Tin Ceilings & So Much More
by Jon Klapper
Several years ago the ceiling of our spare bedroom was a tangle of wires, ducts, and pipes.
I pondered the time and cost of trying to install a drywall ceiling below the all of the stuff and started adding up the access panels that would be required. I quickly realized we would have to install a drop-in ceiling.
Like me, you may have lived up in a house populated with those ugly acoustic tile, drop-in, ceilings and grown to really hate the way they looked. They remind me of the modern office cubical-world, florescent ceilinged horrors that pass for workplaces these days. It’s simply no way to live in a home.
I started thinking about alternatives to acoustic tile and for some reason tin ceilings came to mind. I’d always loved them. Plus I’d worked on repairing, salvaging, and restoring them. Is it possible that I could use some old tin ceiling panels and convert them into drop-in ceiling panels? Had anybody ever done that?
I began looking online and found The American Tin Ceiling Company, makers of not just traditional tin ceilings but also an extensive line of DROP-IN CEILING PANELS! It was the perfect solution.
Today our lovely spare bedroom is filled with period furniture and a wonderful tin ceiling. It’s almost impossible to tell it’s a drop-in; the grid is painted the same color as the tin.
I was so taken with the results I’ve become an installer for American Tin Ceiling. I not only install drop-in ceilings but “nail-up” traditional tin ceilings and beautiful kitchen backsplashes as well In fact, there are many uses for decorative tin and American Tin Ceiling has hundreds of patterns, colors, and finishes.
Give me a call. I have dozens of samples and can answer most of your questions about decorative tin.