What is a Suspended Metal Ceiling?
A suspended ceiling, also known as a drop ceiling, is a ceiling tile installation that hangs below the structural ceiling. It is a popularly used design choice for many commercial properties because of its ability to hide unsightly wires and pipes that could otherwise mar the space’s overall appearance.
Today, we will look at a few ideas for a new suspended metal ceiling tile installation you can use to change the interior appearance of your home or commercial property.
Achieve a Coffered Appearance
If you want to recreate an elegant, coffered appearance in the home without spending a ton of money to do so, then consider decorative ceiling tiles with indentations that copycat that same aesthetic. Simply pop up the ceiling tiles for a coffered ceiling look that will be perfect for a traditional or art deco-inspired room.
Faux Metal Appearance
If you want a more rugged aesthetic while still achieving beautiful style, consider faux metal tiles for your new suspended metal ceiling. They can perfectly accent any industrial-chic space. They come in various color options, including brushed aluminum, antique brass, and even gold.
A More Sophisticated Look
You don’t have to destroy a space and spend a ton of money if you need to hide or replace the current ceiling tiles. For example, do you have water-stained ceiling tiles currently in your kitchen?
Perhaps the rest of the space has been taken care of, but the eye still manages to rest on the stains and ugly ceiling. To remedy this, choose a new suspended metal ceiling to hide it and transform your space from hideous to sophisticated in just a weekend.
You can choose whitewashed metal ceiling tiles that will work well with a farmhouse look, or you can go more rustic and choose a fire brick and silver color that works well with a natural palette for the rest of the space.
Minimalist and Industrial Vibe
A classic tin ceiling tile is perfect for achieving a more minimalist and industrial vibe. You can attach the metal to the ceiling joists with screws, and it is easy to maintain once installed.
Tin ceilings were popular in the 1920s and, when combined with wood molding, allows for a more elegant look. With so many styles and colors available, you have a myriad of choices to create a unique look you will love.
This is also a design aesthetic that works well in any commercial building and offers a great focal point for visitors entering the lobby. Bonus? It is easy to maintain, water-resistant, fire-resistant, and helps with sound insulation. You have a good mix of benefits you can take advantage of even in the hustle and bustle of a busy business space.
Updating Your Ceiling
First, you need to remove all the old tiles so you can snap in the grid covers. These are two easy steps, and you will be given easy-to-follow installation instructions when you purchase your metal ceiling tiles.
If any pieces require any cutting, it is best to install them first; this includes corners and sidewalls. You can use the old tile to measure against your new tile during this step.
It is also easy to cut the tiles and may only require a good pair of tin snips. It shouldn’t take you more than a day to snap the grid in place and put up your new tile, making this an easy and quick DIY you can do. A few hours out of your weekend can lead you to a modern, clean, and bright ceiling.
If you have electrical, plumbing, or ductwork running through the ceiling of your commercial space or your home, like in the basement, then you definitely want to find something to cover it up and dress up your space. Instead of having these elements exposed, you can cover them with a beautiful, suspended metal ceiling that looks great but still allows you to gain easy access whenever needed.
A suspended ceiling isn’t a permanent structural foundation. It serves as a covering for a more solid framework. So, if your tastes evolve and you want a new look, it is easy, affordable, and attainable to choose a new metal ceiling tile design to have installed.