October 4, 2013
Tin ceiling tiles are available unfinished (commonly referred to as raw), as well as finished. A finished tile is powder coated in a variety of colors.
American Tin Ceiling tiles are composed of an embossed steel tile with a bright tin plate. This results in a bright silver tile, and receives clear coating very well. The tin plating keeps the tile from rusting for a given time. Additional finishing must be done to ensure that it will not rust in the long term.
Powder coating is an electrostatic adhesion of paint particles to a metal surface, then its sent through an oven and baked on. This provides a stronger, longer lasting finished product. Similar to patio furniture and home appliances, a powder coated product will never fade, rust, or discolor over time.
In addition to powder coating, the Artisan colors are available for a higher end option to the basic one finish colored tiles. A faux painter adds to base powder coated finishes to produce beautiful hand painted tiles. These colors provide a multidimensional finish that creates a dynamic result.
Whether your project is big or small, residential or commercial, we are happy to help you choose and customize your tin project with assistance selecting patterns, colors, moldings and trim. There is often more than a single way to approach a project, and we can assist in determining the layout of the project and the necessary quantity of panels. We are also happy to provide drawings for ceiling projects.
If you’d like a consultation by phone, just fill out the form below (or call 888-231-7500) to set up a time and provide us a little information about your project. Our design experts will be happy to review your photos, measurements or plans, and make personalized suggestions for your tin project.