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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 14” drywall screws. The Snaplock contains a flange system which interlocks into the subsequent tile, hiding the screws.

Nail-up

For new construction, the

Nail-up

tile is nailed into a furring strip grid on two foot centers using 58”, 18 gauge brad nails and an automatic brad gun between 25-40 lbs psi. If a furring strip grid isn’t preferable, 38” plywood or 716” OSB can be used.

Drop-in

Suspended ceiling grids are most commonly found in commercial buildings, ships, and basements. The

Drop-in

tile 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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