How to Install Ceiling Tile Decorative Strips
Finish your glue-up ceiling tile installation with decorative strips, which will make the joints between your ceiling tiles disappear, leaving nothing to detract from your beautiful, custom ceiling.
Decorative strips are 2 ft. long, self-adhesive, and designed to cover the joints between ceiling tiles. Each strip has a decorative pattern that begins with a dot and ends with a dash.
Do not remove the peel surface on the adhesive backing until the decorative strip is ready to be installed, and make sure the surface of your ceiling tiles is clean and dry. If the adhesive on the decorative strip comes into contact with dust, oil, or grease of any kind it will not adhere properly.
Dry-fit all decorative strips before installation, and, if necessary, trim them to the proper length. To dry-fit, simply place the dot end of the strip directly over the intersection of four ceiling tiles and the length of the strip over the joint of two neighboring tiles. If the strip is too long, simply cut it to size.
When you are ready to install, remove the peel surface protecting the adhesive backing and press the decorative strip firmly into place. Once again, make sure to line the dot end of the strip with the intersection of four ceiling tiles and the length of the strip over the joint of two neighboring ceiling tiles.
Butt the next decorative strip directly against the end of the first, creating a repeating pattern - the first dot on the second strip placed over the next four-way ceiling tile intersection. Again, dry-fit and trim as necessary.
If the decorative strip does not adhere for any reason, a small amount of Ceilume Ceiling Tile Adhesive can be applied.
Important Note: Install all of the decorative strips running in one direction first and then finish by installing the strips perpendicular to the first set, this time trimming the dot off of the end of the strips to create visual symmetry.