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Transform a Room from Boring to Beautiful with Metallaire Ceiling Tiles

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Lancaster, Pa. – Found in a variety of settings from trendy boutique hotels to 19th century brownstones, one of the most coveted ceiling tile looks – metal – is available from Armstrong Residential Ceilings in affordable, stylish Metallaire™. Using pattern and texture, Metallaire can add architectural detail to a space and become the focal point of a room.

Today, pressed metal antique ceiling tiles have come back to life with all the intricate ornamental details and authentic patterns of the late 19th century. No matter the decorating style – from modern to traditional – or how the room is used – from home theatres to family game rooms – an interesting ceiling makes everyone look up and take notice. Even better, today’s pressed metal tiles are more affordable and easier to install than the original versions.

“Metallaire ceiling tiles can transform a room by adding texture, color and flair,” says Lori Rowley, marketing manager, Armstrong Residential Ceilings. "A big trend we've been seeing in recent years is related to texturing – in flooring, wallpaper, furniture and textiles," she adds. “Texture is a design element which can be overlooked when considering a ceiling, but it has the ability to add a novel dimension to the room's interior.”

Ornamental patterns in pressed metal antique ceiling tiles bring a touch of old-world elegance to a room. While classic geometrics, delicate florals or formal designs like a circular wreath can add charm and traditional style, these metal ceiling tiles also add luster. For a modern appeal, finish the ceiling with tiles in a geometric pattern. The edginess and sophistication of metal blends well with contemporary furnishings or stainless steel kitchens.

Made of real metal that does not rust, Metallaire is available in two convenient sizes and in five traditional colors – chrome, lacquered steel, brass, copper and white (the white tile also can be painted to match any style). A choice of 12 intricately detailed patterns provides the ability to create a whole host of wonderful ceiling designs. Metallaire is made from 54 percent recycled content and comes with a lifetime limited manufacturer warranty.

From Ceilings to Walls

The same Metallaire decorative metal tiles that look terrific on the ceiling also look beautiful when brought down to eye level as a kitchen backsplash. The possibilities don’t stop there either. Metallaire can be used to add a fabulous accent to any room as a wall application too. The backsplash is available in an 18 ½” x 48 ½” stainless finish in five styles and can be applied directly to the wall with adhesive. Armstrong’s standard 24” x 48” panels also can be used in chrome, copper, brass, lacquered steel and white. Matching your individual style is no problem since the lacquered steel panels can be painted and customized to any décor. Easy-to-clean metal wall applications are a great addition to a variety of rooms.

“Metallaire backsplashes deliver high-end designer style without breaking the budget. Plus, they’re easy to install yourself,” adds Rowley.

Although Metallaire is one product, it is able to provide two distinct looks: A historic accent to a turn-of-the-century-era kitchen or an upscale artistic statement for a contemporary kitchen. Metallics go with every design trend – from in-vogue Victorian to upscale urban. Bring a dazzling pop to interiors with Metallaire pressed metal panels or, bring a touch of the Old World to a room with an accent wall created with this stunning offering. A Metallaire ceiling is the final detail that makes a room truly memorable.

Armstrong ceilings are sold by thousands of retailers in the United States and Canada. Click here to find a local retailer. For more information, call 1-800-233-3823 or visit Armstrong Residential Ceilings.

About Armstrong World Industries

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors and ceilings. Based in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong operates 34 plants in eight countries and has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. For more information, visit


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