Stratford Black Ceiling Panels

$1.69 / sq. ft. $13.45 / panel (8 sq. ft.)
Stratford Black Ceiling Panels is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 60.
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Install Type: Standard 1" Grid
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Stratford Black Ceiling Panels are cost-effective, easy-to-use, and our best-selling style. Their dark, satin finish is both beautiful and dramatic.

  • 2' x 4' (also available in 2' x 2')
  • Black
  • Can be installed in standard 1" drop ceiling grid
  • May be used as edge trim
  • Made from recyclable, 0.013" thick rigid vinyl plastic
  • Lightweight and flexible for easy installation

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've never installed ceiling tiles so easily as with these tiles, nor have I managed it on my own before. Granted, I was replacing my old tiles so I didn't have to rehang the grid. A ladder, pair of scissors, measuring tape and a marker was all I needed. I had no problems cutting the circle to affix the louver but I thought of my fabric circle cutter. I did try that - it will cut up to a 12" circle. That sliced through the tile with no problem and I will be using it to do the rest of my installation (I still have another 1500 sq ft +/- to go). I have also been impressed with the durability and strength of the tiles. They look great and gave my room a major facelift.
Date published: 2015-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ceiling is finished and we love it. I raise Bengal cats and the tiles were used in two kitten rooms in our basement. The rooms look great. This is only the second dropped ceiling my brother has installed and he had no trouble at all. He liked working with the Ceilume tiles over conventional tiles. We didn't lose much ceiling height due to the thinness of the tiles. My uncle and cousin used the same tiles when finishing their basements and told me about them. I'm so glad they did. On a scale from 1-5 I give them a 10! Thanks for this super product. Can't wait until the entire project is finished.
Date published: 2013-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We are currently waiting for a fire alarm and (2) 6 inch can lights to be installed and wired in. After that she'll be done. We love the ceiling, simple, elegant, and a truly fast and clean installation. As soon as I get it done I will send pictures of the install. We have turned 400+ square feet of basement into a master bedroom and bath that now has hotel like qualities due to the fact that the ceiling looks so great. I will however recommend to anyone that if they go with the white tiles to purchase the white grid tape to match. My order for tape will be coming in soon. We are extremely happy!
Date published: 2013-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would rate the Ceilume tiles 5 out of 5. They arrived exactly as described and were a pleasure to install. This was a new installation utilizing Armstrong grid materials. The tiles were very easy to cut with household scissors just as described in you instructions. Truthfully, I was skeptical and expected to go buy heavy duty scissors; but there was no need. As a "do it yourself" project, you couldn't find a better solution. These tiles gave me a very classy finish while minimizing my time investment. I would recommend to anyone as replacements for existing tiles or for a new project.
Date published: 2012-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased a room full of Stratford white tiles and love them. I rate them a 5 on a scale of 1 to 5. A few years ago, I used them in most of my basement and I get rave reviews from everyone. Finally, I broke down and ordered them for my workshop as well. This was mostly to keep sawdust from the insulation in the ceiling and because they were so easy. In this case, I actually installed them only 3 inches from the joists which was only possible because they are flexible and easy to cut and install. I proudly show them to any visitors and brag on how easy they are and how good they luck.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The installation was easy and it all turned out very nice. This was a basement installation with no windows so we wanted to make the place away the blahs. We put a lot of fluorescent fixtures above the ceiling and surrounded the translucent tiles with a row and a half of copper. We did the floor in natural maple, along with the stairwell and a built-in bookcase and painted the trim white. We have recently sold the house and when the new owner first came down the stairs after we finished, he said, "This is incredible!" I think that says it all.
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I am very happy with the product, I am a contractor and use your tiles often, your tiles may cost my costumers $1.00 to 2.00 more per tile compared to other tiles I have used but the money I save them on the ease of your products install makes up for that and they end up with a nicer look. The only negative I can say is that I wish you made a slightly off white tile that would better match the tracks without having to use the tape, other than that great product I will be using in the future and I always recommend to my clients, I would rate the tiles a 4.5.
Date published: 2015-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Total success! I love the new Stratford tile ceiling in my old New England home, built in 1900. When the kitchen was being renovated it became clear that a dropped ceiling was the best option - making it level, and because there was so much debris collected over the years. I really wanted to maintain the country feeling, and was on a budget. Ceilume had such a great website, and I felt good supporting a small business. The carpenters and electrician were all amazed at the product, the ease of installation and the look. I bought white cabinets and the pattern is similar to that of the tiles, so it makes a very nice combination. The kitchen is just so bright and the cosy old home character remains. Really recommend the product and the service.
Date published: 2015-02-06
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Can I attach these to the dropped ceiling panels? I hate the commercialmtiles but it is in a small area and I would just like to put them up to cover those ceiling panels.

