Metal Ceiling tiles are a good fit for a broad range of decorating themes – from rustic to modern. Depending on your budget, you could either go with the vintage ones (keep an eye on flea markets or antique malls though finding enough numbers for a larger project may be difficult) or just make your pick from the easier-on-the-pocket faux metal tiles that are, in fact, pretty hard to distinguish from their vintage counterparts.
Faux metal tiles can make small places like apartments look bigger, and are a great solution if you ever need to cover up a popcorn ceiling. You can also use them to give a new look to your kitchen or the living room.
They are pretty easy to install, too – they can be glued, nailed on or popped into grids. Just use simple soap and water to clean and maintain them but make sure you dry them off promptly.
The price range for metal tiles depends on types of coating and intricacy of detail. The most basic styles come uncoated and you will need to apply a coat of urethane at home. They will rust from moisture if left uncoated, so do not skip this step!
However, if you want to go the extra mile and make things fancier, custom hand painting [they can give a link to this particular service] is also an option.
You can also buy faux metal tiles individually for small projects like mirror frames or mail holders. Other great ways to use them are as borders around fireplaces and archways, or to cover bathtubs, kitchen cabinets or dishwashers.
Metal ceiling tiles can give a unique look to your kitchen or bathroom backsplash. They may need to be cut to fit these areas and this, too, is much easier than using traditional materials.
Pressed metal tiles remain popular because they are reminiscent of a time when everything was made with care and attention to detail. With proper, basic care they can be redesigned and repurposed as the mood strikes to last for many years.
We hope you enjoyed our short write-up on the various uses of metal ceiling tiles.
Have you used metal ceiling tiles in any other creative situations?