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Old 01-16-17, 08:03 PM
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Armstrong ceiling tile question

We are in the process of having our basement finished (woo hoo, I am not doing it, boo hoo, it is $$$$).. We are looking at ceiling tiles. Contractor recommended the Armstrong Sahara (271). Though it is nice, we are looking for something with a smoother finish. The Sahara has quite the abrasive finish. Anyone have ideas for a smooth panel with the "drop-in" feature of the 271?
 
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Old 01-16-17, 08:12 PM
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Why not search through the options yourself? I assume by "drop in" you are referring to tegular edges?

2' x 2' Panel Ceilings by Armstrong

296 Oasis is classified as a "smooth" texture. It still has a little grain to it though. Just click "smooth" on the left side of that page to narrow your search. There are 8 styles they classify as smooth.
 
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Old 01-17-17, 04:24 AM
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I actually tend to research everything before asking. Sadly, I am not finding much useful information out there, which is why I come here. As for edge, yes, tegular. As for finished, the wife's preference is smooth like sheetrock.
 
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Old 01-17-17, 04:56 AM
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You may only find a smooth finish in commercial 5/8" fireproof panels. They tend to be heavy, expen$ive, and won't have the edge you are looking for. So swing the research to commercial and you may find smooth that will work.
 
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Old 01-17-17, 09:57 AM
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Just make sure they are the drop in, recessed edges, it's a more modern look and really helps hide any minor imperfections of the grid.

To each their own but the smooth panels look cheap to me!
 
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Old 01-17-17, 10:52 AM
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I generally agree with looking cheap. That being said, nearly all I have seen are the basic ones that you see in schools and buildings. I have never seen nice ones in a house. As the clock is ticking, I am just going with the Sahara and will evaluate later.

Thanks for the comments.
 
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Old 01-17-17, 05:50 PM
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Lots of choices, these came from HD.

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