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Metal Ceiling Tiles: They’re Not Just for the Ceiling Anymore

Posted by Milan Jara on 21st May 2019

Piazza San Marco - Aluminum Ceiling Tile - 24x24 - #1209 - Mill Finish

It seems that one design element that refuses to go out of style (and for good reason) is metal ceiling tiles. Like with quality porcelain tiles, take a look around any home or building built hundreds of years ago all the way to new construction and what will you find? Metal ceiling panels scattered throughout the home in the most unique places that don’t always include the actual ceiling.

From kitchen and bathroom backsplashes to hallways and entryways, you can find metal ceiling tiles, such as tin ceiling tiles adoring every nook and cranny of homes today. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest trends for metal ceiling tiles in the very best panels for a cool backsplash, and a wide range of other uses.

 


 

Accent Backsplash

Accent Backsplash

drop ceiling, Farmhouse bathrooms and kitchens are in high demand with pressed tin metal backsplashes and vintage knobs. Instead of using creating an entire backsplash in a smaller space (such as a bathroom), opt for using smaller sections of metal ceiling tiles to create a mini-backsplash behind the sink. This way, you’re still getting the unique pop of design without overwhelming the space. White on white has a great aesthetic to it, but you could choose something colorful to brighten up the small space, too.

 


 

Shiny Metal Backsplash

Shiny Metal Backsplash

Metal ceiling tiles come in many different finishes, some of which aren’t shiny like traditional metal you’d imagine. However, if you do purchase metal ceiling tiles that aren’t shiny like the ones above, you can coat them with a clear, oil-based polyurethane sealant to give it the appearance you desire. These metal ceiling tiles are great for kitchens that may experience messes from the stove top to the kitchen sink. They’re easy to wipe off and shine with the lights reflecting off of them from light fixtures or natural light from windows.

 


 

Hallway Wainscot

Hallway Wainscot

Hallways tend to be the last place people renovate because they seem like the least important area of a home. However, that couldn’t be more untrue. In fact, hallways are one of the most used spaces in a home with thousands of footsteps traveling down their walkway each and every day. Therefore, treating your hallway with as much design respect as you would any other area of your home is crucial. Adding metal ceiling tiles as wainscotting in your hallway could give it the pop of flare it’s been needing without much work. Forget hanging picture frame after frame down the long corridor. Metal ceiling tiles are unexpected and unforgettable as wainscotting.

 


 

Staircase Wainscot

Staircase Wainscot

Keeping on the wainscot trend, adding metal ceiling tiles to your staircase could change the entire space. These tiles add a design element that isn’t typically associated with staircases. Using the wainscot to mirror the height of the stair rail on the other side of the staircase gives it the allusion that the wainscotting and stair rail is a cohesive unit, tying the entire space into together nicely.

 


 

Shower Tiles Remixed

Shower Tiles Remixed

Showers can be tiled with beautiful subway tiles or glass square tiles, but metal ceiling tiles are often not thought of as viable options. Using metal ceiling tiles in a shower can turn any traditional shower into an elegant hideaway in no time. Pressed tin tiles are perfect for the job as they add a unique twist to the shower with their intricate designs. Mix modern and elegant styles together with metal ceiling tiles in your shower.

 


 

Headboards

Headboards

Guest rooms or master bedrooms can be transformed with a unique twist the traditional headboard. Large, oversized metal ceiling tiles with elegant designs create beautiful headboards that steal the show as soon as you walk in. the great thing about purchasing oversized metal ceiling tiles for a headboard if you don’t need many of them to create the look you desire. The downside to these metal ceiling tiles is the price tag: some of the real metal ceiling tiles can be quite expensive, especially at this size. However, you can purchase faux metal ceiling tiles that look like the real deal but cost you much less in the end. Either way, your guests will love this unexpected look!

 


 

Accent Walls

Accent Walls

Tall spaces such as city apartments can be hard to decorate due to the sheer size of the walls. Using metal ceiling tiles (faux or real) could create the perfect accent wall in a bedroom or living room without much hassle. Metal ceiling tiles range in installation processes, especially depending on whether or not you are using faux metal ceiling tiles or real metal ceiling tiles. While the installation process varies, the outcome does not. It is hard to tell the difference between real and faux metal ceiling tiles, which makes them ideal for creating an elegant or vintage look in any space.

 


 

Kitchen Island

Kitchen Island

Whether it’s in your kitchen at home or in a restaurant, metal ceiling tiles can dress up an island or bar area quite nicely. Copper tiles pressed tin tiles, or galvanized tiles create a vintage look and/or regal look that draws the attention to the center of the room (where it should be). Metal ceiling tiles are great for giving an everyday piece of furniture in your home or restaurant the upgrade it needs.

 


 

Sliding Doors

Sliding Doors

If you’re looking for something unique to put in your home, you’ve found it right here. Adding metal ceiling tiles to your sliding doors is not a common occurrence but one that is worth discussing. Sliding doors can separate two rooms, an outdoor and indoor space, or even a closet/bathroom. Hanging sliding doors are even more popular on the market today, and they all typically come in wood. Using metal ceiling tiles on your sliding doors could create the best unexpected pop of design you’ve ever seen. Colored metal ceiling tiles would also bring an unexpected punch to the room, but white tiles are also great for any space. This is a unique design element using metal ceiling tiles that should be given a go in every home.

 


 

Laundry Room

Laundry Room

Last, but certainly not least, the unsung hero of every home: the laundry room. It is a place where many people spend a great deal of their time each day (especially if they have kids). Why not make the space one that you enjoy looking at in the process? Metal ceiling tiles can give the room an instant facelift where it might be difficult to do otherwise. You could do a simple metal ceiling tile backsplash behind the appliances, an accent wall, or an entire room wall-to-wall to give the space a new look. Whichever way you go, metal ceiling tiles will transform the space for the better.

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