PVC Ceiling Tiles- The DIY Project You Never Knew You Needed

When it comes to residential or commercial renovation, you may want to take on the challenge of a DIY project to help cut down costs. One economical solution is PVC (polyvinyl chloride) ceiling tiles, which offer an easy and cost-effective way to upgrade your ceiling or walls. Want to know more about this DIY design project? Read on to learn all about the benefits of PVC ceiling tiles!

Some Basic Features of PVC Ceiling Tiles

PVC ceiling tiles can come in a variety of styles and colors. They can have specialized embossing to create a 3D effect and can even be handpainted for more variation. Some popular choices are wood-grain, metallic finishes, and a pearl sheen. These tiles are long-lasting and durable, being both waterproof and lightweight dustproof. Additionally, they are a breeze to clean, requiring only an occasional wipe down with mild detergent. Finally, they work in a variety of environments, such as homes, restaurants, hotels, offices, and more.

Easy To Install

One of the greatest advantages of PVC ceiling tiles is that they are a breeze to put up. Whether you plan on applying them to your ceiling or wall, these tiles only have to be glued on to a surface. Not only are they compatible with grid systems, drop-in, or suspended ceiling tiles, if you get those with overlapping edges, you can just adhere them to your existing ceiling! They can be installed onto most hard surfaces, such as plywood, drywall, and plaster. Additionally, these tiles can be conveniently cut to size with scissors or a box cutter.

Installing Your PVC Tiles

When installing, find the center of the space you want to cover and draw a 90-degree angle from that point to act as points of reference. You will start your tiles from the center and work your way to each side. Be sure to apply your adhesive to the tile and not the wall or ceiling. Apply the tile and press firmly, making sure to overlap the edges of each tile. You will have a couple of minutes to adjust before the adhesive dries.

Things To Keep In Mind

Remember to thoroughly clean all surfaces before you apply your PVC ceiling tiles. Remove any loose plaster, paint, wallpaper, and oily residue. You will also need adhesive (any good quality urethane or rubber based adhesive will do), a tape measure, a straight edge, scissors, box cutter,  and a cleaning cloth or moist sponge.  

Soon, you will have a new and beautiful accent wall or ceiling! And our company carries a wide selection of PVC ceiling tiles to get you started on your DIY project. Visit us online today to explore our selection!