Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 30
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hampton Excellent, but...
The product itself is excellent if a little flimsy. That said, it is more than sturdy enough to hold up ceiling tiles. I used fibreglass tiles which are very flexible. I imagine more solid tile would be a chore to install.
Now for the "but"... The product is relatively expensive which is compounded by the fact that you have to buy it by the 100 sq ft. If your area is 301 sq ft you have to buy 4 boxes. On top of that, the shape of the room dictates which item you need the most of. A 10x10 room requires totally different parts than a 5x20 room (Odd shape I know but just making a point). I would be far more inclined to recommend this product and/or buy it again if it could be purchased in a more conventional way (like regular suspended ceiling parts). I ended up with a lot of waste which is totally useless.
April 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by restorationguy look elswhere
Tough to install the runners. Runners didn't always cover where the cross members met. After spending three days on a room less than 12' by 12' pulled it all out and returned what I could.
December 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KonstructionKeith excellent product
This system is one of the best DIY products out there, very easy to install and looks as good as any drop ceiling you'll see. My client was very very happy with the end results and that it was quick and virtually a mess free job. Fast shipping too.
the dark spots in the photo are on the lens not the ceiling.
June 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greg This product helped me a lot!
Easy installation, it allowed me to install ceiling tiles in my basement without lowering of the ceiling (the typical hanging ceiling would have to be installed a few inches lower).
Thank you for fast shipment!
March 8, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Great for covering textured ceilings
I used this product when I redid my lower level. The ceiling was drywall ceiling with a plaster texture on it which is very hard to repair. I was able to cut holes in the old ceiling for new lights and to run wires with out the headache of repairing the drywall. Since my heat\ac vents were in the old finished ceiling I bought 1" thick boards to frame around them so the covers would have something to mount to and to keep the air from getting between the old and new ceiling. The hardest part of the job was running the first row of top hanger so none of them ran through a light or vent. After that the rest was easy.
The one thing you need to watch is not to over tighten your screws since it will twist the top rail and make it hard to snap the bottom rail.
I bought this over 2 yrs ago when it was in stock at my local store so I did not have to buy this kit online and could only get what I need.
October 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JimBob Don't buy the cross - T's, buy extra runners instead.
Excellent product giving maximum height. Even with VERY accurate measurement, and "by the book" installation, the cross-t's can leave an unsightly gap up to an eighth of an inch. On my second installation, I cut my own cross-t's out of extra runners and the resulting look is perfect.
January 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tom2314 Looks Great!
Uneven heights of the joists and walls that weren't square made the installation take a little longer, but the issues were not with the grid. We used very light weight vinyl tiles in the grid, which allowed a little more flexibility when installing the last few tiles. Was able to install recessed lighting between the joists, and the final result looks great. More expensive than conventional suspended ceiling, but we gained several inches in ceiling height, a real issue in a basement that's not full height.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kdoomer ceiling tile grids
do not like the fact that there is no way to adjust the spacing for the cross hangers. trying to set up the edges could possbibly necessitate the need for additional top pieces as they would need to be cut
June 26, 2014