Frequently Asked Questions for 20" x 20" Polystyrene / Styrofoam Ceiling Tiles
Q. Does These Polystyrene Ceiling Tiles (Styroform, Royal, & Classic) vary in appearance, texture, thickness or Sheen?
A. Generally this is never an issue. Light from a window or artifical electric source in a installation location can sometimes seemingly suggest a lighter color or less sheen in some products. All of these products are Styrofoam Products and Styrofoam Ceiling Tiles are generally in white and can easily be painted in any water based color using a roller, brush as preferred except for professional sprayer use. On Rare Occasions due to the required Manafacturing Process, Materials Involved there can, very rarley, be some customers who raise a question of some slight suggestion of variances involving Sheen. The Factory Manufacturing Process takes all precautions to insure uniformity and the Shipping & Handling Process allows inspection of each package of 8 pre wrapped in plastic Ceiling Tiles to elimnate within reason any problems of this nature or any damage. However on very rare instances some customers (perhaps one in twenty-five hundred) may notice a seemingly duller sheen on some Ceiling Tiles. It is recommended the Customer Inspect the product, taking care to not damage the product, as part of the preparation for Planned Installation Process to satisfy themselves that the products meets their expectations. If the shipment involves multiple boxes for a larger project common sense suggest one should inpect the product. Without question this shall occur prior to actually gluing the product to the ceiling before raising such a question.
Q. Are the Ceiling Tiles flame retardant, does it produce noxious fumes?
A. Our Ceiling Tiles are fire rated by the manufacturer. The Ceiling Tiles are not combustible or flammable nor do they produce noxious fumes however I would not breathe the smoke from my clothing or from the ceiling tiles. For more information please see below sections.
Q. Will Styrofoam Ceiling Tiles provide any Insulation Qualities?
A. Yes. Below near the end of this page you find a link to a Global New Article discussing this subject. With this purpose in mind we recommend our Classic Ceiling Tiles as they are approximately 1/3 inch thick.
Q. What is your ceiling tiles made out of?
A. Our Ceiling Tiles, Styrofoam, Royal, Classic & Modern are made of self-extinguishing uniform extruded polystyrene foam a/k/a Styrofoam. Grand Ceiling Tiles have a PVC facing. Our 24" x 24" ceiling tiles are made of P.V.C. For more information please see below sections.
Q. What is the size of your Ceiling Tiles?
A. Our Ceiling Tiles are 500 mm x 500 mm or approximately 20 inches x 20 inches. This is approximately 2.67 to 2.7 square foot for each Ceiling Tile.
Q. Are your Ceiling Tiles Paintable?
A. Ceiling Tiles are paintable with an emulsion, acrylic or other water based paint. It is recommend that they be painted with an airless paint sprayer. We do not recommend you paint with Spray Cans of Paint due to the propellants that create the spray. Be VERY careful with spray cans of paint, as certain types of propellants will cause melted pits or spots and can warp the ceiling tiles. Therefore it is highly recommend you plan prepare and test a small area on one ceiling tile and make an informed decision before undertaking your project and paint prior to installation. Ceiling Tiles can be painted after installation however this is a problematic process requiring experienced skills.
When painting Ceiling Tiles Always test a Sample Ceiling Tile first and we suggest you wait at least 24 hours to be certain of the results. We recommend the when painting Ceiling Tiles match the caulk to the Ceiling Tile Color you choose and test to make sure it is compatible to Foam and or PVC Materials.
Q. How are the Ceiling Tiles Installed?
A. Ceiling Tiles are glued over most any secure structurally sound firm flat dry surface such as Popcorn, Knockdown, Sheetrock, Drywall, Wallboard Wood, Gypsum wall panels, plywood, preferably exterior grade plywood, Concrete, glass mesh, mortar units etc. Ceiling Tiles are not designed to replace any of these surfaces and not recommended to apply to joist.
Note: For detail instructions on installation of Ceiling Tiles please refer to and print our installation page from our web site:
Q. What type of glue do I use to apply the Ceiling Tiles?
A. We recommend Ceramic Tile Adhesive also known as or sometimes referred to as mastic, which is a white acrylic latex adhesive, which will bond ceramic tiles to structurally sound secure dry flat surfaces. It is excellent for setting ceramic tile over drywall and therefore excellent for applying dabs to the rear of our Ceiling Tiles and applying to your ceiling as described. We also recommend Liquid Nail, especially for application to Wood and Metal surfaces. However be very careful to insure you only use Liquid Nail for Wood & Foam Moldings as other types of Liquid Nail will dissolve and or damage plastics including self-extinguishing uniform extruded polystyrene foam A/K/A Styrofoam. It is highly recommended that you test a small area on one Ceiling Tile to be certain.
