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Creating Design Atmosphere Is All in the Details

July 7, 2021

How a space feels is just as important as how a space looks. They are like taste and smell; one is enhanced by the other. The beauty of creating design atmosphere is that it’s easy to do. A few details and you can transform a beautiful room into a place that creates its own experience. For instance, take this hot new restaurant/bar concept in Florida. The combination of Mediterranean seafood, handmade pasta, and custom drinks alone is enough to get some attention and good reviews....

100% Made in the USA

June 29, 2021

The Story of Tin Ceiling Tile & Its American Roots Tin ceiling tiles are 100% an American innovation. They were born in the U.S. from the need to have a more durable and affordable version of European plasterwork ceilings. It didn’t take long before they became a stand-alone design element. Pressed tin tiles came into the height of popularity between 1880 and 1940 in the U.S. There were about 45 American companies making tin ceiling tiles at this time....

Featured Project: Alma Homes

October 24, 2018

Creating homes based on clients’ personalities with tin panels Kirsten, Principal Designer and Founder of Alma Homes, is a custom home builder and remodeling expert located in Minnesota. She helps clients envision and execute on their dream home. We sat down with the designer extraordinaire and picked her brain on her processes and design style. Alma Homes’ design process is an all encompassing process. This means that they sit down with their clients through every step of the process - from initial design plan to selecting products and furniture....

A Design Primer: Tin Installations with Pattern #7

December 20, 2015

American Tin Ceilings produces a selection of carefully chosen patterns for design aesthetics ranging from traditional to modern. One of the most popular patterns in our repertoire for commercial installations is Pattern #7, a dignified and traditional design featuring an ascending braided egg and dart frame with an elegant embossed circle. Pattern #7 works in concert with many design aesthetics and is available in each of our 35 colors....

Profession Spotlight - Neil Dawson, Snook Architects

September 18, 2015

www.snookarchitects.com Overview Liverpool’s Neil Dawson may have just won the Royal Academy of British Architects’ North West Emerging Architect of the Year Award, but that didn’t stop the principal of Snook Architects from giving us a peek into his history, inspiration sources, and why he’s specified American Tin for multiple high-impact installations in the UK. TILES INSTALLED: Pattern #32, Antique Rustic Copper LOCATION: Ormskirk, England APPLICATION: Restaura....

The Artisan Collection

September 11, 2015

The Artisan Collection is one of American Tin’s most popular color sets. Hand-finished by a master painter who generates custom color combinations from a range of his experiences and sources - unique textures and materials, travels, and historical buildings - the hand-distressed patina of these beautiful panels is second to none. Here’s part of our finisher’s process to achieve such a stunning look: after powder coating your tin panels with a base layer (applying the foundation color as a dust and baking it on), a topcoat is then painted by hand (frequently in a metallic shade)....

What Your Tin Tile Color Says About You

September 29, 2014

With 50+ color options, choosing what finish to order your tiles in may seem overwhelming. By narrowing the choices by family, it may make it a bit easier to help determine what type of look and style you like or are trying to achieve. Let us break it down for you: Artisan - You care about having the highest quality home accents and it shows in your decor, each tile is lovingly hand finished to give you a distinct, one of a kind antique feel that will be the envy of the neighborhood....

Trendsetting: When Old Becomes New Again

September 23, 2014

It’s often said that trends cycle. Whether it be fashion or interior design, from your trusty high-waisted jeans to classic red lips, there are some fads that aren’t really fads at all because they’ll never completely die. These “trends” may dip in popularity for a few years, but resurgence is almost surely guaranteed. One of those is the ever-popular tin ceiling. Hailing from the Victorian era, tin ceilings were beloved in the early 19th century for their decorative charm, a less expensive but no less beautiful alternative to the pricey handcrafted European home accents that took years to complete....

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....

Commercial Ceiling Design – Big Brands Love Tin Ceiling Tiles

August 11, 2014

For worldwide brands and international chains, interior design is about creating an aesthetic that is universally recognizable to convey a specific experience, yet distinct enough at each property that each location has a unique identity. For a lot of large retailers, that means incorporating tin ceiling tiles into their brand. From outdoor recreation to family entertainment, check out how these impressive commercial spaces are using tin ceiling tiles to make a statement....

