A: Ceilume’s Stratford ceiling tiles are made from a very thin vinyl (about the thickness of a nice business card) and get their rigidity from their “square within a square” pattern and a lip around the perimeter of the back of the tile which makes the depth of the tile 1/2” thick. You’d need about 3/4” clearance at the I-beam to install the tiles.
A: To be honest, we found these panels to be very flimsy. I left the old 3/4” panels in place to help support them, but they still sagged. Have since replaced most of them with full standard panels.
A: It will be tight and you may have to slightly lower the framing in that area to get it in without bending.
A: Ceilume’s Stratford 2x4 ceiling panels are made from a thin rigid vinyl that is flexible when handled but sit great in a suspended ceiling grid. For a typical suspended ceiling you’d need about 2” of clearance between the top of the grid and bottom of your floor joists. Another option is direct-mount grid systems which attach directly to the bottom of your floor joists. Check out the Ceilingmax system at HomeDepot.com https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ceilingmax-64-sq-ft-White-Surface-Mount-Ceiling-Grid-Kit-18100/203198054
A: I used 4x8 led lights and Led pot lighted and have had no issues.
A: Ceilume's Stratford tiles can be used with any commercialy available lighting system. It's important to remember that the International Building Code requires that all lights, speakers, HVAC registers, etc must be supported by the ceiling grid or the structure above - the lights should not be supported by the ceiling tiles. HomeDepot.com sells a wide variety of can lights and LED "puck lights" as well as the brackets that will keep you code compliant. If you're planning to use the LED Lights, please contact Ceilume at 877-492-5605 to discuss specific mounting instructions for these types of lights.
A: Not really, not directly. These tiles require a drop ceiling grid to support them, They are not the kind you just stick onto a ceiling. So if you have the space (per manufacturer's instructions), you could install a drop ceiling over your popcorn ceiling and then use these tiles in the new drop ceiling.
A: Yes if you glue them
A: Ceilume’s Stratford ceiling panels can only be installed in a 1” or 15/16” suspended ceiling grid. They can’t be glued to a ceiling.
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