Many homes in the 1960s and ‘70s had a rough texture that looks like “popcorn” or “cottage cheese” applied to the ceilings. This type of ceiling is typically known as a “popcorn” ceiling. This ceiling treatment was used to finish a ceiling or conceal imperfections. Today, the popcorn ceiling look gives a home an outdated appearance. It can even reduce its resale value.
Aside from looking unfashionable, popcorn ceilings are hard to maintain. Their jagged surface traps dust and cobwebs and any attempt at cleaning can loosen the applied texture, making the ceiling look even worse.
Your options? Removing it or covering it up.
Removing a popcorn ceiling is a messy job that takes a lot of time and hard work. There may also be safety concerns in removing the ceiling yourself. Before getting started, make sure to find the best and safest way to remove the popcorn texture and wear protective eyewear and a dust mask.
Covering a popcorn ceiling is a better alternative, and it’s an easy way to update the look of your home.
Stylish Alternatives to a Popcorn Ceiling
Armstrong ceiling tiles and ceiling panels give you a wide range of casual, contemporary, or traditional looks to match your home’s style. Enhance a room’s character with color and surface options that include warm and luxurious wood tones, sensational metals, radiant white to brighten a room, and paintable panels for a terrific custom-color look. View our wood ceilings and metal ceiling tiles.
You can also improve the comfort and safety of your home with special performance features, like:
- Mold, mildew, and bacteria resistance
- Enhanced fire resistance
- Noise reduction and soundproofing
- Better indoor air quality
Every Armstrong ceiling is designed with the DIYer in mind. Easy installation means there’s no excuse for living with a popcorn ceiling any longer.
Armstrong 12" x 12" and 16" x 16" ceiling tiles and 5" x 84" planks install directly on your ceiling surface with no loss of room height. Our Easy Up™ Guaranteed Installation System makes quick work of the job. Use a standard drop ceiling grid system for 24" x 24" and 24" x 48" ceiling panels. Most Armstrong suspended ceilings need only 3" overhead clearance, so you don’t have to sacrifice headroom.
End the eyesore of a popcorn ceiling. A beautiful, new ceiling is only a click away!