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ProLITE Decorative Grid Strips (Pack of 25)

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  • ColorChoose Color

  • MaterialVinyl

  • Width1"

  • Length24"

  • Thickness.030"

  • Weight1.1 lb per 25

  • BrandProLite

  • Special InstructionsOne pack for 10 2'x2' tiles. One pack for 6 2'x4' tiles.

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Product Description

Quick Facts

  • Made from durable PVC
  • Lasts a lifetime
  • Clean with soap and water
  • Mold and mildew resistant.
  • Stain resistant
  • Flexible yet strong
  • Lightweight and easy to install
  • Low coffer can be used with a surface-mount grid system or limited head-space ceiling grid.

Available in the same variety of colors as our ProLite Tiles, the Decorative Grid strips are designed to cover the drop-ceiling suspended grid system installations or cover the seams of direct mounted tiles.

Easy to trim to size with household scissors, this tape makes the T-bar or seams disappear, leaving nothing to detract from your new beautifully crafted, custom ceiling.

The adhesive on the back is to aid with installation, and IS NOT a permanent adhesive. Small dabs of tile adhesive should be applied to the back of the strips. One at the start and end of the strip and 2 equally spaced in the middle. The adhesive backing will allow for the strip to stick to the ceiling long enough for the tile adhesive to cure. Failure to use tile adhesive may result in the failure of the strip to adhere to the ceiling.

Tile adhesive is available here.

Highlights:
The Pro Lite Decorative Grid Strips offer an easy and effective way to coordinate the color of your grid with the tiles, or add flair with a contrasting color. Either way, the Pro Lite Decorative Grid Strips are a solution to that age old question of “what do I do with my grid?” Pre-cut into 2 foot long strips, the Pro Lite Decorative Grid Strips are rigid in construction, and are able to be used with both the grid mount and direct mount tiles in the Pro Lite Series

Things to Consider:
UFOs, the Bermuda Triangle, self adhesives that don't stick...these are all things that we can't explain. In the case of our Pro Lite Decorative Grid Strips, we have discovered that they stick well to some grids, and not at all to others. As a solution to this mystery, we suggest using just a bit of construction adhesive to ensure proper adherence and to avoid any unfortunate instances where the tape may fall off your grid.

CEILING TILE CERTIFICATIONS

FDA
The ceiling tile meets the criteria for use in Food Areas as outlined by the FDA Food Code 2009. FDA Food Code 2009

Greenguard
Greenguard Gold Certification offers strict certification criteria that considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals (such as children and the elderly), and ensures that a product is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. It is referenced by both The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Rating System. Click here for more information.

UL Listing/Certification
Certain ProLite ceiling tiles are approved drop-out ceiling panels that can be installed beneath fire sprinklers. When exposed to heat from a developing fire, drop-out ceiling panels soften, distort, and fall from the ceiling grid. Heat from the growing fire activates the sprinkler which, unimpeded by the panels, controls or extinguishes the fire. Click here for more information.

Waterproof
Materials used in the construction of the tile(s) are 100% waterproof.

Class A Fire Rated
Tiles have been tested in accordance with ASTM 84e and scored a Class A rating for flame spread and smoke generation.

CEILING TILES

This Warranty Statement Covers the following product lines;

  • ProLite Series
  • Designer Collection
  • Legacy Series
  • Advantage Series
  • Ceiling Skins
  • Heritage Series
  • Grid Strips
  • Soniguard Insulation

Warranty Statement
ProCeilingTiles.com guarantees that your ceiling tiles will be free from manufacturing defects for a period of five years from the date of purchase.

Warranty Limitations
This warranty does not cover problems caused by improper installation methods. It covers only installations done in accordance with the installation and handling instructions available on this website. This warranty does not cover damage caused by improper maintenance or by use contrary to our recommendations. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or shade changes due to exposure to smoke, fumes, leaks, or abuse. This warranty does not cover labor charges. This warranty applies only to material purchased by you, the owner, in unopened cartons for your own use and not for resale. This warranty is not transferable and applies to the original purchaser only. Please Note: ProCeilingTiles cannot guarantee that the published surface burning characteristics, fire resistance ratings, acoustical performance, dimensional stability / sag, or light reflectance will remain as stated if the tiles are painted. Painting will void this warranty & any certification(s). Painting will void UL approval for installation under fire suppression sprinkler systems.

Difference from Photos
This warranty does not cover differences between photographs and actual products purchased.

Implied Warranties
There are no implied warranties, representations or conditions, except those required by statute, and they shall not extend beyond the term of the warranty applicable to your purchase.

Consequential or Incidental Damages
We exclude and will not pay any consequential or incidental damage, loss or expense.

Legal Rights
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary by jurisdiction.

Defects
If a manufacturing defect does occur within the terms and conditions of this warranty, you will be supplied with new material to replace the defective parts, subject to inspection and approval by ProCeilingTiles. The replacement materials will be of the same or similar design and quality.

PRO-SERIES CEILING TILES

Warranty Statement
The manufacturer of our Pro-Series tiles guarantees that your tiles will be free from manufacturing defects for a period of twenty-five (25) years from the date of purchase.

Warranty Limitations
This warranty does not cover problems caused by improper installation methods. It covers only installations done in accordance with the installation and handling instructions available on this website. This warranty does not cover damage caused by improper maintenance or by use contrary to our recommendations. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or environmental impacts such as sunlight or finish color changes due to exposure to smoke, fumes, leaks, abuse, or acts of God. This warranty does not cover labor charges. This warranty applies only to material purchased by you, the owner, in unopened cartons for your own use and not for resale. This warranty is not transferable and applies to the original purchaser only. Note: We cannot guarantee that the published surface burning characteristics, fire resistance ratings, acoustical performance, dimensional stability/sag, or light reflectance will remain as stated if the tiles are painted.

Difference from Photos
This warranty does not cover differences between photographs and actual product purchased. We strongly recommend that all customers request and evaluate samples prior to purchase.

