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3 Ways to Give Your Home Vintage Charm with Tin Tiles

September 5, 2014

It has been said that, “Everything Old Becomes New Again” so it’s time to embrace the past as a current design trend. There’s something timeless and classic about a house with handcrafted details painstakingly picked out from start to finish. Even if your house isn’t sufficiently aged through the years, you can still add historic touches liked reclaimed wood, charming furniture pieces and tin tiles. Like a fine wine, a vintage home only gets better with age.

Tin Ceilings

Tin ceilings are a classic design element that have been experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity as of late. Originally a trend that dominated the early 1900s, tin ceiling tiles are as functional as they are beautiful for their fire protection properties. With an hour burn rating at 1300 degrees, they were an effective fire retardant for houses in America and an affordable alternative to the expensive, artisan plaster inspired by fancy European interiors. With the industrial revolution came the ability to mass-produce intricate design patterns that were accessible to everyone. We have the original tiles available in 35+ patterns and over 50 colors so even if traditional isn't your thing; there are plenty of modern adaptations that would look great in a 21st century home.

Add a Backsplash

A tin backsplash is a surprisingly affordable upgrade to your kitchen that can be installed in as little as a few hours. Cleanable with just a mild detergent and water, it's the perfect focal point to add a touch of vintage charm to your cooking space. We recommend a 6" repeating pattern to maximize the space between your counters and cabinets. All our powder coated finishes are cured at 450 degrees Fahrenheit and safe for kitchen applications without risk of rusting or melting.

Wainscot the Walls

A form of extra insulation in the olden days, wainscoting in today's times are more for aesthetic purposes. An ornate trim, accenting the walls is typically associated with seventeenth and eighteenth century interior design, Victorian architecture overseas and international contemporaries. However, such beautiful decor ideas are limited only by the confines of your imagination.


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