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Styrofoam Ceiling Tiles are 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 squares and the thickness is about 1/4 of an inch including the design. The square footage of each tile is about 2.69 sq.ft.
Yes, you can paint our Styrofoam ceiling tiles but make sure that you are using a water-based paint only. Tiles can be brushed, rolled or sprayed with HVLP ( High Volume Low Pressure) sprayer. Again, remember not to use any spray cans or solvent based paints as they will dissolve your tiles.
You can do it before or after installation and each method has its pros and cons. If you choose to paint your tiles before installation, keep in mind that you will need a fairly large area for your tiles to dry for at least couple of hours.
Also, if you are painting your tiles before installing them and the color is blue for example, unless your caulk is tinted to that specific color you will have to paint the caulk with a brush to match, after the tiles are up and the caulking is dry ( this process is not really hard at all, just make sure to mix the paint with little bit of water/ Floetrol so that it lays nicely and does not dry too quick and leaves brush marks). If you are painting the tiles after, make sure to caulk the seams and let the caulk dry for couple of hours at least.
Priming is always better but from my experience it is not required in most cases. It is a good idea to prime especially if you are going to be using metallic paints, such as silver, gold, platinum and so on. But if you are painting simply white, two top coats should do it.
Yes, if you want to keep moisture from getting behind the tiles and for best aesthetic results.
Yes, just make sure to caulk the seams and paint the tiles to seal it so that the moisture can not get behind them.
No, tiles can be cut with scissors or with a straightedge and razor-knife.
Measuring Tape, Razor Knife (couple of blades), Pencil, Straightedge, Screwdrivers or a Screw Gun (for taking lights & vents down), Ladder, Chalk Box and Caulking Gun. Link to a step by step Instructional Video on How to Install Styrofoam Ceiling Tiles.
Most of the time it works like this. Before you start installng your tiles, lights, fans and vents get removed. After you remove the light and fans(make sure your power is off), cover the wires with proper covers and push them deep into the housing.
Once the wires are deep in the housing, you can install your tile over the wire housing and then just feel out the hole above it and use your razor knife to cut arround it. Vents are are same, just make sure to turn your air conditioning or heating off so that you can install your tiles.
You can do it couple of different ways.
You can actually do it both ways. So, if you have a Crown Molding installed already or want to install it before the tiles, here is what you should know:
No, they can not be nailed nor stapled, Styrofoam ceiling tiles should be only glued for best results. However, people have reported using double sided tape, push pins screws and so on, however this is not recommended.
No, they are not fire-rated.
Yes, you can install them on your wall but I would not recommend installing them in an area that will most likely get touched, kicked or it is a high traffic area. The reason is that the tiles are soft and can get damaged when kicked or hit, even with your nails they can be damaged.
So, it can work but they may get damaged. They should be fine as a wall art, few feet from the ground or on a wall where there is no traffic. Lot of Photographers use them for backgrounds.
Without damaging the ceiling and the tiles I have no advice to offer. Some of our clients tried Double Sticking Tapes, Velcro, Pins as they were renting and the ceiling would have a popcorn ceiling that they could not stand.
Problem is that a lot of times, apartament have concrete ceilings and if it also has a popcorn ceiling, you can not use none of the applications listed in this question.
No, you can order as little as one tile.
Yes, they add little some insulation value.
Faux Tin Ceiling Tiles are made of PVC.
Our Faux Tin Ceiling Tiles are 2ft x 2ft. Drop in Faux Tin Ceiling Tiles Are about 23 3/4 x 23 3/4. Glue up Faux Tin Ceiling Tiles could be little bigger than 24x24, some designs could be about 24 3/8 x 24 3/8 including the overlapping edge. The depth on the design varies from one design to another. Our deepest tiles are the design 210, they are about 1 inch deep.
Oh yes! Our tiles are very 3-D and that is what makes them so beautiful, its the crisp 3-D designs.
They are spray painted. Two tone finishes, such as Antique Copper are finilized by hand.
Yes, they can be painted but since the design may be very deep a spray paint is the option. These tiles can be painted with majorityof paints including spray cans, but the recommended ones would be paints for plastic.
Good pair of regular Scissors.
All the Faux Tin Ceiling Tiles are made from the same material but the tiles with large (24 inch) patterns can support their own weight in the grid system. So one way to install the in the grid system by simply dropping (video) them in.
The same tiles you can also glued up (video) but we do have tiles that can be only glued up to the ceiling and those are our Faux Tin Glue Up Ceiling Tiles. (Any Faux Tin Tile that the pattern smaller than 24 inch)
Contact cement from DAP Weldwood - Original Formula is the one we have always used but our clients have tried Liquid Nails and Fast Grip and say that they are easier to use.
The weight is about 8 oz for each 2x2 tile.
No, it is not necessary but you certainly can if you preffer the look. There is a video that explains your options.
They are made in India and some of them are made in China.
We offer 3 different materials.
Most of our real metal ceiling tiles come in either 24" x 24" size or 24" x 48". The actual sizes slightly differs depending on the application. If you choose a tile for a suspended ceiling system also known as drop ceiling or a grid system, it will be slightly smaller than 24" x 24" size and 24" x 48", the actual size would be close to 23 7/8" x 23 7/8" and 23 7/8" x 47 7/8".
If you go with a nail-up install option, the tiles are 24 3/8 x 24 3/8 inches or 24 3/8 x 48 3/8 inches. There are couple of odd sizes and we can also create custom tiles with a custom size.
Yes, our metal tiles, just like the old fashioned tin are stamped out to create 3-dimensional designs. The depth of the tiles vary based on the design from 1/8" - about 3"
We offer them in both versions, painted and unpainted when it comes to Steel and Aluminum, here are some beautiful color options for the Aluminum ceiling tiles. When it comes to copper, we offer it either natural or we age it and can offer a clear coat to protect the surface from aging further.
Yes, absolutely. However, we offer many colors from basic single colors that can be powder coated to artisan finishes done by an artist by hand.
We like to recommend tin snips as they are most accessible.
If you do decide to nail up our tiles, consider using our 310 Instant Grab adhesive or equivalent to it, such as power grab from loctite. Make sure the surface is clean by wiping all the dust and/or dirt.
This would depend on the size and metal you choose. Our lightest metal tile is Aluminum which comes in at about 0.75lb per, the steel/tin is about 1.5lb and copper 3lb 24"x24" tile.
We do have several designs that come in 2 ft x 4 ft/ 24 inches x 48 inches. Here they are: (please note that images only show 2x2 tiles at this time. 2x4 tiles look like 2, 2x2 tiles put together. To view the images, click on the following links) 0302, 0303, 0601, 0603, 0604, 0605, 0606, 0607, 0609, 1201, 1202DD, 1204, 1205, 1207, 1211, 1220, 2400, 2401, 2402, 2403, 2404, 2405, 2406, 2407, 2410, 2433, 2436, 2437, 2450. ( At this moment, there are only 2x2 tiles available for purchase on our website. To order 2x4 tiles, please Contact Us here.
Yes, you can get a clean cut by using power saw. We have used a miter saw to cut these...
Yes you can and some of them will work better than other. Milan Jara has created a video that explains this in detail:
First thing you need to do is to look at your ceiling and determine the surface you have. You can use glue up tiles for most flat surfaces but if you have a plywood or wood ceiling, you can also use nail up tiles.
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