Implied Warranties
There are no implied warranties, representations or conditions, except those required by statute, and they shall not extend beyond the term of the warranty applicable to your purchase.

Consequential or Incidental Damages
We exclude and will not pay any consequential or incidental damage, loss or expense.

Legal Rights
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary by jurisdiction.

Defects
If a manufacturing defect does occur within the terms and conditions of this warranty (25 years from date of purchase), you will be supplied with new material to replace the defective parts, subject to inspection and approval by the manufacturer.

LED LIGHT PANELS

Warranty Statement
uDecor.com guarantees that your LED Light Panels will be free from manufacturing defects for a period of five years from the date of purchase and preform as expected during that time.

uDecor guarantees that your LED drivers will be free from manufacturing defects for a period of three years from the date of purchase and will operate within specifications.

Warranty Limitations
This warranty does not cover problems caused by improper installation methods. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or damage due to exposure to smoke, fumes, leaks, abuse, or acts of God. This warranty does not cover labor charges. This warranty applies only to material purchased by you, the owner, in unopened cartons for your own use and not for resale. This warranty is not transferable and applies to the original purchaser only.

Consequential or Incidental Damages
We exclude and will not pay any consequential or incidental damage, loss or expense.

METAL & VINYL SUSPENSION SYSTEMS, CLIP ON GRID COVERS

Warranty Statement
The manufacturer of our Metal and Vinyl Suspension Systems and clip on grid covers guarantees the product(s) will be free from manufacturing defects for a period of twenty-five (25) years from the date of purchase.

Warranty Limitations
This warranty does not cover problems caused by improper installation methods. This warranty does not cover damage caused by improper maintenance or by use contrary to our recommendations. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or environmental impacts such as sunlight or finish color changes due to exposure to smoke, fumes, leaks, abuse, or acts of God. This warranty does not cover labor charges. This warranty applies only to material purchased by you, the owner, in unopened cartons for your own use and not for resale. This warranty is not transferable and applies to the original purchaser only. Note: We cannot guarantee that the published surface burning characteristics, fire resistance ratings, acoustical performance, dimensional stability/sag, or light reflectance will remain as stated if the tiles are painted.

Implied Warranties
There are no implied warranties, representations or conditions, except those required by statute, and they shall not extend beyond the term of the warranty applicable to your purchase.

Consequential or Incidental Damages
We exclude and will not pay any consequential or incidental damage, loss or expense.

Legal Rights
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary by jurisdiction.

Defects
If a manufacturing defect does occur within the terms and conditions of this warranty (25 years from date of purchase), you will be supplied with new material to replace the defective parts, subject to inspection and approval by the manufacturer.

CEILING LINK GRID SYSTEM

Warranty Statement
The manufacturer of our Metal and Vinyl Suspension Systems and clip on grid covers guarantees the product(s) will be free from manufacturing defects for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase.

Warranty Limitations
This warranty does not cover problems caused by improper installation methods. This warranty does not cover damage caused by improper maintenance or by use contrary to our recommendations. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or environmental impacts such as sunlight or finish color changes due to exposure to smoke, fumes, leaks, abuse, or acts of God. This warranty does not cover labor charges. This warranty applies only to material purchased by you, the owner, in unopened cartons for your own use and not for resale. This warranty is not transferable and applies to the original purchaser only. Note: We cannot guarantee that the published surface burning characteristics, fire resistance ratings, acoustical performance, dimensional stability/sag, or light reflectance will remain as stated if the tiles are painted.

Implied Warranties
There are no implied warranties, representations or conditions, except those required by statute, and they shall not extend beyond the term of the warranty applicable to your purchase.

Consequential or Incidental Damages
We exclude and will not pay any consequential or incidental damage, loss or expense.

Legal Rights
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary by jurisdiction.

Defects
If a manufacturing defect does occur within the terms and conditions of this warranty (5 years from date of purchase), you will be supplied with new material to replace the defective parts, subject to inspection and approval by the manufacturer.

CEILING TILE TRIM MOLDING - Polyurethane Products

Warranty Statement
uDecor, Inc. provides a LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY to the original purchaser of our polyurethane products. This LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY provides that the polyurethane material will be free from manufacturer defects in material and workmanship under normal and expected use. This warranty does not encompass all of the products sold by uDecor, Inc. and is exclusive to our polyurethane products only. Other products may carry their own manufacturer's warranty. Call us at 1-877-550-0600 for details.

uDecor, Inc. provides a LIMITED 5 YEAR WARRANTY to the original purchaser on the FINISH of our polyurethane products. This LIMITED WARRANTY provides that the FINISH on the polyurethane material will be free from finishing defects under normal and expected use for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover failure of a customer applied finishing system caused by material incompatibility.

  • Polyurethane products are for decorative use only
  • Primered products must be finished with an additional layer of finish paint. User is responsible to ensuring that the chosen finishing system is compatible with the primer/material.
  • Should be installed with non-corrosive fasteners and urethane approved adhesives in accordance with the installation instructions
  • Unprimed areas should not be exposed to UV light (sunlight)
  • Polyurethane products should not be installed in areas that experience ambient or surface temperatures above 140 degrees
  • Polyurethane products should be stored flat in normal ambient temperatures

If the material proves to be defective and has been installed and existed within the bounds of the above requirements, the customer should contact uDecor, Inc. in writing or by phone within 30 days of discovering the material defect. uDecor, Inc. may require digital images, a sample of the material or a combination of material and images to be sent to uDecor, Inc. for evaluation. Upon review of materials and installation methods, uDecor, Inc. will determine if replacement, repair or refund is appropriate. uDecor, Inc. is not liable for the cost of labor, transportation, or any other expenses incurred in conjunction with the purchase, use and installation of the material.

This limited warranty does not cover damage from the result of mishandling in transportation, acts of God, customer modifications, vandalism, misuse, abuse, improper maintenance, unreasonable care, or other causes that did not arise from manufacturer defects in workmanship and/or materials. No person or entity is authorized to change, modify, or amend the terms of this limited warranty in any manner.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. This warranty applies to our polyurethane based materials only.

