Did you know that one of the biggest aesthetic drawbacks of a home in these modern times is a popcorn ceiling? They are hard to look at and easily collect dust and cobwebs. Another downside? They cast unforgiving shadows that can make your room appear smaller than it actually is.
This post will discuss removing a popcorn ceiling to install new metal ceiling tile for a more upgraded and stylish aesthetic.
Covering Hideous Popcorn Ceilings
If you have a popcorn ceiling, it can make your home appear outdated. It has a bumpy texture that isn’t inviting or warm but still draws in the focus of anyone who enters the space. So, it is time to trade out the ugly popcorn ceiling for stunning metal ceiling tile.
Benefits of Metal Ceiling Tiles Over Popcorn Ceilings
We think we have made our disdain for popcorn ceilings clear so far. However, we also need to talk about some benefits you can take advantage of when you make the decision to cover a popcorn ceiling with metal ceiling tiles.
- Strength: Metal ceiling tiles are much stronger and less prone to cracks and breakage compared to traditional ceiling materials.
- Acoustics: Metal ceiling tiles also offer a great deal of sound insulation. The tiles can absorb or even redirect sound, so you don’t find yourself in the middle of an echo chamber in your home.
- Better Appearance: Again, we have to touch on appearance. Metal ceiling tiles are available in various styles, colors, finishes, and patterns, so you are sure to find something that suits your tastes and styles.
- Water and Fire Resistant: The metal tiles are also water and fire-resistant, making them the ideal ceiling installation for a bathroom or kitchen.
- Easy Installation: Installation is easy, especially since you don’t have to first scrape off the popcorn ceiling. It is an easy DIY project you can do one day over the weekend.
- Easy Maintenance: Maintenance is minimal. If they are dirty, simply wipe them down with a non-abrasive dish detergent and a cloth.
Removing Popcorn Ceilings
Removing a popcorn ceiling is a very time-consuming and messy process. It can take hours of time and energy, hacking away at the textured ceiling. The good news?
You can easily cover a popcorn ceiling by installing your new metal ceiling tiles directly over the existing popcorn ceiling with a clip installation system. There is no need to remove the popcorn ceiling before installation so you can transform your room in just a weekend.
Metal ceiling tiles can add an interesting and architecturally stimulating aesthetic to any space in the home. A Victorian tin ceiling, for example, embossed with floral or woven patterns, would look like a masterpiece set next to décor and accessories in brass, copper, and white finishes.
If you want something reflective and bright, then choose aluminum. The silvery sheen of these tiles can brighten up an otherwise dark room and can be used to draw the eye into the space. You can choose from a variety of different patterns as well, so you can achieve any style you desire.
Metallic colors are often considered strong and bold choices and have a certain degree of richness to them. Metallic finishes promote a sense of durability while providing you with a higher-end and more elegant appeal.
For these reasons, copper colors are fast becoming a popular metal ceiling tile choice for the home.
What to Consider Before Installation
If your home was built before 1970, then your popcorn ceiling may actually contain asbestos. There are kits you can purchase in the store that can tell you if there is asbestos present. You want to check on this before any new installations.
If there is asbestos present, you need to hire a professional to remove it before proceeding with your metal tile installation.
You also need to ensure that your popcorn ceiling is stable. It needs to be able to hold the metal ceiling tiles in place. Press on the ceiling firmly with one finger. If you notice part of the ceiling crumbling or falling apart, you may need to remove the popcorn ceiling before proceeding with your new installation.
If it does not crumble, you should be good to go, and you can get on with the installation of your new stunning metal ceiling tiles.