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Lower a Ceiling and Install Tiles

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    LESLIE: Marilyn’s got a question to help the sky fall. What’s going on? Your ceilings are too high for you?

    MARILYN: Yes. I have a house that the ceilings are ten feet tall. I’m 4’8″.

    LESLIE: So that’s really high.

    MARILYN: Yes, very much.

    TOM: So I guess tall heels are out of the question, huh?

    MARILYN: (chuckles) Very much so.

    TOM: OK.

    MARILYN: What I want to do is I want to put tin – like you have in a building; on an old building. I’ve seen it done in a ceiling and I need to know how I go about lowering the ceilings where it would still support the tin and still look old. I don’t want it to look new.

    TOM: I have a better solution for you.


    TOM: Armstrong makes some really high-end ceiling tiles for drop ceiling frames …

    MARILYN: Yes.

    TOM: … that look just like tin if they’re painted properly.

    Leslie, what’s that finish that they put on there?

    LESLIE: Oh, on the – to make it look like it’s patina?

    TOM: Like tinny. Yeah, it’s like a patina.

    LESLIE: You can – I mean there are several ways you can do it. You can do it as a foiling. You can do it as almost a glazing. There are different ways that you can do it but they may even offer it as a tin ceiling tile and you might even be able – because they’re replicas they’re lightweight; they’re aluminum and not tin …

    MARILYN: Yes.

    LESLIE: … you can actually sheathe these drop-in tiles with those tin-style pieces to make it look like the real thing.

    TOM: It really looks good and it’s not hard to install; you know and drop ceilings don’t look anything like the drop ceilings of yesteryear. These ceilings look fantastic.

    MARILYN: OK. Thanks a lot for your help and I like your program.

    TOM: You’re welcome, Marilyn. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.

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