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  • Sahara Ceiling Tile - Sand
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Sahara Ceiling Tile - Sand

List Price:$16.45Save up to $4.20 per tile!
  • Quantity

    Per TileThat's Only
  • 20-199

    $13.95$3.49 / sq. ft.
  • 200-299

    $12.95$3.24 / sq. ft.
  • 300-999

    $12.75$3.19 / sq. ft.
  • 1000+

    $12.25$3.06 / sq. ft.
  • Quantity
    20 minimum Need less?
20 tiles = $279.00 / covers 80 sq. feet
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Delivery Time: 7-10 Business Days

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  • TypeDrop In or Glue Up

  • Dimensions2' x 2'

  • ColorSand

  • MaterialVinyl

  • Thickness.03"

  • Weight13 oz

  • Projection.15" from tile face

  • Delivery Time7-10 Business Days

  • BrandProLite

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

  • Print/DownloadProduct Spec Sheet


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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 .030" thick vinyl plastic. They are designed to provide all the functionality of conventional drop ceiling tiles at a fraction of the weight. The sturdy 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 and 9/16" T-Bar Ceiling Systems.

Most of the thermoform ceiling tiles come in two sizes, 2'x2' and 2'x4'. If you have a 2x4 grid ceiling, but prefer the look of 2x2 ceiling tiles, simply insert a 2' center T bar available online or at most local hardware's easy!

The Sahara tile is a simple versatile style that can be used in a grid or directly mounted to your ceiling. At .03" thick, it is twice as thick as many of our other grid tiles. 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:
If you are planning to directly mount these on your ceiling, the Grid Strips are a must have accessory for covering the seams between each tile.

For direct mount applications, we encourage you to save a trip to the store by purchasing our Red Devil brand Construction Adhesive. If you would prefer to pick up something locally, we have found that PL Premium Advanced (Loctite brand) works great.

The thickness of the Sahara makes it capable of handling a bit of weight. If you'd like to keep your existing tile in the grid for acoustical/sound barrier purposes, you are able to do so without the risk of sagging.

It is more than likely that your room has partial tiles on the perimeter. Not to worry- The Sahara lays nice and flat in the grid when cut to any size. Since the projection of the design is only .15", there is no unsightly gap that will show.

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, 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, 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 The Sahara Ceiling Tile (Drop In)

Tools Required
Reusing Your Old Tiles
Insulation Above Tiles - 4 Methods
Decorative Grid Strips / Grid Tape (optional)
Install Full Tiles First!
Cutting Partial Tiles
FAQ - Recessed/Can/'Puck' Lights
FAQ - 120°F Max Temperature

How to Install Glue-Up Ceiling Tiles

Use Adhesive, Not Staples
Tools Needed
Surface Types and Methods of Installation
Important Note about Tile Center
Determine Tile Spacing
Planning Your Layout
Mark Grid On Ceiling
Before You Begin
Installing the First Tile
Subsequent Tile Placement
Border Tiles
Decorative Strips



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Barry G.Germantown, MDSeptember 10, 2020

5 out of 5

Complementary additon

These tiles are perfect for small borders. Makes the look cleaner.

  • Sand

Don B.Tucson, AZSeptember 22, 2021

5 out of 5

Looks Good

Easy to paint and install

Don B.Tucson, AZAugust 12, 2021

5 out of 5

Good product

Delivered in a timely manner and in good condition.

Douglas H.N Redngtn Bch, FLMay 3, 2021

5 out of 5

Fantastic products, great quality

The service from your representatives was absolutely without question very professional. You have a large selection of products very hard to choose from. We were happy that you could send some samples for us to make the right decision. I certainly would recommend you regarding your service and quality of product.

Ronald K.Newport, VTSeptember 30, 2020

5 out of 5

Good tiles

Looks as good as advertised.

Wanda H.Panama City, FLAugust 7, 2020

5 out of 5

Tiles are great and look awsesome

Love the tiles. They are perfect for a border. My sales rep, Betty was awesome to work with and received the tiles very fast from when my order was placed. Will be ordering more in the future to finish our project.

Ronald P.Newton, IAMarch 12, 2020

5 out of 5

Looks great. Easy to install.

Great service. Prompt delivery. Tiles are easy to install and look great. Really transforms the room!

Jack M.Waterford, MESeptember 7, 2019

4 out of 5

very nice just not what I was epecting

love the tile, only wish that the description had noted the dimples, you cant see them in the pictures, and with them on the sides as filler for my other tiles some people have thought they were light covers, I had thought they were smooth, but I am happy with them

Greg F.White Plains, NYJune 15, 2017

5 out of 5

Great Product!

My husband and I were looking for easy to install ceiling titles to go over older titles that could not be easily removed. This product is very thin, looks great, is large, and was easy for the contractor to glue to the previous ceiling. I would definitely recommend this product.

Brian M.Catasauqua, PAJanuary 15, 2015

5 out of 5

Sahara Ceiling Tile

Very happy with product, was easy to work with. This tile we had to put round holes in to install led lights. It was easy and looks great.

James R.Dunedin, FLAugust 23, 2013

4 out of 5

Easy to install and looks great

The tiles were a much higher quality than a different set tiles from another company. The tiles were a good thickness and were easy to glue up to our ceiling. We do get nice comments about the look. Overall I'm very pleased with the service, delivery and quality of the product.