In Victorian times, tin ceilings were an economical substitute for ornate plaster work. These days pressed metal ceilings are enjoying a resurgance in popularity in upscale new homes, commercial spaces, and of course, in restoration of older homes. This manufacturer offers metal ceilings in 28 styles. Finishes include steel, copper, brass, chrome and pre-painted white. Ceilings are available in 24" x 96" nail-up or 24" x 96" nail-up and lay-in installation styles.
The company also sells filler, molding and cornices. Price varies, depending on finish and pattern. In March 2005, 2' x 2' panels were $10.60 (steel), $15.85 (factory painted white), and $30 (copper, brass, or chrome) each, when ordered in quantities of 100 or more.