal consists of a wavy panel that can create a very rustic look – think of roofing on an old farm shed. Limited!
Using this material will produce a very linear design and can be applied creatively, but it does not offer the same design freedom of metal tiles.
Consider these points when choosing which route you will take for your ceiling project:
- Overall design. Are you going for a rustic or industrial feel? Corrugated metal will fit into both of these designs, as it is primarily used in outdoor construction. Metal tiles, on the other hand, have design options that will fit into almost any plan. Whether you are choosing an elegant, antique look or a modern flair, there is a tile for you.
- Size. Corrugated metal generally comes in long panels, which can be tricky to work with and make installation more of a challenge, especially for the do-it-yourselfer. Metal tiles come in six, twelve, and twenty-four-inch squares, making them much easier to handle if you are working by yourself. They can be nailed to the ceiling or used in a suspended grid system.
- Color. While color options for corrugated metal are increasing, it is generally unfinished steel. It might also be reclaimed, which would include some rust spots. In addition to an unfinished look, tiles come in numerous finishes, including bronze, copper, brass, gold, or silver.
- Patterns. Corrugated metal is a wavy, linear look. While it can be cut to any size and rotated to create contrast, tin ceiling tiles offer additional options. From floral patterns to squares to antique designs, there is a design that will finish any décor. Stamped tiles easily add elegance to a room and can generate an old-world feel.
Consider these factors when planning for your ceiling redesign.
Either type of metal ceiling will create a dramatic new look for your home and will add value if you choose to sell your property.
Much better than corrugated!