CeilingMAX White Surface Mount Ceiling Grid Kit (100 sqft.)

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ITEM# 18326223
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    ITEM#: 18326223

    CeilingMAX quickly and easily covers old tile ceilings, floor joists, plaster or drywall. Using snap-in technology, these frames are easy to install and work with any standard 2 ft. x 2 ft. or 2 ft. x 4 ft. tiles. Manufactured with high-grade vinyl, CeilingMAX eliminates rust and scratches without demolition cost, mess and downtime. CeilingMAX provides an immediate acoustic solution and with surface mounting, saves up to 6 in. of ceiling height.

    • PVC vinyl material provides durability
    • Compatible with 2 ft. x 2 ft. or 2 ft. x 4 ft. surface-mount ceiling tiles to conserve up to 6 in. of ceiling height in dropped or suspended ceilings; can replace old tile ceilings or covers floor joists, plaster or drywall
    • 100 sq. ft. of coverage (210 lineal ft.) per carton
    • Snap-in design allows easy installation
    • Dimensions: 97 in x 5.5 in x 3.5 in
    • Kit includes: Seven (7) 8 ft. top hangers, seven (7) 8 ft. runners, twenty-five (25) 2 ft. cross tees and six 8 ft. wall brackets
    • Color is white
    • Made of plastic

    Assembly Required.




    Please be aware that if you order more than 151 pounds of tile or flooring, the order may need to be shipped Freight and our Oversized Item Delivery/Return policy will apply. Please click here for more information.

    Specs

    Features
    Material Plastic, Vinyl
    Assembly Assembly Required
    Color White
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      Item arrived quickly and without any issues. Product is being used where I do not have clearance for regular drop ceiling. This will make it possible for me to use 2x2 ceiling tiles.

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      It does the job, but it's not quite as easy as the manufacturer makes it seem. For one thing, in my (admittedly limited) experience, most basement rooms are going to have pipes or conduits or something along those lines running somewhere below the floor joists. As this product is designed to attach directly to the joists, that can be problematic. Having used this product in two different areas of my basement, I've tried a couple different approaches; one using spacers to drop the ceiling down 1/2" or so and allow me to pass right over the conduits and supply lines, and the second, cobbling around pipes or ducts and cutting the ceiling tiles around them. Both methods work, and I actually used both simultaneously, depending on how big an obstruction I needed to avoid. It just made for considerably more work than I'd anticipated. Additionally, these grids are plastic, rather than the traditional metal. That makes them considerably easier to work with in terms of cutting to size, but there is a trade-off. Because they're plastic, they can, and will, flex, which can result in a couple issues. The first potential issue is that it's quite easy to flex just a little off the chalk line, resulting in a less than straight grid line. It's easy enough to fix, and it's more of a nuisance than a major problem, but definitely something to be aware of. The second potential problem is that, in addition to flexing side to side, they will flex upward, into the void between floor joists. Because the more you push on it, the more it will give, this can make it difficult to snap the cover piece into the grid attached to the ceiling. For most sections, you can just reach into that void, from an as yet unfinished portion of your ceiling and apply some downward pressure on the grid. The real problem is when it's the last tile and there is no way to apply this downward pressure. In one room, I was eventually able to get it to pop into place, but in the other, I just gave up. Because the tiles are so close to the floor joists, as long as it's just a foot or so that's not quite popped into place, it's not visible from the room, and no one will know (unless you tell them), and it's not going to fall down, because it's connected everywhere else. Bottom line: it's a pretty good product, and I'm pretty happy with the results. Just don't believe that it's going to be as easy as the product description makes it look.

    • first time using ceiling max
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      This is the first time using ceiling max, shipping was fast, price was a lot better than retail store. Took an hour or less to put up frame . Just used 1 inch drywall screws to attach to wall, and a level to make sure it was level. I used white PVC 2x2 panels (which don't measure exactly 2X2), Use the t bars to measure the distance between the top hangers. Overall, this is a cheaper alternative to a metal drop ceiling, faster than putting up a drywall ceiling.

    • Verified Purchase

      I had a very low ceiling in my basement, but wanted the convenience of a drop ceiling for easy access to the wires and pipes running along the basement ceiling. This ceiling works exactly like a drop ceiling, but is easy to install without the loss of height. I was able to install it in a very large basement on my own with no help. Its more expensive than a traditional drop ceiling, but worth the extra cost. Overstock provided the best price and fastest shipping for this product.

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      The Ceiling MAX surface mount grid kit turned out to be the perfect (mostly) thing for our basement apartment ceiling. A good thing about it, were once we figured out what we were doing, it was a pretty easy DIY install. Another great thing about it is that it mounts directly the the joists, allowing more headroom in an already low ceiling space. A bad thing about it is that though the tiles are not permanently mounted, it is very difficult to remove them. But it can be done, we already had to get into the ceiling behind them and the electrician was able to remove them to gain access.

    • Verified Purchase

      Updated my basement ceiling. Looks worlds better than old ceiling tiles.

    • Verified Purchase

      This ceiling tile system makes it very easy to install it on your own

    • Easy to work with
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      I'm really surprised at how easy this product was to work with. Admittedly, I was lucky that my basement had a wood framing in place to lower the ceiling below the plumbing/electrical/duct work (the previous ceiling were tiles that were stapled to the wood frame).. The project took me a couple of days (working sporadically), and looks awesome. The material is very flexible, but I could see it being more of a challenge if you're using traditional acoustic tiles that are rigid. I use ceilume tiles, which are really flexible, so everything came together smoothly. I'd use this product again for a quick basement update.

