Which Tin Ceiling Installation Is Right for You?

January 16, 2014


With a variety of colors and patterns to choose from, tin ceilings create a dynamic focal point for any room in the house. But different decorating styles and house designs call for different installation methods, and it’s important to choose the right one for your situation.

Nail-up Installation

If your home or business has new construction or open joists, this installation is the one for you. The ¼-inch nail rails surrounding the tin panels are designed so the nails can be placed directly into wood furring strips or plywood. The nail-up panels would be simple to install during the construction or renovation phases. Aspiring restaurant owners love how the tin ceilings look in the bar area and homeowners may find these tiles look stunning in the kitchen or study area. The Nail-up panel is also used for backsplash applications.

Drop-in Installation

For a dramatic and functional ceiling, look no further than the Drop-in tin ceiling panels. This type of installation is purposely designed for those situations when you still need access to electric wiring or pipes above your ceiling. The panels will flush directly into standard grid ceiling panels and all orders include drop-in clips. The drop-in tin ceiling panels would look amazing in an office building, a conference room or a ballroom.

Snap Lock™ Installation

Exclusive to American Tin Ceilings, these tiles are ideal for older buildings with drywall, plaster or popcorn ceilings because the panels can be installed directly into drywall. With such a simple installation process, these tin ceilings are any homeowner’s dream. Consider Snap Lock™ tin ceilings for your kitchen, formal dining room or wine area.

Tin ceilings are simple to install, but it’s important to know what you’re working with before you get started. Whatever your situation, there’s a tin ceiling for you. Still have questions? Visit our page or give us a call.

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