Metal ceiling tiles come in a surprising variety of material options. Settling on one specific type of metal ceiling tile can be a daunting task. The following are some comparisons to consider when thinking about each type of metal and how it can suit your individual needs.
Tin metal ceiling tiles originally hit the decorating scene in the 1880s as a less expensive way to add decorative qualities to homes, businesses and other buildings. They also added extra safety measures during a time when other modern conveniences were not available to prevent fires. The tiles were initially made entirely out of steel and aptly called steel ceilings. Manufacturers eventually started dipping the steel in tin to slow the process of rusting. Most panels found today are composed of tin plated steel and come in easy-to-install panels. They can be left in their metallic state to allow the natural beauty of the tin to show or painted in a variety of aesthetically pleasing colors.
Copper Ceiling Tiles
For a completely different look, you can install copper metal ceiling tiles rather than tin. These were introduced later to the world of metal ceiling tiles. They have the same general benefits in that they are beautiful and easy to both install and clean. Copper is popular for use in the kitchen because it is resistant to the heat produced by ovens and stovetops and keeps the cooking area cool. This helps prevent kitchen fires and damage to the kitchen area over time. Copper ceiling tiles also work well in bathrooms due to their antimicrobial properties and resistance to mold and mildew. These tiles are also available for painting and stamping for customization purposes.
Metal ceiling tiles can also be found in brass, bronze, aluminum, chrome and numerous other options. Each retain the same qualities of tin and copper ceiling tiles, while adding their own beautiful characteristics.
When choosing the right ceiling tiles, the right choice for you comes down to the preferred look and placement of the tiles in your home or business. Metal ceiling tiles come in many varieties and can be customized to meet your needs. Contact us today for more information.