Empire Ceiling Tiles
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Empire Ceiling Tiles

100% Recycled!
$3.15 / sq. ft. $12.60 / tile (4 sq. ft.)
$3.15 / sq. ft. $12.60 / tile (4 sq. ft.)
Empire Ceiling Tiles is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
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Ceiling Tile Samples Need samples? Call us at 1-800-557-0654.

2 ft. x 2 ft.
25 items required to check out

All ceiling tiles are manufactured to order.
Products will ship in 5 business days or less.

Call 1-800-557-0654 to request a free sample!
Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 PM, Pacific

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Product Overview

Faithfully rendered in durable vinyl, Empire Recycled Ceiling Tiles are timelessly detailed... and now they're 100% recycled!

Faithfully rendered in durable vinyl, Empire Ceiling Tiles are timelessly detailed. Made from our Signature Series 0.030 in. thick vinyl plastic, they are thermoformed from molds based on original, hand-crafted tin ceiling tile designs and will add a decorative focal point sure to get people talking.

All of our Signature Series tiles 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!

In addition to providing the ultimate in sustainability, our new random gray material has all of the features of our other colors and at a reduced cost! It also gives you a unique design opportunity - because this material is made from 100% post-manufacturing scrap, the color (while always some shade of gray) is truly random as it is determined by the material that is recycled. The color tends to be a light "charcoal", but it can shift from dark to light, from batch to batch, and even within a single order, ensuring your ceiling will be unlike any other.

  • Installation Type: Glue-up (requires strips), standard 15/16-1 in. grid, slimline 9/16 in. grid, or refacing
  • Suitable for Borders: No, border tiles may be required
  • Dimensions: 2 ft. x 2 ft. (nominal)
  • Features: Project 0.92 in. from tile face
  • Material: 100% recycled, 0.030 in. thick, rigid vinyl plastic
  • Warning: Not recommended for installation where ceiling temperatures exceed 120°F

Product Pricing

Our prices are based on the total number of items (both tiles and accessories) in your shopping cart. The more items in your cart, the cheaper the price.

The easiest way to figure out item pricing is to either (a) put everything in your cart and we'll break it down for you, or (b) adjust the quantity of items on the product page above and watch the price change automagically. Alternatively, check out the table below to see all of our price breaks and prices for this product all at once (the yellow highlights the correct pricing, based on the quantity of items you have entered above and what is already in your shopping cart).

What tiles can be used for borders?

Asked by: Todd
You can view all 7 Signature border tile options by clicking on the following link: https://www.ceilume.com/products/border/2x2/signature/white-ceiling-tiles/ The Fleur-de-lis or Continental tiles are the overwhelming favorites to pair with the Empire ceiling tile. Please give Ceilume a call at 800-557-0654 if you'd like to see any free full-sized samples to help you make a decision. We're here Monday - Friday from 7:00 am - 4:30 pm PST.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2024-01-09

I need one ceiling tile (Approximately 24 x 36) do you all make different sizes

Asked by: Melba2033
Ceilume only makes ceiling tiles in 2' x 2' and 2' x 4' sizes.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2023-08-10

Can these be cut for light cans? Also I wanted to buy extra Incase any get damaged. Do you take returns? Is there a shipping cost if so?

Asked by: Giaimo
Yes, most Ceilume ceiling tiles can be cut for the installation of can lights although some of the 3-dimensional shapes may prevent the trim ring from sitting flush against the tile once cut. For can light installation, you may want to consider the Evangeline style which is similar to the Empire but has a larger dimension circle making for an easier fit for your trim rings. You can watch a short video about can light installation by clicking this link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/buunelCfJXY?rel=0&autoplay=1 Ceilume does take returns but there is a 35% return fee and you would need to pay for the return shipping. To offset that, we do waive our 25 tile minimum order requirement for returning customers that need "just a few more tiles" to complete their installation.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2021-07-01

How do they do on ceiling above the stove?

Asked by: Jean
All Ceilume ceiling tiles carry this warning: "Not recommended for installation where ceiling temperatures exceed 120°F" A properly vented residential stove should not create excessive heat at the ceiling but prior to installation of Ceilume tiles, you should test the ceiling temperature under normal cooking conditions to make sure the temperature is below 120°F.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2021-02-05

I am familiar with (and love!) your products. I have used the Stratford tiles and was able to cut them and work with them easily for the edges of rooms where the tiles are not the standard 2 x 2. I assume that these tiles can also be cut easily?

