Faux Tin Ceiling Tiles – Luxurious finishes on a budget:
Faux Tin ceiling tiles are made from Thermoplastic Vinyl (PVC).
All of the designs 3D embossed into the tiles to create the look and texture of real tin.
Pattern reveal varies from model to model.
Ceiling tiles can be used in various type of installations:
– directly mounted on to the flat ceiling
– installed into standard 2’x2’ commercial grid ceiling system
– used to resurface existing 2’x2 or 2’x4’ flat acoustical drop ceiling tiles
Faux Tin ceiling tiles are water, stain and termite resistant. Tiles are easy to clean, simple to install and don’t need any ongoing maintenance.
Fire tested at Intertek Testing Services in the USA and rated Class A and approved for use in commercial and residential spaces.
Faux Tin Ceiling Tiles Installation:
Grid Without Existing Tiles – Drop Ceiling Tiles Installation
Faux Tin Vinyl tiles are made to fit the grid and don’t require any additional support.
They can be installed simply on their own into the grid. Installing hold down clips over T-bars is recommended – this will prevent the tiles from lifting up in drafty areas.
– Build 2’x2’ suspended ceiling grid system
– Install Faux Tin Drop ceiling tiles into the grid
– Install hold-down clips
Grid with Existing 2’ x 2’ or 2’x4’ Drop Ceiling Tiles
When working with existing flat acoustical drop ceiling tiles – Drop in Faux Tin Vinyl tiles can be installed beneath standard 2’ x 2’ ceiling tiles with or without glue. Drop in coffered shaped tiles cannot be installed beneath standard acoustical tiles due to their shape.
If using Glue up Faux Tin tile models – keep in mind that these tiles cannot be installed directly into the grid system unless they are glued over the backboards.
Faux Tin ceiling tiles can be glued individually over 2’x2’ or in pairs over existing 2’x4’ acoustical tiles. Alternatively, 2’x4’ grid system can be converted into 2’x2’ system by installing dividing Cross-T bar and cutting 2’x4’ tiles in half to create 2’x2’.
– Remove 2’x 2’ or 2’x4’ tile from the grid
– Apply adhesive over the backing tile ( No More Nails or PL-300, PL-700 work well)
– Glue Faux Tin tile over the backboard
– Trim excess edges if needed
– Install refaced ceiling tile back into the grid
DIY Backing tiles also can be used to glue Drop in Faux Tin tiles over or press down unglued Drop in Faux Tin tiles to prevent them from lifting and provide extra insulation and soundproofing. Backing tiles can be cut from MDF or other flat solid sheets approved by the local building code.
Grid with Existing Tegular Tiles
If your existing drop ceiling tiles are regular – you will need to flip them over and glue our Faux Tin ceiling tiles over the back (flat) side.
Drop in Faux Tin Vinyl tiles can be installed beneath regular 2’ x 2’ or 2’x4’ ceiling tiles without glue – just simply slide them under the flipped over the tegular tile. Drop in coffered shaped tiles are not suitable for installation with existing drop ceiling tiles due to their construction.
Remove regular tile from the grid and flip it over
– Apply adhesive over back (flat) side ( No More Nails or PL-300, PL-700 work well)
– Glue Faux Tin tiles over backing tiles.
– Trim excess edges if needed
– Install refaced tile back into the grid
Installation on to Flat Surfaces
Glue up Faux Tin Vinyl tiles can be installed directly on to flat surfaces.
– Apply solvent based contact cement ( Liquid Nails or DAP Original formula) over tile back surface and the area that tiles will be installed to
– Allow glue solvents to evaporate as per manufacturer instructions
– Install the tiles overlapping the edges of each tile.