Drop Ceiling Installation for Armstrong Ceilings

Drop Ceiling Installation for Armstrong Ceilings

Learn how easy a drop ceiling installation can be. Get instructions, watch videos, and see photos.

Suspended (drop) ceilings are a great option when access to overhead pipes, ductwork and wiring is needed. It's also easy to repair and replace a damaged ceiling panel - just remove the old panel and pop a new one into place.

Drop Ceiling Options

Available in a variety of options, drop ceilings are not only easy to install but they can also bring some excitement and flair to your ceiling. Only 3 inches of overhead space is required for most installations, so you don't have to sacrifice ceiling height.

Smooth Look Ceilings: Available in 24" x 24" and 24" x 48" options, these mineral fiber panels have a clean, upscale visual similar to drywall and install in a standard 15/16" grid system.

Decorative Suspended Ceilings: These 24" x 24" mineral fiber ceilings come in a variety of decorative options, including coffered and unique styles for different areas of the home. They install in a standard 15/16" grid system.

Metallaire Suspended Ceilings: 24" x 24" Metallaire panels install in a standard 15/16-in grid system. Coordinating grid kits are available, although existing or new grid can also be painted to match the panels.

Coffered Look Ceilings: These 24" x 24" panels are made of rigid PVC and offer a sophisticated, coffer look at a fraction of the cost of custom work. These panels are available in white or black, and come in two different depths. These drop ceilings install in a standard 15/16" grid system.

Ceilings for Narrow Grid: Special 24" x 24" mineral fiber panels install on a narrow 9/16" grid, which helps minimize the look of grid.

Textured Look Ceilings: Available in 24" x 24" and 24" x 48" options, these panels typically have a fissured or coarse visual and install in a standard 15/16" grid system.


Drop Ceiling Installation Overview

Any of the above options can be installed in 4 easy steps:


Installation Overviews and Instructions

Drop Ceiling Calculator

Tell us your room dimensions and joist direction, and we'll tell you how to layout your 24"x 24" or 24" x 48" drop ceiling grid and provide an accurate materials estimate for your space.

Layout Grid and Estimate