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Before you grab your tool belt, learn more about different Armstrong installation projects.

Ceiling Tile Installation with Easy Up Installation System

CEILING TILES

Ceiling tiles are typically applied directly over existing ceilings. This type of installation is called “direct apply.” There is no grid required, and no loss of headroom.

DIRECT APPLY OPTIONS

Easy Up® Guaranteed Installation System
This system, exclusive to Armstrong, uses metal tracks and snap-on clips for a fast, easy, and secure tile installation.

Learn more about Easy Up

Adhesive (Glue-Up)
Ceiling tile adhesive can be used to attach mineral fiber tiles directly to existing drywall or plaster ceilings.

Metallaire™ Ceilings Only
Metallaire 2’ x 4’ panels are directly applied to an existing ceiling using color-coordinated cone head nails.

Tile Installation Instructions

Ceiling Plank Installation with Easy Up Installation System

CEILING PLANKS

Ceiling planks are typically installed through a direct apply option, meaning they are applied right over an existing ceiling.

WoodHaven® plank ceilings can also be installed in a suspended grid system.

HomeStyle® Direct Apply Options

  • Easy Up Guaranteed Installation System, which includes metal tracks and snap-on clips
  • Adhesive

WoodHaven Installation Options

  • Suspended grid system and Easy Up snap-on clips
  • Directly applied to ceiling joists with clips and screws that come in the WoodHaven cartons

Plank Installation Instructions

Suspended Ceiling Installation

CEILING PANELS

Ceiling panels are typically installed in a suspended ceiling grid system. The grid and other installation components are sold separately. Look for them where you buy your Armstrong ceiling panels.

Metallaire Ceilings
Metallaire panels can be installed with two different methods, depending on the size of the panels.

  • 24" x 24" – suspended grid system
  • 24" x 48" – directly applied to an existing ceiling using color-coordinated cone head nails

Panel Installation Instructions

Decorative Solutions

Decorative Solutions

Installing StyleStix grid covers is a snap! Just fit the covers over the face of a standard metal grid system and snap them into place. You don’t even have to remove the ceiling panels. The only tool required is a hack saw or miter saw to cut the grid covers to the right lengths.

All the materials you need to cover a 64 sq. ft. ceiling grid (2’ x 2’) are included in the StyleStix kit:

5 – 6’ wall molding covers
6 – 6’ grid covers
12 – 2’ grid covers

StyleStix Installation Instructions

Drywall Grid Framing

DRYWALL GRID AND FRAMING SYSTEMS

Eliminate the labor-intensive measuring, cutting, spacing, and nailing of wood framing with Armstrong’s drywall grid and framing systems.

Our systems are pre-engineered with rout locations and cross tees to maintain precise module spacing, saving time and money. And – they install 30-40% faster than traditional wood framing.

Armstrong’s drywall systems are manufactured to meet or exceed ASTM standards and code requirements and are engineered to provide an economical alternative to wood stud construction.

Performance Features (Vs. Wood Framing)

  • Dimensionally stable – no call backs for warping. Eliminates nail pops and movement of taping joints
  • No secondary sorting of material; lighter weight, compact packaging, easy to transport and load project
  • Hot dipped galvanized coating – provides corrosion, insect, and mold and mildew resistance
  • Heavy duty load rating – minimum 16 lbs/lf on main beams
  • 30% recycled content

These systems are specifically designed for flat and curved ceilings, walls, soffits, ceiling transitions, light coves, and many other applications.

Drywall Grid and Framing Systems

Definitions Installation Kit

ROOM DIVIDERS

Beautiful Definitions™ free-hanging 2' x 6' room dividers allow you to create spaces without walls.

These unique, translucent accent panels are designed to hang from your drywall ceiling using a stainless steel suspension cable system.

Definitions Installation Instructions

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