Metal is surprisingly versatile. Advantages in ceiling applications include strength, moisture resistance, and lightweight, Metal tiles are effective in a grid system as they can be easily removed for mechanical access without fear of breakage. They’re also easy to clean. Options include steel, brass, copper, aluminum, and chrome, with finish designs in metal mesh, stamped tin, interwoven metal strands, and powder-coated paint. It may also be over-layed with wood laminate or plastic or adhered to an acoustical backing for excellent sound control.