In the 1906s and 70s, wood paneling was a very popular method of interior decorating. However, it quickly became outdated, and many homes were stuck with it. One of the main reasons why wood paneling still exists in homes today is because it’s very difficult to remove and replace. Replacing wood paneling with drywall can be messy, expensive, and time-consuming. It’s a project that many decide is not worth it, causing them to keep the ugly home paneling.
Fortunately, there’s an easy method to replace the ugly wood paneling of decades past. Actually, it won’t be replaced, but merely covered up with tin ceiling tiles. Regardless, metal ceiling tiles can be used to provide your home with the facelift it needs. Covering up wood paneling with metal ceiling tiles is a simple remodeling project that can instantly modernize any room in your home.
Here is how you can cover wood paneling with metal ceiling tiles.
Selecting A Design
Whereas wood paneling typically only came in one design and was then painted over, you’ll have numerous options with metal ceiling tiles. Metal tiles come in a variety of designs, allowing your creative juices to shine when remodeling a room.
Explore the various design options on Metal Ceiling Express. You should be more concerned about a tile’s design than its color, as tiles can easily be painted over. If you’re stuck trying to find the perfect design, consider ordering sample packs. These provide a great opportunity to see how a particular design will look in your room.
Once you’ve selected your design, measure your wood paneling to determine how many tiles you’ll need, and then order your tiles.
Installing The Tiles
Installing tin ceiling tiles is easy because they are so lightweight. Although it’s possible to do the project by yourself, it’s recommended that you have someone help you so that the tiles are installed accurately. You’re also encouraged to practice with a scrap piece of tile, or with one of the tiles, you ordered from the sample pack. It’s better to mess up with tile that doesn’t matter than ruin a tile you need.
Installing the tile is as simple as nailing them to the wall with a nail gun. Seriously, it’s that easy! A quick project will go a long way toward drastically improving the aesthetics of your home.