Q. What type of lighting can I use with Easy Elegance Coffers?
A. Easy Elegance coffers and border panel ceiling products work best with modern lighting choices such as Compact Fluorescent
Lighting (CFL) and Advanced LED lighting, which operate much cooler than other lighting options.
You must maintain a 1/8" gap or larger around all recessed lighting fixtures. Follow the lighting manufacturer's recommendations
for all lighting, making sure that any fixtures are supported by your t-bar, drop ceiling grid, or the framing structure above
it. Caution: these panels should not be used with any lamp that will generate surface temperatures exceeding 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
Q. Can I paint Easy Elegance coffers?
A. All Easy Elegance products can be painted with latex paint before installation. Make sure your ceiling panels are clean and
dry, and experiment on a sample with your paint color before painting the ceiling in its entirety.
Q. Are Easy Elegance Coffers fire-rated?
A. All Easy Elegance products meet residential building codes for safety. They are Class A. They are approved for residential
Q. Are your ceiling tiles moisture resistant?
A. Our rigid PVC ceiling tiles are extremely moisture resistant. In fact, they are unaffected by humidity, and will not absorb
water at all. They are moisture, mold, and mildew resistant on the treated surface.
Q. Can I cut the tile to fit the perimeter of my room?
We provide an Easy Elegance border panel that is designed to coordinate with the coffers and can be cut with scissors to
fit along the perimeter of your room when a full panel can’t be used.
You can also choose to install a drywall perimeter as a border in your room – eliminating the need to cut ceiling panels.
Refer to the installation instructions
for more information.
Q. Can I mount Easy Elegance coffers directly to my ceiling?
A. No, our lightweight designs are made exclusively for grid mount/drop ceiling applications.
Q. Will air flow cause my tiles to lift out of the ceiling grid?
A. For normal installations most designs do not require hold-down clips. Hold-down clips are only required in extreme conditions.
If there is a rapid change in the air pressure above and below the tiles, they may move. You can purchase hold-down clips
(Item #UHDCA) if you feel that you will need them for your ceiling tile installation.
Q. Where can I buy Armstrong Easy Elegance products?
Q. Where can I find black grid?
A. Black grid kits are available at retail locations that offer our Easy Elegance black coffers. Ask for Item #6357BL.
Q. How do I clean my panels?
A. Simply wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Q. Why is the border panel visual different than the coffer?
A. The Easy Elegance border panel was designed to coordinate with the coffer, but still maintain its structure after cutting
it to fit in the border area. Easy Elegance border panels can also be used in a full ceiling application, especially where
height clearance is an issue.