Types Of Ceiling Tiles
Ceiling tiles are a great way to redo a ceiling and to brighten a room. Popular types of ceiling tiles include cork, tin, plastic and acoustical. Acoustical ceiling tiles reduces noise, as it has sound absorbent properties. Good acoustic ceiling tiles are made from spun mineral fibers or fiberglass blended with starch. Acoustical tile is a good choice for music rooms or homes with multiple living spaces, but different thicknesses and brands of acoustic tile have different levels of sound protection, so this should be purchased carefully. Plastic ceiling tiles are sold in a large selection of different looks and they offer a great choice for those on a budget. This is made to be fire safe and some of these tiles have metallic finishes to give them the look of embossed tin tiles.
Genuine tin ceiling tile is old-fashioned and often quite expensive, but is also very beautiful as it adds a shiny look to ceilings. Tin ceiling tiles can be difficult to cut, so proper tools should be used. Ceiling tile made from other metals such as steel, copper and brass is also sometimes referred to as tin tile. Cork ceiling tiles are considered an eco-friendly choice as well as quite simple to install. They are available in waxed or un-waxed varieties. Waxing brings out the texture and color in cork as well as gives the tiles a shine, while unfinished cork tiles can add a naturally elegant look to ceilings.