Thermoformed panels have long been used for ceilings but were not recommended for walls, Ceilume said in a news release. The company's newest panels, however, have unique, overlapping edges that eliminate the need for trim strips to cover gaps between panels.
The panels are designed to stand up to light- to medium-duty service as either a wall covering or a ceiling tile.
The 24 x 24-inch rigid vinyl tiles are available in a variety of colours, faux metal finishes and wood finishes, with up to 98 per cent recycled content. A new colour, random gray, contains 100 per cent recycled content.
The initial wall panel styles, Manchester and Nantucket, have classic motifs that complement many design schemes. Additional styles are planned.
The panels are GreenGuard Gold certified for low VOCs, stain-resistant and washable, and Class A-rated for surface burning characteristics, the company said. Lightweight and easy to install, they can be applied to drywall or other smooth substrates using glue.