Why should walls have all the fun? Drop ceilings usually aren't the most attractive option but they're often a necessary evil. But Ceilume Smart Ceiling Tiles by Empire West, Inc. are stepping up the adornment factor.
Smart tiles are the mid-priced alternative to uninspired fiberboard and costly tin. Made of vinyl, the panels are lightweight, flexible, stain-resistant, and dust-free. They've even got some green qualities such as low chemical emissions and being recyclable. Besides having tons of patterns to choose from, there are also five newly unveiled colors, including the Merlot seen here. We've heard that these tiles work best when the ceiling grid is 100%-completely straight. If the structure is at all warped, the tiles tend to slip out of place. Does anyone else have experience with these new-fangled contraptions?