Contact: uDecor, Inc. 8302 Espresso Drive, Suite 130 Bakersfield, CA. 93312 877-550-0600 www.uDecor.com

WOOD TILES

Warranty Statement
Our Wood Ceiling Tiles are backed with a 3 year warranty which guards against fading, warping, or yellowing.

Warranty Limitations
This warranty does not cover problems caused by improper installation methods. This warranty does not cover damage caused by improper maintenance or by use contrary to our recommendations. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear or environmental impacts such as sunlight or finish color changes due to exposure to smoke, fumes, leaks, abuse, or acts of God. This warranty does not cover labor charges. This warranty applies only to material purchased by you, the owner, in unopened cartons for your own use and not for resale. This warranty is not transferable and applies to the original purchaser only. Note: We cannot guarantee that the published surface burning characteristics, fire resistance ratings, acoustical performance, dimensional stability/sag, or light reflectance will remain as stated if the tiles are painted.

Implied Warranties
There are no implied warranties, representations or conditions, except those required by statute, and they shall not extend beyond the term of the warranty applicable to your purchase.

Consequential or Incidental Damages
We exclude and will not pay any consequential or incidental damage, loss or expense.

Legal Rights
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary by jurisdiction.

Defects
If a manufacturing defect does occur within the terms and conditions of this warranty, you will be supplied with new material to replace the defective parts, subject to inspection and approval by ProCeilingTiles. The replacement materials will be of the same or similar design and quality.

IMAGINATION TILES

Warranty Statement
Our Imagination Series Ceiling Tiles are backed with a 10 year warranty which guards against fading, warping, or yellowing.

Implied Warranties
There are no implied warranties, representations or conditions, except those required by statute, and they shall not extend beyond the term of the warranty applicable to your purchase.

Consequential or Incidental Damages
We exclude and will not pay any consequential or incidental damage, loss or expense.

Legal Rights
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary by jurisdiction.

Defects
If a manufacturing defect does occur within the terms and conditions of this warranty, you will be supplied with new material to replace the defective parts, subject to inspection and approval by ProCeilingTiles. The replacement materials will be of the same or similar design and quality.

DROP GRID CEILING FAN

Limited Warranty Statement
This Item is warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase under normal use. Within the warranty period, we will repair or replace the product at our discretion. This warranty extends only to the original retail purchaser, and excludes any damage to the product resulting from accident or misuse. This product is not covered, when used in a commercial environment, for which it was not intended.

The above warranty is complete and exclusive. The warrantor expressly disclaims liability for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages in connection with the purchase or use of this product or costs over the original purchase price.

Any implied warranties arising by operation of law shall be limited in duration to the terms of this warranty.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights, which vary by jurisdiction.

TO MAKE A CLAIM

If you believe there is a defect in your material and want to make a claim under this warranty, please notify:
ProCeilingTiles
8302 Espresso Drive, Suite 130
Bakersfield, CA 93312
1-855-376-5060
www.proceilingtiles.com


RETURNS

At ProCeilingTiles.com, we know that projects take a while, and sometimes plans change. That's why, in most cases, we give our customers a 90 day grace period to return products. The products must be unused/new and in their original boxes.

We are unable to replace items have been modified or installed, so please review all the contents of your shipment for damage and to verify that the items received are correct. Damaged items, or items shipped in error, that are not modified will be replaced promptly.

Refund Amount
When returning products to ProCeilingTiles.com the customer is responsible for the shipping cost back to us, and the Actual Shipping cost that we incured while sending you the product. Your refund equation is: (Price for Product + Tax) - (Actual shipping cost) = Your Refund

Example: You paid a total of $ 100 for products from ProCeilingTiles.com. You had used a coupon for free shipping when placing your order. Since shipping isn't truly free for us, the original actual shipping amount is deducted from your refund. So, if actual shipping cost was $ 8.00 (hypothetical cost) and you returned all of the products, you'd receive a refund amount of $ 92.00. If you had paid any sales tax when placing your order (CA and KY residents only) that would also be refunded in full.

Unqualified Products
Custom products do not qualify for a refund if returned. Custom products include, but are not limited to, the Imagination Series, Leather & Wood Tiles, and Custom Tile categories.

Partial Returns of Items with Quantity Discounts
In the event that a ProCeilingTiles.com order qualified for and received a quantity discount, special consideration must be taken when accepting a partial return of the specific product that qualified for the quantity discount. If a customer's request to return a specific amount of product breaks the initial quantity required to qualify for a discount, it is possible that the customer will not receive a refund for the returned items to ProCeilingTiles.com. This is because we have extended a generous discount for a bulk buy, which may no longer applicable if a portion of the product is returned.

A refund involving an order that included a quantity discount can be examined in the following example:
Bill purchased 400 of a particular ceiling tile which cost $ 4.25 per tile (a $ 0.74/tile discount when purchasing 400 or more). His order also qualified for free shipping and he was not subject to sales tax. The order total was $ 1700.00.

After Bill finished his project, he decided that he did not need 30 of his tiles, and he wishes to return them. We must treat Bill's order as if he originally purchased 370 ceiling tiles, which means he would have not qualified for the $ 0.74 per tile quantity discount. If Bill had only purchased 370 tiles, the tiles would have cost $ 4.99 per tile and his order total would have been $ 1846.30.

In this particular case, Bill's new order total ($ 1,846.30) would actually be more than what he originally paid ($ 1,700.00). While we wouldn't charge Bill the difference when returning the tiles, we also would not be able to provide any refund. It would be better for Bill to keep the tiles and save on the return shipping.

When and how will a customer be refunded?
If products are returned within 90 days of the purchase, the customer's credit card will be refunded electronically. If products are returned toward the end of the 90 day period, and the refund does not take effect within 90 days of the purchase date, the refund will be issued by check and sent by USPS. Returns may take up to 2 weeks to be processed.

