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  • Southland Translucent Ceiling Tile
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    All of our translucent panels can be back-lit with any color lighting!

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  • 2x2 Translucent Ceiling Tile Illuminated from Behind

    ...even wall mounted for creative displays!

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    Translucent stage lighting, for example

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Southland Ceiling Tile - Translucent

Eco-Friendly ultra-thin design uses up to 75% less material

2' x 2'2' x 4'
List Price:$8.45Save up to $2.70 per tile!
  • Quantity

    Per TileThat's Only
  • 1-99

    $7.95$1.99 / sq. ft.
  • 100-199

    $7.50$1.88 / sq. ft.
  • 200-299

    $6.95$1.74 / sq. ft.
  • 300-999

    $6.50$1.63 / sq. ft.
  • 1000+

    $5.75$1.44 / sq. ft.
  • Quantity
1 tile = $7.95 / covers 4 sq. feet
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Tile Specifications

  • Mounting type Drop In only
  • Dimensions2' x 2'

  • ColorTranslucent

  • MaterialVinyl

  • Thickness.013" - Cuts easily with scissors

  • Weight6 oz

  • Recession.56" from tile face

  • BrandProLite

  • Usage49.91% reflectance, 31.62% transmittance

  • Special InstructionsNot recommended for installations
    where ceiling temperatures exceed 120°F

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Product Description

Quick Facts

  • Made from durable PVC
  • Lasts a lifetime
  • Waterproof
  • 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.
  • 2x2 Actual Size - 23-5/8" x 23-5/8"
  • 2x4 Actual Size - 23-5/8" x 47-5/8"

These thermoform tiles are made from UV Stabilized .013" thick vinyl plastic. They are designed to provide all the functionality of conventional drop ceiling tiles at a fraction of the weight. The feather-light construction makes them a breeze to install, easy to clean, stain resistant, water resistant, dust free, and eco friendly! Installation is fast and couldn't be any easier.

Designed to fit all standard 15/16" T-Bar Ceiling Systems. Will not fit in a 9/16" grid, please measure the visible width of your grid.

Not recommended for direct mount installation

Most of the thermoform ceiling tiles come in two sizes, 2'x2' and 2'x4', but if you have a 2x4 grid ceiling and would prefer the look of the 2x2 ceiling tiles, simply insert a 2' center T bar available online or at most local hardware's easy!

5 Year ProShield Warranty
The ceiling tile manufacturer guarantees that your ceiling tiles will be free from manufacturing defects for a period of five years from the date of purchase. Limitations apply. See full warranty information below.

UL Listing/Certification
ProLite ceiling tiles bearing this mark are UL tested and 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.

The Southland Grid Tile is a great style if you desire to upgrade the look of your current ceiling while maintaining a laid-back feel. Being that it is Class A Fire rated, it is an excellent choice for most businesses and homes. We are also proud to say that it is made in the USA.

Things to Consider:
The Southland tile is not suitable for use as a direct mount tile since it is not flat on the back.

While only .013" thick, the embossed design gives it the rigidity and structure needed to support itself in the grid without sagging. To avoid the risk of sagging, we discourage placing any weight directly on the tile, with the exception of our Soniguard insulation; it has been tested and approved for this purpose as an alternative to traditional insulation. If you would like to keep your existing acoustical tile in the grid for insulation or sound barrier purposes, we recommend that you place it above the framework so that it is not putting any weight on the Southland.

If your grid is already white and in good condition, it should match the white Southland tile very well. If you are going with a colored option, we highly recommend that you consider the Grid Tape or Grid Strips since they are color coordinated with the ProLite collection. If you would prefer to avoid the extra expense, you can, of course, paint your grid as well.

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.

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.

Warranty iconCEILING TILE

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
This warranty covers material defects in the ceiling tile when used in a standard ceiling application where temperatures do not exceed 120F. 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're here and ready to help. Just give us a call and we'll 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:

  • 90 day return window with no restocking fees
  • Products must be unused/new and in their original boxes
  • Customer is responsible for return shipping cost (we are happy to help arrange shipping)
  • Partial returns where the quantity discount tier would change are refunded the difference between the original total and the total based on the kept quantity (see example)

How To Install Drop In Ceiling Tiles

Tools Required
Reusing Your Old Tiles
Insulation Above Tiles - 4 Methods
Decorative Grid Strips / Grid Tape (optional)
Install Full Tiles First!
Border Tiles - 4 Methods
FAQ - Recessed/Can/'Puck' Lights
FAQ - 120°F Max Temperature
FAQ - Uplift in Drafty areas



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Molly S.Wyoming, MNOctober 3, 2021

5 out of 5

Looks fantastic

This ceiling tile is lightweight and allows a good amount of light through. It was extremely easy to cut and measure; these tiles provide a great update to our laundry room. Very easy to clean as well. Would 100% recommend!

