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Stratford Vinyl Ceiling Tile - Sand (2x4)

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Specifications

  • TypeDrop In

  • Dimensions2' x 4'

  • ColorSand

  • MaterialVinyl

  • Thickness.013" - Cuts easily with scissors

  • Weight13 oz

  • Recession.5" 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
  • 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 - Sand (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 stores...it'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.

Highlights:
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
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.

Waterproof
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.


RETURNS

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 Needed for Installation

  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Straight edge (optional)
  • Scissors or Aviation (Tin) Snips
  • Gloves
  • Eye Protection

Your Old Tiles
Have old tiles still in good condition? Reuse them to add heat and sound insulation as well as support regular insulation above your new tiles by pushing your existing tiles up out of place and turning them slightly to rest on top of the grid system. NOTE: this is likely not compliant with commercial building codes, so verify if this is an option.

Insulation Above ProLite Series Tiles
Due to the Stratford's thin construction, regular fiberglass insulation is too heavy be laid on top. If your space requires insulation above the tiles you have a few options:

  • Use SoniGuard insulation: the only insulation that can safely sit directly on top of the Stratford tile.
  • Support on your old tiles (see above).
  • Place 1x1 or 1x2 wood furring strips across the top of the grid to use as support for insulation.
  • Secure the insulation to the "real ceiling" of your space, leaving the tops of the tiles clear of any need to support weight.

Clean Grid (If Using Grid Strips/Tape)
Use rubbing alcohol or 409 to remove dirt and oils from your grid. This is easier to do before putting up your new tiles.

Installing - Start with Full Tiles
Place all of the full sized tiles first so you can:

  • Verify that your grid is properly aligned/spaced prior to cutting partial tiles.
  • Set aside any tiles with damaged corners to use for border/partial tiles. We ALWAYS gladly replace any tiles damaged in shipping, but if you need to cut tiles for border tiles, you'll end up cutting off 2 corners anyways. This can save you time, save the environment, and help you complete your project perfectly without waiting for replacements.

Cutting Border / Partial Tiles
The Stratford ceiling tile is very easy to cut with regular household scissors. Use a tape measure or straightedge to measure the size your tiles need to be. Transfer those measurements to the back side of the tile with a pencil or grease pencil, mark a straight line, and cut!

Recessed / Can Lights (optional)
Choose a tile design that has a large enough flat area for the light bezel to lay flush once installed. As with standard mineral fiber tiles, you must choose lights that have grid mounting brackets so that the weight of the light is supported by the grid system and not the tile.

Place your light fixture and tile in the grid system. Adjust the light to its final position and mark this on the backside of your tile. Use the template to mark the hole in the tile (usually the light bezel itself will be close if no template is available). Cut the opening with scissors or a razor blade.

Caution
Unshielded fixtures, especially those using halogen lighting, present a risk of fire or melting the tiles.

High Temperature Areas
The Stratford tile is designed to operate in temperatures up to 120F. Higher temperatures can happen around heat registers, above stoves and ovens, around high temperature lighting, and in environments that intentionally have higher temperatures, like heat spas and Hot Yoga/Bikram studios. Contact us if your space may be subjected to any of these conditions.

Decorative Grid Strips / Grid Tape (optional)
Make sure your grid system is clean, using rubbing alcohol or 409 to remove dirt and oils.

For best results, make sure the temperature in the room is 60-80F and low humidity.

Glue
Apply small dabs of direct mount adhesive (a.k.a. glue) along the back of the strips or tape every 6 inches or so. For grid tape, drag the dab along the length to spread it out somewhat. The self-adhesive backing on the strips/tape IS NOT a permanent adhesive, it is meant to hold long enough for the glue to cure. Failure to use glue may result in the failure of the strips or tape to adhere to the ceiling.

Approximately 1 tube of adhesive is needed per 5 packs of strips or 5 rolls of tape. We provide Red Devil General Purpose Construction Adhesive free with purchase or you can use Loctite Power Grab All Purpose Adhesive (available locally in most big box stores).

Grid Strips
Should be butted up to one another. Do not overlap! Always start at the same end with each consecutive strip. Always dry-fit first, before peeling off the backing, to see if any trimming is needed.

Take your first strip. The dot at the end should be directly over the intersection of 4 tiles. Once you have the strip lined up, peel the backing from the self adhesive and apply small dabs of adhesive to the back of the strip (see above). Run all the strips one direction first.

Finish by installing the strips that run perpendicular to the tiles. Each strip will need to be trimmed, so keep a pair of scissors or snips in your pocket and cut off the dotted end.

