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  • Manchester Ceiling Tile
  • Manchester White Ceiling Tile
  • Details of Manchester Ceiling Tile

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  • Manchester Direct Mount Ceiling Tile

Manchester Ceiling Tile - White

List Price:$15.75Save up to $4.50 per tile!
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  • 1-199

    $12.95$3.24 / sq. ft.
  • 200-299

    $11.95$2.99 / sq. ft.
  • 300-999

    $11.75$2.94 / sq. ft.
  • 1000+

    $11.25$2.81 / sq. ft.
  • Quantity
    4 sq. ft.

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  • TypeGlue Up

  • Dimensions2' x 2'

  • ColorWhite

  • MaterialVinyl

  • Thickness.03"

  • Weight13 oz

  • Projection.14" from tile face

  • BrandProLite

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

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Product Description

Quick Facts

  • Made from durable PVC
  • Lasts a lifetime
  • Clean with soap and water
  • Mold and mildew resistant.
  • Stain resistant
  • Flexible yet strong
  • Lightweight and easy to install
  • 2x2 Actual Size - 23-7/8" x 23-7/8"
  • Edge overlap is approx. 1"

These thermoform tiles are made from UV Stabilized .030" thick vinyl plastic. They are designed to glue-up to ceilings and even walls! With its overlapping edge design, the results appear seamless. This is ideal for direct mount installation projects.

The durable PVC material is easy to clean, stain resistant, water resistant, dust free, and eco friendly! TWith a Class A fire rating, the Manchester Ceiling Tile is a great addition to home and businesses. Their lightweight feature creates an easier installation process with minimal strain and stress. Also, they are 100% recyclable and made in the USA!

The stylish design and overlapping feature makes the Manchester a fantastic choice for glue-up aka direct mount applications. You will love the benefits of this overlap tile, which creates a consistent, seamless look.

Things to Consider:
Because this tile is designed to overlap the edges, a 2x2 tile does not cover a full 3.96 square feet, but rather 3.47 square feet when properly installed. Accessory products such as grid strips are not needed for overlapping these glue-up tiles.

Save a trip to the store by purchasing our Red Devil brand Direct Mount Adhesive. If you would prefer to pick up something locally, find a standard Construction Adhesive such as Loctite Power Grab. When using adhesive, be sure to test it out before committing to the entire project.

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.


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, 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 Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles

Adhesives -vs- Staples
We recommend adhesive when installing our tiles. Although stapling is an option, adhering tiles with adhesive is the recommended method, yielding the most favorable results. (Staples can crack the tiles). We recommend "Red Devil General Purpose Construction Adhesive" available here.

Materials: Needed for Installation

  • Ceiling tiles
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil / Wax Pencil
  • Chalk line
  • Straight edge
  • Scissors or Ceiling Tile Aviation Snips
  • Adhesive (about 1 tube for every 8 tiles)
  • Paper towels and water for clean-up
  • Decorative Strips/Grid Tape for Prolite and Designer Series
  • Eye protection

Surface Types and Methods of Installation

Sheetrock, Drywall, Plaster, Cement
Install ceiling tiles directly to ceiling using an approved adhesive. Verify on the adhesive of your choice whether it will work for both the ceiling tile material and the material to which it is to be adhered.

Wood Paneling, Plywood
Install ceiling tiles directly to ceiling using adhesive.

Wood Furring Strips
Furring strips can be used to mount the tiles to. This method is a great solution for ceilings that are not quite perfectly flat and would require a lot of work to fix. Furring strips can be leveled with shims when installing, giving a nice flat area for the tiles to adhere to.

The furring strips should be spaced out the width and length of your tile, minus any overlap that may be required. If you are installing 2x4 tiles, we recommend putting up furring strips in a 2x2 pattern so the middle of the tile has something to adhere to.

Popcorn / Stucco / Cottage Cheese Ceilings
Ceiling tiles should never be applied directly to popcorn ceilings. The ceiling tiles need a flat, even surface to be applied to. There are several ways to create an appropriate surface. You can remove the ceiling texture, add a new layer of drywall over the existing surface, or install furring strips.

If you decide to remove the existing texture, it would be a really good idea to test the material for asbestos before going to work. The process of removing the material is messy and time consuming and depending on your local laws, you may need to have a licensed removal contractor do the work. Please check into it before you start removal.

Before You Begin
Your surface needs to be smooth, clean, and dry. Test out your adhesive and tile combination in a small area before committing to doing the whole ceiling.

Planning Your Layout
Take the time to plan your layout. One of the most important things to know is that not every ceiling tile is exactly 2"x2" or 2"x4". Most tiles are slightly smaller so that they are versatile; working for both glue-up and drop grid applications. Be sure to check the size of your tile before laying out your ceiling.

With Grid Strips (Available for ProLite, Legacy, and Designer Series ceiling tiles)
If you plan on using grid strips to cover the seams, be sure to check the spacing needed between the tiles. Use a grid strip to verify the space needed to allow the grid strips to lay flat.

Without Grid Strips (An option for Legacy and Designer Series tiles, and recommended for Manchester ceiling tiles)
Place a few tiles on the floor and check the size and overlap. The overlap length can vary depending on the tile design and/or personal preference.

Note: The thickness compounds where 4 tiles overlapping tiles meet for the Legacy and Designer tiles. With careful planning, you can trim 2 or 3 tiles to minimize the thickness. This step is also a personal preference. For most installers, the ceiling height makes the overlap thickness unnoticeable.

