All About Ceiling Tile and Armstrong Ceiling Tile

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Ceiling tile is sheets of shock absorbing material that is put on ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce the sound or to decorate rooms. Most ceiling tile is made of fiberboard. Standard tiles measure 12" by 12". First they measure and mark the surface according to blueprints and drawings. Then they nail or screw moldings to the wall to support and seal the joint between the ceiling tile and the joint. Finally, they mount the tile, either by applying a cement adhesive to the back of the tile and then pressing the tile into place, or by nailing , screwing, stapling, or wire tying the lath directly to the structural framework. Placing ceiling tile is strenuous work. The workers spend most of the day on their feet, either standing , bending, or kneeling. There are many hazards which include falls from scaffolding and injuries from power tools and working with sharp materials.

There are many different finishes in ceiling tile. You can find geometric, orante or elemental ones. You can choose from plain , embossed or patterned finishes. Some are molded with special textures or squared edges, instead of the common beveled edges to make the seams barely visible when the tiles are in place. Acoustical ceiling tiles are made from the same fiber, but an additional manufacturing process helps these tiles absorb much of the sound in a room. A well designed acoustical tile absorbs up to 70 percent of the excess noise in an area.

Estimate the materials you need for tile installation. Most manufacturers provide charts to the retailer to help estimate the number of ceiling tiles, the amount of furring and the gallons of adhesive needed, based on the room size.

If you plan to do it yourself, you will need several tools. Here is a list to get you started: ceiling tile, nails, glue gun, steel tape, ladder, furring strips, stapler, caulking gun, border molding, straight edge, handsaw, staples, chalk line, utility knife , graph paper, hammer, hand cleaner, adhesive, folding rule, and tracing paper. Find someone to help you and the job will go much smoother.

Do you want an exceptional ceiling? Try Armstrong ceiling tile. Armstrong ceiling tiles are made of mineral fiber and up to 82% recycled content. Armstrong offers high performance resin and durable laminate plank ceilings made from wood fiber byproducts. You can even put insulation on the back of an Armstrong ceiling.

You can design quite a unique ceiling with Armstrong ceiling tiles. Do you think you might want to paint your ceiling? Armstrong ceiling tiles ( except fiber glass) can be painted with latex paints once the surface dirt has been removed. You should paint both the front and back of the panels. You can also paint your ceiling to mimic any metal such as copper, bronze tin or gold. You can also achieve the look of a wood ceiling without the added cost by using faux finishes , glazes and paint. Just use your imagination, add depth to your interior with your ceiling tiles.

You can install an Armstrong ceiling as a do-it-yourself project. Most Armstrong ceiling tile can be installed to an existing ceiling that is in good shape. You can install an Armstrong ceiling in most of the interior of your home. When doing the project yourself, there are many tools needed to complete the work. Most self-help home stores give classes and will guide you thru the process of installation. Also check online for step by step instructions on hanging ceiling tile.

Armstrong ceiling tile is a brand you can trust . It has been around a long time and will continue to be around. You won't have to worry about it going out of business in a week or month. Are you looking for tiles from the past? Armstrong carries quite a selection of discontinued ceiling tiles to match the one you are looking for. Many builders prefer to use Armstrong ceiling tile in their projects. They know they are getting value for the money and good material for their job. Check your yellow pages to find the nearest Armstrong building supply center . They are all over, located in every self-help store too.