People often don’t care enough about the state of their ceiling. Our feet keep us in contact with the floor, and our eyes spend plenty of time admiring the walls (or else wishing they were worth admiring), but when was the last time you wondered what else you could do with the ceiling?
Chances are good if you look up at your house’s ceiling right now all you’ll find is either plain, smooth plaster or else “popcorn” which adds some texture but not very much class. But why settle for less when you can add texture, class, and variety with a virtually endless array of tin ceiling tiles?
A Hundred Years Of Style
Tin ceilings were popular all throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries as an alternative to molded plaster. With just a few tin-plated steel tiles, any business or residence could add to the beauty and elegance which dominated the architectural styles of the day.
Tin ceilings fell in popularity thanks to the metal quotas of World War II, and while they didn’t immediately rebound afterwards, they’ve been slowly but surely regaining ground as more and more people rediscover the sanitary, economic, and aesthetic benefits of metal ceiling tiles. And that last benefit has absolutely taken off in the past 100 years – not only are the companies that made tin ceilings a hundred years ago still around, but they’ve expanded their list of colors and styles so that today their catalogs include hundreds of distinct combinations resulting in an astounding variety of tin ceiling patterns.
A Tile For Every Interior
The most obvious use for tin ceilings is in augmenting a room or a house in which you’re attempting to recreate the Victorian or Edwardian style in a home too young to be influenced by these architectural schools. Alternately, you may be lucky enough to own a house whose history dates back a hundred years or more and you need to bring some decaying portion of it back to life.
For this purpose, there are hundreds of tin ceiling patterns and designs to choose from. They include everything from medieval-inspired clover patterns to Victorian flowers, oak leaves, and scrollwork. With such variety available, it would be impossible to list them all here.
However, tin ceilings can benefit a more modern aesthetic, too. You can find tile patterns in simple geometric shapes, plus tiles can also come in baroque and art deco styles. If you prefer a more industrial look, you can find tiles stamped with the classic diamond floor pattern. If you don’t want any pattern at all, that’s certainly an option, too.
While many ceilings may be woefully underappreciated, the same doesn’t have to be true about yours. With so many designs and colors available, you’re certain to find tin ceiling patterns that are right for your home.