Tin ceiling tiles are historically known not only for their originality and elegance, but also for their function as a fire protectant . These ceiling tiles were introduced to America in the
early 19th century. In urban areas, tin ceilings were installed in buildings that had businesses on the first floor and tenants in living spaces above. On numerous accounts, tin ceilings helped
desist fires from spreading to the upper levels, saving lives.
We at American Tin Ceilings tested our product for you, using 1000°F of heat through a propane torch for over 50 seconds. The fire did not penetrate through the ceiling tile. The heat left a burn mark on
the plywood that the tile was attached to, but did not catch on fire itself. The underlying wood is still solid and intact.