What are Faux Pressed Tin Ceiling Tiles?
Faux tin tiles are used to recreate the look of a decorative metal tile without the cost or hassle of installation. They are made from lightweight PVC and styrene and then painted to look like real metal tiles.
They are available in dozens of designs and finishes. These options include both antiqued and brushed finishes of gold, silver, and copper as well as a number of colored and wood finishes.
All of the designs are three-dimensional giving them a sophisticated look. If you can’t find the color you are looking for the tiles can also be painted to suit any décor using spray paint.
What are the Cost Savings?
Copper ceiling tiles are a high-end option that yields beautiful results, but can come at a significant cost.
Other metals can be used for ceiling tiles such as tin or aluminum, but need to be primed and painted before installation. In general, using real metal tiles could cost you almost five times more than using a faux tin tile alternative.
Faux pressed tin tiles can give you the look of antiqued copper without the high price and are available in countless other colors and finishes. This makes them a great option for any style and for decorating projects with any budget.
What are the Benefits of Faux Pressed Tin Tiles?
Another benefit to using faux tin tiles rather than metal tiles is the ease of installation. Faux tin tiles are super lightweight, making them very easy to install. There are two easy options for installing faux tin tiles.
For a permanent installation, tiles can be glued onto any plain surface using contact cement or other suitable adhesive. This also means they can be installed onto walls or kitchen backsplashes for more exciting decorating options.
Faux tin ceiling tiles can also be installed without glue or removal of existing tiles. For this method of installation, you use an existing grid system to install drop in ceiling tiles. Cutting the faux tin tiles is also a breeze, as you can use regular scissors. Installation with either method can be done quickly by anyone without any special equipment.