Tin Ceiling Tile Types
September 25, 2013
A tin ceiling is installed in a variety of ways depending on the material of the current ceiling. The Nail-up nails to wood, the Drop-in lays in a suspended grid, and the SnapLock tile screws into drywall.
Snap Lock™The most common material that is found in homes today is drywall. The
Snap Lock™tile screws into drywall using 1 1⁄4” drywall screws. The Snaplock contains a flange system which interlocks into the subsequent tile, hiding the screws.
Nail-upFor new construction, the
Nail-uptile is nailed into a furring strip grid on two foot centers using 5⁄8”, 18 gauge brad nails and an automatic brad gun between 25-40 lbs psi. If a furring strip grid isn’t preferable, 3⁄8” plywood or 7⁄16” OSB can be used.
Drop-inSuspended ceiling grids are most commonly found in commercial buildings, ships, and basements. The
Drop-intile simply lays on top of the grid. We manufacture a clip that ratchets over the t-bar, which pushes the tile into place and keeps it from moving.
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