Old tile on ceiling... replaceable?

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Old 03-16-07, 10:35 PM
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Old tile on ceiling... replaceable?

We have a house that was built in the late 50's that has a finished basement. The ceiling is made up of tiles that look like cardboard, or a similar material. They are white with a pattern of holes in them. I imagine they were put on in sections (not actual tile), and I have no idea if they were original to the house or not.

We now have a sizeable hole in one of the tiles. I can't imagine I can find replacement tiles anymore (though if I'm wrong on that, I'd REALLY appreciate being pointed in the right direction). Does anyone have any suggestions of what I can do to replace a single tile?

Thanks in advance for any and all help!

I snapped some quick and dirty photos to show you what I mean:

http://www.thefoolery.com/tile01.jpg

http://www.thefoolery.com/tile02.jpg
 
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Old 03-17-07, 08:29 AM
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Is this a drop ceiling? Do these panels come out individually?
 
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Old 03-17-07, 10:15 AM
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They aren't drop ceiling panels. I think they are made of cellotex. I'm not sure of the correct name for the ceiling tiles but they used to be real popular. I think they are stapled in place but I've never really done anything other than paint them.

I have no idea if you can still get them or not but an exact replacement would be nice. It might be possible to cut a clean hole and then plug the hole with a piece of drop ceiling tile cut to fit. It would show but not as bad as the hole. Hopefully someone will post where you can get a replacement tile.
 
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Old 03-17-07, 02:06 PM
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ceiling w/ hole in it...

no, this isn't a drop in ceiling.
It might be nailed hiddenly or stapled to furring strips or mounting joists above


..Yes, like another member said, these were popular back in the late 40's to late 60's(especially this style at least).

(ceiling is a little outdated, like 50 years outdated).

..they are not rarely made anymore.(this style aren't at least)
 
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Old 03-17-07, 02:33 PM
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I'm guessing it's mounted to the joists, just from what I'm able to tell.

The patch idea with a piece of drop ceiling might be good. Otherwise, I might just throw a small smoke detector over it.

Just checking to see what other ideas other people might have (and hoping someone just happens to know a place I can get more, unlikely as that is).
 
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Old 03-18-07, 05:48 AM
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try eBay.

smoke detector =smart thinking.






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Old 03-19-07, 02:41 PM
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I havent seen these installed for over 30 years. They were originally installed by nailing firring strips across the studs at 12" centers, and then stapling the tiles to the firring strips. Celotex I think was a name brand manufacturer. I havent seen these around in a long time and dont know if they still make them.
 
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