Ceiling Trend. Friday , March 09th , 2018 - 07:37:51 AM
Once you choose your ceiling tiles, you will need to get them installed. You can get this professionally done, or you can do it yourself. Just make sure that if you are going to do this you purchase an extra ten percent or so of tile to use for the edges where you can't use a full tile. You can look on the internet for instructions on how to install tine ceiling tiles, and then you will get a better idea of just what is involved. You can also find information on smooth-on and tin ceiling tiles in this manner.
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.
With so many reproduced tiles available it may get a little tricky to tell the vintage pieces from the newer models. Older ceiling tin is heavier than the newer version and has surfaces showing lots of rust, dents, chippy paint, rough scaly edges and sharp nail holes. Although reproductions are made to look like the real thing, you will notice that the new items are lighter and smoother and are simply too perfect. Also worth mentioning is that sometimes old tiles appear new when they are not. This can happen when a vintage piece is cleaned and refinished or an original tile is framed with an old door or window trim.
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