Packaging Items for their Return
Please be careful when packaging items for returns. You will be responsible for damage incured during shipping, so please package the items accordingly. Retain the paper work that the shipping company gives you, especially the tracking number. Remember, you will be responsible for the items until we receive them.

Filing A Return
To return any product(s) please call us at 1-855-376-5060. You may also inquire information via email at returns@proceilingtiles.com.

Shipping Address
Items should be returned to the following address:

ProCeilingTiles.com
c/o Returns
2510 Stanley Gault Parkway
Louisville, KY. 40223

How To Install Drop In Ceiling Tiles

  • Materials: Tools Needed for Installation
  • Ceiling Tiles
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil / Wax Pencil
  • Straight edge
  • Scissors, razor knife, or Ceiling Tile Aviation Snips
  • Gloves
  • Eye Protection

ProLite Series Only-
Insulation Above The Tiles
Our ProLite Series of tiles are our most popular tile due to their flexibility, color options, and price point. Due to the tiles thin construction, regular fiberglass insulation is too heavy to lay on top of the tiles. If your space requires insulation above the tiles you have a few options;

Option 1
Our SoniGuard insulation is specifically built and designed to work above our ProLite Series and can be purchased from our website.

Option 2
If your tile design is flat on the back, you can slide these tiles into place under your existing tiles, leaving the existing tiles to bear the weight of your insulation.

Option 3
You can place small furring strips that lay across the top of the grid to use as support for insulation. 1x1 or 1x2 wood strips provide enough support for insulation.

Option 4
You can push your existing tiles up out of place and turn them slightly to rest on top of the grid system. This would allow the insulation to rest on top of these tiles.

Option 5
You can secure the insulation to the "real ceiling" of your space, leaving the tops of the tiles clear of any need to support weight.

All Tiles

Installing
Once you have determined how you tiles will be installed (empty grid, under existing tiles, existing tiles pushed up) it's time to get started. Place all of the full sized tiles first, leaving the border and partial tiles for last. Having all the full sized tiles in place will push the grid into its natural position. If you cut and install border and partial tiles first, you may find that they are the wrong size once all the other tiles are in place.

Border / Partial Tiles
Use a tape measure or straightedge to measure the size you tiles need to be. Transfer those measurements to the back side of the tile with a pencil or grease pencil.

Cutting Tiles
Our ProLite Series is very easy to cut with regular household scissors. Follow your lines for a nice neat finish. You can also use a razor knife if needed.

Lighting
Can Lights / Recessed Lights
In many homes grid mounted lights are very popular. You should chose a tile design that has a large enough flat area for the light bezel to lay flush once installed. You should also choose lights that have grid mounting brackets so that the weight of the light is supported by the grid system and not the tile.

Place your light fixture and tile in the grid system. Adjust the light to its final position and mark this on the backside of your tile. Use the appropriate size template to mark the hole in the tile. Many times the light bezel or a roll of tape will be close to the correct size. Use scissors or a razor knife to cut the opening.

Caution
We do not recommend can light fixtures that are not designed for direct contact with insulation nor do we recommend using halogen lighting. Unshielded fixtures, especially those using halogen lighting represent a risk of fire or melting the tiles.

High Temperature Areas
Our ProLite Series tiles are designed not to be affected by temperatures up to 120F. In some cases there may be localized ceiling and tile temperatures that exceed the tiles designed operating temperature. This can happen around heat registers, above stoves and ovens, around high temperature lighting, and in environments that intentionally have higher than normal temperatures, like heat spas, and Hot Yoga/Bikram studios. Contact us if your space may be subjected to any of these conditions.

Decorative Grid Strips / Grid Tape
These self adhesive strips/tape are designed to cover up the ceiling grid. Each strip is 2 feet long with an attractive embossed pattern and the grid tape is sold in 100 foot long rolls.

The adhesive on the back is to aid with installation, and IS NOT a permanent adhesive. Small dabs of tile adhesive should be applied to the back of the strips or tape. A small dab at each end, and 2 dabs spaced equally in the middle of the strip are adequate to permanently secure the strip to the ceiling. The ceiling grid tape should have a small dab of adhesive applied every 6 inches. The adhesive backing will allow for the strip to stick to the ceiling long enough for the tile adhesive to cure. Failure to use tile adhesive may result in the failure of the strips or tape to adhere to the ceiling.

Approximately 1 Tube of adhesive per 125 strips (250 linear feet) is needed. We recommend Red Devil General Purpose Construction Adhesive (available here) or Locktite Power Grab All Purpose Adhesive (available locally in most big box stores).

Make sure your grid system is clean before starting application. Rubbing alcohol or 409 work really well to remove any dust or oils.

For best results, make sure the temperature in the room is between 60 - 80 degrees Fahrenheit and low humidity. Do not peel the backing off until you are installing the strip. Any contamination of the back side of the strips will compromise the performance of the adhesive.

Grid Strips
The decorative strips should be butted up to one another. Do not overlap the strips. Make sure to always start at the same end of the strip. You may have to trim each strip slightly, so always put the strip in place before peeling off the backing so you can see if any needs to be trimmed.

Take your first strip. The dot at the end of the strip should be directly over the intersection of the 4 tiles. Once you have the strip lined up, peel the backing from the self adhesive and apply small dabs of tile adhesive to the back of the strip (see above). Run all the strips one direction first.

Finish off by installing the strips that run perpendicular to the tiles. Each strip will need to be trimmed, so keep a pair of scissors or snips in your pocket and cut off the dotted end.

Grid Tape
Start in a corner and work one direction. Apply small dabs of adhesive every 6 inches. Trim the tape to fit when you reach the end of a run. Finish of by covering the remaining cross T's (shorter gid sections). Using the same glueing technique as above. Trim the tape to fit the space exactly. Do not overlap the tape in any areas.


