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So I know many of us on this board are all striving for Docpjk level Michigan State basements, so I thought I would share something I recently did with mine. I recently came to the realization that eliminating my drop ceiling tile in place of doing drywall was not going to be a viable option. But hating that standard ceiling tile look, I opted to replace mine with these decorative tiles I found online and it has made a world of difference!! Here's a before and after sample shot. I think it actually looks better now, than even if I had drywalled, and is it is SO incredibly easy to install...
My tiles are bronze in honor of my new $80 Pro Combat shorts that hopefully will be arriving today.
Looks great, where'd you get them?
But I've seen something comparable that you can special order at Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.
I've seen very similar tiles at Menard's
That looks great. I have an older house and opted for the "loft" look and spray painted my ceiling flat black.
Believe me...that too was a consideration.
I would've lost too much headroom with drywall--and like you, I don't really care for the traditional drop ceiling.
What's nice is the ease in which you can install new lighting, wiring, etc.
How do you anchor those? Like a drop ceiling?
Exactly like drop ceiling. They just pop right into the existing grid. In most locations, I have the original ceiling tiles right underneath for better insulation and acoustics. Then I put decorative strips on the white grid that are the exact same color as the tiles.
Very nice. the thing that always worried me is not having access to utilities. I like this option. Well done.
Coach Dantonio is my Spartan!
Why didn't I think of that?
What kind of cost differential are we talking about from a "standard" tile? Is it prohibitive?
I did a section of those in my basement and they really look good - only problem was that painting the rails was hard on the neck and took awhile. Did you paint yours? - can't tell from the picture
Pretty sweet, High Dollar?
I didn't paint the grid (rails)...plus I was afraid I wouldn't get a perfect match, especially with them being a metallic faux bronze. The company that sell the tiles makes a decorative strip that is made of the same material and exact color. Time consuming and certainly not cheap, but the finished product looks amazing in my opinion.
You've set a high bar here Doc, we're just trying to keep up! Any new photos to share?
Thought about using those in a different pattern for kitchen backslash until I saw the price. About $20 a pop at Menards. Looks good, though. Good job.
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