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  • Stratford Black 2x4 Celiing Tile
  • Stratford 2x4 Black Celiing Tile
  • Cutting a Stratford Black Tile with Scissors
  • Black Grid Strips for Ceiling Grid

    Black Grid Strips (Shown with the Stratford Tile)

  • Stratford Black Ceiling Tile Installation in a Basement

    The Right Color for Entertaining

  • Latte Stratford used as a Basement Ceiling Tile

    The Ultimate Basement Ceiling

  • Stratford Ceiling Tile Installation in a Retail Store Ceiling

    Simple Style for Retail Spaces

  • Stratford used as a Bedroom Ceiling Tile

    Adds Elegance in Bedrooms

  • Latte Stratford used as a Supermarket Ceiling Tile

    Perfect for Delis & Supermarkets

  • Stratford Ceiling Tiles being used with Canned Lights

    Easy to Cut for Lights

  • Stratford 2x2 Ceiling Tile Installation

    Eyecatching in Small Shops

  • Latte Stratford used as an Office Ceiling Tile

    Adds Class in Offices & Conference Rooms

  • Stratford is Perfect as a Lobby Ceiling Tile

    Perfect Tile for Lobbies

  • Stratford used as a Game Room Ceiling Tile

    Get Creative!

  • Stratford used as a Salon Ceiling Tile

    The Finishing Touch in Salons

  • Stratford used as a Hospital Ceiling Tile

    Great for Hospitals

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Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - Black (2x4)

Eco-Friendly ultra-thin design uses up to 75% less material

BlackBlack$12.99WhiteLatteMerlotSandStoneFaux BronzeFaux CopperFaux Pewter
2' x 2'2' x 4'
List Price:$15.75Save up to $4.96 per tile!
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  • 1-199

    $12.99$1.62 / sq. ft.
  • 200-299

    $11.99$1.50 / sq. ft.
  • 300-999

    $11.25$1.41 / sq. ft.
  • 1000+

    $10.79$1.35 / sq. ft.
  • Quantity
1 tile = $12.99 / covers 8 sq. feet
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  • Mounting type Drop In only
  • Dimensions2' x 4'

  • ColorBlack

  • MaterialVinyl

  • Thickness.013" - Cuts easily with scissors

  • Weight13 oz

  • Recession.5" from tile face

  • 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 - 23-5/8" x 23-5/8"
  • 2x4 Actual Size - 23-5/8" x 47-5/8"

The Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - Black (2x4) is made from a UV Stabilized .013" thick vinyl plastic. It is designed to provide all the functionality of conventional drop ceiling tiles at a fraction of the weight. The feather-light construction makes it easy to install, easy to clean, stain resistant, water resistant, dust free, and resource 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'.

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'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.

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 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, not much 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 Drop In Ceiling Tiles

Tools Required
Reusing Your Old Tiles
Insulation Above Tiles - 4 Methods
Decorative Grid Strips / Grid Tape (optional)
Install Full Tiles First!
Border Tiles - 4 Methods
Fire Sprinklers
FAQ - Recessed/Can/'Puck' Lights
FAQ - 120°F Max Temperature
FAQ - Uplift in Drafty areas



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Dana S.Harrodsburg, KYFebruary 2, 2024

5 out of 5

Huge improvement!!

The ceiling tiles have added beauty and value to our patio room that overlooks the lake. They were easy to deal with.

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Audrey K.Buffalo, NYAugust 6, 2023

5 out of 5

Easy to use

Easy to use. Really enhanced the space and very easy to clean. We used it in a bedroom where the tiles were fine but old and this was a great way to change the entire room on our own in a cost effective way.

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Rob P.Kimberling City, MOJanuary 6, 2023

5 out of 5

Wife's Library

This turned out great. Easy to install and everything went in great.

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Ely T.Wrentham, MANovember 15, 2022

5 out of 5

Great quality and color

5 star review on product

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Keith J.Debary, FLOctober 13, 2022

5 out of 5

Looks amazing and super easy!

Replaced a foam drop ceiling with the these tiles and couldn't be happier. Love the PVC material so no moisture can build up in them. Super easy to cut with household scissors for install. And look great. Was concerned how it would look cut against the edges but even that looks amazing. Highly recommend.