How to Install Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles

Adhesives -vs- Staples
We recommend adhesive when installing our tiles. Although stapling is an option, adhering tiles with adhesive is the recommended method, yielding the most favorable results. (staples can crack the tiles). We recommend "Red Devil General Purpose Construction Adhesive" available here.

Materials: Needed for Installation

  • Ceiling tiles
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil / Wax Pencil
  • Chalk line
  • Straight edge
  • Scissors or Ceiling Tile Aviation Snips
  • Adhesive (about 1 tube for every 8 tiles)
  • Paper towels and water for clean-up
  • Decorative Strips/Grid Tape for Prolite and Designer Series
  • Eye protection

Surface Types and Methods of Installation

Sheetrock, Drywall, Plaster, Cement
Install ceiling tiles directly to ceiling using adhesive.

Wood Paneling, Plywood
Install ceiling tiles directly to ceiling using adhesive.

Wood Furring Strips
Furring strips can be used to mount the tiles to. This method is a great solution for ceilings that are not quite perfectly flat and would require a lot of work to fix. Furring strips can be leveled with shims when installing, giving a nice flat area for the tiles to adhere to.

The furring strips should be spaced out the width and length of your tile, minus any overlap that may be required. If you are installing 2x4 tiles, we recommend putting up furring strips in a 2x2 pattern so the middle of the tile has something to adhere to.

Popcorn / Stucco / Cottage Cheese Ceilings
Ceiling tiles should never be applied directly to popcorn ceilings. The ceiling tiles need a flat, even surface to be applied to. There are several ways to create an appropriate surface. You can remove the ceiling texture, add a new layer of drywall over the existing surface, or install furring strips.

If you decide to remove the existing texture, it would be a really good idea to test the material for asbestos before going to work. The process of removing the material is messy and time consuming and depending on your local laws, you may need to have a licensed removal contractor do the work. Please check into it before you start removal.

Before You Begin
Your surface needs to be smooth, clean, and dry. Test out your adhesive and tile combination in a small area before committing to doing the whole ceiling.

Planning Your Layout
Take the time to get the layout right. This will save you many headaches farther along in the project. One of the most important things to know is that not every ceiling tile is exactly 2 "x 2"; or 2' x 4'. We refer to them as this size, and for most American grid systems, the grid is that size. But the tiles have to be a little smaller so they will fit into the grid with a little give around the edges. Be sure to check the size of your tile before laying out your ceiling. Some tiles are 23-5/8" x 23-5/8", some are 23" x 23" and some may be a little more or a little less, depending on the ceiling tile manufacturer.

Knowing your tile's real size and overlap is very important for direct mounting. You will be creating a grid on the ceiling to keep everything nice and straight. If you are off by only 1/8 of an inch on each tile, after 8 tiles you will be off a whole inch, after 8 tiles you will be off a whole inch, be as precise as you can with your measurements.

Once you receive your tiles, lay a few out on the floor and check the size and overlap.

Use grid paper and map out your ceiling. Indicate the position of lights, vents, and any other fixtures or obstructions on the ceiling. The location of these obstacles will determine your layout and overall look of the finished ceiling. Make sure you take the border into consideration when laying out the tile pattern. A larger border is often preferred over a small one.

If the ceiling tile you have chosen has a large amount of relief, you may want to consider the use of a flatter border tile in the spaces where there are lights, vents or other obstructions in the ceiling. Tiles with a large amount of relief may preclude the use of them with confronted with a surface mounted accessory.

Consider the main, most visible area of your space as well as the longest runs of tiles. These are usually the lines you want square to your starting wall. At some point, you will need to pick a wall to start from and use it as the base for your lines, keeping in mind that this wall will most likely not be square with the other walls.

Once your pattern has been decided, use the chalk line to snap your rows. Check that you are keeping your lines square every now and then. Most rooms are not square and many times tile layout is a compromise of room shape and border tile size needs.

Make sure to space your chalk lines according to your type of tile. Some tiles overlap during the installation, so you will have to reduce your line spacing to account for the tile overlap.


Both of these layouts are out of square by the same amount, only the size of the border tiles are different. The right layout shows how much easier it is to spot the imperfection in the alignment. Small border tiles will magnify how out of square a room is as it is easier to compare the true line of the edge of the tile the closer it is to the wall.

Installing the First Tile
Once you are confident in your layout, make sure all your surfaces as well as your hands are clean. Any oils on the ceiling or tiles, even the ones from your skin, can affect the performance of the adhesive. Latex gloves are a great option during the installation process, keeping oils off the tiles, and keeping your hands clean of adhesive.

Take your first tile and apply a bead of adhesive all the way around the perimeter of the backside of the tile. Make the bead 1/8" to 3/16" in size. If the tile center lays flat on the ceiling, add a 4" "X" to the center section with adhesive. If the tile has a design where only a few areas touch the ceiling, place some blobs of adhesive on those features. Keep a towel handy to clean up any adhesive that may seep out.

Gently place the tile close to it's final location next to your chalk lines. Lightly press the tile to the ceiling as you slide it into position. This lets the adhesive spread out and smear around a bit. Once you are satisfied that the tile is in place, firmly press the tile to the ceiling, rubbing out any bumps in the adhesive.

ProLite, Advantage, Designer Series
Place the second tile next to your first one. The edges of each tile should just be touching. Don't press the tiles together with force.

Continue placing full sized tiles adjusting as necessary to remain lined up on your grid lines. For non-overlapping tiles, creating a small space between tiles to remain on your layout is ok. These gaps will be covered by Grid Tape or Grid Strips when finished.

Legacy Series, Ceiling Skins
Place the second tile, overlapping the flat lip of the tile over the previous tile by about "". Make sure to mark out your grid with this overlap included.

Put up as many full tiles as you can, saving the tiles that have to be cut to accommodate for fixtures to be installed last.

Border Tiles
Unless you are incredibly lucky, you will have some less than full sized tiles to be placed around the perimeter of the space. We have several tiles that are designed specifically to function as border tiles. They have very small relief and are easily cut with scissors or aviation snips.

