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Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - Merlot (2x4)

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

MerlotMerlot$12.99WhiteBlackLatteSandStoneFaux BronzeFaux CopperFaux Pewter
2' x 2'2' x 4'
List Price:$15.75Save up to $4.96 per tile!
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  • 1-199

    $12.99$1.62 / sq. ft.
  • 200-299

    $11.99$1.50 / sq. ft.
  • 300-999

    $11.25$1.41 / sq. ft.
  • 1000+

    $10.79$1.35 / sq. ft.
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1 tile = $12.99 / covers 8 sq. feet
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Tile Specifications

  • Mounting type Drop In only
  • Dimensions2' x 4'

  • ColorMerlot

  • MaterialVinyl

  • Thickness.013" - Cuts easily with scissors

  • Weight13 oz

  • Recession.5" from tile face

  • BrandProLite

  • 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 Stratford grid tile is our most popular drop ceiling tile. Our customers are continually amazed at its ability to transform the look of their room. Its classic simplicity makes it a great option for any type of space. The repeating design of this 2x4 tile gives it the unique ability to create the look of a 2x2 tile, which can be nice in smaller spaces. You will find that it is a great time saver since it will help you cover twice the space in half the time. 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:
Since the Stratford tile is not flat on the back, it is not suitable for use as a direct mount tile.

While it is 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. 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 Stratford.

It is more than likely that your room has partial tiles around the perimeter. Not to worry- The Stratford tile lays nice and flat in the grid when cut to any size. Since the recession of the design is only .5", the gap is unnoticeable for most applications. View product images and customer installation photos for examples.

If your grid is already white and in good condition, it should match the white Stratford 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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Kristie J.Plum City, WIDecember 4, 2022

5 out of 5

My new ceiling

I live in a basement duplex and these made my entry way and living room alot more homey looking@!

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Evangelos M.Jacksonville, FLMay 3, 2022

5 out of 5


Was really impressed . Was Easy to cut and install . Great product !!!!

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Cynthia S.Frisco, COJanuary 1, 2022

5 out of 5

The burgundy ceiling tiles revamped the whole look of our men’s clothing store!

I would highly recommend Proceiling Tiles. We chose the burgundy 2x2 tiles for a buildout of our new men's clothing store. My contractor had no problem installing them it took less than a day to do the install. We've had many customers comment on how beautiful The ceiling looks.

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Shawnta D.Washington Park, ILJuly 5, 2021

5 out of 5

I love this product - Preparing to order again

very easy to install. I really like this product. I highly recommend

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Charles H.Port Richey, FLMarch 28, 2019

5 out of 5

Great looking ceiling tiles

they look absolutely great. But they a think plastic so I put the old ceiling tiles on top of these with the insulation on top of all of them. I just wished that they told me to do that in the beginning. I finished them all with just the plastic and when I opened the door the tiles would move up and down withing the grid system. Next time tell the buyer the right way to install them. Took me twice as long after I had to do it over again. Again it is a great looking product, just tell customer proper way to install

Thank you for your feedback, Charles! We’re happy to hear that you’re loving the look of the Stratford tiles in your ceiling! We also appreciate the installation advice; however, due to the thinness and design of the Stratford tiles, we do not recommend that the existing/old ceiling tiles or insulation (other than our Soniguard tiles) be placed on top of them, because this can cause the Stratfords to be crushed or to begin sagging under the weight. Instead, we recommend using our Uplift Prevention Clips along the top of the grid system every couple of feet to prevent the ceiling tiles from lifting out of the grid system due to air pressure changes. If keeping the old tiles and insulation is preferred, it’s best for these items to be placed above the gridwork so that they are not adding any weight to the Stratford tile. You can view our video “Your Old Ceiling Tiles” (, or on any Stratford product page) to learn more about how to place the existing tiles above the grid system in order to make room for any of our Featherlight Series (.013”) ceiling tiles. Hopefully this helps answer your questions as to why we do not recommend installing any items directly on top of the tiles. We thank you for using our Stratford vinyl ceiling tiles for your ceiling project and hope you enjoy them for years to come!
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Christina G.Chesilhurst, NJFebruary 25, 2019

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Richard O.St Petersburg, FLJuly 28, 2017

5 out of 5


Everything worked out perfectly. Being a man of course I didn't read the instructions until I was finished and regretted not putting adhesive on the entire trim pieces; so many had to be redone. One instruction said put three dabs on each piece and another said to cover it all. Other then that I was so happy with how flexible each tile was so it was very easy to fit them on the existing grating and the trim covered the old imperfections. Excellent company and delivery was timely and undamaged and I couldn't be happier. Don't waste your time at Lowes or Home Depot when this company is in business. Huge selection available with great color pictures and accurate descriptions.

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Lynnette B.Parkville, MDSeptember 14, 2023

5 out of 5

This ceiling material is fantastic

I love this tile. It gives my office space a very elegant look! The installer indicated it was very easy to install! I highly recommend this product. Also, the ordering process was great and it was delivered as promised.

Clarissa W.Falls City, NESeptember 6, 2023

4 out of 5

Looks great!

This product looks amazing. My contractor loved working with it. He did have to frame out all lighting including can lights as the ceiling tiles were not able to support any lighting on its own.

Jeff C.Tolland, CTAugust 30, 2023

5 out of 5

excellent quality and excellent service

2 things stand out from my experience in buying ceiling tiles from Pro. 1. Tiles are very durable, even with my sloppy installation techniques as I have never installed tiles before. They are resilient and look great. Even my inspector walked in and said "ohhh nice ceiling". 2. Customer service is as good as you can get. Responsive on all emails and questions, and my order was short by 1 tile, so I emailed my rep Niquie to let her know, and they delivered 1 tile to me at no cost, and no questions asked. Really impressed.

Cheryl S.Somerville, MAAugust 29, 2023

5 out of 5

We love the totally new look and ease of use!

Recently we had a water leakage in the ceiling over our acoustic tile drop ceiling leading to a very messy collapse of a large portion of tiles. After researching for new tiles we decide to replace entire ceiling tiles since the framework for tiles remained intact. We love the raised square look and it was so easy to cut the tiles with utility scissors. They are so light and easy to put in place. We did entire living room in one morning and afternoon. The look is clean and sharp. Could not recommend more positively and is a great value. Thanks for such a great product with fast shipping!

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Paul C.York, MEAugust 27, 2023

5 out of 5

Easy to cut, handle and install

I replaced an old drop ceiling in my basement and it looks great! Very easy to cut and drop into place. And the service from Edde was first rate!

Stephanie F.Vienna, VAAugust 24, 2023

5 out of 5


The company on a whole is a pleasure to work with, especially Brandon. The tile look great, easy to install, and add a presence to the space.

Marilyn T.Maryville, TNAugust 23, 2023

5 out of 5

Best replacement tiles !

Pro ceiling tiles are so easy to install. Shipping is super fast. Tiles arrived in flat boxes without damage. Customer service is the best…especially Jason. He answers all questions and gives feedback. Replaced ceiling tiles for 2 large areas . Tiles replaced old drop down basement tiles. What a difference they make.

Audrey K.Buffalo, NYAugust 6, 2023

5 out of 5

Easy to use

Instead of replacing a bunch of old ceiling tiles that were still functional, this was a great way to change up a room for a good price. The tiles were easy to set up and to clean.

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