Drop Ceiling Tiles DIY

April 1, 2020

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Drop Ceiling Tiles are very popular among older homes. Chances are you’re reading this because your house has them! Our house was built in 60s and when we bought it a little under 2 years ago, the entire basement was covered in them.  

We were looking for an easy way to replace them with something more modern to refresh the entire space. We could have removed all of the ceiling tiles and grid and put up a drywall / sheetrock. Going with that option would of meant we had to bring in someone specialized in this to install it. 

So instead, we came across this – Drop Ceiling Tile! They had so many different designs even the one we had but we opted out in picking this tile for our ceiling. From looking at it, you would think our ceiling had some serious woodworking design. It looks gorgeous and way better than what we originally had. 

What are Ceilume Drop Ceiling Tiles? 

Stratford Ceiling Tiles are cost-effective, easy to use decorative tiles made to fit in the existing drop ceiling grid. They are made from vinyl plastic with flexibility and durability. They come in two standard sizes: 2ft x 2ft and 2ft x 4ft. The 2×4 is the size we used and for spots where it is not the exact 2×4, you can easily cut them to fit to your need. 

Ceilume Ceiling Tiles are an easy way to transform your drop ceilings. 

We are currently re-doing our basement by ourselves and during the process we decided the ceiling needs to go! Painting the room really gave it a whole new look and keeping the ceiling tiles was really something we didn’t want to do.  

When I came across this product, I knew I had to give them a try! At first I ordered one pack of the tiles to test them out and see if I liked the look. When they finally arrived, I couldn’t wait to put them up. We tried putting up just one and I felt like it was definitely a game changer. 

Benefits of Ceilume Ceiling Tiles:

  • Super easy to install: they are so lightweight and easy to move around in the grid. I was able to put them in super-fast!
  • Easy to clean, completely waterproof, 100% recyclable and Class A fire rated. 
  • Many decorative designs to select. We went with the Stratford Ceiling panels.
  • Colors – these come in many different colors, giving you the option to really customize the look you are going for. 
  • Grid Covers – incase your ceiling grid has faded/yellowed, you can cover the grid with EZ-On Grid Cover to achieve a seamless look.

Disadvantages of Ceilume Ceiling Tiles:

  • Price – they are on the more pricey side. The area we were covering was roughly 340 sq. ft. and this tile is $1.44 per sq. ft. however it completely transformed the space & worth every dollar!
  • Precision when cutting the tiles to fit a grid that is not exactly 2×2 or 2×4. You have to be really careful however they are really easy to work with. 

Overall, I would recommend the Ceiling tiles to anyone who is looking for a quick and easy way to transform their space. We went with the white Stratford Ceiling Tiles and we absolutely love the clean and modern look of them. It definitely helped transform our basement and we are so glad we had this alternative option we could do ourselves & save some money while doing it!

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