Measure the open space from the installed tile to the wall. Make sure to take measurements at each end of the space, as these measurements are often different. Transfer your measurements to your border tile and cut it.

Just like the full size tiles, run a bead of adhesive all the way around the perimeter of the tile and in the center area of the tile as needed. If the border tiles are really small, you may not need to apply any adhesive in the center.

Decorative Strips
These self adhesive strips are designed to cover up the seams between tiles that install with no overlap. Each strip is 2 feet long with an attractive embossed pattern.

The adhesive on the back is to aid with installation, and IS NOT a permanent adhesive. Small dabs of tile adhesive should be applied to the back of the strips. A small dab at each end, and 2 dabs spaced equally in the middle of the strip are adequate to permanently secure the strip to the ceiling. The adhesive backing will allow for the strip to stick to the ceiling long enough for the tile adhesive to cure. Failure to use tile adhesive may result in the failure of the strips to adhere to the ceiling.

Approximately 1 Tube of adhesive per 125 strips (250 linear feet) is needed. We recommend Red Devil General Purpose Construction Adhesive (available here) or Locktite Power Grab All Purpose Adhesive (available locally in most big box stores).

Make sure your tiles are flat and any adhesive that has oozed out between the cracks has been cleaned up. If your tiles have been up for a while, take some time to clean the area that the strips will be applied to. Rubbing alcohol or 409 work really well to remove any dust or oils.

For best results, make sure the temperature in the room is between 60 - 80 degrees Fahrenheit and low humidity. Do not peel the backing off until you are installing the strip. Any contamination of the back side of the strips will compromise the performance of the adhesive.

The decorative strips should be butted up to one another. Do not overlap the strips. Make sure to always start at the same end of the strip. You may have to trim each strip slightly, so always put the strip in place before peeling off the backing so you can see if any needs to be trimmed.

Take your first strip. The dot at the end of the strip should be directly over the intersection of the 4 tiles. Once you have the strip lined up, peel the backing from the self adhesive and apply small dabs of tile adhesive to the back of the strip (see above). Run all the strips one direction first.

Finish off by installing the strips that run perpendicular to the tiles. Each strip will need to be trimmed, so keep a pair of scissors or snips in your pocket and cut off the dotted end.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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4.2 out of 5 stars
5 star
52%
4 star
25%
3 star
14%
2 star
6%
1 star
3%
4 out of 5

Looks great!

The strips were essential to hide the grid and make the ceiling appear seamless. A few of the strips dropped down do to a loss of stickiness, but when I called customer service they sent me some adhesive free of charge. Excellent response.

  • White
2 out of 5

Grid Strips Keep falling off and have a pattern

Disappointed in the grid strips. The strips keep falling off. In addition, there is pattern on the strips. I assumed the strip would be solid white.

Other products reviewed on this order: Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - White (2x4)
  • White
5 out of 5

Great detail

I planned to use the decorative trim strips all aong and I'm glad I did. They add some more detail and are so easy to cut and install.

  • Faux Pewter
5 out of 5

thanks again!

Just what I needed. These help conceal an ugly 1974 drop hung ceiling and it's metal supporting grid. When installing it's best to 'rough up' the metal grid a bit- for better adhesion - especially if it had been painted.

  • Black
4 out of 5

Very helpful addition especially with older gridwork

These really helped clean up the overall look of an existing old, rusty and dirty grid. I probably would not have used with new grid but really helpful in this application.

Other products reviewed on this order: Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - White
  • White
1 out of 5

Don't stick well

I put the whole ceiling up 10 days ago and went down Thursdays to find strips almost off hanging down no longer adhered to close the gap between tiles...totally disappointed after all the work to put them up

  • Latte
4 out of 5

grid strips

the adhesive backing on some did not stick as well as the others. to remedy this I just used a silicone glue on the back of the strips

Other products reviewed on this order: Fleur-de-lis Ceiling Tile - White
  • White
5 out of 5

great strips

THey are easy to cut and match up. I love how they look in our kitchen.

  • Black
5 out of 5

Even the Pro's Like It

I bought the stick up ceiling tile for the guest bathroom. The previous owners had fixed a leak but left a stained ceiling. I was going to do it myself after we took a trip to NY, but my tile guy got so excited when he saw it,he scraped the popcorn off and installed the tile while we were gone, it looks great, he has it on his facebook page. We could not be happier and have decided to use it in the dining room too. We got the glue up 2x2 tiles and the trim strips too.

  • Faux Pewter
5 out of 5

Unconventional Application

We glued this to the ceiling of our screened in porch for a beautiful upgrade. It was a gamble. We didn't know if it would stick long-term in Missouri's high humidity so we added a little extra glue to the decorative strips just to be safe. It's worked great for the last 4 months and shows no sign of loosening up. Awesome product!!

  • White
5 out of 5

looks great

easy install and good coverage on a dirty old grid

  • Cherry Wood
3 out of 5

there ok

they needed a lot of extra help to stick... followed all the directions to make sure they would stay up, but didn't.

Other products reviewed on this order: Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - White (2x4)
  • White
5 out of 5

Icing on the cake "ceiling".

The stripes added to a great looking bathroom ceiling.

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  • White
5 out of 5

eye catching

Everyone who has come into the coffee shop remarks on the beauty and authentic look of the tiles. It truly has added to the room.

  • Faux Bronze
5 out of 5

Very nice addition to this room. Really looks nice.

All the comments have been good. Really adds a classic look.

Other products reviewed on this order: ProLITE Decorative Grid Tape
  • Caramel Wood
5 out of 5

My family says that my kitchen has been totally transformed by my ceiling tiles and strips.

Couldn't be more happier than I am with my Grid Strips! :)

  • White
5 out of 5

Good product

The product was very good and looked nice

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  • White
5 out of 5

Made the finishing touch

Looks great. we took the advise of others and thoroughly cleaned with alcohol. It has only been a week, but they have stayed on.

