How Durable Are Styrofoam Ceiling Tiles?

how durable are styrofoam ceiling tiles

Some of the most common questions our customers ask us is how durable our ceiling tiles are, whether they will hold for a long time and how difficult it is to maintain them. Well, here’s the answer to all these questions.

A Basement Ceiling Tiles Installation from Over a Decade Ago

Back in 2008, we moved into a new house and decided to redo the basement. We needed something cheap, convenient, easy to install and durable for our ceilings. So, naturally, we chose styrofoam ceiling tiles as the best solution for this, and wrote an article about it just in case someone else is struggling to find ideas for their basement too. You can read the full feature here.

The Installation Process

The idea for this basement design was to keep it simple, so we picked out nice, clean styrofoam ceiling tiles for this project. Since our basement’s ceiling is low, we didn’t want to lose space by installing them via drop in method. Instead, we simply bought plywood sheets and screwed them up. Once that was done, all we needed to do is get some glue and pick a spot to start from.

12 Years Later

We always boast about the durability and low maintenance simply because it’s true. Over a decade later, the styrofoam ceiling tiles we installed in our basement look brand new, as you can see in this short video.

The best thing of all is that these tiles look amazing 12 years later with virtually no maintenance. A simple dusting every now and then will do the trick.

How to install glue up ceiling tiles

Installing styrofoam ceiling tiles is quite simple. All you need is glue, scissors, ladders and the will to transform your space. Here’s a quick guide on how to install your styrofoam tiles in just a couple of hours:

how to install ceiling tiles - instructions

How to choose your ceiling tiles

The installation process isn’t hard at all. The difficult part is choosing the design. You can opt for either styrofoam ceiling tiles or faux tin ceiling tiles. As you’ll notice, styrofoam tiles come unfinished, which means you can paint them to the colour of your choice (a great feature for someone who wants to personalize their space). Faux tin ceiling tiles, on the other hand, come in a variety of colours and finishes for you to choose from. The best thing of all is that ceiling tiles, opposite to what their name suggests, can also be used to create an accent wall or as a creative and artistic accent piece (although you’ll probably want to explore 3D wall panels and faux leather panels for that too).