Intelligent DesignOctober 1, 2009 By: Lori Morris American Salon
OH, WHAT A CEILING!
When it comes to salons, things—and people—are looking up, thanks to Ceilume and its innovative ceiling tiles. The decorative tiles add interest to ceilings, which are often overlooked in salon and spa design despite the fact that clients are looking directly at them during shampooing and treatments. Although they give the illusion of heavy tin or mineral fiber tiles, Ceilume tiles are made from a specially formulated lightweight vinyl plastic that requires fewer resources to manufacture and ship and is 100 percent locally recyclable.
The Medallion ceiling tile adds interest at Houston Salon & Co. in Jackson, TN.
Available in more than 40 designs and six colors, including white, translucent (used under lighting fixtures for a continuous glow), sand, merlot, latte and black, the tiles can also be painted before or after installation to match any existing color palette. The material is especially ideal for a salon and spa setting because it is moisture-resistant and does not retain any smells or harbor mold or bacteria. The tiles are also GreenGuard-certified for indoor air quality. Another bonus? They're easy to install and very cost effective—Ceilume even offers free shipping and sends samples to test out—providing salon and spa owners with an inexpensive and easy way to give their spaces a little face-lift. ceilume.com —L.M.