Pressed Tin Panels Are So Popular - Find Out Why
Pressed tin is also known as tin tiles, ceiling tin and pressed metal panels. These words are used inter-changeably on this web site. They are all correct depending on which part of the world you live in.
Pressed tin is the best product to use if you want a decorative interior finish for walls or ceilings. Whether this is a DIY job or whether you are calling in the professionals you must have a serious think about using durable metal panels rather than the softer plasterboard or sheetrock.
Totally exquisite pressed tin feature wall
Project details: This is the "Art Nouveau" wall pattern. It is one of the most elegant of all the pressed tin designs we sell. It is available in the 1800 mm x 900 mm size. Used in conjunction with tiles it creates a classy feature in this bathroom.
For a close-up photo and more detail on this particular panel please go to: Art Nouveau design
Buying from us is a totally painless procedure. We can help with pattern selection and all technical advice. We will do the design and calculations for you and we organize transportation too. But, first of all, you need to find out why pressed tin panels are taking the world by storm.
The advantages of the panels being made from aluminium
The first advantage of using these pressed metal panels is the metal they are made from. An aluminium alloy has been created to especially suit ceilings and walls. Aluminium is a corrosion resistant, durable product which doesn't rust, unlike steel which is used by other manufacturers of pressed tin. The panels are still widely known as pressed tin or ceiling tin even though they are not made from tin.
Pressed tin panel sizes/weight differences
The panel sizes are much smaller than sheetrock or gyprock. They are generally 1828 mm x 915 mm (6' x 3') or otherwise 1828 mm x 610 mm (6' x 2'). A few in our range are only 610 mm x 610 mm (2' x 2'). The panels are only 0.6 mm thick. It is actually thicker than the original older style tin panelling but it is much lighter. One person can carry several sheets of pressed metal. Imagine how much easier it is to hold a lightweight sheet of pressed tin above your head as opposed to a very heavy sheet of wallboard which is easily more than twice as big as the largest metal sheet. The weight difference is enormous. And this is exactly what you will be doing - holding the sheet above your head whilst you attach it to your ceiling.
Pressed tin panels are longer lasting than a plaster ceiling
Pressed tin ceilings and walls won't rust and they won't crack. The material they are made from is non-porous so it resists moisture and odour. If water enters your roof and if you can remove it promptly then you will have no damage to your ceiling. You certainly can't say that about most other types of ceilings. Anyone who restores buildings will tell you that ceiling restoration is a major cost and time factor issue for them. Install one of our pressed metal ceilings and you won't be facing any ceiling restoration problems in later years.
Pressed tin ceiling and wall panels will add more value to your property than they costs. We will work out the full costing for you.
These decorative metal panels are made from an aluminium alloy. When this special alloy is pressed into the various designs it hardens substantially and holds its shape exceedingly well. Being pressed into a pattern actually strengthens the panel. The product is much tougher than plaster style products.
Variety of patterns and designs
Take a look at the designs stamped into the panels. There is an enormous range of patterns and we can arrange those patterns into an endless variety of designs to suit your ceilings and walls. Our design services are available to assist you in creating a stunning project.
Painting your pressed tin panels
Painting ornate panels is easy because they can easily be painted before they get fixed to the ceiling. Painting an ornate plaster style ceiling is very difficult and requires special equipment otherwise you will quickly get a sore back and a sore neck. I recommend using enamel paints on the panels.
Good for tornado/cyclone areas
Pressed tinl ceilings and walls move and flex with the structure so if you are in cyclone or tornado areas you will find these products particularly suitable.
We supply detailed fitting instructions with every order sold. Additionally, we offer prompt, top quality email advice if you encounter any difficulties at any stage during installation. We are always keen on following up with all our customers to ensure they are happy with their pressed tin ceilings and walls.
The inevitable conclusion
As you can see, it is infinitely preferable to install ornate pressed tin panels than plaster ceilings and walls. We invite you to employ our services. Tell us about your project and we'll help you as much as we can. There is no obligation to buy from us. Just try us out and make your judgement.
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By Jean Morrison.