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Ceiling Covering Buying Guide

White Drop Ceiling

Ceilings are one of the most overlooked (or maybe it's underlooked) areas in the home. Many people just settle for safe, although boring, textureless, white ceilings and don't realize the multitude of options open to them. If you've been thinking about a change but aren't quite sure where to start, use our guide to see what's out there.


Why Cover Your Ceiling?

In addition to adding visual interest to your home's décor, there are other advantages to upgrading your ceiling covering, including:

  • A wide range of patterns and other options in ceiling coverings
  • Long-lasting value
  • Washable, low-maintenance options
  • Classic looks at low cost
  • Easy-to-install tiles that can cover ceiling damage and are less costly to install than drywall


Ceiling Covering Options

Many people associate ceiling tile with the drop-ceiling panels that are common in office buildings. However, there are new options available at surprisingly low costs. As you're shopping for your ceiling covering, take some time to get familiar with what's available

Suspended / Drop Ceiling Tiles
Drop ceiling panels rest in a grid system suspended from the ceiling joists. The nature of the grid system makes it easy to level any ceiling and offers the added benefit of easy access to pipes and wiring above the ceiling. Options include textured tiles, metallic tones and an array of other features including acoustic enhancement.

Wood Ceiling Planks
Wood ceiling planks mount directly to the ceiling, offering a sleek look. With finish options from bamboo to cherry, you can find the perfect color scheme to compliment your home.

Tin Ceiling Tiles
Get the Old-World styling of 19th-century metal ceilings with low cost and no hassle. These ceiling tiles mount easily, and they're efficient to maintain. You can also pair tin ceiling tiles with coordinating backsplashes for a coordinating kitchen or dining room.

Glue-and-Staple-On Ceiling Tiles
From basic textures to elaborate designs, glue-on ceilings offer affordable options for low-maintenance ceilings.They're easy to install, and offer homeowners countless options for changing the look of their ceilings.

Textured Paint
This thick form of paint has been infused with particles to yield a textured or three-dimensional effect. It also enables you to create the effect of plaster or stucco on ceilings. Choose from an assortment of colors to express a unique, bold style.


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