Not only do metal ceiling tiles come in a variety of different colors, patterns, finishes, and textures, you can also find an almost endless pool of unfinished tiles in a variety of patterns, so you can add your own colors and finishes at home to reflect your own personalized taste and style.
A Chance for Personalization
Choosing unfinished metal tiles offers you the opportunity to get creative and customize the look of your space. It allows you to add that personal touch and effect. Embossing and aging are just two things you can do with your unfinished metal tiles if you can’t find a color that you are particularly drawn to.
Finished Versus Unfinished
Finished tiles come already glazed or painted and ready to install. They are often used in spaces that need some brightening up because the finished tiles contain a high gloss that beautifully reflects light.
Unfinished metal tiles are not glazed and will need to be treated before they are installed. If you leave them unfinished, you can offer the space a more natural aesthetic. However, you still need to use an oil-based polyurethane primer to seal them and ensure their durability.
You can also choose the color you want or gloss that melds nicely with whatever texture and design you have chosen. It is your chance to get creative and play with different colors and finishes to find one that perfectly complements the space and expresses your individual style.
Finishing Your Own Tiles
After deciding to finish the tiles yourself at home, you need to treat them with the oil-based primer and a rust inhibitor. If you plan on painting your tiles, you should first consider whitewashing them following the treatment, so they have a more bold and vibrant color.
The possibilities are endless when you take the creativity into your own hands to create a style that perfectly suits your tastes. Remember, though, if you choose to hang unfinished tiles without painting or glossing them, you still need to be sure to treat them, so they last.