Back in the late 1800s, middle-class homeowners in the U.S. liked the look of decorative plaster ceilings, but found they were expensive to ship from Europe and hard to install. Home builders were quick to develop an alternative: the tin ceiling. They produced these new ceilings by imprinting thin sheets of rolled tin or steel with decorative designs, like fleurs de lis and trefoils, and painting them white to resemble hand-carved plaster. In addition to beautiful looks, early tin ceilings were durable, lightweight and fireproof.
Today, you can find these tiles in different sizes, finishes, and materials. One affordable alternative to real tin are mineral fiber tiles. They come in three popular and traditional patterns: Circles – a large format visual with embossed leaves, TinTile - a smaller pattern of Circles, and Wellington – an ornate repeating visual reminiscent of a tin ceiling found in a turn-of-the-century candy store or ice cream parlor.
Apart from white plaster, other common finishes for faux tin tiles are steel, copper, and bronze. Paint tiles in a metallic sheen for authentic old-world flair.
Antique patterns, modern finishes - faux tin tiles give you the vintage charm you're looking for, right in your home.