Drop ceiling tiles are versatile and diverse
If you’re not a carpenter or don’t do a whole lot of construction, as is the case with the majority of us, then you are likely unfamiliar with the term “drop ceiling tiles.” On the flip side, you’ve probably seen an abundance of them throughout your life. In almost every office building or classroom you’ve sat in, you’ve noticed the speckled tiles that hang on grid across the ceiling – the ones that hide the unsightly wiring and ventilation systems? They are called drop ceiling tiles; all this time you’ve been surrounded by them, it’s only right that you know their proper nomenclature.
Now that you are familiar with them, it probably doesn’t change your thoughts on them. Most of the time, drop ceiling tiles are rather dull. It’s always the say gray speckled look which is perfect for an office or classroom where you’ll have to focus, work, and listen. There are so many other applications with drop ceiling tile designs that you would never have imagined, though. If you do a quick search, you’ll find numerous elaborate and decorative styles that would work perfectly for cozy cafes and restaurants. If your home design demands it, there are even styles that would look great for libraries and dens – really any darker room highlighted with stained wood and leather.
Just because it is not a commonly used ceiling, don’t shy away from the idea of drop ceiling tiles. They are a beautiful and versatile solution for decorating any room. Don’t let their ubiquity in quiet work environments give you a narrow perspective; you can find intricate designs for tiles that will add depth to any room in your home. Drop ceiling tiles are not just for throwing wooden number 2 pencils in anymore! Get out there and start exploring some options!
Written by Asher Briggs