Other products reviewed on this order: Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - Faux Pewter (2x4)
  • Faux Pewter
3 out of 5

definately improved the grid

This makes a big difference with the overall look of the ceiling. The strips have to be cut to fit otherwise they overlap at some of the corners. They are slightly wider than the grid so the black ones I used covered the edges of the grid, but care has to be taken to keep them centered or the white will show.

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  • Black
5 out of 5

Would do business again

Vicki did a good job with following up and sending me samples to help me with my choice

  • Faux Bronze
5 out of 5

best product ever invented

without question transformed my rusted grid into a showcase ceiling. a few came loose but quick fix with dab of superglue. would absolutely recommend to anyone. never imagined my ceiling could look brand new without replacing entire grid. but it does !!!!!!

  • White
3 out of 5

Good looking

Wish it was magnatic

Other products reviewed on this order: Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - Latte (2x4)
  • Latte
5 out of 5

Great finish detail

A really nice way to finish off the tiles. Go up super easy with the tape on the back. There is a trick to the pattern though. Be careful to notice that before you start.

Other products reviewed on this order: Cambridge Ceiling Tile - Black
  • Black
4 out of 5

Good product

My only comment would be that some of the strips did not stick properly. However I expected that based on other reviews. Just a few extra minutes to and some adhesive. Looks great.

  • White
5 out of 5

Outstanding Product

These strips look great and saved me a ton of work. The original grid is over 20 years old. While taking down the original mineral fiber ceiling tiles, a section of the grid was damaged beyond repair and of course, no one manufactures this particular grid system today. I was able to "fit" new Armstrong grid to the existing grid which saved me having to replace the entire grid. Once the strips were installed, you can not tell where the old grid stops and the new grid begins. One tip is to install the perimeter strips first. Our grid molding around the perimeter is slightly narrower that the rest of the grid. This make the strips stick out past the molding a fraction. With the raised portion of the strip, if we were to install the grid portion first, the border strips would have to be trimmed to fit flush. Then start in the middle and work out to the edge. Apply on the main grid first and if needed, cut the strips for the cross tees. Avoid applying strips over where 2 pieces of the grid meet. This allows the grid to flex without popping the strip loose. Make sure you clean the grid with alcohol! The adhesive on these strips hold tight but need a clean surface to work.

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  • White
2 out of 5

Strips

Look nice- but do not stuck without adding extra glue

Other products reviewed on this order: Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - White (2x4)
  • White
5 out of 5

cracked plaster ceilings are now beautiful to look at

The ceiling tiles are beautiful. I love looking at them. They get 5 stars. That being said, the sticky back grid strips get 1 star. They were beautiful, too. Until they started falling down. I bought glue and reapplied many of them. I feel I paid a lot of money for the product and I paid 2 contractors a lot of money to put the things up. Very disappointed in the grid strips. You need to improve that part of your products. Customer service receives 4 stars. Robert called to inform me I had not entered the code for free shipping when I placed my order online. I was refunded the cost of shipping. Thank you for that! The 4 instead of 5 stars is because I contacted customer service about returning unused tiles. They explained the policy to me. I gave her a list of the unused tiles to figure me a dollar amount refund. She was to email me back with the amount details. Never heard from them on this.

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  • White
5 out of 5

Awesome barroom ceiling

Fast courteous service and good quality product they stand behind everything

  • Faux Pewter
2 out of 5

These are a pain

Glue is not very good. Do not stick well at all.

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  • White
5 out of 5

looks good

strips went on nicely. very easy to trim to size.

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  • Faux Bronze
5 out of 5

very good

this product luke very nice

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  • White
5 out of 5

works well

These are the only things that salvaged my job. I had to staple the tiles up so this was the only way to cover the seams. Looks really good.

  • White
4 out of 5

Easy installation

Strips give a nice finished look to the tile ceiling. Strips are easy to cut and install,although they seem to loosen up for two or three days after installation,you must press them back into place. After those few days, none of the strips have loosened up.

Other products reviewed on this order: Cambridge Ceiling Tile - White
  • White
5 out of 5

Matching Decorative Grid Strips

These went up super easy and look great. They match the Fleur-de-lis ceiling tiler perfectly.

Other products reviewed on this order: Fleur-de-lis Ceiling Tile - White
  • White
5 out of 5

Grid strips finished off the ceiling tiles. looks great!

The ceiling tiles were easy to install. I used Loctite adhesive. We are pleased with the result.

  • Faux Copper
4 out of 5

Looks great

Looks great was easy to do. Would recommend it. Did it myself. Not bad for a 76 yr old female. Everyone comments.

  • White
5 out of 5

No issues

Was hesitant these would not stick, but no problems and cost was worth it given the high end look they offer.

Other products reviewed on this order: Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - Faux Pewter
  • Faux Pewter
5 out of 5

A company products, that live up to its name.

Excellent Support and a superior products, I intend to purchase more in the future. Cassie, was outstanding in her endeavor to s

  • Black
5 out of 5

A must have with a drop ceiling

After installing the Stratford I was happy then I put up the Decorative Grid Strips and the room took another great look. They are a must with any drop ceiling.

Other products reviewed on this order: Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - White
  • White
3 out of 5

Good to cover seams, adhesive seems weak

We have these to cover the seams of our tiles, they finish off the ceiling really well, my only concern is that the adhesive seems to be weak on the backing. We'll see how they hold up but we're prepared to have to redo them with construction adhesive if needed.

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  • White
5 out of 5

Loved them....EZ to install.

The key is the prep work....cleaning with alcohol. It has been about a week since the install and I noticed that the strips are not adhering to the the surface of the border tile that does not have the metal framing. No worries....will simply apply adhesive.

  • White
4 out of 5

Great cover for ceiling grid frame.

They match the tiles I bought, install easily, and look great.

