History of Ceiling Tiles
In the early 1900s, people began using decorative stamped metal ceiling tiles. Instead of fancy stucco, an expensive and easy to fall on people material. Many of these ornate metal ceiling still exist in buildings of a certain age. The town of Silverton, Colorado, is filled with the historic metal ceiling.
Beginning in the 1950s, the use of ceiling panels in commercial spaces and homes increased dramatically. And a long lack of design contributed to today’s ceiling renaissance. With the advent of the new century came a new appreciation for previously neglected headspace and a renewed awareness of the possibilities to explore there.
By the modern era, people were no longer satisfied with plain mineral fiber ceilings or flat plasterboard. There is now a vast array of ceilings to choose from stamped metal tiles, glued plastic tiles, and wood-plastic composite ceiling.
Ceilings can set the tone for a space
Ceiling style is important when it comes to the spaciousness, decorative aesthetics, and even the resale value of a home. But different ceiling types are appropriate for different rooms. Determined by the specific height and architectural style of the home.
1. Traditional ceilings are a flat surface
A traditional ceiling is a flat surface. The simplest type of ceiling is usually finished with drywall and then painted. In new home construction, traditional ceilings are nine feet high. If this standard height is increased to 10 to 13 feet, it can give a room a brighter, more spacious feel. Although an eight-foot ceiling creates a sense of comfort, if the ceiling is too low, the room will appear less spacious.
2. Suspended ceilings
A secondary structure is created below the main ceiling, also known as a suspended ceiling or false ceiling. Its main purpose is to hide the ductwork and sprinkler system. It also provides good sound insulation, buffering noise from the plumbing and the floors above. The ceiling material can be either tile or composite and can be plain white or decorative. Laying a suspended ceiling requires expertise to avoid interfering with ductwork. And wiring, so personal DIY installation is not recommended.
3. Tray Ceilings
Tray ceilings have a raised central insert that is at least 9 feet high at the perimeter and is flat, with the central section raised about afoot. These ceilings provide an ideal height without excessive cost. The cost of installing tray ceilings in new construction ranges from $3 to $5 per square foot. Depending on the location of the house, the size of the room, and the amount of work required.
4. Attic Ceilings
Loft ceilings feature three-dimensional grooved wood or fiberboard panels to add depth and drama.
Originating in ancient Greece, loft ceilings are now often found in grand public buildings and large homes. This dramatic look requires a minimum ceiling height of 9 feet and professional carpentry. The specialized installation process makes it expensive at about $25 per square foot.
If you have good carpentry skills, you may wish to DIY a fireplace ceiling for $250 to $800, depending on the size of the room and materials.
5. Vaulted ceilings
The vaulted ceiling have rounded edges rather than sharp corners. This softness can bring a cozy atmosphere to the living room.
It can also be combined with a tray ceiling to make the space feel taller and airier. If you have a higher ambition, you can try a combined ceiling.
6. Sloped ceilings
Sloped ceilings rise at an angle and are laid along the roofline. These ceilings are found in houses with sloped roofs. Sloped ceilings create cozy corners for the attic level and give your attic a nice-looking design as well.
7. Tongue and Groove Ceilings
Building tongue and groove ceilings is a relatively slow process, but it can be done by one person without the help of others. This style and design is also an interesting wall and covering decoration in the garden. Installing tongue or groove ceilings is easy and you can totally try to DIY it yourself.
8. Wooden beam ceiling
The wooden beams on this type of ceiling are visible and have a unique rustic charm. This structure is typical of the ceilings of log cabins and other houses built with wooden posts.
Today, houses are usually built from a steel frame with lightweight panels for the roof made of fiber and cement. So if you want exposed wood beams, expect to pay 10 to 15 percent more for the ceiling structure of your home. To get this look at a lower cost, consider installing WPC ceilings.
Most people know about materials like tile and wood paneling, so let me briefly introduce WPC materials.
It is a material made from a mixture of recyclable plastic and wood fiber. Which has good water and moisture resistance, does not mold, and does not contain harmful substances such as formaldehyde. It can effectively prevent the devouring and reproduction of termites and has a long service life. Also, it can be customized with different colors and appearances according to customers’ requirements.
Not only that but promoting composite ceilings also helps to protect the global environment. Improve the use rate of tree resources and reduce the deforestation of forest resources.