ABOUT TIN CEILINGS

May 2018 ยท 2 minute read

We normally see plaster ceilings in a house. Then there are wooden ceilings that give a room a nice warm look. Concrete ceilings are primarily found in industrial buildings where various pipes are wrapped onto it. Then ceiling tiles will find tin ceilings.

Although the title suggests that the ceiling is constructed from tin , tin ceilings are also made from other metals like copper or stainless panels. Being quite malleable and rust proof, tin obviously presents itself as a fantastic candidate for some artistic flair. Steel is a bit harder so a thinner sheet is used or any serious stamping is completed. All these sheets of metal have been stamped with intricate and delicate design before being mounted on the ceiling.

Tin ceilings were introduced to Australia and South Africa in the nineteenth century, but everyone else didn’t really know about it. From the mid-nineteenth century, the mass produced wrapped up sheets of tin plate were available in America and the tin ceiling fashion caught on.

While tin panels and ceilings have been restored on the previous buildings to revive the nostalgia, a fresh wave of interest is being generated. Tin ceilings are back in fashion and the newest advancements are incorporating tin ceilings in their project.

Tin ceilings and panels may either be installed as bare metallic elements or painted to get them seem like plasterwork. Clear lacquer may be applied to tin ceilings to preserve the natural silver finish and can also be plated with different metals to accomplish any desired effect. Among the more spectacular effect that be achieved is faux painting in which specific details of the patterns are picked out and painted in various colours.

Tin ceilings and panels offer you the advantage of being relatively low care and have a very long lifespan. They are also easily installed by nailing the tin panels or stapling them on or by placing them in a t-bar. Hand carving or mechanical stamping ensures the varieties of patterns are endless.