When you choose to go with metal ceiling tiles in your design, you have the chance to choose from beautiful patterns and textures. Once you have decided on the tile, you can then highlight your choice with the right lighting.
Here are some lighting design ideas to highlight your metal ceiling tiles and a few tips on installing light fixtures with your metal ceiling tiles.
For the Kitchen
Metal tile can be used in the kitchen on the walls or ceiling and can also be used as a backsplash or around the bar area. One of the more popular forms of lighting in the kitchen is recessed lighting.
When you choose this option, make sure the shape of the lighting fits nicely with your metal tiles. You don’t want the lights or the tile to look out of place at all.
It is also a good idea to choose a more modern styled metal ceiling tile for the kitchen if you use recessed lighting.
For the Bathroom
Recessed lighting or pendant lighting can be used in a bathroom design, and when you use this lighting to showcase your metal tiles, you will find that the lighting fixture can complement the tile very well. Pendant lighting is also great to use as an accent and can be hung at different lengths and can be used to brighten up specific areas in the bathroom as well.
For the Living Spaces
When choosing to light to go with a chandelier in a living space or dining room, you can adjust the brightness to highlight the metal ceiling tiles. If you have reflective tin ceiling tiles, for example, then use brighter light bulbs and create a focal point for the room.
When installing your lighting on a metal tile ceiling, you can choose hanging lights or surface-mounted lighting. When you surface mount the lights, you won’t have to cut any holes into your metal tile ceiling.
When hanging chain lighting such as a chandelier, secure the chain to the ceiling and set any boxes on top of the rib.
If you are unsure, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Metal Ceiling Express with any questions about lighting design ideas and also not to risk damage to your metal ceiling tiles.