Planning Your Layout
Knowing the actual size and overlap of the tile is very important for direct mounting. You will be marking a grid on the ceiling to keep everything nice and straight. If you are off by only 1/8 of an inch on each tile, after 8 tiles you will be off a whole inch. Be as precise as you can with your measurements.

Use grid paper and map out your ceiling. Indicate the position of lights, vents, and any other fixtures or obstructions on the ceiling. The location of these obstacles will determine your layout and overall look of the finished ceiling. Make sure you take the border into consideration when laying out the tile pattern. A larger border is often preferred over a small one. Use your drawing to plan an even border around the room.

Note: If the ceiling tile you have chosen has a large amount of relief, you may want to consider the use of a flatter border tile in the spaces where there are lights, vents or other obstructions in the ceiling. Tiles with a significant relief design may preclude the use of them when confronted with a surface mounted accessory.

Consider the main, most visible area of your space as well as the longest runs of tiles. These are usually the lines you want square to your starting wall. At some point, you will need to pick a wall to start from and use it as the base for your lines. Most rooms are not square and many times tile layout is a compromise of room shape and border tile size needs.

Once your pattern has been decided, use a chalk line to snap your rows. Make sure to space your chalk lines according to your size of tile. If you are overlapping tiles during installation, you will have to reduce your line spacing to account for the tile overlap.

Note: Both of these layouts are out of square by the same amount, only the size of the border tiles are different. The layout on the right shows how much easier it is to spot the imperfection in the alignment. The smaller the border tile, the greater it will magnify how out of square a room is.

Installing the First Tile
Make sure all your surfaces as well as your hands are clean. Any oils on the ceiling or tiles, even the ones from your skin, can affect the performance of the adhesive. Latex gloves are a great option during the installation process, keeping oils off the tiles and keeping your hands clean of adhesive.

Take your first tile and apply a bead of adhesive all the way around the perimeter of the backside of the tile. Make the bead 1/8" to 3/16" in size. If the tile center lays flat on the ceiling, add a 4" "X" to the center section with adhesive. If the tile has a design where only a few areas touch the ceiling, place dabs of adhesive on those sections. Keep a damp towel handy to clean up any adhesive that may seep out.

Gently place the tile close to its final location next to your chalk lines. Lightly press the tile to the ceiling as you slide it into position. This lets the adhesive spread out and smear a bit. Once you are satisfied that the tile is in place, firmly press the tile to the ceiling, rubbing out any bumps in the adhesive.

Second Tile - With Overlap
Use the same gluing technique as the first tile. Place the second tile next to your first one, overlapping the edge(s) by your predetermined amount. Your grid should have marks where your tile edge should be. Continue to place full sized tiles, adjusting as necessary, to remain lined up on your grid lines.

Second Tile - Without Overlap
Use the same gluing technique as the first tile. Place the second tile next to your first one. The edges of each tile should be touching. Don't press the tiles together with force. Use the Grid Strip to confirm you are placing the tiles with the correct spacing. Continue placing full sized tiles adjusting as necessary to remain lined up on your grid lines. For non-overlapping tiles, creating a small space to remain on your layout is okay. These gaps will be covered by the Grid Strips when finished.

Border Tiles
Measure the open space from the installed tile to the wall. Make sure to take measurements at each end of the space, as the measurements are often different. Make sure the tile is facing the correct direction. Transfer your measurements to your border tile and cut it.

Decorative Strips
Grid strips are designed to cover up the seams between non-overlapping ceiling tiles. Each strip is 2 feet long and most designs come with an embossed pattern.

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. 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 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 to adhering permanently.

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 tiles are flat and any adhesive that has oozed out between the cracks has been cleaned up. If your tiles have been up for a while, take some time to clean the area that the strips will be applied to. 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.

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 trimming is needed.

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.

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 trimming is needed.



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Chris T.Kingsville, MOAugust 13, 2021

5 out of 5

the customer was very pleased with the finished product

I found the tile very easy to install, the customer service was outstanding.

James M.Port Murray, NJJune 15, 2021

5 out of 5


Came quickly. Safely packed. Easy to install. Looks fantastic. Best thing I've bought in a long while.

Maria T.Santa Paula, CAMay 3, 2021

5 out of 5

Love this product

We removed all kitchen cabinets that were hanging from the ceiling and opened up the space in our kitchen in our mobile home. This left 2 exhaust holes, indents, scrapes and patched up job in the ceiling. I found and ordered the Manchester Ceiling Tiles and covered the ugly old ceiling. They are very easy to cut to size and install. It's like a whole new home. We are super pleased with the look. Highly recommend this product.

Steven M.San Bernardino, CAJanuary 19, 2021

5 out of 5

Absolutely amazing

These tiles were perfect. The fit was simple. Couldn't have asked for a better product. The staff was so knowledgeable, they made sure I was getting the right tile for my application. I would highly recommend them.

Darolene D.Oviedo, FLJune 1, 2020

5 out of 5

Looks amazing!

We purchased the Manchester glue-up tiles for our bathroom ceiling. Wow, what a difference, it looks amazing! My hubby said it was very easy to install and couldn't be happier with the results .

Deb F.Bismarck, NDMay 9, 2019

5 out of 5

love it!

We are very happy and will order again. We learned a few things along the way that will help our next project. It looks great!!