Polystyrene tiles are Styrofoam type product..
No, Polystyrene tiles are not fire rated.
Yes, Polystyrene tiles could be painted with water based paint – Latex or Acrylic (with roller or sprayer) . You don’t have to prime them, however the primer will always provide better surface for the paint.
The tiles are literally weightless – 100 tiles will weigh ~ 10 lb (with box)
Polystyrene tiles are ~1/8” -3/16 depending on their design.
Yes, Polystyrene tiles are completely water/moisture proof and will work great in basements, bathrooms or even on shower cabins ceilings.
We don’t recommend installing Polystyrene tiles on the walls, as they are made of soft material which could be easily damaged (poked).
We recommend “Acryl Pro” or “Omni Grip” ceramic tile paste adhesive that are commonly used for ceramic wall tiles installation.
The joints between tiles can be sealed using paintable silicone.
It is very easy to cut polystyrene tiles with a sharp utility knife.
No their size is 19 5/6” x 19 5/6” when standard grid systems require 2”x2” or 2”x4” size tiles.
Yes – Polystyrene tiles can be installed directly over popcorn ceilings – no scraping required, as can be seen in this video.
The tiles are somewhat flexible – they can be installed on vaulted and barrel ceilings.
Please use material calculator on our website (on the left side of the screen on any of our product pages).