A well-decorated fireplace is often the centerpiece of any room. By decorating your fireplace with metal ceiling tiles, you know that it’ll have a shiny, elegant design that will catch the eyes of all your guests. Because of their fire resistant nature, consider decorating with metal tiles, especially around your fireplace! Whether you’re having a fireplace installed for the first time or are looking for ways to renovate your living room’s centerpiece, using metal ceiling tiles is always an alluring option.
Though the process of using metal ceiling tiles decoration for your fireplace takes time and work, the rewards are worth it. You’ll be so thrilled once you’re done with your new project that you’ll want to have guests over as soon as possible to admire the fireplace.
- Remove the fireplace mantle, if possible. This isn’t always possible with all fireplaces, and be sure not to force it – you don’t want to inadvertently cause any structural damage. If the mantle can’t be removed, then place painter’s tape along the inside edge of the mantle.
- Make sure that your metal ceiling tiles are ready to be installed. If you must cut certain pieces to ensure that they will easily and quickly install into place, be sure to do that now. You can use scissors, utility blades, a drywall saw, tin clippers, and any other sharp appropriate device to cut metal ceiling tiles. Feel free to lay them on the floor according to the way you want them installed.
- Take thinset mix with latex additive and mix yourself a batch according to the instructions. Fill the surface area with this solution – it should have the consistency of peanut butter. Allow this to get to between an eighth- and a quarter-inch thick and let it dry for 24 hours. Use a trowel to smooth the substance.
- After the first layer of thinset mix with latex additive has dried over 24 hours, add another batch and begin installing your metal ceiling tiles.
- As you install the metal ceiling tiles, be sure to check row by row to ensure that they are not only level with one another, but perfectly aligned as well. Again, feel free to use the trowel to ensure that the mix is an even surface for your metal ceiling tiles.
- Feel free to grout the tiles. Grouting prevents cracks from weakening the structure of tiles and will make it stronger.