Popcorn ceiling. The popcorn ceiling does not mean generally the ceiling which could be eaten like a popcorn, it just means the design of the ceiling resemble a popcorn. This type of ceiling is also known as the stucco ceiling or cottage cheese ceiling. This ceiling design is normally used in order to hide the imperfection, acoustical ceiling characteristics or damage in the ceiling because of its white color and bright appearances. However, due to its lack of beautiful design and characteristic, many people would like to redesign it by covering this popcorn with more beautiful ceiling tiles. Hopefully this brief article would be able to become a reference for you in deciding what to do with this type of ceiling.
The usual solution for the existing popcorn ceiling are the placement of the Styrofoam tiles over the popcorn ceiling. But in order for the installment of the new ceiling, you need to make sure that the condition of the ceiling are both stable and solid. It must be able to support the extra weight of the additional tiles which you are going to install later on. Otherwise it might cause the popcorn tiles to collapse by being separate from the ceiling. Also it is necessary for you to make sure that the surface is smooth, otherwise the Styrofoam tiles surface would no longer be smooth and the uneven layer would be formed and finally resulting in terrible finished project.
Another solution for you if you want to do something for the popcorn ceiling is obviously by totally removing the entire popcorn ceiling and completely replace it with completely new ceilings entirely. However, many people would avoid this alternative as this would surely cause immeasurable messiness in your house interior and it is also a task which should not be taken lightly. It is also necessary for you to keep in mind about the age of the popcorn ceilings. If it is an old popcorn ceiling which is installed prior the year period of 1980, then it is highly possible that the ceilings would have the asbestos mineral. In this case, it is highly recommended that you do not do the removal process by yourself and ask for the aid of the professional. Because exposure to the asbestos might resulting in mesothelioma which is a deadly cancer disease for the humans. Hopefully this brief article would be able to aid you by being a reference for you to handle the popcorn ceiling.