Ceiling Trend. Thursday , March 08th , 2018 - 05:46:13 AM
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.
Tin ceiling popularity dominated early 1900s ceiling decor as an affordable alternative to expensive, artistic plaster. The industrialization of manufacturing allowed intricate plastering and ornamental stucco decoration to be accurately replicated in tin plated steel. Tin-plated steel could be pressed with embossed designs identical to the beauty of sculptured plaster, yet tin ceiling panels could be massed produced at a fraction of the cost of custom plastered ceilings. Also, the installation of tin ceilings could be completed in a day, where custom plaster ceilings took months or sometimes years to complete.
False ceilings are a popular way to change the look and feel of a ceiling, and make it stronger and sturdier too. You can apply the façade to either a part of the ceiling or the entire ceiling too. Mostly, Plaster of Paris is used to make false ceilings, and you can actually unleash your creativity while making the false ceiling. Whether you want some intricate design, or some letters and words on the ceiling, anything and everything is possible with false ceilings.
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