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Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - Merlot

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

MerlotMerlot$6.95WhiteBlackLatteSandStoneTranslucentCherry WoodFaux BronzeFaux CopperFaux Pewter
2' x 2'2' x 4'
List Price:$8.45Save up to $2.70 per tile!
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    Per TileThat's Only
  • 1-299

    $6.95$1.74 / sq. ft.
  • 300-999

    $6.50$1.63 / sq. ft.
  • 1000+

    $5.75$1.44 / sq. ft.
  • Quantity
1 tile = $6.95 / covers 4 sq. feet
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Tile Specifications

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

  • ColorMerlot

  • MaterialVinyl

  • Thickness.013" - Cuts easily with scissors

  • Weight6 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 2x2 grid tile is our most popular drop ceiling tile. Its classic simplicity makes it a great option for any type of space. Our customers are continually amazed at its ability to transform the look of their room. Being that it is FDA compliant, it is an excellent choice for restaurants. 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 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 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, not much 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
Fire Sprinklers
FAQ - Recessed/Can/'Puck' Lights
FAQ - 120°F Max Temperature
FAQ - Uplift in Drafty areas



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Ali D.Dearborn, MISeptember 6, 2023

5 out of 5

Thank you

Good quality

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Carlos T.Fort Worth, TXMarch 26, 2023

5 out of 5

A Classy Look at at a reasonable price

Adding these ceiling tiles to my Cigar Lounge instantly transformed the look from a sterile, bland interior to a vibrant, classy look with ease. Great way to make a bland room visually stunning.

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Deborah D.Sioux Falls, SDJune 11, 2021

5 out of 5

Will look great

So far we haven't gotten put in yet, but the sample pieces are up and it's going to look awesome! Can't wait till it's all in!

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Brian T.Medford, MAOctober 21, 2020

5 out of 5

Better than expected

Wasn't sure when I ordered it if it would really be as easy to install as I'd seen on your video. But it was and it looks great. Thinking about other rooms now.

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Dale B.Harrisburg, ORJuly 29, 2020

4 out of 5

Looks good.

Were fairly easy to lay once we had the dimensions laid out. Hung recessed lighting by running a wire through the metal frame. They are too thin and floppy to support the lighting by themselves.

You did the right thing! Regardless of which ceiling tile is installed, lighting should always be supported by the ceiling grid.
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Jonah O.San Antonio, TXOctober 22, 2019

5 out of 5

Very nice

Very good

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David H.Arlington, MAApril 18, 2019

4 out of 5

Excellent product

These ceiling tiles have made a real difference in the look of my bathroom. They are lightweight and very easy to install.

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Wayne C.Oxford, PAMay 19, 2016

5 out of 5

Satisfied Customer

Quick delivery and quite simple install. Would buy again.

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Lynn D.Fort Walton Beach, FLMarch 15, 2016

5 out of 5

Worked as advertised

Install was easy and it looks great.

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Richard E.Fisher, PADecember 10, 2014

4 out of 5

Really pleased with our purchase ........

We are giving the ceiling tile a 4 out of 5 ONLY because we have yet to install it . We must purchase the grid first. The tiles look great and the flexibility appears to be something fairly simple to install and durable. The color was exactly as we imagined. We can't wait to pull our room all together with this awesome ceiling. Everyone loves the color as much as we do. The price was a fair price for all of the tile we purchased and was delivered quickly. Very helpful and informative customer service . Really pleased so far ......... :)

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Vince H.Troy, OHMarch 17, 2014

5 out of 5

My wife loves it

Thought this was going to be too dark in a window less basement but with the lights installed Looks awesome.

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AnonymousNew Windsor, NYDecember 7, 2013

4 out of 5

Adds life to the basement

We had white amrstrong single raised tiles in our basement. Due to high humidity in some parts of basement, they tend to sack from middle and get dirty. I was skeptical about the eight of Stratford Vinyl but they were okay to fit in the grid. That is the reason, I gave one less star. The looks are awesome, easy to clean and install.

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Stephen G.Sarver, PAOctober 30, 2013

5 out of 5

Looks great. No one believes they are plastic!

Never liked the idea of a drop ceiling until now. A game changer!

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Julie L.Chelsea, MIMay 16, 2024

5 out of 5

I love the way the rooms look!

I did the installation for 3 rooms by myself, except for the tiles that had lighting in them. The fixtures had been installed without brackets attached, so I hired someone to change those fixtures so they attached to the wooden ceiling supports. Installing the tiles wasn't hard at all, even though I had some really strange measurements I had to make and then cut. A good pair of scissors worked just fine! ProCeilingTiles was awesome in answering my questions when I called, plus they were quick in getting my order to me ... and then the followup orders because I needed new tiles.

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Timothy M.Orange, MAMay 13, 2024

5 out of 5

Looks great so much easier than acoustic

Easily installed quickly got the job done

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