Grid Tape
Start in a corner and work one direction. Apply small dabs of adhesive every 6 inches and drag along the length to spread out somewhat. Trim the tape to fit when you reach the end of a run. Finish off by covering the remaining cross T's (shorter grid sections). Trim the tape to fit the space exactly (do not overlap).

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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Michael H.Saint Paul, MNApril 7, 2021

4 out of 5

Made a big difference as well as made the room look larger.

Little surprised on how light and thin the tiles were.

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Ed R.Troy, MTJanuary 1, 2021

5 out of 5

Family room looks great

I was skeptical about cutting raised pattern tiles on the perimeter but they worked very well. Easy to cut and install and they look great. Used them on a basement family room and it makes the room look large and comfortable.

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David R.Sainte Genevieve, MODecember 14, 2020

5 out of 5

Great improvement

The tiles were fun to work with and really improved the room. The instructional videos were very helpful too. Customer service at UDECOR is outstanding.

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Gregory F.Ridley Park, PAAugust 22, 2020

5 out of 5

you need to buy

easy to cut,looks great,good price.sure beats a regular drop ceiling

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Clayton S.Dublin, OHMay 15, 2020

5 out of 5

Great

The tile is MAJIC!

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Dr. James B.Derwood, MDMay 7, 2020

5 out of 5

Good looking.

This is a very thin tile but it looks really good in-place. However, because it's so thin it is, therefore, floppy, and a little difficult to manage sometimes, but always easier to work with acoustical tiles.

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Arthur S.Sandy Springs, GANovember 14, 2019

5 out of 5

I have finished installing my ceiling tiles and am very happy with results

I have finished installing my ceiling tiles and am very happy with results, with the exception of the tiles that the heating and air conditioning duck output comes thru. Since your tiles are not flat it is impossible, at least for me, to get the grill edges to line up perfectly because of the two different levels. I love the other qualities of your product: light weight, flexibility, ease of installation and it was perfect for my requirements!!!

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Debbie P.New Castle, PAJune 24, 2019

5 out of 5

Restored my garage ceiling which is used for many picnics/parties back to great!

This ceiling tile was placed on previous grid which was painted and looks rich. Sand color which was just off white looks perfect!

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Kevin W.Homer, ILMay 14, 2019

4 out of 5

Looks Great

It looks great went up easy. The grid tape was easy to use, but now that heat is off and getting humid the tape is starting to peel.

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Victoria S.Limington, MEMay 4, 2019

5 out of 5

Changes the look of a daylight basement to look very elegant. Great product

Very happy with the results. Will purchase more for another room.

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Michele R.Blue Bell, PAMarch 29, 2019

5 out of 5

Best decision ever!

I replaced the old ceiling tiles in my kitchen with the Stratford tiles and they look amazing. Really gives my kitchen an updated look. Very install to install and everyone loves it.

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Sheila S.Louisville, KYMarch 6, 2019

5 out of 5

Looks great

Stratford ceiling tiles make an unbelievable difference in the appearance of a room. We installed these ceiling tiles in our basement family room, replacing old, ugly acoustic tiles in a grid system. Not only does the ceiling look so much better, it feels lighter and more airy. We had installed the old acoustic tiles as well, and these vinyl tiles were much easier to install due to their flexibility. The only downside is that now, with our new beautiful ceiling, the rest of the decor looks a little shabby by comparison. Guess I'll have to work on that now.

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David E.Mills River, NCSeptember 17, 2018

5 out of 5

Transformed the look or our lower lever lounge!

Took an old tired ceiling and turned it into a luxury look. Friends are amazed at the change. The tiles upgraded our lounge and wine cellar at a reasonable cost. Installation was easy with the lightweight tiles.

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James G.Charlevoix, MINovember 27, 2017

5 out of 5

These Ceiling Title are the ultimate!

These Ceiling titles are fabulous. Easy to cut

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Kathy D.Manhattan Beach, CAMay 17, 2017

4 out of 5

I did it myself which is pretty good for an old lady.

I love my new ceiling. I took down old acoustic tile and insulation that was more than 40 years old but used the existing grid. I notice that the old tile had soundproofing qualities that this tile does not have. I don't know yet how much this will bother me when someone is watching TV and I am in my bedroom directly above. I installed the tile myself and I am 81 years old. It was very easy to cut with household scissors which was necessary around the edges as this is an old house and nothing is straight. I had can lights installed and the electrician had no problems. They look great and I am happy.

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