Asked by: Debbie
The Stratford tile can not be installed beneath a standard mineral fiber tile. The Stratford's "square within a square" pattern projects upwards from the ceiling and will deform if a tile is placed on top of it. If you'd like to install a more decorative tile beneath your existing ceiling tile, you can do so using one of these patterns:
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2017-09-12

Can this be glue to a drywall ceiling

Asked by: Jose
No, the Stratford ceiling tile is only suitable for installation in a ceiling grid. You can click on the following link to see all of the Ceilume tiles that are suitable for a glue-up installation:
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2017-09-05

do i need a different tile for the edges or can the stratford tile be cut for ares less then the 2 feet and if so what tile do you recommend

Asked by: frank
When you're installing Ceilume's Stratford ceiling tile, there is no need for a separate border tile style. The "Square within a Square" pattern of the Stratford does not project down below the ceiling grid so it will sit flush in the grid even when cut down from its full 2x2 size.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2017-08-28

I am renovating my office. It is about 2800 square feet. I am looking at the Stratford White. For that square footage, is there a quantity discount.I would also use the white tape. Thanks

Asked by: JAY
Yes, Ceilume offers quantity discounts at 100, 200, and 300 tiles. When you enter the quantity you'd like to purchase into the quantity field, the website will automatically adjust to show you the new price per tile and the extended cost for the tiles you'd like to purchase.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2017-08-23

will these fit in a 9/16" grid system?

Asked by: Max N
The Stratford ceiling tile (and all other Feather-Light tiles) can only be installed in a standard 15/16" grid. Copy and paste the following link into your browser to view the Ceilume ceiling tiles that can be installed in a 9/16" grid system:
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2017-09-04

Why is the white Stanford 2x4 tiles $1.44 and go up considerably a lot more for the different colors.  You advertise these at $1.44 and a choice of six colors. Says nothing about cost going up if you choose any color other then white.  Please explain 

Asked by: Donnad
At Ceilume, we have a list of guiding principles and #3 reads: "Be transparent. Practice honesty... even when it's uncomfortable." We do our best to follow that principle when it comes to pricing. Our price listing is a complex one due to the amount of variables involved, but we make every effort to avoid misleading folks. At Ceilume, we offer 30 different ceiling tiles that are available in up to 15 different finishes and 2 different sizes. As you've pointed out, the cost of the white tiles is cheaper than the standard colors (sand, merlot, latte, and black). We also offer faux metallic and faux wood finishes which come in at a higher price point than the standard colors. We're faced with the task of displaying over 380 different tile choices and have done our best to present all of that information as completely and concisely as possible. Our best selling color of tiles is White; over 65% of everything we sell is white. As such, the default display color for the tiles on our website is white and the pricing we show is for the white tiles. We do offer a way to filter the display so that you can view the color of your choice, which adjusts the pricing accordingly. Here is an example of that view: 2x4 Black Ceiling Panels We're sorry if we've caused any confusion with our price listings and are constantly looking for ways to improve the information we share on our website. We'd be delighted to hear any suggestions you may have for improving our pricing format.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2017-08-14

Will Stratford titles hold up insulation of the same size 2x4

Asked by: Donna
The Stratford ceiling panels are very thin but the "square within a square" pattern gives them quite a bit of rigidity. They can easily support 2 pieces of Soniguard Drop Ceiling Insulation ( which has been made for use with Ceilume tiles.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2017-09-04

Hello, can this tile be surface mounted ?

Asked by: Hardball
The Stratford Ceiling Tile is only suitable for installation in a standard 1" (or 15/16") ceiling grid. You can view all of Ceilume's glue-up styles here:
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2017-07-31
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How much will these cost?

Well, that depends! Our ceiling tile prices are based on the total number of items (tiles and accessories) in your cart. The more you buy, the cheaper they get!

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