10 May 2016

Polystyrene Tiles

Polystyrene Tiles

Polystyrene tiles were once fashionable and sometimes also installed for thermal insulation purposes or to conceal poorly finished ceiling surfaces.

Older ones are a significant fire risk. It is often difficult to determine the age of such tiles. More recently manufactured ones do contain fire retarding additives.

If in doubt you should remove them. The ceiling behind will normally then require repair, reskimming or possibly replacement.