When you take a look around and you try to identify the aesthetic strengths and weaknesses in your home, you can analyze just about everything. You will take a look at the furniture, walls, and even the flooring. The ceiling, however, is not something that most people take the time to notice. That is, of course, unless the property owner takes the time to make it worth noticing. One of the best ways to do this is by installing the appropriate ceiling tiles. If you are wondering just how ceiling tiles can be beneficial for you, here’s all you need to know.
Styrofoam Ceiling Tiles
Polystyrene or Styrofoam ceiling tiles are an excellent choice if you want to transform your ceiling from dull or damaged to eye-catching and attractive. They are arguably the most affordable option and they are easy to install by simply gluing onto the flat surface. So many times our ceilings suffer damage such as that from a leaky pipe. Once the problem is fixed, however, repairing your ceiling can seem like an impossible task. The good news is that Styrofoam ceiling tiles can be used to cover your entire ceiling – including that damaged patch. Your guests will be none the wiser!
Styrofoam tiles usually arrive unfinished. This means that they are plain white when they are delivered. They can be installed and left as they are or you can paint them if you prefer. Many people choose to leave them as they are and only paint after several years to give their ceiling that fresh new look. The important thing to remember when it comes to polystyrene ceiling tiles is that they are not designed to overlap. This means that the tiles will need to be placed side by side. Should any gaps occur, a suitable sealant can be used to fill them in. Not only does this give your ceiling that perfect finish, but it also helps improve the level of insulation in the room.
PVC Ceiling Tiles
PVC tiles are somewhat more expensive than Styrofoam tiles but they are also cheaper than the real materials they are designed to imitate. For instance, faux tin ceiling tiles are significantly cheaper than the real deal. While you will save money like this, it’s also worth noting that the price is in no way a reflection of the quality. In fact, PVC ceiling tiles are known for being extremely durable, lightweight, easy to install, and designed to stand the test of time.
PVC tiles are available in various styles and colors. While they can be painted, most people prefer to order the color they need instead of painting the tiles themselves. Most of these tiles can be installed using the glue up or drop in method. In other words, they allow you to choose the best type of installation based on your needs.
Benefits of Ceiling Tiles
Just like all things in life, the benefits of installing ceiling tiles will depend on the type of tiles you choose. Some of the benefits that apply to most types of ceiling tiles include:
- Improved insulation which helps lower energy bills in the winter and summer.
- Greater aesthetic appeal thanks to your stylish new ceiling tile design.
- Create or emphasize a particular decorative theme (vintage, rustic, etc).
- Cover an old or damaged ceiling quickly and easily.
- Affordable with amazing impact.
- Resistance to humidity.
- No maintenance required and they are very easy to clean if necessary.
- Easy to install whether you use the glue up or drop in method.
- Some tiles offer added fire resistance (check product specifications).
- Drop installation allows you to hide unsightly pipes and cables.
- Drop installation allows easy access to pipes and cables.
Residential and Commercial
Whether you want to renovate your home or business, you can use ceiling tiles in any room you like! Due to their durable nature, ceiling tiles can be installed in all areas of the home including your living room, kitchen, and even bathroom. As for commercial uses, they can be used in restaurants, bars, hotels, offices, and anywhere you would like to create the perfect first impression. The one main rule when installing these tiles. This is the fact that they need to be installed in spaces where they will not be exposed to the elements. Regular direct sunlight and other natural influences can take their toll on any type of ceiling tile causing it to fade and become brittle.
Now that you know more about how ceiling tiles can be beneficial for you, it’s time to pick that perfect design at Talissa Decor! Call 1 (888) 717-8453 for expert advice, help to calculate the number of tiles needed, and any other information you may need.