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Ceiling Myths

What’s myth and what’s fact? We’ll settle it right here.

Myth #1

Myth #1

Myth: Popcorn ceilings are heavily textured and messy to remove – and they must be removed before a new ceiling can be installed.

Fact: You don’t need to do anything to a popcorn ceiling. Just cover it up with any direct apply ceiling using our Easy Up® Guaranteed Installation System.

Myth #2

Myth #2

Myth: Ceiling options for the home have to look functional – like an office.

Fact: Unless “office-like” is your style, you don’t have to be stuck with that type of ceiling. Armstrong makes beautiful decorative ceilings that are affordable and easy to install yourself, such as WoodHaven® planks, Easy Elegance™ Coffers, and Metallaire™ panels.

Myth #3

Myth #3

Myth: All ceilings have acoustical properties.

Fact: It depends on the manufacturer and the ceiling product. Armstrong’s HomeStyle® high performance ceiling panels offer superior acoustical properties for extra sound reduction in a home.

Myth #4

Myth #4

Myth: Ceilings eventually sag.

Fact: If your Armstrong ceiling is installed properly and maintained under the right conditions, it will remain flat and level. Look for ceilings with Humiguard Plus to provide extra sag resistance.

Myth #5

Myth #5

Myth: Suspended ceilings require a 6” – 8” drop.

Fact: Armstrong suspended ceilings require a minimum of only 3” of overhead clearance. Direct apply products can be fastened directly to wood joists or existing drywall ceilings.

5 Ceiling Myths

Ceiling Myths Video

5 Ceiling Myths

Want to see more ceiling myths? Watch this video about ceiling myths in a basement remodel.

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