There are many different brands available from your local hardware or ceramic tile store. We frequently use the brand AcryLPro. Their web site is www.custombuildingproducts.com other brands of this product are Jano and Multi-Purpose Mastic Type 1 from SGM.
Q. How many Ceiling Tiles Do I need for my project?
A. Our Beautiful Ceiling Tiles are imported and made to European Measurements. Each Ceiling Tile is approximately 20 inches by 20 inches and covers approximately 400 square inches or 2.7 Square feet.
To determine the number of Ceiling Tiles needed for a particular size room you need to:
Q. Can I install the Ceiling Tiles in my Bathroom, Patio or Lanai or areas of high moisture and humidly?
A. Our Ceiling Tiles are made of self-extinguishing uniform extruded polystyrene foam a plastic and or Styrofoam material. Due to the Ceiling Tile Style we recommend for this purpose our Royal Ceiling Tiles. They are waterproof and made with an easy clean surface. It is recommended Ceramic Tile Adhesive be applied to all edges and that caulk be applied to all crevices in an effort to keep mold and mildew out and to allow surfaces be cleaned.
Frequently Asked Questions for 24" x 24" PVC Faux Tin Ceiling Tiles & Backsplash
Q. How long is the life of the PVC products?
A. The PVC products are extremely durable and they have a very long life.
Q. How to maintain the PVC products?
A. You can Wash all the products with water and mild soap, you can use vacuum cleaner, blower, etc. to clean and maintain the products. So, it is very easy and quick to maintain the PVC the products.
Q. How long is the life of color of the products?
A. As the PVC products are coated with specialty coatings, they are Scratch resistant, and UV (ultra violet) resistant so, there will be no effect on color from direct sunlight and scratches. So, the color will remain the same for a very long time.
Q. Can it be painted after installation and after some time? How?
A. Yes, it can be painted after installation. You just have to use any Plastic Paint or use a Spray, to recolor your favorite shade. Please note, the new shade should be darker than the existing shade, for better results.
Q. What are the weights of PVC products?
A. These PVC products are light but weight can vary significantly depending upon the product variation and we suggest you contact us to discuss your intended application. Call 800-270-4764 or e-mail you question to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. How to cut the PVC products?
A. All the PVC products are very easy to cut according to the installation needs. They can be cut with Scissors, except Cornice & Borders, to cut them hack saw (with the smallest teeth) should be used.
Q. Can the consumer combine two products / designs while installing?
A. YES, The consumer can use the designs according to their imagination, as our products are designed in a consumer friendly manner and to provide maximum solution in helping you to create endless possibilities. The consumer can combine any design of any of our PVC products or the consumer can also combine our different PVC products for a particular area of decoration. As an example the consumer can combine Door Skins and Cornice & Borders, Decorative Ceiling System and Cornice & Borders, Decorative Ceiling System and Door Skins etc.
Q. Which and how much adhesive should be used to Paste / Install PVC products?
A. Through any Rubber Adhesive the PVC products can be pasted on any hard and plain surface. We recommend Power Grab: All Purpose Construction Adhesive by Loctite. The approximate quantity to paste the products are as follows:
As to amount of glue apply in sufficient quanity to allow uniform adhesion of all areas.
Q. Are the PVC products fireproof?
A. The PVC products are non flammable, i.e. it won't support fire and it won't catch flame. But it will damage itself in case of fire like all other materials such as cloth, plastics, wood and metal.
Q. Are the PVC products environment friendly and recycle able?
A. YES. All the PVC products are environment friendly and it can be recycled.
Q. Is PVC harmful?
A. NO. We use high quality virgin PVC sheets so, it is not harmful to any one in any aspect.
Q. Which conditions and elements will effect the PVC products adversely?
A. As the products are made from high quality PVC most any environmental condition will not effect them. From extreme cold to hot from dry to wet, any weather condition can not effect the products.
Q. What about breakage and strength of PVC products?
A. The products are designed in such a way to resist day to day blow and strokes. So, it won't break easily.
Q. Can the company make Custom Designs, Colors, Sizes etc.?
A. YES, as the company is highly integrated and having all the facilities and departments, the company can manufacture Custom Designs, Colors, Sizes, Effects etc.
Q. How will the company deliver the products?
A. That depends on the quantity ordered. The company can deliver any quantity ordered through Post, Courier, Road cargo, Air cargo, Sea cargo etc. which is cheaper and effective.