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Most houses will come with normal ceilings made of concrete which may not be enough or suitable for the home owner. The value of the home is determined by the amount of energy saved and the beauty it possesses. Drop ceilings are used to create ceilings below the original house ceilings. Many also know them as fake ceilings but come with a purpose. Most home owners will use them to improve the insulation and sound proofing the home as well as increasing the aesthetic value of the same. Installing suspended ceilings as a beginner may prove difficult which is why hiring professionals is recommended for great results.

The first step is of course knowing what kind of ceiling you want which is determined by the The Basics of Installing a Suspended Drop Ceilingtiles. There are different types of tiles in the market ranging from design and make. A well-drawn and illustrated layout will be the ultimate guide to what you want the celling to finally look like. Taking time to draw up your plans is as crucial as any step of installation.

Knowing your headroom allows you to have enough room to use the house as well as install system utility channels above the celling. The installation begins with finding out the stipulations placed by the authorities in your area about the size of the headroom needed. Different places will have different requirements.

One of the most common challenges when it comes to measurements is the disparity in house measurements. It is common to find walls and ceilings that are not level. The perimeter level will be determined by the reference point when marking the headroom measurements. You however have the option of using both the floor and the celling to get the best reference point. The perimeter panel is held onto the wall using fasteners for the purpose of creating brackets to hold the runners. These are usually L shaped providing a point of rest for the runners.

The same should be supported at joist with wires to ensure that the grid does not sag. The brackets are removable which makes fixing them all too easy. The runners are made up of tees and tee joints creating a grid that is 2 or 4 feet squared. The runners have to be absolutely parallel to the other for the purpose of laying down the tiles. The distance of the ceiling from the original one will often be 2 feet or more depending on the height of the original ceiling from the floor.

The height will also be heavily determined by the type of utilities passing through the space between the two ceilings. Ceilings tiles are as durable as the original ceiling especially when the plumbing is done right. Plumbing will easily damage tiles if not well sealed. The best part of this however is that you will not have to replace the whole ceiling but specific tiles saving on cost. It also makes the accessibility of the utilities passing above the ceiling ideal.

What is a suspended drop ceiling?

One of the most common challenges when it comes to measurements is the disparity in house measurements. It is common to find walls and ceilings that are not level. The perimeter level will be determined by the reference point when marking the headroom measurements. You however have the option of using both the floor and the celling to get the best reference point. The perimeter panel is held onto the wall using fasteners for the purpose of creating brackets to hold the runners. These are usually L shaped providing a point of rest for the runners.

The same should be supported at joist with wires to ensure that the grid does not sag. The brackets are removable which makes fixing them all too easy. The runners are made up of tees and tee joints creating a grid that is 2 or 4 feet squared. The runners have to be absolutely parallel to the other for the purpose of laying down the tiles. The distance of the ceiling from the original one will often be 2 feet or more depending on the height of the original ceiling from the floor.

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How Do I Care for Drop Ceiling Tiles?

If you have drop ceiling tiles installed in your home or office, then you will be relieved to know that they are easy to care for. If you have never cared for these type of tiles, you may be nervous that you might cause damage to them or you may not care for them properly. We will go over how to care for them in this article and you can use these tips to care for your drop ceiling tiles.

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How Do I Paint Drop Ceiling Tiles?

If you have drop ceiling tiles in your home or office and you want to paint them, you need to take steps to ensure that the job is done properly. Since drop ceiling tiles cannot be painted like a traditional ceiling, we will go over some tips to help you properly paint them to ensure a job well done.

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What Are Some Pros and Cons of Hiring a Professional Ceiling Contractor?

Hanging ceiling tile in your home may seem like the perfect do it yourself project, right? If you have thought about performing the job yourself, there are many things you need to take into consideration including whether or not you should hire a professional ceiling contractor to complete the job. Many homeowners think they can do it themselves and then somewhere down the line end up calling a professional because they took on too much in the first place. Below, we will discuss some of the pros and cons to hiring a professional ceiling tile contractor.

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What Are the Pros and Cons of a Dropped Ceiling?

If you have a dropped ceiling in your home or commercial building, you may be wondering why it is there. On the other hand, if you are planning on having a dropped ceiling installed, you may be wondering what the pros and cons of this type of ceiling are. Below, we will cover what the pros and cons are and this article should help you make the right decision.

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What is the Best Way to Estimate Supplies for T-Bar Ceilings?

If you have t-bar ceilings throughout your home, in your kitchen, or in your basement, you may be wondering how you can estimate the supplies needed to replace it. It is important that your measurements are always accurate, so that you can purchase enough materials for the job. If you purchase too little, you may find yourself in a predicament and frantically searching for additional supplies. Below, we will go over the best way to measure for an upcoming installation or replacement of t-bar ceilings.

