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Tin Ceilings Introduction


Welcome to our On-line Catalog of Tin Ceilings


Tin Ceilings were introduced as an inexpensive way to cover cracked plaster ceilings. In the late 1800's, manufacturers of the tin ceiling panels began to press designs into the panels creating an embossed tin ceiling design. The embossed tin ceiling panels became very popular, as they create a dramatic decorative effect, are fireproof, resist moisture and are vermin proof. Today, tin ceilings have made a comeback and are once again a very popular architectural product.


Our line of tin ceiling products are produced from the original molds dating back to 1896. They are not reproductions of panels, which usually have less detail than the original embossed panels. The panels are made of 30 gauge (.010) tin-free steel, which is chromium treated for good paint retention. You can select from the various finishes we offer: tin (i.e. plain steel plated with tin), lacquered steel, pre-painted white, or plated with a coat of copper, brass, or chrome. We also offer exclusive finishes in custom powder coated colors and our very popular hand finished antique plating available in brass, copper, and pewter. Stainless Steel panels are also available for backsplash application.


Tin ceiling panels are manufactured for either nailing up to a ceiling (or wall) or laying (dropping) in a grid system. For a nail-up application, the ceiling panels are 2' x 4' or 2' x 8'. The lay-in panels are 2' x 2' or 2' x 4'. Perforated panels are offered for acoustical applications and are presented almost in all designs and sizes. All tin ceilings products are normally available in stock and are shipped from New Jersey.


Application of tin ceilings is simple and the installation section provides you with do it yourself tips. Cover the ceiling area with 3/8" plywood, and the metal panels simply nail to the plywood. If you have cracked plaster or sprayed acoustic on the ceiling, there is no need to repair or remove it. The plywood will cover any defects. Do not nail the panels direct to a plaster or drywall ceiling since these materials have very poor nail retaining properties.


You are welcome to contact us with any questions you may have. We will be grateful to assist you with your technical concerns.