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  • Stratford Merlot 2x4 Ceiling Tile
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Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - Merlot (2x4)

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

MerlotMerlot$12.99WhiteBlackLatteSandStoneFaux BronzeFaux CopperFaux Pewter
2' x 2'2' x 4'
List Price:$15.75Save up to $4.96 per tile!
  • Quantity

    Per TileThat's Only
  • 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'

  • ColorMerlot

  • 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

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"

The Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - Merlot (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, 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 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
FAQ - Recessed/Can/'Puck' Lights
FAQ - 120°F Max Temperature
FAQ - Uplift in Drafty areas



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Kristie J.Plum City, WIDecember 4, 2022

5 out of 5

My new ceiling

I live in a basement duplex and these made my entry way and living room alot more homey looking@!

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Evangelos M.Jacksonville, FLMay 3, 2022

5 out of 5


Was really impressed . Was Easy to cut and install . Great product !!!!

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Shawnta D.Washington Park, ILJuly 5, 2021

5 out of 5

I love this product - Preparing to order again

very easy to install. I really like this product. I highly recommend

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Charles H.Port Richey, FLMarch 28, 2019

5 out of 5

Great looking ceiling tiles

they look absolutely great. But they a think plastic so I put the old ceiling tiles on top of these with the insulation on top of all of them. I just wished that they told me to do that in the beginning. I finished them all with just the plastic and when I opened the door the tiles would move up and down withing the grid system. Next time tell the buyer the right way to install them. Took me twice as long after I had to do it over again. Again it is a great looking product, just tell customer proper way to install

Thank you for your feedback, Charles! We’re happy to hear that you’re loving the look of the Stratford tiles in your ceiling! We also appreciate the installation advice; however, due to the thinness and design of the Stratford tiles, we do not recommend that the existing/old ceiling tiles or insulation (other than our Soniguard tiles) be placed on top of them, because this can cause the Stratfords to be crushed or to begin sagging under the weight. Instead, we recommend using our Uplift Prevention Clips along the top of the grid system every couple of feet to prevent the ceiling tiles from lifting out of the grid system due to air pressure changes. If keeping the old tiles and insulation is preferred, it’s best for these items to be placed above the gridwork so that they are not adding any weight to the Stratford tile. You can view our video “Your Old Ceiling Tiles” (, or on any Stratford product page) to learn more about how to place the existing tiles above the grid system in order to make room for any of our Featherlight Series (.013”) ceiling tiles. Hopefully this helps answer your questions as to why we do not recommend installing any items directly on top of the tiles. We thank you for using our Stratford vinyl ceiling tiles for your ceiling project and hope you enjoy them for years to come!
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Christina G.Chesilhurst, NJFebruary 25, 2019

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Richard O.St Petersburg, FLJuly 28, 2017

5 out of 5


Everything worked out perfectly. Being a man of course I didn't read the instructions until I was finished and regretted not putting adhesive on the entire trim pieces; so many had to be redone. One instruction said put three dabs on each piece and another said to cover it all. Other then that I was so happy with how flexible each tile was so it was very easy to fit them on the existing grating and the trim covered the old imperfections. Excellent company and delivery was timely and undamaged and I couldn't be happier. Don't waste your time at Lowes or Home Depot when this company is in business. Huge selection available with great color pictures and accurate descriptions.

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George B.Fairmont, WVMarch 16, 2023

5 out of 5

All that we could imagine

They were great to work with. Project looks awesome! The tiles are easy to work with!

Arbid W.Toledo, OHMarch 8, 2023

5 out of 5

Great company

Great product great value great customer service

Patience W.Pittsburgh, PAMarch 2, 2023

2 out of 5

Realllllyyyy flimsy invest up fell on a customer

These are so bad and flimsy they fall easily because they’re not sturdy

Hi Patience, thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are very sorry that you're having issues. While the Stratford tiles have some flexibility in your hands, they should sit nice and flat once installed (as long as not weight is on them). I suspect that your grid is 9/16" wide, not the standard 15/16" that is more common. With a 9/16" grid, the supporting lip is smaller and the opening is larger. Most tiles are made for 15/16" grid and would have the same challenge as the Stratford, potentially falling out. We reached out by phone and email to assist, as we're committed to helping you have a ceiling you love. Don't hesitate to reach back out, anyone here would be happy to help. Thanks again for your review, and for including us in your project!
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Michelle P.Tiverton, RIFebruary 26, 2023

5 out of 5

Will buy again!

This is our second time ordering these tiles. They look great and are very easy to insert and cut if needed. They're a much needed update from old drop ceiling tiles.

Brian S.Cochranton, PAFebruary 24, 2023

5 out of 5

best suspended ceiling

great ceiling......great company to deal with.....great customer service

Mark M.New Castle, PAFebruary 23, 2023

5 out of 5

Great service.

I had a question and I actually got to speak with a live person without being transferred/put in queue. Product shipped faster than expected too.

Catherine R.Frankfort, MIFebruary 13, 2023

4 out of 5

Much Improved!

I'm happy w/ my updated, classy ceiling! A couple of the tiles had small red marks on them though.

Hi Catherine, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We are very sorry to hear about any red marks on the tiles. Those should not be there, and we would be happy to ship replacements right away. If you ever have an issue on an order with us, please contact us and we will always do what is needed to make it right. Thank you again for your review, and for including us in your project!
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Karen F.Monroe, WIFebruary 13, 2023

5 out of 5

Looks great! Excellent customer service

We replaced saggy, yellowing tiles. Free shipping was a PLUS and the tiles arrived two days after ordering. The new ceiling has transformed the living room. Installation was easy. Couldn't believe the video when it showed cutting the tiles with scissors, but it was true. We had ordered the tape to cover the grids, but it didn't work for our 3/4" grids. We returned it for a full refund (minus shipping).

Tyler J.Green Bay, WIJanuary 22, 2023

5 out of 5

Looks great, easy to work with!

I replaced my old crumbly ceiling tiles with these 2x4 vinyl tiles. I was able to use the same track already installed on my ceiling. These tiles bend nicely so you can place them in the track very easily. I cut out the holes for lights and an air vent with a scissors. They are super light weight. The room turned out amazing, very happy!

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