Dimensions2' x 2'
BrandLegacy Ceiling Tiles
UsageIf applying directly to surface, use DAP Weldwood Contact Cement.
Old World style and modern day ease come together in our Legacy faux tin tiles. Intricate design elements with attention to the details, provide beauty that is sure to enhance any room's decor.
Our Legacy tiles are made of durable, UV stabilized .030" vinyl. They are water resistant, easy to clean, lightweight and easy to install. And, because they are water resistant, Legacy tiles are mold and mildew resistant, too! All of our Legacy ceiling tiles meet Class A fire rating standards - often essential for commercial or residential installations that require a fire rating for ceiling tiles to meet local fire codes.
These tiles are specifically designed for direct mount applications, so you will typically install them by gluing them direct to the ceiling. Unfortunately they are not designed to fit in a standard 2x2 grid, but we have plenty of similar options that will.
The Catania tile is an enchanting tile designed specifically for glue up applications. The 12 inch repeating pattern makes it an excellent choice for smaller spaces. As you direct mount these to your ceiling, you will love the way that they overlap. No seams to conceal, so there is no need to buy the Grid Strips. Great money saver!
Things to Consider:
For direct mount applications, it is our experience that Dap Weldwood Contact Cement performs better than regular construction adhesive. If you would rather use adhesive, we highly recommend a formula by Loctite brand called PL Premium Advanced.
Since your ceiling will more than likely have partial tiles at the perimeter, you will have to cut your tiles to size for those areas. Since this tile projects only slightly at .125”, you may not find the need for a border tile. Should you decide you would prefer to use a flatter tile at the edges, our Legacy Border Tiles are the perfect remedy.
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.
5 Year Limited Warranty
You're making a beautiful upgrade to your ceiling and we're here to help protect that investment. We guarantee that your ceiling tiles will be free from manufacturing defects for a period of five years from the original date of purchase.
Warranty Conditions and Limitations
This warranty covers material defects in the ceiling tile when used in a standard ceiling application. It does not cover labor, consequential or incidental damages. This warranty is not transferable and applies to the original purchaser only. Please note that painting the ceiling tile will void the warranty and may change some of its properties like its fire rating.
We're Ready to Help
Unlike a car, there is very little that can go wrong with these ceiling tiles. However, in the rare event that you do encounter a defect with your tiles, we are here and ready to help. Just give us a call and we will work with you to identify the problem and, in case of defect, supply you with replacement tiles.
We know that projects take a while, and sometimes plans change. That's why, we offer a great return policy on all non-custom products:
Adhesives -vs- Staples
Adhesive is recommended when installing our vinyl tiles, because the tiles can crack when using staples. We recommend Red Devil General Purpose Construction Adhesive.
Surface Types and Methods of Installation
Determine Tile Spacing
Place a few tiles on the floor and determine your preferred overlap. Measure the tile spacing in this position. The grid you draw will be smaller than your tile due to the overlap (e.g. if your tile is 23 7/8" and you have a 1/2" overlap, you will draw your grid at 23 3/8").
Note: Everywhere 4 adjacent tiles overlap, the tile thickness compounds. Often, the ceiling height makes this unnoticeable. However, if desired, you can trim 2 or 3 tiles to minimize the thickness.
Planning Your Layout
Use grid paper and map out your ceiling. Indicate the position of lights, vents, and any other fixtures or obstructions to help determine your layout.
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 (used as the base for your lines). Most rooms are not square and many times tile layout is a compromise of room shape and border tile size needs.
Using the tile spacing you determined above, draw the tile grid in your layout. Many people prefer equal width border tiles on opposing walls, and a larger border is often preferred over a small one.
Mark Grid On Ceiling
Use a chalk line (or pencil) to put your layout onto the ceiling to keep everything straight. Be precise; if you are off by only 1/8" on each tile, after 8 tiles you will be off a whole inch! Space your chalk lines according to your determined spacing.
Before You Begin
Your surface needs to be smooth, clean, and dry. Test your adhesive and tile combination in a small area before committing to doing the whole ceiling.
Installing the First Tile
Make sure all surfaces are clean, as well as your hands. Any oils on the ceiling, tiles, or your hands can affect the adhesive performance. Latex gloves are a great option, keeping oils off the tiles and keeping your hands clean of adhesive.
It is easiest to align two edges of the tile to the drawn grid lines (e.g. the bottom and right edges if you are working from top to bottom and left to right) so that you don't cover any lines you'll need for a subsequent tile.
Apply a 1/8" to 3/16" bead of adhesive all the way around the perimeter of the backside of the tile as well as a 4" "X" to the center section. Keep a damp towel handy to clean up any adhesive that may seep out.
Gently place the tile close to its 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 a bit. Once you are satisfied that the tile is in place, firmly press it to the ceiling, rubbing out any bumps in the adhesive.
Use the same gluing technique as the first tile. Place the second tile next to your first one, aligning to the same edges of the grid lines (e.g. bottom and right) as your first tile. It should overlap the first tile by your predetermined amount. Continue to place full sized tiles, following your grid lines.
Measure the open space from the installed tile to the wall, adding overlap distance. Make sure to take measurements at each end of the space, as the measurements are often different due to inconsistencies in construction. Make sure the tile is facing the correct direction. Transfer your measurements to your border tile and cut it.