What To Expect From Waterproof Tiles

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What To Expect From Waterproof Tiles

7 March 2019
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If you are often facing lay-in ceiling problems, you may need to purchase a waterproof lay-in ceiling tile. By doing so, you may avoid problems associated with water damage, mold and mildew. When mold and mildew forms on a ceiling tile, not only is it unsightly, but it can also lead to health problems for your home or business.

Why are They Waterproof?

Typically,  waterproof lay in ceiling tile will be made from extruded PVC foam, which will involve a decoratively embossed texture on the surface. The nature of this material protects your home from mold and moisture by preventing it from seeping through the tile. 

Cleaning and Maintaining Waterpoof Tiles

Because the waterproof lay in ceiling tile is nonabsorbent, it will not swell or rot and will not lead to any water discoloration. They are resistant to rust, bacteria and corrosion. They are also easily washable so they can remain in great condition and look fantastic. When cleaning the ceiling tile, use a feather duster or a static duster. Make sure to clean each tile one at a time. Then, use a soft cotton towel and wipe the tile with a mild cleaning solution. The washing solution should be combined with warm water. 

Aesthetic Options for Tiles

There are many lay in ceiling tile styles to choose from based on how you'd like to decorate your home. They come in contemporary styles, traditional and plain. They are typically white to allow for better light reflection. The best ceiling tiles would be the ones that match the decor of your building. You may think that your guests will not look up and even see the ceiling tiles, but they can make a difference. 

Installing Waterproof Lay-In Ceiling Tiles

Installing a waterproof lay in ceiling tile isn't difficult because the tiles can be cut with a utility knife. They can also be easily cut to create a hole for lights to be fitted into. For commercial buildings they can have holes cut into them for sprinklers. They are perfect for food processing plants, kitchens, educational facilities and any building that exists in a climate with high humidity. 

The best way to have your ceiling tiles installed is to hire a professional. However, given how easy they are to maintain, if you ever have a problem with a particular ceiling tile, it's easy to remove it and replace it with a new one.