Replacing ceiling tiles the right way

Replacing ceiling tiles the right way

Drop ceilings are tiles suspended in a metal grid that hangs below the structural ceiling. Some of their many benefits include, hiding ductwork and wiring, providing acoustic support and allowing targeted maintenance of HVAC and electrical systems.

When to replace ceiling tiles

Issues above: Any homeowner or business owner knows that things break, whether it's leaks or electrical problems. When this happens, it impacts the ceiling tiles and requires some of them to be replaced.
Note: If there is a leak, make sure to check for mold and mildew if any moisture has permeated the ceiling. If mold is present, have the mold remediated professionally.

Impacts below: Certain ceiling tiles can't withstand physical impact from objects below. Tiles can break, show scratch or dents, or may accumulate dirt or stains. If any of these things happen to one, two, or many tiles, a replacement tile is the perfect solution.

How to replace

Once you find the right replacement tile, then you are ready to replace!

Replace a drop ceiling by following these steps:

1. Identify the tile(s) you want to replace

2. Push the tile(s) up gently and remove

3. Fix the issue that caused the damage (optional)

4. Insert a new tile
Videos that can help you with your installation:

Replacement resources

Kanopi has the tools to help get started, even before replacement starts.

Ceiling update: For a quick update, old tiles can be replaced with fresh ones. If your grid holds 24" x 48" tiles, try a "scored" product that's designed to look like 24" x 24" panels. With this style, you won't need to purchase additional cross tees. Or you can consider the performance attributes of the ceiling with sag, mold, and mildew resistance AND acoustical properties to reduce noise. You can choose from a variety in designs, sizes, and materials.

Ceiling replacement: If you are doing a swap of one or two ceiling tiles, matching the rest of the ceiling tiles is extremely important. This can be done in three easy steps:

Find your replacement tiles

How to pick the right ceiling: If you are replacing the whole ceiling, let us help with picking the right ceiling tiles for your space.

1. Determine the installation Method.
2. Choose the look you want.
3. Consider the different performance features.

See the full guide

Replace with Kanopi

Upgrade your ceiling with a few new tiles or complete a full ceiling refresh with ceiling tiles from Kanopi by Armstrong Ceilings.

Contact the experts at Kanopi today to choose the best ceiling for your project.

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