Filler tile acts as a perimeter panel to avoid cutting larger patterns and provides a level area to install molding onto.
Filler is used for areas of a Drop-In ceiling that contains areas less then 24"x24".
This filler panel contains a minimal embossment and fits nicely inside the grid. If you are using this for a
Nail-Up or SnapLock
installation, it acts as a perimeter panel to avoid cutting larger patterns and provides a level area to install molding onto.
Filler is a 24" x 24" size, .010 guage tin plated steel ceiling panel.
- For rooms with a complex perimeter.
- For patterns with a deep profile depth that do not accommodate cropping.
- For design layouts specifying filler.
Instead of a design embossment, the filler panel has a flat, hammered texture which makes it ideal for filling perimeters, where an embossed panel would need to be cut to fit flush. Our filler is the only in the industry to have a nail rail making the transition from one panel to another virtually seamless.
Some websites represent filler as being a requirement for a tin ceiling. This is not the case. In fact, the most common tin ceiling layout uses no filler at all and merely trims the embossed panel flush against the wall. However, for certain situations, filler is necessary.
- Cut the filler to fit into the coverage area. When finishing a perimeter, cut the filler panels so that the edges will butt flush against the wall. Miter the filler at a 45% angle when meeting at corners.
- Install the filler by coating the backside with a construction adhesive like Liquid Nails or AcrylPro and position it in place.
- Once positioned, nail the filler panel into the substrate, placing one nail every 6 inches around the perimeter of the filler panel.
- Overlap adjacent filler panels along the nail rail. When meeting SnapLock, the filler edge can slide into the female flange and overlap the male flange.
- Flat molding is commonly used to transition between filler and panels.