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Kirtreese B.Grasonville, MDJuly 18, 2022

4 out of 5

Looks good

We are pre-opening but we loved the tiles that were already in place so we order more from you to finish our back area

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Daniel H.Wyandotte, MIJuly 15, 2022

5 out of 5

Looks Great

Getting great comments! It really makes our place look New!

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El Toro S.Rantoul, ILJune 27, 2022

5 out of 5

We are so happy with this tile!!!

We chose this tile for its good looks and great price, we are not disappointed and our customers noticed the change immediately

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Keith N.Madisonville, TNMay 10, 2022

5 out of 5

Looks Great

Installed the ceiling tiles in the theater room, they look great and everyone compliments how well it turned out. Be aware however they are very flexible, the electrician who installed the lights was concerned that they would collapse due to the weight of the LED lights. The tiles were able to support the weight however it is important to note that a heavier light may not be able to be installed.

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Ryan M.Santa Rosa Beach, FLMarch 15, 2022

1 out of 5

Cheap, flimsy garbage

You can 3d print higher quality for cheaper. Trust me, find another product.

Hi Ryan, thank you for taking the time to share your review! We are really sorry to hear how displeased you are with the tiles. They are super-thin to be eco-friendly and keep costs as low as possible, but should sit nicely in the grid and last many, many years. We responded to your email and also left a voicemail last month when you reached out, as we are committed to addressing any concerns and making sure that your ceiling project is done to your liking. We stand behind our products and anyone here would be happy to help begin a return or discuss alternative options. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and including us in your project!
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Shelley L.Roswell, GAFebruary 23, 2022

5 out of 5

Looks great

I was a little concerned because the tiles seemed flimsy and not sturdy but once we put them in, they look amazing. They were strong enough to hold recessed lighting. We also added drop in ceiling vents and sprayed painted them black and the ceiling looks fantastic. Very happy with the new ceiling.

Hi Shelley, thank you so much for taking the time to share your review! We're glad that you love the look. The Stratford really is an amazing tile. As thin and light as it is, we recommend that people use a bracket to put the weight of lighting on the grid itself (not the tile), but occasionally we hear from people such as yourselves who make it work in other ways. Just be sure to check your local building code to make sure that's ok. If you have any questions along your journey, give us a call. Anyone here would be happy to help. Thanks again for including us in your project!
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Rebecca K.Palmer, AKDecember 24, 2021

5 out of 5

So easy to install!

After installing gross acoustical tiles, these were a breeze! Unlike the acoustical tiles which are rigid and hard to get into the grid, these are slightly flexible, just enough give that it helps to just slide right into the grid. They also don't shed nasty crap on you. They were so easy to cut with scissors. My house is an old farm house. It is nearly 100 years old, so most of it's character includes not being square. There were several times I had to cut these on all four sides to get it to fit in the grid someone put up in the 80s. Super easy to cut and they didn't loose their structure even though I cut on all sides. The acoustical tiles took DAYS to install, but these just popped up. I think they maybe took 2 hours at the most. I couldn't believe how fast and easy it was. Also, I bought the black ones for a basement room I am turning into a wine cellar. I was afraid that the black was going to make it look to heavy, but with some lighting it looks polished and interesting. SOOOOOO much better than those crappy acoustical tiles. Easy to order, high quality for being such thin plastic. I would buy from these guys again!

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Dannie G.Seymour, TXNovember 12, 2021

5 out of 5

Completely changed the look of our office.

All our customers stare at the ceiling as soon as they enter the building. Ooos and Ahhhs are what we hear. No matter how we decorate the office, those old, ugly ceiling tiles made our office ugly and outdated. The tiles we purchase provided the wow factor. Great Service, great product, great price.

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Michael M.Mableton, GAOctober 6, 2021

5 out of 5

Looks great and very easy to install

Looks great and very easy to install

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Joe B.Brea, CAOctober 6, 2021

5 out of 5

Fantastic Classy

Great customer service. Great product. Looks like 25 times the cost. The company was easy to deal with and the results are spectacular.

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