While it was a popular choice from the 1950s to the 1980s, this is no longer the case. Many people refuse to change this look because they are under the impression that the popcorn layer needs to be scraped away. However, this is no longer necessary thanks to lightweight ceiling tiles. Talissa Decor offers several ways for customers to deal with popcorn ceilings.
Why you should get rid of your popcorn ceiling
Apart from the fact that popcorn ceilings are no longer in fashion, they are also really difficult to clean and maintain. Repainting them is a nightmare since the stubble will cause paint on the roller to spray everywhere – including on your face!
Is it a good idea to scrape it off?
Scraping away the popcorn effect is, simply put, unnecessary if you plan on installing ceiling tiles. It is time-consuming, messy and it can also be expensive if you hire a professional to get the job done. This is because it can pose a risk to their health. Some popcorn ceilings contain asbestos which has been proven to lead to cancer. As long as it remains undisturbed, it shouldn't cause any trouble. When you start scraping, however, all that dust enters the air and into your lungs. Installing tiles directly over this surface ensures that any asbestos is properly insulated and will not cause any health issues.
Installing ceiling tiles directly over the surface
This is the most popular way of 'getting rid' of popcorn ceilings since you don't need to deal with the cost, clean up or risk of removing it. You will need to measure your ceiling, place your order and install the tiles directly to the surface. Make sure that you let the supplier know how you wish to install your tiles since some are designed for drop-in installation only. You will find both Styrofoam and PVC designs from which to choose.
Drywall and ceiling tile installation
Another option is to install drywall over your popcorn ceiling before installing ceiling tiles. This is a good idea if your ceiling is uneven or if there are any serious imperfections. The drywall will help by giving you a flat surface on which you can attach the tiles.
Remember, while installing tiles over your popcorn ceiling is easy, it will take some time and patience. If you are not confident in your own abilities, you can always have a professional perform the installation. When purchasing ceiling tiles, ask the supplier if they offer such services.
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