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

    Black Grid Strips (Shown with the Stratford Tile)

  • Stratford used as a Restaurant Ceiling 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

  • Latte Stratford used as a Supermarket Ceiling Tile

    Perfect for Delis & Supermarkets

  • 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

  • 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

  • Black & White
  • Checkered Ceiling
  • Black-Top Billiards Room
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Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - Black

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

BlackBlack$6.95WhiteLatteMerlotSandStoneTranslucentCherry WoodFaux BronzeFaux CopperFaux Pewter
2' x 2'2' x 4'
List Price:$8.45Save up to $2.70 per tile!
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  • 1-299

    $6.95$1.74 / sq. ft.
  • 300-999

    $6.50$1.63 / sq. ft.
  • 1000+

    $5.75$1.44 / sq. ft.
  • Quantity
1 tile = $6.95 / covers 4 sq. feet
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  • Mounting type Drop In only
  • Dimensions2' x 2'

  • ColorBlack

  • MaterialVinyl

  • Thickness.013" - Cuts easily with scissors

  • Weight6 oz

  • Recession.5" from tile face

  • BrandProLite

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

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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 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 2x2 grid tile is our most popular drop ceiling tile. Its classic simplicity makes it a great option for any type of space. Our customers are continually amazed at its ability to transform the look of their room. Being that it is FDA compliant, it is an excellent choice for restaurants. 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 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, with the exception of our Soniguard insulation; it has been tested and approved for this purpose as an alternative to traditional insulation. 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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Eric M.Savannah, MOJanuary 15, 2024

5 out of 5

Awesome looking tile!

I was on the fence about buying these tile versus the expensive metal ones and I'm glad I bought these. You can't tell the difference and not a single person has noticed they are not metal. The ceilings are the first thing everyone notices.

  • Black

Robert O.Brighton, MIJanuary 4, 2024

5 out of 5

Customer loves it!

Used these on a basement renovation project. First time we have used them. My installers were super happy about the ease of installation and the customer was overwhelmed by how gorgeous their ceiling looks. Couldn't be happier - these tiles are my new go to for estimates involving drop ceilings.

  • Black

Jamison L.Boston, MASeptember 26, 2023

5 out of 5

Always a pleasure to deal with

Edde has helped us on numerous projects with our organization and has always been a pleasure to deal with. Our product was here on time and in great condition and the correct amount. What else can I ask for! Thank you!

  • Black

Orpheus F.Stroudsburg, PASeptember 8, 2023

5 out of 5

Very appealing

Vary appealing and attractive, tons of compliments and easy to install

  • Black

Bill H.Bayville, NJAugust 17, 2023

5 out of 5

Great product

Changed the entire look of the room delivery was fast extremely pleased with product and service

  • Black

Jacob J.Springfield, TNJune 29, 2023

5 out of 5

Definitely a game changer!

Very happy with how they look in my business. They company shipped quickly and was awesome with communication. I highly recommend!

  • Black

Elisa A.Annandale, NJJune 6, 2023

5 out of 5

Easy to install and cut

Used for basement ceiling in home theater, and it makes the room look very luxe and dark for optimal movie-watching experience!

  • Black

Tim B.Fishersville, VAMay 16, 2023

5 out of 5

Quite the show-stopper

We wanted to turn our basement into an entertainment room. One large room in now a theater, game center, bar, and exercise room. If only we had more space we wouldn't have crammed it all in. Still a work in progress, bu the ceiling is done expect to HVAC ducts that need addressing. Be sure to get the more rigid version tile for your lights and HVAC points. I did NOT and had to work extra hard to take care of it and make it work.

  • Black

Amanda S.Harrisburg, PAMay 9, 2023

5 out of 5

Super easy to install

These were very easy to install. They slide right in and even if you bend it a little, it snaps right back. Simple to cut too, just need regular scissors. Everyone thinks they look great and no one knows they are plastic. They definitely don't look cheap.

  • Black

Kayla B.Pleasanton, TXApril 24, 2023

5 out of 5

Huge Improvement and impact to the space

These are nice and sleek looking. They update the space and make it look more high-end--excellent results for a reasonable cost. Highly recommend!

  • Black

Greg T.Wildwood, MOApril 18, 2023

5 out of 5

Looks great!

Used these in our home theater and they look fantastic! Recommend

  • Black

Robert M.Lena, WIJanuary 18, 2023

5 out of 5

Looks Great

Removed the 2x2 white textured tiles and installed these Black tiles in our newly remodeled basement area which is turned into a man cave. Turned out amazing with these easy to install tiles. Great product!!

  • Black

Ely T.Wrentham, MANovember 15, 2022

5 out of 5


Customer service been excellent

  • Black

Nando M.Ocala, FLOctober 24, 2022

5 out of 5


A very good company to do business with!! Fast shipping, good products, good customer service.

  • Black

Debora B.Fairview, NJAugust 23, 2022

5 out of 5

Looks good!

I liked them.

  • Black
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