Other products reviewed on this order: Fleur-de-lis Ceiling Tile - White
  • White
5 out of 5

Appear to be a great product

Appear to do a great job but only had the sample piece due to we did not go with the decorative strips

  • White
4 out of 5

Nice Looking

Matches Antique Bronze tile pretty well. I bought a brown paint pen so I could cover the white areas you could see. Worked well, looks good.

Other products reviewed on this order: Cathedral Ceiling Tile - Antique Bronze
  • Faux Bronze
4 out of 5

matches well...

great match but won't stick very long and have to continue to press them. I might have to buy glue for a more permanent solution

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  • Faux Bronze
5 out of 5

Stayed up fairly well, easy to use, completed the project!

Because our original ceilings were so uneven it was necessary to staple some of the tiles. These strips hid all of that and added just the right finishing touch to our ceiling.

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  • White
5 out of 5

Well worth the price!

These strips completed the project for us and really helps make the ceiling look complete. We've had plenty of compliments and everyone agrees the grid strips were a plus.

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  • Sand
1 out of 5

Maybe on a higher ceiling

Not good coverage in a small room supports still visible not sticking well even though wiped down with alcohol first.

  • Merlot
4 out of 5

easy to instal and look great

I have had a few start to fall when the temps change, but the are easy to fix

Other products reviewed on this order: Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - Faux Bronze
  • Faux Bronze
4 out of 5

Ceiling looks great!

I would definately by this product again. Much nicer than the old style ceiling tiles.

  • White
4 out of 5

Simple to use

Used the Faux Copper Decorative Strips in my basement bar ceiling. With a Continental boarder and Bentley tiles, the Faux Copper ceiling looks magical and ties into the entire fished basement theme. The strips cover up the white ceiling grid. They match perfectly with the ceiling tiles so it flows very seamlessly. I did think about a copper spray paint but matching would have been an issue. The comments continue to come in from everyone who spends any time in the basement. “Wow” “This looks so great” “is that real copper, because that would not be cheap”. The finished product turned out just as I pictured it. The Faux Copper looks real and the comments continue to be positive. People want to know where I purchased it from. I am very pleased with the outcome. Very clean and professional looking finish. Have had a few strips (3) start to peel away from the ceiling grid. They have not fallen off. A simple push reattaches them. The sticky back side was still sticky. I do not think it is the product, just my installation pace did not completely push the strip to the grid. I would recommend this product regardless.

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  • Faux Copper
2 out of 5

Would look great if the strips would stay on!

Disappointed!

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  • White
5 out of 5

Really easy to use.

Great result, very easy to work with and forgiving if you make a mistake, as they can be reset.

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  • Sand
3 out of 5

Glue is mediocre

After tiles were up, decorative strips were put up. Even though we took care to align the tiles carefully, some tiles were closer together than others and would not permit the strips to be placed between them without some trimming. We were able to trim the tiles fairly well with a scissors, but this may have cut some of the glue. Whatever the reason, strips have been occasionally hanging down. We have used our own glue to put them back up. Also, we used a staple gun to ensure that tiles stayed up. This may have hampered strips from staying up, too.

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  • White
3 out of 5

Necessary to Finish Tiles

The strips were necessary to finish the look of the ceiling with the tiles, but they sometimes separ

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  • White
5 out of 5

Finished out very nice.

The decorative grid strips worked extremely well and very easy to use. Finishing out the ceiling so there were no seams showing. The peel and stick feature made the application fast and easy.

Other products reviewed on this order: Cornerstone Ceiling Tile - White, Direct Mount Adhesive
  • White
3 out of 5

Looks good

This looks good but had some problems with it staying in place on t-bar that had been painted

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  • Faux Copper
4 out of 5

Nice finish for a non-suspended tile application

I was worried that these strips would make the elegance of the tiles that we selected appear a bit cheesy, but they look great! The only thing that I would suggest is to apply additional adhesive - some of the strips are beginning to lift (or drop) from the ceiling. None have fallen, but you can clearly see where they have come apart.

Other products reviewed on this order: Celestial Ceiling Tile - White
  • White
4 out of 5

Worth the extra cost

The strips were really tight in places...we had to really force down on them to make them stick where for some reason the seams were a bit tighter on the ceiling tiles than we expected. However, I do love how the grid strips hide the seams of the tiles and make the ceiling look awesome. I have had to add more adhesive since first placing the strips on the ceiling tiles...we placed them in our bathroom and the moisture from showers (despite having the ceiling vent running) did cause a few spots to loosen. However, the direct mount adhesive took care of the problem and my ceiling looks great!

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Other products reviewed on this order: Cornerstone Ceiling Tile - White, Direct Mount Adhesive
4 out of 5

It's a great idea....

We love that the strips cover up the frame of the old drop ceiling. BUT, the double stick adhesive needs to be a bit stronger. We cleaned and put alcohol on the frame extensively before adhering the strips. BUT, several were on the floor the next morning. We bought a stronger adhesive and that did the trick. All-in-all a beautiful ceiling!

  • Latte
4 out of 5

Look good,

They look really nice and are self adhesive, easy to apply. Seem to be sticking so far, wasn't sure as I painted the tiles and grid strips.

  • White
3 out of 5

They went on good but color match felt marker should be included.

The problem with these is you can still see the thin white side wall of tracks and rails once you stick these on the front side of tracks and rails. I had to purchase a marker and match up color best I could to run felt marker along side of tracks to darken there appearance so the white tracks would not be noticeable. A colored match felt marker should be provided with these strips at no extra cost. That solution would make this a decent purchase.

Other products reviewed on this order: Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - White
  • Faux Pewter
5 out of 5

Gave us the

Easy going on and even easier to cut. Were going for an automotive theme bathroom in the basement next to our garage. This gave us the perfect metal look.

Other products reviewed on this order: Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - White
  • Faux Pewter
3 out of 5

Had problems with strips adhering

I put these strips on two of my projects, but elected to not use them on my third as they didn't seem to stay and I would have to staple them in place. I am a 73 year old woman and did all three of my projects alone and found your tile products easy to handle and would order again.

  • Latte