Dena Roach. Ceiling Trend. August 15th , 2018.
First, let us begin with a little background about tin ceiling tiles. Pressed or embossed tin ceilings were very popular during the Victorian Era as an affordable substitute for the plaster-designed ceilings found in wealthy European homes. Thin metal sheets of tin, copper or stainless steel were stamped with intricate patterns and often painted white to resemble the more expensively-produced, hand-carved or molded plaster ceilings. Companies in Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania mass produced thin metal plate during the late 1800s and created numerous patterns from which buyers could choose.
One of the most challenging ideas for basement renovations are the ceilings. There are many different types of ceilings that you may choose from. There are plain ceilings just covered with drywall and painted. There are acoustical effects you can get from special paints that you apply to the ceiling dry wall. You can use suspended ceilings or other kinds of ceiling tile that gives a pleasing site to your basement rooms. If you choose to drywall your basement ceiling you will need to nail a frame to the bottom of the floor joist to have something to hold the drywall in place. There are many drywall tips that you can get on your internet web sites if you need help.
Many artists like to paint on vintage ceiling tiles. One artist I am familiar with, looks for tins that are more than 100 years old, in good shape and require minimal prep work. The artist I am referring to generally passes up tiles that have holes or dents, preferring instead pieces with unusual designs or shapes which inspire her to use the background as part of her subject matter and design work.
When you begin the search, you will find different types of tiles to decorate the ceiling of your home. However, do not act on impulse and buy whatever has caught your fancy. Try to gather some information about the tiles before making any decision. If you are searching for some unique quality you can opt for Acoustical tiles. This tile reduces the noise. This type of tile is famous for the ability to soak sound. It is said that this tile is made from glass and starch. White is the usual color of the tile. However, you will find this type of tile in some other colors also.
Materials used to make ceiling tiles are now certified and safe for your home, which is a common misconception about them. You will not have to worry about any bad chemicals that can potentially make you and your family sick, which gives you piece of mind especially if you have an older home.
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