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Gus P.Pompano Beach, FLMarch 18, 2019

5 out of 5

Excellent product

Excellent product for drop ceiling, allows existing lights to shine through the tiles.Fast delivery and the team was very accommodating .

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Todd T.Orion Township, MIJuly 11, 2023

5 out of 5

Looks Great

With this material, I much prefer the 2x2 over 2x4 (the latter is too flexible and challenge to install.

Marilyn S.Tiffin, OHApril 14, 2023

5 out of 5

All things fantastic!

We could not be more pleased with our recent purchase of the Southland ceiling tiles! Quick shipping, quality products, a large selection of materials and colors to choose from, and the best customer service we have ever experienced. We had a minor issue during shipping and after contacting customer service, we received a personal phone call from Jason, and immediately the situation was resolved. Actually, they went above and beyond in the resolution. Since completing the project we have referred 2 people to Proceilingtiles. I would highly recommend Proceilingtiles and will definitely use them for all my future remodeling needs.

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Michael N.Woodbridge, VAMarch 6, 2023

5 out of 5

Easy to install, modify, and looks better than traditional drop-ceiling tiles.

Great customer service that was responsive. They followed up to track the shipment, let me know when it was delivered, and helped resolve an issue quickly and easily. The product is great as well!

Cyrus A.Nicholasville, KYOctober 28, 2022

5 out of 5

Nice clean look

Very light weight, met all building and fire codes and has a great look

Bernard F.Margate City, NJJuly 5, 2022

5 out of 5

Perfect solution

For several years I dreaded the thought of replacing the stained and broken ceiling tiles in my utility room. I knew I could not work around protruding pipes without breaking the new tiles. When I came across these plastic tiles I thought I'd give them a try. They were easy to work with and cut with scissors. Best of all, I was able to easily cut out circular holes for protruding pipes. By simply slicing a straight line to the tile edge, the tile could then be bent back to allow the tile to wrap around the pipe. The bent part would then snap back into place and the cut would be barely noticeable. A great time saver.

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Paula A.Fertile, IANovember 26, 2021

5 out of 5

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Transformation !

My husband I discovered this product while out to lunch one day. A new restaurant in our area had done a remodel on an existing building. The owner graciously provided us product information. We immediately ordered 6 samples. Quick shipping had us install the samples and order enough product to refresh our family room, which happens to be 12 feet below ground with the design of our home. No natural is not a problem. The tiles selected brought a refresh of design and even an element of "decor". We have provided purchasing information to numerous family and friends. Edde (Customer Service Representative) has been AMAZING to work with!! ????? 5 Star Review !! Paula Appel

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Hector T.San Diego, CANovember 19, 2021

5 out of 5

Looks great

My office looks great and the best of all is the service, they're the best And helping you with you order

Chuck S.Dickson, TNOctober 5, 2021

5 out of 5

Awesome Tiles

Easy to cut and changes the whole look of the room. These are easily washable not like the traditional tiles. I am far from a handyman and was able to cut and place these at will.

Douglas C.Herkimer, NYOctober 5, 2021

5 out of 5

Looks fantastic

I got them for my laundry room as access is needed to the actual ceiling. While they are flimsy they work perfect and are really, really nice to look at. Maybe most ceiling tiles are flimsy not sure, no experience with them. Don't let that stop you from getting these tiles. Once they are up, they make quite a nice statement. Product was well packaged, no issues with this company what-so-ever.

Anthony D.Blue Bell, PAAugust 12, 2021

5 out of 5

Amazing results, killer style

These tiles look freaking amazing. Created a workout/peleton room for my wife and I. These black tiles, with some black walls and smart color changing bulbs made our room feel as if we were in a real workout studio. Not to mention the ordering process was smooth sailing with frequent status updates and fast turn around to my doorstep. Install took no time at all and a simple wet cloth wipe down after install to remove the dust was a breeze. Thanks for everything and I'd purchase these 10x over.

Jaime G.Chicago, ILJune 23, 2021

4 out of 5

Elegant design

My Items we packaged well, and shipped quickly. Trimming the tiles was very easy! I'm satisfied with my purchase.

Jenna L.Cincinnati, OHJanuary 4, 2021

5 out of 5

Had no idea drop ceilings could look so good!

The ceiling tiles look fantastic and customer service was top notch!

Rich C.Hertford, NCDecember 22, 2020

5 out of 5

Very Pleased

Put a dropped ceiling in a 16'x30' indoor patio. Tiles look great. Easy install. Cut with Scissors. Edde was great to work with. Be aware though, the tiles are very thin, and provide no insulation or sound deadening. 5 star experience.

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