The best basements conversions use ceiling tiles! — Ceiling Tiles HQ Ceiling Tiles HQ

The best basements conversions use ceiling tiles! - Ceiling Tiles HQ Ceiling Tiles HQ

The best basements conversions use ceiling tiles!

Using Ceiling Tiles in Basements

One of the most common places to use Ceiling Tiles in your home these days is in a basement. Basements are no longer relegated to being cobweb-ridden laundry rooms or stores! Now they are being repurposed as media rooms, man-caves or family play-rooms. Because these uses have the potential to be very noisy, its a good idea to consider some sort of soundproofing as part of the planning do you want everyone to hear your taste in music, or hear everything your kids are getting up to?

Other reasons for using ceiling tiles in basements are to avoid the need for installing drywall ceiling, by hanging a drop ceiling directly onto the ceiling frame, to hide heating or air conditioning ducting, or plain and simply because they can look good!

Planning and Building Your Ideal Basement

Installing the ceiling will be one of the last things you do in your basement project, as described in the video below from Basement Finishing University :

As you can see, theres a fairly strict order to follow to make sure that you get it right:

1) Design your basement What do you want to achieve, what sort of room(s) do you want?

2) Finalize the plan Create the floor plan so that you know how you will lay it out, the dimensions, and start to build a work plan.

3) Obtain your permits Its likely youll need to get your plans approved by the building codes office. Take the plan you prepared, and get it signed off by them

4) Lay out your Basement Walls Mark up your floors and ceilings with the layout described on the plan.

5) Frame your Basement Break out the tools! At this stage, you will build the basic 24 frame for the walls of the new layout.

6) Install the Plumbing Depending on your plan, you may need to move or install plumbing for bathrooms, bars, laundry areas, etc.

8) Install Electricity Youre definitely going to need electricity! This is the rough phase, where the basic cabling is installed, along with switches and outlet boxes.

9) Install the Ducting As the Basement is an enclosed space, its important that you plan and install heating, ventilation and air conditioning properly.

10) Insulate the space Staff the wall cavities with fiberglass insulation, and any soundproofing you are installing in the walls.

11) Permit inspections Youre more or less done with the basics, so get any inspections that are needed out of the way before you start hanging drywall.

12) Hang the Drywall Wow! Its starting to look like a real room!

13) INSTALL YOUR CEILING TILES! Now is when you can install your ceiling tiles, either by hanging the suspended ceiling, or directly attaching the tiles to the drywall (nailing them up if its a Tin Tile or Faux Tin Tile ceiling).

14) Install the Doors It would be silly to have them in the way before this!

15) Fit the trim Youre almost done, now you can fit stairway railings and banisters, crown molding, and so on. Make the place your own!

16) Painting and Decorating Almost there, its time to get covered in paint before

17) installing your flooring This is the last stage mainly because its terrible trying to get paint out of a new carpet!

If youre thinking about a basement project, I really recommend you take a look at the Basement Finishing University guide. A small investment if time and money right now will save you a lot of heartache later on. They offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so take a look:

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