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Faux tin tiles are made of mineral fiber and embossed to exhibit the flair of the 1800's. 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.What are tin tiles?
Tin Ceiling Tiles. Real tin ceiling tiles are made out of tin-plated steel and must be primed and painted from both sides to prevent corrosion. You may have read that these tin tiles were invented because plaster ceilings were too difficult and too messy to make and not many people could afford them.What is a tin ceiling?
Tin ceiling in a private music room, Queensland, Australia, 1906. A tin ceiling is an architectural element, consisting of a ceiling finished with plates of tin with designs pressed into them, that was very popular in Victorian buildings in North America in the late 19th and early 20th century.