Vintage Tin Tile Art Projects from Etsy

August 8, 2014

It’s no secret we love seeing creative projects with t in. And when you’re looking for the ultimate in handmade, crafty wonders, you go to Etsy. Aside from selling our vintage tiles as standalone wall art, the artisans below are making truly innovation projects with tin, the perfect rustic gift for any art lover. Check out some of these cool households goods made with tin or dream up your own....

How to Remove Popcorn Ceilings

July 28, 2014

Popcorn ceilings were a trend in home design from the 1950s-80s, but like most things from that era, the trend has long since died. If you’re stuck looking up at the aftermath, don’t fret. Popcorn ceilings can be removed, albeit you have a little patience and a few hours to kill. Removal Process Also called cottage cheese ceilings for their bumpy texture, the treatment is actually just spray-on paint. Although the process is messy, spraying with water to soften, and scraping with a large trowel or putty knife can easily remove popcorn ceilings....

Case Study: Cosa Design

July 21, 2014

As the winner of our photo contest, CoSa Design in Brooklyn completely restored this historic colonial home to its former glory. While this beautiful bathroom elicits a sense of nostalgia, it also achieves the perfect balance of newness by mixing metallic tin panels with traditional wainscoting over a one-of-a-kind wooden sink. The accents and fixtures compliment its rustic allure and we know quite well anyone would be happy to start their day in this charming space....

Case Study: Riverboat Discovery

June 30, 2014

You can find our tin tiles literally in any corner of the globe from the mom and pop shop down the block to a cruise ship in Alaska. Certainly one of our more interesting clients, the Riverboat Discovery has a unique tale from it’s humble beginnings to a booming tourist attraction. Not only a good story, but an interesting application, tin is used for both aesthetics and to lighten the weight of the boat per government regulations....

Where Do Our Patterns Come From?

June 23, 2014

One question we always get asked is where our beautiful patterns come from. And the answer is a variety of places. Some of the Victorian styles we buy at antique auctions. Others we replicate from designs we see. We try to cater to a range of home styles by offering as many modern, geometric patterns as old-world ornate designs. Some of the most interesting stories are below. Pattern #22 The #22 tin ceiling tile (24"...

Case Study: Adya

June 9, 2014

One of the most hotly anticipated spring restaurant openings in the OC, Adya is the new project from renowned Chef Shachi Mehra, deemed the Queen of Indian by Riviera magazine. The menu combines modern and classic Indian cooking, while balancing a bold Southern California influence. Located in the newly transformed Anaheim Packing House, an open kitchen with a view of the tandoor ovens is a highlight of the space....

Make Your Outdoor Space Shine for Memorial Day

May 23, 2014

Tin ceiling tiles can be installed anywhere and everywhere and some of the most creative projects we’ve seen have actually been on the exterior the home, rather than inside of it. From tin soffits to outdoor bars and standalone rock waterfalls, what our amazingly imaginative clients think up never ceases to surprise and amaze us. If you’re thinking of redoing the outside of your home or updating your backyard landscaping, tin tiles are an easy DIY project that the whole family could get involved with to enjoy together....

Surprise Mom with an Amazing Home Makeover

May 7, 2014

One of most important holidays of the year is right around the corner, and this year you’ll be able to wow mom like never before. Rather than give her the standard card and flowers for Mother’s Day, surprise her with a home makeover with tin ceilings in her favorite room of the house. Before you say no, we’ve outlined the top three reasons why a tin ceiling will earn you major brownie points with mom this Mother’s Day....

Our Love Affair with Copper Tiles

April 30, 2014

As a precious metal, copper’s prices have been on the rise the last few years and it’s no wonder. It looks expensive, ages well, and adds an antique touch anywhere you use it in the home. The history of copper in architecture can be linked to its durability, corrosion resistance, prestigious appearance, and ability to form complex shapes. Copper is commonly used for plumbing and electrical work, but interior designers love it equally as much for the design punch it provides where form follows function....

The Best Tin Installations in Europe

April 28, 2014

Our sales agent Arjan has been helping to lead the charge introduce tin to Europe and from custom patterns for the Heineken head office to the corner store; it’s been catching on like wildfire. Here are some of our favorite tin installations in Europe, from restaurant to retail. Milk Bar – Kiev Launched just two months ago amidst a country in crisis, Milk Bar is a welcome addition to the Ukrainian restaurant scene....