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Stratford Ceiling Panels

$1.69 / sq. ft. $13.45 / panel (8 sq. ft.)
Stratford Ceiling Panels is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 130.
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Product Overview

Stratford Ceiling Panels are cost-effective, easy-to-use, and our best-selling style. Made from our Feather-Light Series 0.013 in. thick vinyl plastic, they are unlike any ceiling panels you will ever see or feel. You may be surprised by their minimal weight, but their thermoformed design combined with the inherent strength of vinyl makes these tiles rigid, durable, and easy to install and maintain.

The “lume” in Ceilume stands for ILLUMINATION, and with our Transluminous™ Ceiling Tiles we give you three unique ways to let the light shine in, whether you want localized lighting effects or a fully illuminated ceiling. Our translucent white material adds a soft, diffused lighting effect, and hides most of what lays above the ceiling. Place tiles directly beneath lighting fixtures in traditional interiors, or throughout the entirety of your installation for a fully-illuminated ceiling effect.

All of our Feather-Light Series panels are Class A fire rated, 100% recyclable, completely waterproof, Greenguard Gold Certified for indoor air quality, and made in the USA. For the look of plaster or tin, with the flexibility, durability, and versatility of vinyl - look no further!

  • Installation Type: Standard 15/16-1 in. grid
  • Suitable for Borders: Yes, this style may be trimmed for use along borders
  • Dimensions: 2 ft. x 4 ft. (nominal)
  • Features: Recess 0.50 in. from tile face
  • Material: Transluminous™, 0.013 in. thick, rigid vinyl plastic
  • Warning: Not recommended for installation where ceiling temperatures exceed 120°F

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Is it possible for this tile to be cut to fit a 15 3/4 inch square tile that requires being replaced 

Asked by: CLHP
The Square within a Square pattern of the Stratford would not be a good fit for a space that is exactly 15-3/4" x 15-3/4". The cut lines for a tile of that dimension would fall right into the recessed portion of the pattern and would not sit flush in a ceiling grid.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2019-07-31

Can these tiles be used in a home kitchen?

Asked by: Twinkie
Ceilume Stratford ceiling tiles are suitable for installation in any room in your home. They're made from a thin (.013" thick) rigid vinyl material that is Class A Fire Rated, GreenGuard Gold certified for indoor air quality, and meets the FDA and USDA requirements for installation in food prep and food service areas. Two important notes: 1) Stratford tiles can only be installed in a standard 1" or 15/16" ceiling grid; if you're looking for tiles to glue to a ceiling you can find many styles at our website here: https://www.ceilume.com/products/glue-up/white-ceiling-tiles/ 2) Stratford tiles carry the following warning: Not recommended for installation where ceiling temperatures exceed 120°F. If you have an open flame grill on your stove or a larger than average range top, you may want to check temperatures at the ceiling to make sure they do not exceed 120°F.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2019-06-11

I am replacing my ceiling tiles 2x2 and my electrician is recommending a new type of LED light that mounts on the tile.  The lights are very thin, round and lightweight.  Do you think that the Stratford or Westminister tiles can hold the weight

Asked by: William78
The International Building Code requires that all lights and other items in the ceiling are to be supported by the ceiling grid or structure above and not the ceiling tiles. Ceiume does not recommend using the ceiling tiles as the support for lights, speakers, or other devices. A light bracket should be used that carries the weight of the light on the ceiling grid.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2019-05-30

My original ceiling tiles used were fiberglass drop tiles, are these just as light as fiberglass tiles in regards to the weight?

Asked by: Sim
Ceilume's Stratford 2x4 ceiling panels weigh almost 13 oz, which makes them a bit lighter than fiberglass ceiling tiles. They're lightweight but the rigid vinyl material is surprisingly durable once installed in your ceiling. And since they don't absorb moisture, they will not sag like the old style ceiling tiles.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2019-05-07

Is it okay to use regular insulation with these tiles or will the weight cause sagging issues over time?

Asked by: boymom
Depending on the thickness, shape, and weight of the insulation, there could be issues with sagging. Please give us a call at 800-557-0654 to discuss your installation.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2019-05-02

When cutting to use as border tiles, how do you handle the pattern? do you use a plain tile for the border if small?

Asked by: Tony495
The Stratford is one of Ceilume's best selling tiles in part because it does not require a separate border tile for the perimeter areas. The design of the Stratford does not project downward so it sits flush in the grid even when cut down from its full size. You can view many customer provided photos of Stratford installations by copying/pasting this link into your browser: https://www.ceilume.com/gallery/Stratford/ Give us a call at 800-557-0654 to request a free full-sized sample of the Stratford so you can experiment with it in your ceiling grid.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2019-03-08

What color and brand of paint will match Stratford White 24 x 24 ceiling tiles?

Asked by: Dean
The safest way to match any Ceilume ceiling tile color is to request a physical sample and have your local paint store create a match from that sample. Give us a call at 800-557-0654 and we can take that sample order right over the phone.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2019-02-28

What is the sound rating

Asked by: Keith
The Stratford ceiling tile has the following sound ratings: Stratford: NRC 0.25, STC 10, CAC 14. Stratford with Soniguard: NRC 0.50, STC 13, CAC 20
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2019-08-14
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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 4 out of 5 by from Easy install, looks great I bought these to update a stained, ugly drop ceiling In our bedroom. Installation was very easy and quick. (I did color match some paint to the panels and painted the grid first). To make the panels a little sturdier, I took the old panels and flipped them upside down (over the years they had begun to sag). I then installed the new panels on top of the old. It added a little stability (these are pretty flimsy) and a sound barrier (I was too cheap to buy the sound panels). I initially thought it would squish and denr the new panels but I did it carefully and was able to remove any dents that occurred. Cutting them to fit the edges was no problem with a scissors. Keeping the old ones so I could cut them to the same size saved me time. Some folks mentioned problems with the panels when opening and closing doors. The added weight of the old panels on top has made this a non issue.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Upgrade Was happy I was able to order directly from the company. Ceiling tiles are as described very easy to install. Was able to cut tiles with scissors which simplified the project and was able to complete without assistance. I was replacing insulated acoustic tile which I left in place. They lay perfectly on top of new tiles working a insulation. The new ceiling looks beautiful. The appearance is decorative and almost looks like wood. I am very pleased with this product. The look and the ease of installation and would certainly recommend this product and would order from Ceilume again for another project.
Date published: 2017-11-16
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 Initially skeptical, now a big fan! Updating a 30 year old basement, we needed to replace the old acoustic tiles that were chipped and stained. Found Ceilume online and called the helpful representative who not only sent a few samples but confirmed that many people also paint the old drop framing before installation of the new tiles. A small roller and some good oil base white paint made the old frame look new and when we started installing the tiles, I was very pleasantly surprised. When I opened the boxes, I was initially concerned about the relative light weight. As soon as the first tile dropped into place I was hooked. Trimming around six new can lights and trimming the outside edge tiles was incredibly easy. What was originally a storage area is now a nice room to start a wine cellar and hang out in.
Date published: 2019-01-09
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