I've purchased the PVC ceiling tiles (which are gorgeous), so confess to some worries about these being foam. I worried for nothing! These tiles are easy to put up, easy to cut to fit, and look absolutely amazing. If the PVC tiles resemble metal, these foam tiles look like Victorian-style plaster (note that I chose not to paint them). I'm not especially handy and I'm afraid of heights—even a ladder—but I still got two rooms done on my own. They're perfect!