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Old 02-14-14, 01:37 PM
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ceiling tiles

i was wondering if ceiling tiles can be used on a bedroom wall.
the wall itself is very cold and i would like to warm the wall up by putting tiles on the wall.would there be any set backs to doing this
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Old 02-14-14, 01:43 PM
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I've painted room or two before that had the acoustic tiles glued [?] to the wall. It was done for sound not insulation but I guess it would work.

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Old 02-14-14, 01:56 PM
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Dunno what the insulation value of those tiles are...but can't imagine it's very high. That's assuming you are talking about the old school interlocking tiles that are stapled up.
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hay gunguy thanks for your reply.. its not the old school ones.the ones i want to use are the polystyrene ones.
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marksr thank you very much for that.no defo dont want it for sound just to make the wall a little warmer.on the other side of the wall are stairs which lead to the outside.the stairwell gets very cold hence it having a cold wall in the bedroom.
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Not going to do a thing to make it warmer.
Is there any insulation in the wall?
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But, what about the porosity?

There isn't much R value in that type of ceiling tile. IMO, you won't get the results that you seek.

I would be more concerned about the long-term mold concerns than anything else.

I would have to seal the surface with Zinsser Gardz <advantage= water cleanup> which might be more effectively applied BEFORE the tiles go on the wall since Gardz is so runny. You would have to drop off your area with an old drop cloth bc, once Gardz cures, you can't get it off or sand that surface. If you have a garage, I would lay a cheap throw-away drop on the floor and roll Gardz on the tiles that way. Once the tiles are up, I would two or three-coat the finish paint to maximize the sealing of the tile surface and, even then, I would be a bit nervous about mold growing on the surface over time. All of the little crevasses and holes in the surface of the tile are breeding grounds for mold, not to mention the interlock points. That's why you don't see this done, too often.

I don't have an alternate suggestion to remedy the cold walls aside from blowing insulation into them which isn't very cost effective.

Good luck.

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