Tin ceiling tiles have been around for centuries, but only recently have they become mainstream and affordable. Many American homeowners have been using metal ceiling tiles around their homes in a variety of ways. If you have always liked the look of metal ceiling tiles and have wanted to install them in your home, there has never been a better time. The metal ceiling tile industry is booming and is expected to see considerable market growth over the coming years.
History Of Tin Ceiling Tiles
Metal ceiling tiles gained initial popularity in the United States during the Victorian Era, which lasted from 1839-1901. These tiles were typically only seen in the homes of the wealthy. At that time, they were difficult to produce. Tiles were produced one at a time using cast iron molds and rope drop hammers.
Producers of the tiles often recruited major artists to help create designs that patterns. These tiles were popular because they gave the appearance of hand-carved, painted plaster that was considerably more expensive.
Tin tiles lost their popularity in the 1930s, mainly because tin became obsolete. The rise of World War II required scrap tin to be used for the war efforts. Previous producers of tin tiles were forced to make other products beneficial to the war, making tin tiles remarkably difficult to find. The price of tiles was driven up because of how rare the tiles became. Those that had tiles in their homes saw the value of their homes go up because of the then difficult-to-find tiles.
It wasn’t until the 21st century that tin ceiling tiles began to reappear. Metal ceiling tiles initially came back as there was an interest to return to the vintage nostalgia that was seen in the early 1900s. Today, it’s easier than ever to purchase tin ceiling tiles. They are lightweight and easy to install. They also come in more colors and patterns than ever before. Metal ceiling tiles make a great addition to any home or business and are much more aesthetically appealing than other ceiling tile options.
Expected Growth Of The Ceiling Tiles Market
In 2016, the estimated valuation of the global ceiling tiles market was $4.45 billion. It’s predicted that metal ceiling tiles will be used more frequently because building designs will become more advanced. Metal ceiling tiles will not only provide aesthetic value but will also provide acoustic insulation. Within the ceiling tiles industry, metal-based tiles accounted for the second-largest industry share in 2016, behind only mineral wool. Mineral wool tiles are typically seen as more industrial than residential.
A Global Industry Report by Grand View Research that residential tiles were the second-largest product demand, which is synonymous with the fact that metal tiles owned the second-largest industry share. The report predicted that because of home remodeling, restoration, and repair projects, metal ceiling tiles will see tremendous growth throughout the United States between now and 2025. This reflects what we’ve seen as a company as well, in that many of our customers are choosing to use metal ceiling tiles for the home remodel.
Grand View’s report also indicated that the global ceiling tiles market is expected to exceed $10 billion by 2025, more than doubling in value from 2016. It’s predicted that the industry will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.5% which will positively impact the metal ceiling tile market as well!
Why Use Tin Ceiling Tiles?
In a world focused on sustainability and going green, tin ceiling tiles are a great option for any commercial, residential, or industrial construction. They are extremely durable and will last for years with basic maintenance. Unlike drywall or plaster, they can also be reused during a remodeling project.
Many homeowners have been choosing to use metal ceiling tiles because of the versatility they provide. They can be used anywhere in your home, indoors or outdoors. Homeowners have used metal ceiling tiles in their kitchen, laundry room, office, bathroom, and garages. Their use goes far beyond ceilings. They can also be used as backsplashes or wall art.
Metal ceiling tiles are easy to maintain. Simply wiping them down with a damp rag will keep them looking as good as new. They are also fire resistant, adding a huge safety benefit wherever they are installed.