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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marcher Very clean, sharp drop ceiling
I am finishing up a 2000 sq. ft. basement, and I have used these in every room except the bathroom. With a little bit of care to avoid chipping, these have been extremely easy to work with. They cut very cleanly and easily with a sharp box cutter and straight edge, and a rotary saw makes circular cuts for recessed lighting very well.
My favorite aspects are that these have a beveled edge so that they hang below the metal grid, and while they have a textured surface, they don't really have "black spots" that many less expensive panels have. Both of these features make the ceiling look very sharp for a drop ceiling.
January 10, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JoeG Flimsy, it crumbles real fast
I have no experience installing drop ceiling before, but I'm a handy man of over 30 years. I'm not sure how good this product from sound NRC to humidity handling, but what I know for sure, the product is very easy to mess up. I have to carry each panel with my two hands underneath. If I try to carry it with one hand, the pressure of my fingers would deform the tile face. Someone suggested, if I paint it, it may add some rigidity to it. The reason I'm putting this drop ceiling instead of drywall, is to be able to take these tiles out and change wire connectivity above them. Having such flimsy material, I have a feeling I would need to change each tile if I bring it down couple times. Not to mention, I picked the most expensive and thickest I found at the Home Depot. I would consider this product very pricey.
May 19, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steve I'm finishing up a basement project with these tiles.
Another reviewer mentioned these tiles are easy to chip. That is true. However if you're careful, they aren't that hard to work with. I am almost done with a 700sf rec room ceiling. We bought these for their climate and sound insulation qualities and because they look nice. I would choose these tiles again for another project if I had one, but this wil be my last project of this type.
January 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer best value for the price
I am finishing my basement and bought these tiles because I liked the look and texture. They were easy to install and look great. I install fourteen cases with no problems, they are easy to cut and work with in tough places. I would use these tiles again if I found the need to finish other areas.
March 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LB7006 bad product
Terrible to work with. Chips very easily. Aggravation factor 11 with 10 being to highest.
February 9, 2013