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Ceiling Tile Installation

Learn how to install ceiling tiles which can be directly applied to an existing ceiling.

Ceiling Tiles

Ceiling Tiles

Mineral fiber ceiling tiles are installed directly over the surface of an existing ceiling. This type of installation is called “direct apply” or "surface mount". No grid is required. There are two installation methods: Easy Up® Guaranteed Installation System and adhesive.

Ceiling Tiles
  • HomeStyle®
  • Tin Look™
  • Metallaire™ (attached with cone head nails)

EASY UP INSTALLATION

EASY UP INSTALLATION

The Easy Up® Guaranteed Installation System is the fast, easy, and secure way to install ceiling tiles. This concealed system, exclusive to Armstrong, provides greater dimensional stability and strength over wood furring strips.

Installation Steps
  1. Attach metal tracks to ceiling joists.
  2. Snap on clips.
  3. Position tiles and slide in clips to secure.

Easy Up carries a 30-year limited installation warranty when used with Armstrong products – an advantage over adhesive systems

 View 12x12 Easy Up Installation Instructions

 View 16x16 Easy Up Installation Instructions

ADHESIVE INSTALLATION

ADHESIVE INSTALLATION

To install mineral fiber tiles directly to existing drywall or plaster ceilings with adhesive, use the recommended tile adhesive, such as Henry #237B Acoustical Adhesive*.

Follow the adhesive manufacturers’ instructions for application and usage. Keep in mind that when using this installation method, the drywall or plaster ceiling must be smooth and even.

*Armstrong does not guarantee the performance of this or other adhesive products, either alone or in conjunction with Armstrong products

METALLAIRE CEILING PANELS

METALLAIRE CEILING PANELS

Metallaire panels are not tiles, but they are attached directly to an existing ceiling. To install Metallaire, panels are placed in an overlapping manner and attached with cone head nails. The nails are color-coordinated to match the metal finish of the panels.

 View Metallaire Installation Instructions

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