As most of you well know, I am obsessed with ceiling decor, especially restaurant ceilings. So nothing pleased me more than when I received a text from my daughter this evening simply saying “Decorative Ceiling Tiles! I am so excited.” Definitely a girl after my own heart. And then a few hours later she texted “Ceiling Tiles Part 2 at the cupcake store next door.”
Here are the Part 2 photos Izzy sent. The cupcake shop is the Little Cupcake Bakeshop located on Prince Street and well known as one of New York City’s premier bakeries. Their goodies are even sold at the Bergdorf Goodman Café. But I digress – you didn’t come here to read about yummy cupcakes.
Unfortunately, just looking at the photos, I cannot determine whether the ceilings are the classic Queen Victoria – 1204 Tin Ceiling Tile or the less expensive look-alike 148 Faux Tin Ceiling Tile. Truthfully, however, in a commercial restaurant setting, it is very difficult to tell the difference between tin and faux tin tiles unless you are just inches away. I love real metal but from a practical perspective, faux tin tiles have a no echo advantage. The softer surface acts to absorb the sound whereas sound bounces off metal tiles. Both tin and faux tin are Class”A” Fire Rated and approved for commercial installation in restaurants, hotels and stores. They are easy to install and definitely will transform your space from drab to fab in just a few hours.
Check out how easy tin or faux tin ceilings are to install!
Be sure to read Jessica’s comment below – she tells the history of the the tiles and how the artisans crafted the look. Fascinating!
Make it a beautiful day!