Faux Leather Tiles: Add a Touch of the Exotic to your Room
Written by Milan Jara on 22nd Nov 2011
Leather has been in use for hundreds and perhaps even thousands of years. Down through the ages it has been used for shoes, boots, clothing, equestrian gear, and just about anything else where a durable, tough, but attractive material was desired. One of my fondest memories while growing up was the smell of the leather saddles and bridles hanging in our stable and their creased appearance from years of use.
As I got older, that same scent and look came from my motorcycle apparel and seats — the more miles I covered, the more comfortable they became. In some ways leather is just like denim — it becomes like an old friend over time. If you like the look of leather, Decorative Ceiling Tiles has just the thing for your home or business: faux leather tiles.
Faux Leather Tiles for Walls and Ceilings
Faux leather tiles have the look of leather, but they’re actually constructed of polyurethane and PVC. The top layer is a water and fire proof polyurethane, the filler layer is also water and fire resistant, but adds sound proofing to the mix. The backing layer is a fire resistant and sound proof PVC. The end result is a tile that’s ideal for family and home theater rooms where you want to keep the sound in the space so it can be enjoyed rather than disturbing those who may have already turned in for the evening.
The tiles are also perfect for any commercial space or business where reducing sound transmission is important and fire ratings are needed — restaurants, bars, retail spaces and even movie theaters come to mind. The tiles can be nailed, stapled, or glued into place and are easy to install — you might even say that they’re very DIY friendly.
Faux leather tiles are available in traditional leather colors such as shades of brown and black, but you can also find tiles in white, ivory, coral gold, dark cherry, and many other colors on the Decorative Ceiling Tiles website. Styling ranges from a casual worn leather appearance just like that favorite jacket you’ve been wearing for many years to contemporary designs that can complement just about any room.
The tiles are 15.75 by 15.75 inches which make them easy to work with and their polyurethane composition makes them quite light — perfect for a weekend room upgrade project. If you’re an animal lover, don’t worry — the tiles just look like leather, no animals were harmed during the manufacturing process.
If leather brings back fond memories of years gone by, add the look to your room by installing faux leather tiles from Decorative Ceiling Tiles.