Bathroom Drop-Ceiling ???


Old 10-15-08, 01:26 PM
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Question Bathroom Drop-Ceiling ???

We are in the process of installing a bathroom in our basement. Since we have lots of utilities (Pipes, wires, ducts, etc..) on the ceiling we decided to install a suspended ceiling for later access. Has anyone had a similar situation in their home?

1). Will the ceiling tiles sag or develope mold over time?

2). Are there ceiling tiles on the market that are mold proof (not only mold resistant as some claim)? Any input will be very helpful, Thanks Richie.
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Old 10-15-08, 01:50 PM
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This is done pretty often. I did it in a basement bathroom and had no problem. Make sure you install a vent fan (use 4" plastic pipe to divert it out the rim joist.

I used a 2'x2' tile made of fiberglass covered with a thin sheet of plastic. This seemed better for a moist environment than the paper pulp kind. If after time they sag or become moldy they're very easy and cheap to replace.
Old 10-15-08, 02:06 PM
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Hi Richie Ridge,

I don't see any problem, just advantages. Just check if the ceiling height is OK with the codes
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You can buy mold proof bathroom ceiling tiles. Most are some sort of plastic/PVC. SpectraTile makes one that's a drop in. Even with a plastic tile tho, ventilation is the key.

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