    • Verified Purchase

      Perfect for mounting directly to the joists. Went together easily. Follow the instructions when you install your first tile.

    • Verified Purchase

      Used with decorative tiles and matching grid tape to cover the white. Looks great

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      Wasted a lot of money on this. Does not work like a drop ceiling as expected. Read up on this fully before buying; I didn't and now I got 4 boxes of this and not sure what to do with it.

    • Verified Purchase

      Updated my basement ceiling. Looks worlds better than old ceiling tiles.

    • Verified Purchase

      Looks great and attached quick and easy. only downside is the box was too small and broke open. Couldn't tell if it was missing pieces.

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      Easy Installation and gives a clean final look. We were searching for a basement ceiling kit that we could remove if we needed to access above it but didn't have us lose any of our overhead space. This worked great. Be sure to watch the online videos of how to install it in order to get the best final look.

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      Item arrived quickly and without any issues. Product is being used where I do not have clearance for regular drop ceiling. This will make it possible for me to use 2x2 ceiling tiles.

    • Looks like a good product for the price.

    • Verified Purchase

      Great product. Saved a lot head by using this system and it was very easy to install. Would recommend it!!

    • Verified Purchase

      Ceiling max is perfect for a no loss in ceiling height. Eazy to install well made product.

    • Verified Purchase

      Used with decorative tiles and matching grid tape to cover the white. Looks great

    • Verified Purchase

      This system is of excellent quality. Overstock delivered quickly and safely. The system is easy to install with plenty of instructions and videos online, including a calculator that makes measurement a breeze. The install is attractive for my bedroomn. Will be converting more rooms as I renovate.

    • Verified Purchase

      Updated my basement ceiling. Looks worlds better than old ceiling tiles.

    • Verified Purchase

      Looks great and attached quick and easy. only downside is the box was too small and broke open. Couldn't tell if it was missing pieces.

    • Verified Purchase

      This user earned $1.00 in rewards for writing this review.Learn More

      Easy Installation and gives a clean final look. We were searching for a basement ceiling kit that we could remove if we needed to access above it but didn't have us lose any of our overhead space. This worked great. Be sure to watch the online videos of how to install it in order to get the best final look.

    • Verified Purchase

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      Item arrived quickly and without any issues. Product is being used where I do not have clearance for regular drop ceiling. This will make it possible for me to use 2x2 ceiling tiles.

    • Looks like a good product for the price.

    • Verified Purchase

      Great product. Saved a lot head by using this system and it was very easy to install. Would recommend it!!

    • Verified Purchase

      Ceiling max is perfect for a no loss in ceiling height. Eazy to install well made product.

    • Verified Purchase

      Used with decorative tiles and matching grid tape to cover the white. Looks great

    • Verified Purchase

      This system is of excellent quality. Overstock delivered quickly and safely. The system is easy to install with plenty of instructions and videos online, including a calculator that makes measurement a breeze. The install is attractive for my bedroomn. Will be converting more rooms as I renovate.

    • Verified Purchase

      Easy to put up and gives more head room.

    Questions & Answers

    • Q:

      "Can these be used over popcorn ceiling?"

      • A:

        This system can be installed to any solid substrate or floor joist.

    • Q:

      "can this set also be used as a drop ceiling? does it come with a corner/edge pieces?"

      • A:

        It's designed to be installed directly again the ceiling rafters (or furring strips), not dropped by wires. It comes with edge pieces, which join into each other at the corners, but no actual separate "corner" piece.

    • Q:

      "My top runners are brown which is not the same color (white) as the rest of the product and it seems very hard to get the hanger into the runner. Is this normal, should I need to knock it in with a rubber mallet? Should it be that difficult?"

      • A:

        Thank you for your interest in our product. Yes, it is normal that the top hangers are a different color as once the system is installed the top hangers are not seen. Try snapping the runner and top hanger together by starting at one end and working your way down, however it is a very snug fit. Thanks again!

    • Q:

      "does this kit include everything i will need to cover 100sq. ft. of ceiling? or will i need to purchase more ceiling tiles?"

      • A:

        You will need to purchase All of the ceiling tiles, none are included.

    • Q:

      "Is it easy to take down in the event of a water leak or staining on the tiles?"

      • A:

        To remove a tile once the ceiling grid is installed, you will first need to unsnap a runner on one side of the tile. To unsnap the runner, you will need to start at the end of the runner and pull down. The runner will pull away from the top hanger, similar to a zip-lock bag. When you have the runner unsnapped, you will then be able to rock the cross tees and remove the tile(s). After you have the runner removed, you could also back out the screw in the top hanger near the tile you would like to remove. This would allow you to twist and flex the top hanger to get the cross tee and tile out. After your work behind the tile is complete, (screw the top hanger back into place if the screw was removed), slide the tile back into place, once again rocking the cross tees, and snap the runner back into the top hanger.

    • Q:

      "Why did you choose this product?"

      • A:

        very easy to use and I don't lose and ceiling height.

      • A:

        great price and good reviews.

      • A:

        I needed a flush mount product. This product received good reviews. Overstock was the least expensive I could find and on top of that I could also use a coupon.

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