• Front 2x4 Sand Decorative Tiles
  • Side 2x4 Sand Decorative Tiles
  • 2x4 Drop Ceiling Grid Installation tips
  • 2x4 decorative ceiling strips sand

    Sand Grid Strips

  • Black Stratford tiles for a basement

    The Right Color for Entertaining

  • Latte Stratford ceiling tiles used in a lobby

    The Ultimate Basement Ceiling

  • White Stratford tiles in a retail store

    Simple Style for Retail Spaces

  • White Stratford tiles for a bedroom

    Adds Elegance in Bedrooms

  • Latte Stratford ceiling tiles used in a supermarket

    Perfect for Delis & Supermarkets

  • Stratford Ceiling tiles being used with canned and track lighting

    Easy to Cut for Lights

  • White Stratford tiles in a retail store

    Eyecatching in Small Shops

  • Latte Stratford ceiling tiles in a conference room

    Adds Class in Offices & Conference Rooms

  • White Stratford tiles in a lobby

    Perfect Tile for Lobbies

  • Black and Merlot checkered pattern of Stratford tiles in a basement

    Get Creative!

  • White Stratford tiles in a salon

    The Finishing Touch in Salons

  • White Stratford tiles in the hallway of a business

    Great for Hospitals

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Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - Sand (2x4)

SandSand$11.99WhiteBlackLatteMerlotStoneTranslucentFaux BronzeFaux CopperFaux Pewter
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List Price:$13.45Save up to $4.70 per tile!
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  • 1-199
    tiles

    $11.99$1.50 / sq. ft.
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    $10.75$1.34 / sq. ft.
  • 300-999
    tiles

    $9.25$1.16 / sq. ft.
  • 1000+
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    $8.75$1.09 / sq. ft.
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    COVERS
    8 sq. ft.

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Tile Specifications

  • TypeDrop In

  • Dimensions2' x 4'

  • ColorSand

  • MaterialVinyl

  • Thickness.013" - Cuts easily with scissors

  • Weight13 oz

  • Recession.5" from tile face

  • BrandProLite

  • Special InstructionsNot recommended for installation
    where ceiling temperatures exceed 120F

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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 - 23-7/8" x 23-7/8"
  • 2x4 Actual Size - 23-7/8" x 47-7/8"

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" - 1" T-Bar Ceiling Systems. Most of the thermoform ceiling tiles come in two sizes, 2'x2' and 2'x4'.

Not recommended for direct mount installation

FYI - If you have a 2x4 grid ceiling, but would prefer the look of the 2x2 ceiling tiles, simply insert a 2' center T bar available online or at most local hardware stores...it'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.

Highlights:
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
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 TILE

Warranty Statement
The ceiling tile manufacturer guarantees that your 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: 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. 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 our company. The replacement materials will be of the same or similar design and quality.


RETURNS

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 that 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.

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 an 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. 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 incurred during shipping, so please package the items accordingly. Retain the paperwork that the shipping company gives you, especially the tracking number. Remember, you will be responsible for the items until we receive them.

Making A Return
Need to return extra tiles or perhaps select a different style? Just give us a call and we'll be glad to help!

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 tiles 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 your 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 choose 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 Loctite 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.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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5 out of 5

I have finished installing my ceiling tiles and am very happy with results

I have finished installing my ceiling tiles and am very happy with results, with the exception of the tiles that the heating and air conditioning duck output comes thru. Since your tiles are not flat it is impossible, at least for me, to get the grill edges to line up perfectly because of the two different levels. I love the other qualities of your product: light weight, flexibility, ease of installation and it was perfect for my requirements!!!

  • Sand
5 out of 5

Restored my garage ceiling which is used for many picnics/parties back to great!

This ceiling tile was placed on previous grid which was painted and looks rich. Sand color which was just off white looks perfect!

  • Sand
4 out of 5

Looks Great

It looks great went up easy. The grid tape was easy to use, but now that heat is off and getting humid the tape is starting to peel.

  • Sand
5 out of 5

Changes the look of a daylight basement to look very elegant. Great product

Very happy with the results. Will purchase more for another room.

Other products reviewed on this order: ProLITE Decorative Grid Strips (Pack of 25)
  • Sand
5 out of 5

Best decision ever!

I replaced the old ceiling tiles in my kitchen with the Stratford tiles and they look amazing. Really gives my kitchen an updated look. Very install to install and everyone loves it.

  • Sand
5 out of 5

Looks great

Stratford ceiling tiles make an unbelievable difference in the appearance of a room. We installed these ceiling tiles in our basement family room, replacing old, ugly acoustic tiles in a grid system. Not only does the ceiling look so much better, it feels lighter and more airy. We had installed the old acoustic tiles as well, and these vinyl tiles were much easier to install due to their flexibility. The only downside is that now, with our new beautiful ceiling, the rest of the decor looks a little shabby by comparison. Guess I'll have to work on that now.

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  • Sand
5 out of 5

Replaced Our Church Ceiling - Looks Great.

Proceilingtiles.com was easy to work with and the product was very effective at improving both the look and the acoustics of our church sanctuary. The tiles are easy to cut, customize, and install. I recommend this product as a cost-effective, cosmetic upgrade for any unsightly, acoustic tile ceiling.

  • Sand
5 out of 5

Transformed the look or our lower lever lounge!

Took an old tired ceiling and turned it into a luxury look. Friends are amazed at the change. The tiles upgraded our lounge and wine cellar at a reasonable cost. Installation was easy with the lightweight tiles.

  • Sand
5 out of 5

These Ceiling Title are the ultimate!

These Ceiling titles are fabulous. Easy to cut

  • Sand
5 out of 5

Looks great!! and so easy

We love our new ceiling. It looks beautiful and it was so easy to put up - even the ones that needed to be cut. We would recommend Proceiling tiles to everyone that has a dropped ceiling and wants to upgrade to a classy look

  • Sand
4 out of 5

I did it myself which is pretty good for an old lady.

I love my new ceiling. I took down old acoustic tile and insulation that was more than 40 years old but used the existing grid. I notice that the old tile had soundproofing qualities that this tile does not have. I don't know yet how much this will bother me when someone is watching TV and I am in my bedroom directly above. I installed the tile myself and I am 81 years old. It was very easy to cut with household scissors which was necessary around the edges as this is an old house and nothing is straight. I had can lights installed and the electrician had no problems. They look great and I am happy.

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  • Sand
5 out of 5

Classic look

Good looking tiles transformed my traditional, basement drop-ceiling into quite a masterpiece. Looking to find a product for my living room space now.

  • Sand
5 out of 5

Enhanced the ceiling

Each time I walk into my bedroom I feel as if i am in a hotel. Looks beautiful. Doesn't look like a drop down ceiling. It was easy to cut with scissors. I installed 4" recessed lights and it works very well. Would have liked the vinyl to be just a bit thicker. During the wiring of the light fixture, a few times the light fixture would move and the weight of thr light on the vinyl made the tile slip out of the grid. Other than that I am very happy.

Other products reviewed on this order: ProLITE Decorative Grid Strips (Pack of 25)
  • Sand
3 out of 5

gorgeous but too light alone for R19 insulation

I had to use ugly acoustic tiles under (over?) my Stratfords to have enough strength to hold up R19 insulation, but it was worth the extra expense to have an attractive ceiling AND substantial insulation. Very pleased.

  • Sand
5 out of 5

VERY NICE CEILING TILE

just great tile.

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