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Originally Posted by neekos /forum/post/0
Love those black tiles and black grids. That is exactly what I am after.
What brand are they and where did you get them?
Would you mind me asking how much it cost for your square footage ?
Originally Posted by Todd Scott /forum/post/0
That all depends on how the present ceiling looks now. If the panels are in good shape and are not warped and it's all level, there's no need to rip it out unless you need the extra head room. I plan on installing a drop ceiling in my basement using 2 x 2 tiles.
Originally Posted by vitod /forum/post/0
They're from Armstrong. Got them from a local specialty home supplier. You can find the same. Look in the yellow pages and ask, ask, ask.
I paid $340 shipped. The ceiling is 12.5x22.
Originally Posted by misterkit /forum/post/9469580
I agree with Todd' statement.
There is also the repair factor here. If you get a leak its easier to swap out a tile than it is to fix the drywall.
Originally Posted by taylor34 /forum/post/12091343
That's not necessarily true. Problem is that manufacturers are always changing their tiles every few years, and if you don't happen to have enough spares you're pretty much screwed. This happened with my parents, luckily they found something that was pretty close.
Originally Posted by misterkit /forum/post/9476686
I've heard of people painting their tiles (mostly black). I believed they spray painted the tiles to make sure the little holes got painted as well.
If you have a sample piece you can always try it out...