How long do Styrofoam ceiling tiles last?

The best thing of all is that these tiles look amazing 12 years later with virtually no maintenance.

Are Styrofoam ceiling tiles good?

Styrofoam ceiling tile offers an excellent insulation factor, so you can enjoy a reduction in your heat bills. They also help to control a room’s temperature. They install quickly and then can easily be ensconced. They are excellent for a do-it-yourself project.

Are Styrofoam ceiling tiles waterproof?

Yes, Polystyrene tiles are completely water/moisture proof and will work great in basements, bathrooms or even on shower cabins ceilings.

Are modern polystyrene ceiling tiles safe?

Polystyrene ceiling tiles and coving are not illegal and you can still go to stockists and DIY stores to buy them. Modern products contain a fire retardant additive and are not so high a risk. Polystyrene ceiling tiles and coving which have been installed for a number of years can be a major fire risk.

Can you still buy polystyrene ceiling tiles?

Put simply, no. This may of course change and the building regulations are updated regularly and so should be consulted. However at the time of writing this blog, polystyrene ceiling tiles and polystyrene construction products generally are not illegal.

Are foam ceiling tiles good?

The foam ceiling tiles are very light weight and soft to touch. In fact many clients found that our Antique Finished as well as Metallic Finished foam ceiling tiles look as good or better than the real metal ceiling tiles. The foam ceiling tiles are very easy to cut and glue to most any surface.

Is it illegal to have polystyrene ceiling tiles?

Do you paint Styrofoam ceiling tiles?

Styrofoam ceiling tiles require a specific type of paint that won’t melt or flake. Latex-based or water-based acrylics are the only two kinds you should consider as they don’t contain chemicals that can damage the tiles. You’ll need a roller to apply both the paint and primer as well as a nylon brush for touch-ups.

How safe are Styrofoam ceiling tiles?

Are Styrofoam ceiling tiles safe? Mostly yes, Styrofoam ceiling tiles are safe in daily use and won’t emit VOCs. However, in the event of a fire, they will melt and may release toxic VOC gases.

Should polystyrene ceiling tiles be removed?

In most situations, polystyrene tiles were used to cover a surface, whether it’s a wall or ceiling, due to the fact that the surface itself is poor. As mentioned, removing the tiles themselves is not going to be an easy job, especially if they are on the ceiling.

Is there an easy way to remove polystyrene ceiling tiles?

Slide your wide scraper between the ceiling and the tiles. Tap it as far under the tile as you can, using your hammer. Your aim here is to break the bond between the tiles and the glue or adhesive holding them up. To help the process along, you can jiggle the scraper up and down a little to prise the tiles away.

Are polystyrene tiles illegal 2020?

There are currently no regulations specifically banning the use of polystyrene ceiling tiles in existing rented property. But, not only do you want to avoid injury to occupants, you will want to minimise the risk of extensive fire damage to your property should a fire accident occur.