Remodeling? Tin ceilings provide timeless beauty and durability

From the middle of the 19 th century to the beginning of the 20 th century, tin ceilings were immensely...

From the middle of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, tin ceilings were immensely popular. And, as with all great design trends, they are now making a comeback as consumers remodeling their homes are searching for a versatile look that is historical yet sleek and sophisticated. Tin ceilings are available in a variety of styles and installation choices, and are used in more than just ceiling applications.


The ceiling tiles range in size from 3-inch to 24-inch patterns. They are sold in an assortment of vintage and Victorian styles and are also available in many other designs. Color choices include various shades of copper, silver and black, in addition to brass, chrome, gold and paintable colors such as white. In addition to being beautiful, tin ceiling tiles are fire- and water-resistant and extremely durable.


While tin ceilings are popular as a kitchen ceiling choice, homeowners are beginning to install them in many other rooms of the house, including bathrooms, basements, bedrooms, hallways and media rooms.

They also provide versatility: Six-inch tin ceiling panels are frequently selected as matching backsplash tiles behind the stove, sink and other areas of the kitchen.

The 12-inch and 24-inch ceiling panels are also used for headboards in the bedroom, wainscoting on walls, and as other decorative elements.

The tin material is also available in various sizes for use as crown molding.

Installation options

There are several installation options:

  • Interlocking tin ceiling panels screw directly into the ceiling without plywood.
  • Nail-up tin ceilings are nailed into the existing wood.
  • Coffered or drop ceilings are placed into a suspended ceiling grid.

For more ideas, or advice on selecting the best tin ceilings for your home, contact an Atlanta-area home remodeler for expert information.

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