There are some products in the line of home improvement materials that are created for people who want to complete their own projects. You will find this true for the styles of tiles available to use for ceilings. The plastic ceiling tiles are created to fit into a suspended grid or frame that is easy for most homeowners to assemble. The tiles are simply dropped into place once the grid is secured. Plastic ceiling tile is created from different synthetic compounds such as polystyrene or polymer. They can be used for indoor ceilings as well as outdoor ones.
The advantage to using a plastic product is its resistance to mold and mildew. The synthetic tiles have been designed to be color fast and will not stain or flake. Depending on the brand you decide to use, they can also be installed in conjunction with sprinkler systems. This makes the product a good choice for use in the workplace as well as the home. The various tiles are washable and can be found as textured styles to create a special effect to a particular ceiling. You will find these items sold in different sizes as well as in various colors.
The basic square tile measures two feet by two feet, while the longer ones can be two by four feet in length. Some designer styles with special textured surfaces may even be smaller, measuring twelve inches by twelve inches. These items are sold in boxes of a specified number of tiles per box. You can find some very decorative styles to add as a ceiling accent to a formal room such as the relief designs in antique copper, gold or silver. Using these lightweight tiles can be an easy way to create a new look for an old room, or brighten up a dull office.