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How Do I Paint T-Bar Ceiling Grid?

If you have t-bar ceilings, you may be wondering whether or not you can paint them. Fortunately, you can paint them and they are easy to maintain as well. Typically, a t-bar ceiling only needs to be dusted and vacuumed to maintain its appearance. If you plan to paint your t-bar ceiling grids, this article will help you learn how to do it correctly so that all of your t-bar ceilings come out correctly.

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What Do I Need to Consider When Choosing Basement Ceiling Tiles?

If you are searching for the right ceiling tile for your basement, you may be unsure of what you need to consider or what types are available for you to choose from. In general, most people choose to go with a suspended ceiling, which is often referred to as a drop ceiling. These ceilings are attached to a traditional ceiling and are suspended in place using metal grid work and wires that are connected to the original ceiling. Many homeowners choose this type of ceiling for the basement because it is ideal for hiding pipes and ductwork that may be exposed.

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What Can I Expect to Pay for New Ceiling Tiles and Installation?

If you are having a dropped ceiling installed in your home or office, you are probably wondering how much it will cost you for the materials and installation. If you have a budget that you need to stay within, then it helps to know how much you can reasonably expect to spend on the project. Below, we will go over some of the costs associated with a dropped ceiling installation to help you better prepare.

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What Are Some Good Drop Ceiling Tile Options?

If you plan to have a drop ceiling installed in your home or office, you want to know what tiles you should be choosing. There are a variety of ceiling tile types and each one comes with its own set of benefits and reasons why you should choose it. Below, we will go over some of the different drop ceiling tiles available to you.

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What Are Some Good Tips for Drop Ceiling Installation?

If you have decided that you want to take on the task of installing a dropped ceiling in your home or office, it helps to know what to do and how to handle different situations. If you have never performed this type of installation before, you may find yourself stuck throughout the installation while trying to determine what to do. It is important that you take your time to avoid mistakes and to avoid having to have the entire job redone. Below, we will go over some helpful tips that will help you with your dropped ceiling installation.

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Types of drop ceilings

There are many different terms used to describe this type of ceiling including suspended, dropped or T-bar ceilings. The grids used to support the tiles can be concealed or exposed and offer many different options for installation so that your exact needs can be addressed. This is especially important for business or industrial settings where construction codes require special treatment for electrical wiring and fire suppression devices or the ceiling is subject to significant wind and pressure differentials.

For Toronto home owners, the choice of ceiling grids is much simpler and we help with the decision making process. Your biggest option is the style of ceiling tile and that can be difficult because of the tremendous selection available. Ceiling tile choices involve:

  • Material: Ceiling tiles can be made from wood, fiberglass, plastic, resin, faux leather, fabric, metal and even paper strips.
  • Shape: Tiles can be square or rectangular and even come in long panels with grids that can be rounded or set at different heights to create a wave appearance.
  • Texture:  From completely smooth to a sandy look or bubbled finish, there are many textures to choose from including stippling, stamping, perforation and pin holes. Some tiles are printed with a wide variety of patterns, simply wavy lines or even a three dimensional geometric design.
  • Color: The sky’s the limit when it comes to selecting colors for ceiling tiles. From basic colors to paintable options that can be transformed into almost any look to wood-grain and metallic shimmer, your décor can be enhanced easily with drop ceiling tiles.
  • Additional options: Coffered tiles, floating panels and tongue and groove wooden ceilings and stamped metals are exciting options available in suspended ceiling styles for a truly unique appearance.

Our process

The first step in the process of installing the new dropped ceiling in your Toronto property is to discuss your needs and goals and determine the perfect style and materials. The attention of our design team is part of our commitment to you so the results are exactly what you want.

Our highly skilled in-house professional contractors take all the measurements they need for supplies and then begin the installation by protecting the surrounding environment for your comfort and safety.

Installation involves setting the perimeter and applying the outer track. All measurements are precise, allowing for maximum headroom and clearances. The runners, which are the main beams of the suspension system, and cross tees are then installed based on careful measurements for an exact fit. Fixtures for lighting or sound systems and ductwork are installed and the ceiling tiles are mounted with openings carefully cut to accommodate the fixtures with bevels and flanges to provide clean, smooth edges. The entire job is finished off with all debris and dust removed so that your space is left clean.

Our promise

As professionals, we take pride in doing the job right. With the Reno Pros, you know that your installation will be performed according to the strict Toronto building codes with all appropriate safety features. Our teams take pride in providing fine craftsmanship for a truly luxurious look in your home or place of business. After all, your complete satisfaction is our goal!

For any residential or commercial suspended ceiling installation in the Toronto area, you can count on quality service from The Reno Pros. Our expert team is committed to giving you the quality job that you want and need. Contact us today for a free consultation.