Asked by: Steph
The Empire tile has a strong 3-dimensional profile; it projects down from the ceiling by .92". Because of that 3-dimensional profile it can only be installed as a full 2x2 tile. For the areas at the perimeter of the space, you'll need to use one of our "border tiles" that will sit flush in the grid even when cut down from their full size. The Continental or Fleur-de-lis are the most popular partners for use with the Empire. You can view all of the border tiles here: https://www.ceilume.com/products/border/2x2/signature/white-ceiling-tiles/ Since these tiles are a bit over twice the thickness of the Stratford, you can cut them with scissors but your hands will be happier if you cut them using a pair of straight bladed snips.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2021-01-04

What about overseas deliveries.? Do u deliver in India.? And what if the product is faulty or we didn't like it?will it be replaceable?

Asked by: Aman
International orders are subject to the following guidelines: 1) We will provide free full sized samples so you can select your tile 2) We have a minimum order of 100 ceiling tiles 3) Payment must be received via Wire Transfer prior to the start of manufacturing 4) Ceilume does not provide nor arrange for international shipping. The buyer would be responsible for arranging for international shipping, including all import fees and taxes (this applies to sample shipments and merchandise shipments) The international freight forwarder would be responsible for any damage that occurs in shipping.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2020-09-01

Will the ceiling tiles melt if next to radiant heaters that comes down from the ceiling that you would normally have in a vintage garage shop? The radiant heater is about a foot down from the ceiling with a reflector above it between it and the ceiling.

Asked by: Jason and Nisa
The Empire tile (and all Ceilume ceiling tiles) carries the following warning: "Not recommended for installation where ceiling temperatures exceed 120°F" A radiant heater could easily create ceiling temperatures above 120°F so we would not recommend the Empire for your installation.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2019-11-12

The circle in the empire tile, what is the diameter? I was thinking of putting round led recessed light in the middle. Also do you offer samples of the colors?

Asked by: Carolyn
The inner diameter of the Empire's design is 4-3/8" and the outer diameter is 9-3/8". For can light installation, the Evangeline may be a better choice as the inner diameter of the design is 8-1/2" which allows for the trim ring of a 6" can light to sit flush within that design.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2019-11-04
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful product producing a classic result I have used these tiles for years. If there is one gripe, it is that their earlier generation tiles were spaced perfectly to butt up on each other and then take the decorative strips without need for any special measurements or trimming. Now, the "flanges" on the perimeters of the tiles have grown over time. As a result, the tiles must either be trimmed in advance on all 4 sides or carefully spaced with a strip when mounting them. Otherwise, it is a shabby result. Either option is time consuming. Still, the quality, team support and deliver speed are all excellent. A real bargain for a classic look.
Date published: 2020-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful tile We installed this tile with the Continental tile for the border cuts, along with wood crown molding. It is beautiful! Completely changed the look and feel of the room, and couldn't be happier with the results. The only thing I would suggest to anyone using the decorative strips would be to use adhesive on those, too. Some of the strips started to come loose, but once we used the adhesive it was all okay!
Date published: 2019-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to work with Customer wanted to keep old metal ceiling and this product gave the look and feel of the old building with less cost and mess than repairing the old. Down fall of the tiles are they are so light weight you need a standard tile on top to keep from lifting with opening and shutting of doors.
Date published: 2019-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My ceilume ceiling is installed. I choose your product for a home library I'm creating. The original ceiling in this room is perfectly flat and 13'6" high. Therefore, I decided to go with the glue-up design. The biggest challenge was a HVAC register in the ceiling which is off-center. The installers knew that all the measurements had to be laid out from that register. They spent an entire day laying out the new ceiling in pencil just as one of your videos recommends. Because that level of care was taken my Ceilume ceiling is breath-taking. Everyone that sees it is astonished! I also installed a maple wood floor in this room and the synergy that these between my Ceilume bronze ceiling & the maple wood floor has transformed a little used formal living room into a place of peace, refinement, and beauty. Thank you to all of your staff, the outstanding website, and a product that's remarkable.
Date published: 2015-09-28
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