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Ceiling Types

Here's what you need to know about the different ceiling types like drop ceilings, ceiling tiles, tongue and groove ceilings, coffered ceilings, and even drywall.

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Drop Ceiling

Drop Ceiling Guide

A drop ceiling, also called a suspended ceiling, has two parts: drop panels and a suspended metal grid, which hangs below an existing ceiling.

Drop Ceiling Guide

Ceiling Tiles

Ceiling Tiles Guide

Ceiling tiles are standard 12" x 12" or 16" x 16" squares that are attached to an existing ceiling with easy-to-install tracks and clips, nails, or glue.

Ceiling Tiles Guide

Tongue and Groove Ceiling Planks

Tongue and Groove Ceiling Guide

Tongue and groove ceilings look like real wood and can be attached directly to an existing ceiling or inserted into a suspended grid system.

Tongue and Groove Ceiling Guide

Coffered Ceiling

Coffered Ceiling Guide

Coffered ceilings are another ceiling type formed with recessed panels surrounded by dropped beams that create a grid pattern. It's a classic ceiling design from Greek and Roman architecture.

Coffered Ceiling Guide

Drywall Ceiling

Drywall Ceiling

Drywall is the most common type of ceiling. It's usually flat and white. Discover the differences between a drywall ceiling and a decorative ceiling.

Drywall Ceiling