After a great deal of research, I purchased these tiles for our living room ceiling. We had recently torn down a drop ceiling previous owners installed and I wanted something with character as our home was built in 1890. These "tiles" are actually beautiful, though, you may not think so when they first arrive. Upon first glance, the look and feel of the material is similar to a styrofoam picnic plates. Do not let that description daunt you. They were easy to adhere to the existing ceiling with no prep work. They stuck without difficulty. You can paint them or leave them as they are. We chose to paint them. They are stunning. I already plan to buy another pattern for my kitchen. I'm not sure how to attach pictures, otherwise I would.