Ceiling Trend. Thursday , March 08th , 2018 - 05:43:02 AM
Unlike older tiles which rust, newer tiles are often made with a special powder finish which is rust-proof, allowing for indoor and outdoor use. But even "cleaned up" older tiles look and feel differently than new ones. Collectors who handle lots of these detailed works of art learn to distinguish the differences. While true collectors mix and match their collections with different examples of tiles, homeowners who may want to remodel a kitchen ceiling or frame a fireplace need to find multiple tiles. They generally look toward new versions of these handsome decorative items.
During construction is the easiest time to add such a fixture, but the homeowner may have opted not to do so for any number of reasons. The extra labor costs to do so wouldn't have been extreme, but construction costs are often much more than anticipated under good circumstances, so there may have been the need to avoid any extra expense. And the homeowner also might not have realized how beneficial such a light might be until after the construction was complete. Installing a ceiling light fixture once the home is built is a little more involved. So much so that many people never even consider doing it.
During the WW II Era, tin ceiling tiles went out of favor as metals were conserved for the war effort, and other types of ceilings were promoted. By the 1950s and 1960s, acoustic drop ceiling tiles and dry wall dominated the marketplace and could be found in homes, hotels and buildings. Because original tin ceiling tiles have such pretty designs and craftsmanship, many people like to collect these lovely antique pieces. Collectors enjoy finding tiles of different sizes, as well as seeking out tiles with unique patterns, shapes, colors and symbols.
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