Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles

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Fleur-de-lis Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles

Fleur-de-lis Ceiling Tiles

$8.49 - $18.95

The character of pressed tin and the convenience of vinyl find perfect harmony in this stunning reproduction ceiling tile, making it a Ceilume favorite for glue-up installations.

Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles

Alexander Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Alexander
Ceiling Tiles

$8.49 - $18.95
Avalon Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Avalon
Ceiling Tiles

$8.49 - $18.95
Bella Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Bella
Ceiling Tiles

$8.49 - $18.95
Bentley Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Bentley
Ceiling Tiles

$8.49 - $18.95
Bistro Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Bistro
Ceiling Tiles

$8.49 - $18.95
Cambridge Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Cambridge
Ceiling Tiles

$8.49 - $18.95
Celestial Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Celestial
Ceiling Tiles

$8.49 - $18.95
Continental Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Continental
Ceiling Tiles

$8.49 - $18.95
Empire Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Empire
Ceiling Tiles

$8.49 - $18.95
Evangeline Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Evangeline
Ceiling Tiles

$8.49 - $18.95
Fleur-de-lis Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Fleur-de-lis
Ceiling Tiles

$8.49 - $18.95
Jackson Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Jackson
Ceiling Tiles

$8.49 - $18.95
Orleans Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Orleans
Ceiling Tiles

$8.49 - $18.95
Rattan Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Rattan
Ceiling Tiles

$8.49 - $18.95
Sahara Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Sahara
Ceiling Tiles

$8.49 - $18.95

Sustainable Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles

Made from 40% post consumer recycled content, Ceilume Sustainable Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles set a new standard for environmental responsibility and resource stewardship.

Cambridge Sustainable Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Cambridge
Ceiling Tiles

$11.99 - $16.99
Fleur-de-lis Sustainable Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles
Fleur-de-lis
Ceiling Tiles

$11.99 - $16.99

About Glue-Up Ceilings

More Than Just a Pretty Face

The forerunners of today's glue-up ceiling tiles first appeared in the mid-eighteen hundreds, and were little more than plates of corrugated iron, fastened to the ceilings of multi-story buildings in an attempt to slow the floor-to-floor progress of fire. Heavy and anything but decorative, these early "safety ceilings" were a big step forward in fire protection, but they weren't much to look at.

Over the succeeding years, ornamental trim and fittings were added to the corrugated iron sheets, greatly improving esthetics but also contributing to weight; these ceilings looked better, but they were awfully heavy. The breakthrough in weight reduction came near the turn of the century, when iron was replaced by steel, and the single piece "stamped-pattern" ceiling panel was introduced. Lighter than the iron and easier to install, these steel panels combined the desired fire protection with an interior ceiling finish that actually enhanced a room's décor.

In the early nineteen hundreds these new pressed metal ceilings came into their own. Touted not only for their fire safety, these glue-up ceiling tiles were also featured as sanitary, moisture resistant, inexpensive, and even vermin proof. And they added a vital safety feature far more basic than fire protection - they weren't likely to fall on your head. The decorative plaster widely used in that era was notorious for dislodging from the ceiling, in part or in whole, and landing with a dusty and dangerous bang on the desk, divan, or dinner table.

The Decline of Metal Ceilings

Glue-Up, pressed metal ceilings thrived until the beginning of World War II, when a scarcity of sheet metal coupled with improved building materials and construction safety standards brought an end to their heyday. Inexpensive wallboard (gypsum, sheet rock, etc.) provided the required fire barrier, and because these materials were easier and faster to install than tin ceilings they were ideal for the post-war building boom. The quest for efficiency and modernization of the 50's and 60's mostly relegated pressed metal ceiling panels to restorations, and the occasional new construction project that attempted to capture the charm and character of an earlier age.

A Facelift for Your Ceiling

Decorative Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles It was at the turn of the twenty-first century that glue-up ceiling tiles began their modern renaissance. No longer limited by the metal-pressing technology of a hundred years earlier, a new generation of tile innovators began manufacturing tiles that employed cutting edge production techniques in service of the prized esthetics of yesteryear. The result: a remarkable selection of glue-up ceiling tiles that are every bit the equal of their forebears for beauty, and far exceed them for features and functionality.

For those seeking a metal tile, a wide range of materials, finishes and designs are available - from bare stamped steel to exquisitely expensive copper and brass.

Decorative Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles If you want the look and feel of pressed tin but without the expense, maintenance, and special installation skills and tools needed for metal, a new generation of laminated vinyl tiles are actually better than tin in many ways. Beautifully crafted, these elegant tiles seamlessly combine the design essence of the past with the ease, efficiency and sustainability of the future.

The one surface you can always see, in any room, is the ceiling. With glue-up ceiling tiles, you can easily make it a sight to remember.

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