It is not often that someone tries to make a feature out of a part of their home that is mostly just utilitarian. The ceiling is one of the most ignored places when designing a home simply because most people are happy with a blank canvass above their heads. While there is nothing wrong with this, if you are now trying to come up with a new way to make your home feel fresh, then creating a design on your roof can be a great pathway for you to go. The best and easiest way to do this is by hiring a ceiling tile installation contractor with a history in the industry who knows what will suit your home best.
Will It Require Any Major Construction?
Ceiling tile installation can be done in three different ways:
- Nails: the least common way to install ceiling tiles is the old-fashioned way — nailing them to your ceiling. This is no longer popular due to the invasive procedure and it can take longer than the other two options.
- Tracks: perhaps the most popular way to get your ceiling tile installation completed is through the use of a track system. These are small, metal tracks that run across your ceiling and then the ceiling tiles are simply clipped on.
- Adhesive: Less invasive than using nails, adhesives can be used to directly attach the ceiling tiles to your home's construction. Still less popular because of the mess they can cause if you decide to take them off.
None of these methods require any major renovations and most can be done in just a few days.
What Kind Of Patterns Can I Get?
The beauty of ceiling tiles is that there are so many options in so many different materials. It doesn't matter what you originally chose to have as your ceiling because ceiling tiles will completely revolutionise it. From metal block patterns to ornate, wooden flowers etched into the tiles and everything in between, there is a whole industry dedicated to the art of ceiling tiles. Often, it is best to mirror the material somewhere else in your home, so for example, if you have a lot of wood, then some classic timber ceiling tiles can provide a nice final touch to your home's interior.
Can I Do It Myself?
It is not advised that a beginner undertake a ceiling tile installation by themselves for a couple of reasons. Firstly this is extremely precise work, especially if you decide to go with adhesive or nails to connect your tiles to the ceiling. A mistake or misalignment can mean the whole job has to be restarted at the cost of the ruined ceiling tiles. Secondly, the time it would take you, as a beginner, to complete the task even half as good as a professional is simply not worth it. You have to factor in how much your own time is worth when deciding if you are really saving money, and in most cases, you simply won't be. So relax, kick back and enjoy watching your new ceiling tile installation go up after you hire a professional.