About American Tin Ceilings
The American Tin Ceilings manufacturers and ships designer tin ceiling tiles from our production center in Bradenton, Florida. We pride ourselves on producing the highest quality, most competitively priced tin-plated steel tiles for our customers. Our design center is equipped with experts to assist in pattern selection, layout and product installation for all project types.
American Tin Ceilings offers an extensive selection of tin panels for ceilings, walls, retail accents, and backsplashes for residential and commercial applications. With high quality finishes, diverse patterns, competitive pricing, quick shipping, design support, and personalized service, it's easy to see why we're the preferred manufacturer of tin ceiling tiles across the US, Canada and the world.
Sales and service team members are experts in the selection and specification of residential and commercial job requirements. Design and drawing services are available at no cost for both consumers and commercial specifiers and installation questions are always welcome.
Expert Ceiling Renovations
When building a new home, remodeling an existing residence or updating one or more interior rooms, it’s important to consider what the right finishes can do for your space. Many will agree that its all in the details, yet still fail to consider one of the most important features in a home or retail space – the ceiling.
It wasn’t always this way. The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all decorated their ceilings with the best craftsmen and artists of the time, decadently appointing their homes with all the best materials. This is quite different than today’s society, primarily due to the way homes and businesses are built. “Cookie-Cutter” developments have become the norm, with one or two home styles to choose from in the suburbs and expanding throughout the country. Pre-formatted houses have options for molding and edging, but what about the fifth wall? It inevitably has to be there, so why settle for boring old drywall?
Over a hundred years ago, the embossed metal panel was introduced to the United States. It was a response to the tedious, expensive artisan plasterwork brought over by Venetian artisans. Factory manufacturing allowed metal panels to be produced in a way that made sense for Victorian homes, restaurants and hotels. Stores that were part of larger developments that contained housing above them utilized tin ceiling panels not just as a beautiful and a historical attribute, but also to protect the living space for their high burn rating.
The 21st Century brought new technologies to this traditional product, allowing today’s homeowner to be able to easily afford a luxury look for less. Offered in a variety of designs, colors and installation types, the tin ceiling is able to transform your fifth wall into something extraordinary!
Why Are Tin Ceilings So Popular?
Originally popularized in the early 1800s, tin ceilings are making a significant come back in modern home and commercial décor. Home owners, architects, designers and specifiers are including beautiful tin ceilings and wall accents in a wide variety of projects.
It has been said that, “Everything Old Becomes New Again.” Trends reinvent themselves as modern ideas are introduced to the market. Popular styles of the past often cycle back into contemporary culture. Tin ceilings remind us of a different time in our country’s history. They evoke memories of earlier days when elegance and beauty reigned. A slower paced era where style and grace were watchwords in home decor. Old time Victorian homes, formal parlors, farmhouses, and other rustic elements we can reminisce from our childhood.
Tin ceilings dominated early 1900s ceiling decor as an affordable alternative to expensive, artisan plaster. The industrialized manufacturing process allowed intricate, ornamental stucco decoration to be accurately replicated on tin plated steel. These tin panels could be pressed with embossed designs yet mass produced at a fraction of the cost. As an added benefit, the installation of tin ceilings could be completed in less than a day, while custom plaster ceilings took months or sometimes even years to complete.
Tin plated steel ceiling panels possessed an additional benefit that fueled their popularity. They offer an hour burn rating at 1300 degrees, which provided an effective fire retardant for houses in America. In the early 20th century, many first floor storefronts housed apartments or homes on the second floor. If the first floor had tin ceilings installed, it gave the second floor residents adequate time to escape in the case of a deadly fire.
The same quality product exists today at an affordable cost so anyone can own a beautiful, authentic tin ceiling. We use only the original .010 gauge tin-plated steel representative of Turn of the Century tin ceilings, never aluminum, plastic or styrofoam imitations. Our high-quality powder coated finishes were custom formulated by industry leaders like Dupont and TCI. And because the product is powder coated, it’s perfect for high-humidity areas such as bathrooms and kitchens, as well as coastal climates like our very own Florida region. With American Tin Ceilings’ proprietary Snap Lock™ tin panels, anyone can install a breathtaking tin ceiling in as little as a few hours.
Different color and pattern combinations can provide a very modern aesthetic and are finding a place in some very interesting commercial spaces. Metallic and primary colors can offer sophisticated results when paired with other natural materials. Designers have discovered just how versatile tin panels can be.