Whether on existing drywall or between beams, installing barn board planks on your basement ceiling will instantly create a warm and inviting environment.
Made from reclaimed wood, with each piece as unique as its source, it’s a bit more pricy than other ceiling options. Read more about barn board options here.
Mineral board ceiling tiles are an affordable way to complete a basement ceiling if an existing grid system is already in place.
The costs increase, however, when they need to be replaced if damaged by water. Unfortunately, the risk of water damage is increased in basements due to the plumbing housed above it.
White Lay-In Ceiling Tiles
Performance vinyl ceilings differ from mineral board in that they provide special protection against mold and mildew, which tend to form in basement areas.
Performance Vinyl ceiling tiles are also a relatively economical choice, coming in at less than $3 a square foot.
For information on ceiling grid systems see installation guide.
Black Lay-In Ceiling Tiles
Contrary to conventional wisdom, a black ceiling will appear higher than it actually is, as well as give any space an industrial feel. Choosing a coffered tile will add a touch of elegance to complete the effect. Genesis Performance Vinyl ceiling tiles
are an especially great choice to install in a ceiling basement grid system since they’re impervious to mold, mildew and water damage. For installation information, see installation guide.
Made of durable vinyl and available in a wide variety of finishes and patterns, faux tin ceiling tiles are a great way to add charm and character to any basement. Fasade’s faux tin ceiling tiles can be installed in an existing grid system, or applied to a smooth ceiling
or prepared surface such as OSB. For more information, please see installatation instructions. More information on Fasade faux tin ceiling tiles can be found here.
Although tin ceilings may look luxurious and expensive, they’re a fairly economical way to transform your basement ceiling. Part of what makes real tin an attractive alternative is that it’s so DIY friendly!
Great Lakes Tin ceiling products are available in nail up and lay-in styles and are easily applied with nails, screws or glue.
See installation instructions.
Decking out your basement ceiling with fabric can add intrigue to an otherwise dull space. If applied properly, fabric can do a remarkable job of concealing plumbing and other unsightly fixtures situated in most basements. The key is choosing the right fabric to accomplish your desired look.
Although less difficult to achieve than other ceiling methods, it’s helpful to have another person’s help along the way. For additional tips on creating a fabric ceiling, check out this article.