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What material are glue up/ drop in Faux tin tiles are made out of?

Our glue up and drop in tiles are made of rigid PVC sheets (plastic).

What is the thickness of the PVC material that tiles are made of?

The tiles are 0.35mm to 0.5mm thick. All the models started with abbreviation #TD are 0.4mm thick.

What is the weight of the PVC Faux tin tiles?

The weight of the tiles vary from 200 to 280 gr (7 to 9 oz)

Are PVC tiles flexible?

The tiles are somewhat flexible. They can be used on barrel type ceilings and rounded shape walls (except some models).

Are PVC tiles paintable?

Yes, PVC Faux tin tiles are paintable. They come finished in the specified colors but can be repainted if needed with any good quality paint, however in order to repaint them you’ll probably need a sprayer (due to the depth of the design).

What is the PVC tiles pattern reveal/depth?

The “depth” of the pattern will vary from model to model.
Some models like #115 or 117 for exampl are “flatter” than others – 1/8″ to 3 /16″
Other patterns like #106 are almost 3/4″ deep.
Three models of drop in tiles have raised (domed-coffered) shape -VC02,#215; TD03
Models VC02 and #215 are raised almost 1 1/4″ above the grid, TD03 is raised 3″ above the grid.

Do you sell matching color grid?

We don’t sell grid systems. To match the color of your grid to the ceiling tiles we recommend to paint tnem with closest color matching paint.

Is this material fire rated?

Yes PVC tiles are fire rated and can be used in commercial spaces like restaurants, hotels etc.

Can tiles be made in custom color?

Yes, most of the tiles could be made in custom colors (the samples should be ordered to see the tiles before placing an order)
The custom orders are final sale and cannot be returned.

INSTALLATION

How easy to install your tiles?

Our PVC and Polystyrene tiles are very easy to install. Please see our How to install page for the detailed instructions. You may also would like to see the other customer’s projects completed. Please visit Our Gallery page.

Where PVC faux tin tiles can be used?

PVC ceiling tiles could be used practically in any type of indoor space – residential or commercial

Can PVC tiles be used outside?

The PVC tiles shouldn’t be exposed to direct sunlight and we wouldn’t recommend to use them in places where temperatures can drop below freezing point.

Can PVC tiles be used in humid places ( bathroom etc)?

The PVC tiles are water/moisture proof and could be used in bathrooms.

What is the difference between drop in and glue up tiles?

Even though both types are made of the same material, due to their structual and geometrical design drop in tiles are self supportive in the grids, while glue up tile will fold and fall out if placed in drop ceiling grids

Can Drop in PVC tiles be glued?

Most of drop in PVC tiles could be also used as Glue up ones ( i.e. you can glue them to the drywall ceilings for example). There are only three models that can not be glued and are made to be used in grid only due to there coffered shape – #215, VC02 and TD03.

Can PVC glue up tiles be installed in a suspended ceiling grid system /glued over existing drop ceiling tiles?

The glue up tiles cannot hold themselves in the grids (will fold in the middle) , however still can be used in the grids. They can be glued to the existing drop tiles (will use them as a support). When ordering the glue up tiles for the drop in application it is important to let us know how you’ll use them – we’ll trim the tiles for you, so they will fit the grids.

Can Glue up PVC tiles be used as drop-in tiles?

Please consult with us when planning installations of this kind. Many of Glue up PVC tiles can not support themselfs in the grid. Glue up tiles can be glued over existing drop in tiles (standard office tiles) and installed in the grids. Regular drop in tiles will provide necessary support for PVC glue up tiles. You can watch a short video of such installation here.

Can PVC glue up tiles be installed in a drop in grid system /glued over drop ceiling tiles?

The glue up tiles cannot hold themselves in the grids (will fold in the middle) , however still can be used in the grids. They can be glued to the existing drop tiles (will use them as a support). When ordering the glue up tiles for the drop in application it is important to let us know how you’ll use them – we’ll trim the tiles for you, so they will fit the grids.

Can tiles be glued over popcorn?

The only tiles that can be glued over the popcorn are Polystyrene ones. To install the PVC tiles you’ll have to scrape off the popcorn first.

Can I use PVC ceiling tiles as a backsplash?

Even though some of our customers have used PVC tiles as a backsplash we do NOT recommend to do so. The tiles made of thin and flexible PVC sheet and the raised parts of a tiles’ patterns may be too fragile for that purpose.

What kind of adhesive do you recommend for PVC tiles?

For the glue up application we recommend to use solvent based Contact Cement ( by DAP Weldwood Original formula or Lepage for Canadian customers).To glue the drop in tiles to the existing drop in tiles Liquid Nails or PL construction adhesive could be used. Water based contact cement is not recommended for any tipe of installation of this material.

How to work on joints?

Our PVC tiles will not require any type of joint filler. All models are installed by overlapping edges (overlapping edge – approximately 1/4″ wide). Once the tiles installed joints become virtually invisible as the edges become part of the design.

How to determine quantity of tiles needed for the project?

Just like with any other type of tile or floor installation – it is always good idea to have some extra. For the simple shaped rooms ( square or rectangular) it should be at least 10%-15%, for the irregular shape rooms it should be 15%-20%. Please keep in mind that, just like for wallpaper rolls, it is always recommended to order the tiles from the same batch (especially for Antique finishes) , i.e. if you order extra 2-3 tiles couple of month later they may be slightly different in color than ones you’ve ordered before.

Can light fixtures be installed directly in PVC drop in ceiling tile?

Drop in PVC tile cannot support the weight of light fixtures on its own – due to that fixture should be installed in supporting panel ( regular ceiling tile or plywood board) that will be laid in a grid above our decorative ceiling tile.

Can I nail or staple PVC tiles?

We don’t recommend to nail or staple tiles directly – they plastic might crack. However it can be secured with decorative trim that is stapled or nailed.

How to deal with the irregular size drop in tiles along perimeter walls?

Most of the drop ceiling will have areas where you will only need part of the tile. In cases like that drop in PVC tile can be cut to size and installed directly in to the grid. Alternatively our backsplash roll material can be used as fillers – it will need to be glued over regular drop ceiling tile.

Ordering/Delivery

Is there a minimum order requirement?

A. The minimum order for PVC tiles is 15.

How fast are the tiles delivered?

Stock items are delivered within 4-7 business days, non stock and special order tiles are delivered within 7-14 business days.

How are the tiles shipped?

We use various carriers – mostly FedEx, DHL and UPS.

What is the return policy?

You can see our return policy here – RETURN POLICY