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Drop Ceiling Guide

While the term drop ceiling may sound old school, there's nothing old school about today's drop ceiling styles.

Drop Ceiling

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Drop Ceiling

A drop ceiling (or suspended ceiling) is a familiar ceiling style found in many homes – especially in basements – but they can be installed in any room. Unlike in years gone by, drop ceilings these days are fashionable décor elements that can transform a room and amplify your design style.

A drop ceiling has two parts: lightweight, acoustic panels and a suspended metal grid. The grid is attached to the existing ceiling with hangers or wires, and then the panels are inserted inside the grid.

Did You Know?

Decorative drop ceilings hide wiring, ductwork, mechanical fixtures – and the original ceiling.

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Installation Method

Suspended grid system

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