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Metal ceiling tiles can be installed by the do-it-yourselfer.
Metal ceiling tiles can be installed by the do-it-yourselfer.

Metal ceiling tiles can transform a room from boring to beautiful

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Issue 12, Volume 18.
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INLAND EMPIRE – Found in a variety of settings from trendy boutique hotels to 19th century brownstones, one of the most coveted ceiling tile looks these days is metal. Available from major manufacturers, like Armstrong, these tiles are available in many patterns and color finishes.

Metal ceiling tiles can add architectural detail to a space and become the focal point of a room. Today, pressed metal antique ceiling tiles have come back to life with all the intricate ornamental details and authentic patterns of the late 19th century. No matter the decorating style – from modern to traditional – or how the room is used – from home theatres to family game rooms – an interesting ceiling makes everyone look up and take notice. Even better, todays pressed metal tiles are more affordable and easier to install than the original versions.

"Armstrong Metallaire ceiling tiles can transform a room by adding texture, color and flair," said Lori Rowley, marketing manager, Armstrong Residential Ceilings. "A big trend weve been seeing in recent years is related to texturing – in flooring, wallpaper, furniture and textiles."

"Texture is a design element which can be overlooked when considering a ceiling, but it has the ability to add a novel dimension to the rooms interior," she continued.

Ornamental patterns in pressed metal antique ceiling tiles bring a touch of old-world elegance to a room. While classic geometrics, delicate florals or formal designs, like a circular wreath can add charm and traditional style, these metal ceiling tiles also add luster. For a modern appeal, finish the ceiling with tiles in a geometric pattern. The edginess and sophistication of metal blends well with contemporary furnishings or stainless steel kitchens.

Made of real metal that does not rust, Metallaire by Armstrong is available in two convenient sizes and in five traditional colors – chrome, lacquered steel, brass, copper and white (the white tile also can be painted to match any style). A choice of 12 intricately detailed patterns provides the ability to create a whole host of wonderful ceiling designs. An added benefit is that Metallaire is made from 54 percent recycled content and comes with a lifetime limited manufacturer warranty.

Dont think just ceilings when it comes to metal tiles. They can also be beautiful used in backsplash designs in the kitchen. The easy-to-clean metal makes it a perfect choice for kitchen areas.

"Metallaire backsplashes deliver high-end designer style without breaking the budget," said Rowley. "Plus, theyre easy to install yourself."

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors and ceilings. For more information, visit



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