Shanko authentic pressed metal lay-in grid ceiling tiles are produced using original sand-casted dies and historically-correct patterns. panels are made with 100% real metal (not faux-metal plastic), and is a green product containing 62% recycled steel. Perfect for new construction, remodeling or repairing original metal ceilings. These tile panels have the highest fire rating class, ASTM E 84-03b approved and are moisture resistant. Actual panel size: 23.75 in. by 23.75 in., each case contains five (2 ft. by 2 ft.) individual panels that cover a total of 20 square feet. Shanko lay-in grid ceiling panels fit standard 15/16th ceiling grids (grid system not included). Sample kits available for purchase (sold separately). Shanker Industries is the oldest and largest manufacturer of metal walls and ceilings in the United States. We have been manufacturing Shanko Authentic Pressed Metal Walls and Ceilings since 1896 using sand cased steel dies from original woodcarvings. Our Mammoth power presses allows us to deliver the highest quality and consistent stampings with every piece we manufacture. Metal ceilings were popular at the turn of the century because of their fire resistance, as well as resistance to mildew, moisture and vermin. Often referred to as “tin ceilings” the panels were never actually made from tin. Made in the USA. Steel panels come unfinished and need to be treated with an oil-based paint. For best results use a semi-gloss or high-gloss paint to prevent rusting or tarnishing. To leave steel panels in a natural state, use clear gloss enamel by Rust oleum.
- 100% real metal (not faux-metal plastic), fire proof and moisture resistant
- Green product contains 62% recycled steel
- Panels fit standard 15/16th ceiling grids
- Made in the United States of America using original sand-casted dies
- Steel panels come unfinished and need to be treated with an oil-based paint