Stratford Merlot Ceiling Tiles

$1.74 / sq. ft. $6.95 / tile (4 sq. ft.)
Stratford Merlot Ceiling Tiles is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 81.
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 Need samples? Call us at 1-800-557-0654.

Install Type: Standard 1" Grid
Quantity: tile
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All ceiling tiles are manufactured to order. Products will ship in 5 business days or less.

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Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 PM, Pacific
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Product Overview

Stratford Ceiling Tiles are cost-effective, easy-to-use, and by far our best-selling style. Made from our Feather-Light Series 0.013 in. thick vinyl plastic, they are unlike any ceiling tile 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.

All of our Feather-Light 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!

  • 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 2 ft. (nominal)
  • Features: Recess 0.50 in. from tile face
  • Material: Lightweight, 0.013 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.

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where are these Stratford 2 x 4 tiles available in Ontario, Canada?

Asked by: MarthaB
All of Ceilume's Canadian sales and inquires are handled by our Canadian distributor, Plafond Elegant Ceilings. You can reach them at 888-544-0369 or
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2018-06-05

How can I get a sample tile? I tried calling the 800 number a few times already but no answer

Asked by: Wilt
Calling us at 800-557-0654 is the best way to request a sample. We are here Monday - Friday from 7:00 am - 4:43 pm PST. We have been experiencing some trouble with our phone lines this morning but believe the matter has been resolved. Please give us a try again at your convenience. Thanks!
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2018-05-23

How do I install these ceiling tiles ? 

Asked by: Ruby
The Stratford ceiling panels can only be installed in a standard 1" or 15/16" wide ceiling grid which can be found at at your local building supply store.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2018-05-17

What is your NRC value/ How do you achieve your NRC value/ The specification calls for an NRC of 75 - how do we get it?

Asked by: jcauley65
The Ceilume Stratford tile is available in 3 different NRC ratings: - By itself, the Stratford ceiling tiles have an NRC of .25. - Adding Soniguard Drop Ceiling Insulation to the Stratford brings the NRC up to .50 - By adding perforations and Soniguard Drop Ceiling Insulation to the Stratford, we get an NRC of .85 Please give us a call at 800-557-0654 to discuss your installation and request free samples.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2018-03-23

Are they paint-able? 

Asked by: Anna
Most definitely! All of our ceiling tiles (and decorative strips and decorative grid tape) can be painted right out of the box or after you install them. A couple of notes: - Painting voids all fire ratings and approvals. - Always paint-match the actual products that you are planning on installing. - Do not use solvent-type thinners and cleaners.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2018-03-11

Do you use a proprietary grid or will your tiles fit in a commercially available grid.

Asked by: Bill 56
Ceilume Stratford ceiling tiles will sit in any standard 1" or 15/16" ceiling grid but not in the narrower 9/16" or "Slimline" grid.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2018-03-06

Looking for ceiling tile. I want the same through out the house but half of the house I'll need to glue and the other half of the house has a drop ceiling. Ideas please.

Asked by: Ashley
Almost all of the Ceilume Glue-Up styles will sit in a ceiling grid so you can install the same tile throughout your house. If you like the Stratford pattern, you could use the Cambridge tile for the glue-up sections and that would keep a "square within a square" pattern throughout the space. Give us a call at 800-557-0654 to discuss your installation and we can send some free samples for your review.
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2018-02-26

Hi there Do you ship to the uk and if yes is there any way I could purchase a sample to see what they are like and to make sure they fit ok? If they do then I will be wanting 130 in total. Please let me know  Stuart

Asked by: Woody
We do not ship to the UK but if you can wait for just a bit, we're in the process of being approved for sale via Amazon in the UK and Europe. Look for Ceilume Stratfords in about 1-2 months!
Answered by: The Ceiluminary
Date published: 2018-02-20
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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 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 Love my new ceiling This product is fantastic. It is beautiful in my family room and I could not be happier how it turned out. Not only is it beautiful in my home, it was also a snap to put up. My husband did a 13'x22' ceiling in about 5 hours, and he is an absolute perfectionist. I think I could have done it in less time and I am 70 years old! The staff at Cielume was a pleasure to work with. They even sent two different tiles so that I could decide which one to use. I didn't even pay postage on them. It just doesn't get better than this. And the price was just as good. I have looked at other tiles and they were all at least twice the price, and they were delivered right to my home. I could NOT ask for anything more.
Date published: 2018-05-25
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
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