A knife facilitates the installation of polystyrene tiles.
Polystyrene tiles consist of thin squares of foam that can be used to paint an existing ceiling. These tiles feature the same texture and consistency as foam packaging materials, but offer multiple finishing options to match many different types of home decor. Polystyrene tiles offer many advantages over traditional ceiling materials, including gypsum and pewter tiles. These boards are not only cheap and easy to install, but they also last for years with little to no maintenance.
One of the main advantages of polystyrene tiles is their lightweight construction. This allows owners to quickly and easily install these boards using only basic tools and supplies. Installers need a simple knife to cut the tiles to fit the ceiling, as well as a ruler or ruler to keep the cuts clean and even. Most basic tile adhesives can be applied to the corners of each tile to keep it in place. There is no need for fasteners or additional framing as these boards can simply be pressed into place on the existing ceiling surface.
Another advantage of using polystyrene tiles is the wide variation in design and finish options. These tiles offer one of the quickest methods of covering an ugly popcorn ceiling and are often shaped or embossed to resemble tin tiles. Tiles come in many patterns and styles, including smooth or flush models. Each tile can be painted with a roller or spray paint to create the desired finish.
Polystyrene tiles also require very little maintenance compared to many other finishes. While wood and metal can be sensitive to temperature changes, polystyrene retains its shape regardless of temperature changes. Unlike wood or plaster, this material offers a very high level of moisture resistance and will not warp or rot when exposed to moisture. These shingles are also resistant to damage from termites and other pests. Homeowners will typically find that these tiles only need to be cleaned with a damp cloth and any mild cleaner.
Another advantage of polystyrene foam is its natural insulating properties. Tiles made from this material not only help to improve the thermal resistance inside a room, but also absorb sound from above. Unlike other ceiling tiles, polystyrene tiles can be attached directly to an existing ceiling. This means that polystyrene tiles can be used to produce a dramatic change in the appearance of a room without a resulting loss in ceiling height.