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. As you start to think about the type of ceiling tile you want in your basement, let’s go over a few things that you need to keep in mind to make the right choice.

Consideration 1: The Size of the Basement

Suspended Ceiling Drop Tiles Installation - The Reno ProsBelieve it or not, the size of your basement does matter when it comes to the type of ceiling tiles you choose. A standard tiles comes in a 24-inch x 24-inch size, or 2-foot x 2-foot. There are larger tiles as well that come in 24-inch x 48-inch or 4-foot x 4-foot. The reason you need to keep your basement room size in mind is because larger ceiling tiles may look odd or out of place if the room is small. You should choose ceiling tile sizes that are appropriate for the size room that you have.

Consideration 2: The Price of the Ceiling Tiles

If you are on a budget, then you will want to pay attention to price as you shop the right ceiling tiles for your basement. There are different price points and many of the basic tiles are quite affordable and fit within any homeowner’s budget. Composite tiles are a great choice for those who are trying to be cost conscious and they are also easy to install in case you plan to make this a do it yourself project. If you do not have a budget in place, then you will be free to choose any type of tile you want and your options are close to endless including specialty tiles and designs.

Consideration 3: Additional Features

Lastly, you need to think about any additional features that you may want to add to your ceiling tiles. For example, you can add fiberglass to your ceiling tiles to provide an extra layer of protection from obnoxious noises outside. Many homeowners choose this option because it almost soundproofs the room. If you plan to make your basement a music room or game room, it would be a good idea to consider the soundproofing feature. If you need help choosing the right tiles for your ceiling tile project, the professionals at The Reno Pros can help you. We are a team of experienced and skilled ceiling contractors that will install ceiling tiles and educate you on how to take care of them properly once the job is completed.