A Popcorn Ceiling is also calling a stucco ceiling, a rubber ceiling or formally known as an acoustic ceiling. It is a special ceiling covering with a paint-on application or sprayed on and looks like a real ceiling surface, although it’s made of polystyrene foam rather than wood.
There are many variations of popcorn ceilings and the style of coverings is not limited to these two, there are also various types of rubber ceilings and stuccos that have a similar feel to the Popcorn ceiling. All these ceiling covers have the similar look and finish, although they differ in thickness, width, and materials used.
Vinyl is the most popular of these, it can be used for all sorts of uses, from commercial and industrial applications where it’s mainly used as a waterproofing material and water-proofing for roofs. The vinyl covering is durable, it’s easy to clean and it won’t rot or warp like wood or concrete ceiling would. In fact if you have a vinyl ceiling it’s often less costly to buy than other vinyl based roofing options. In terms of price, vinyl can be found at most DIY stores and online at a relatively low price. It is worth checking out for any cheap vinyl coverings before committing to buying them though, you should always read the reviews before making your final decision about any particular product.
Stucco is another type of covering and it is slightly more expensive. Unlike vinyl, stucco does not rot or warp unlike vinyl. The stucco has a glossy finish that gives it a rich appearance, the stucco can be left dry or even dipped in an anti-slip sealant. It is therefore best left to dry in a dry climate where moisture and rain will not be a problem, but it can be placed on when it is raining or you want an extra layer of waterproofing.
Like stucco, the choice of which of these to use for your ceiling is very much down to personal choice. However, it is best to take a look at the finished product first. If you are in an area where you live with high humidity levels, then stucco is probably not the best option. It is heavy, difficult to install and quite expensive when it is installed, especially when you buy ready to assemble kits, which can be found on the Internet. Another alternative to stucco is polystyrene foam.
If you are looking for a cheap alternative to stucco and vinyl covers, then popcorn ceiling may be just what you need. You can purchase a popcorn ceiling from a DIY store or online. As with any ceiling coverings though, it is important to ensure you read the product details carefully and check out the customer reviews before making your final choice. If you’re worried about installation then there are many DIY stores that offer a popcorn’s installation service and also on the Internet there are various DIY sites that sell DIY popcorn installation kits and instructions.