Refinishing Ceiling Tile

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-21-05, 09:58 AM
Shadyrestmotel
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Question Refinishing Ceiling Tile

undefinedundefined I have 12 inch square Ceiling tile thought out my 80+ year old house. What can I do short of taking them down or putting up sheet rock to give the ceiling a smooth look?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-22-05, 06:41 AM
IHI's Avatar
IHI
IHI is offline
Member
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: central Iowa
Posts: 502
Removing them is about your only option to achieve a smooth cceiling. when you start tearing them down you'll more than likely see they are attached to 1x furring strips of some sort that are laid on top of the original ceiling and anchored into the ceiling joists. We've done a few remodels where the existing 1x's are left in place(more screws were installed to assure soild attachment to ceiling joist) and new sheetrock was hung back in it's place.

You could also remove the furring strips to gain the additioanl 3/4" head room if the ceiling tiles run into existing wall cabinets, mark out the ceiliong joists, then hang the new sheetrock directly over the existing ceiling. 5/8" rock is standard, but again if headroom is an issue you could opt for the high strength 1/2" sheetrock.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes