CeilingLink FAQ Page

CeilingLink FAQ Page

Is CeilingLink&#153 a suspended ceiling system?

No, CeilingLink is a direct-mount ceiling grid system; it is NOT a suspended system hung by wires. The total thickness of a CeilingLink installation including the ceiling panels is 1″.

What tiles or panels may be used with CeilingLink?

CeilingLink is used with standard, recessed, and decorative 2×2 or 2×4 acoustic ceiling panels that are up to 3/4″ thick. 98% of ceiling panels made in the US or Canada can be used with CeilingLink.

Do you also sell ceiling tiles or panels?

We don’t sell ceiling panels because of the high cost of shipping. Ceiling panels are sold in most building supply stores, such as Home Depot, Menards, and Lowe’s. or your local lumber yard.

Armstrong. USG. and CertainTeed are the major manufacturers of ceiling tiles and panels. Ceilume Ceiling Tiles are decorative ceiling panels that are compatible with CeilingLink.

How is CeilingLink attached?

How is CeilingLink attached to existing drywall or tongue & groove tiles?

CeilingLink is attached to existing drywall or tongue & groove tiles using longer drywall screws to reach the joists or furring that the existing drywall or tongue & groove tiles are attached to.

What length of drywall screws should be used?

7/8″ or 1″ screws are sufficient to attach CeilingLink directly to joists or furring.

1 1/2″ or 1 5/8″ screws are sufficient to attach CeilingLink to existing 1/2″ drywall or tongue & groove tiles. In general, if CeilingLink is installed over existing drywall or other material, add 1″ to the thickness of existing material to determine screw length, which must be long enough to anchor CeilingLink securely into the joist or furring that the existing drywall or other material is attached to.

What is used at the perimeter of a CeilingLink installation?

L-Channel or C-Channel is used to support ceiling panels at the perimeter of a CeilingLink installation. In small spaces less than the 24″ width of a ceiling panel, CeilingLink may be used on one or two sides of the perimeter to ease the installation of ceiling panels into the

small space.

C-Channel may be attached to the horizontal surface above, unlike L-Channel, which is attached to a vertical surface. The top side of C-Channel is 7/32″ longer than the bottom side.

C-Channel is useful around stairwell openings, against concrete walls or steel beams, or on the bottom outside corners of soffits and box-arounds.

Can a crown or other molding be used in place of L-Channel at the perimeter?

Yes, a crown or other molding can be used as an elegant solution for the perimeter. Ceiling panels will rest on the top surface of the crown, which should be installed with the top at the same level as the bottom of an L-Channel, if it were installed. Crowns and other moldings are sold in most building supply stores.

What tool is used to cut CeilingLink?

Hand-held anvil cutters work best for cutting CeilingLink, cross tees, and L-Channel. These cutters are also known as anvil pruners (in the gardening world), and they give a cleaner cut compared to tin snips or other metal cutters. A fine-toothed hack saw or crosscut saw or a power miter saw with a fine-toothed blade will also make a clean cut.

How is the CeilingLink bottom runner attached to the top track?

Is CeilingLink&#153 a suspended ceiling system?

No, CeilingLink is a direct-mount ceiling grid system; it is NOT a suspended system hung by wires. The total thickness of a CeilingLink installation including the ceiling panels is 1″.

What tiles or panels may be used with CeilingLink?

CeilingLink is used with standard, recessed, and decorative 2×2 or 2×4 acoustic ceiling panels that are up to 3/4″ thick. 98% of ceiling panels made in the US or Canada can be used with CeilingLink.

Do you also sell ceiling tiles or panels?

We don’t sell ceiling panels because of the high cost of shipping. Ceiling panels are sold in most building supply stores, such as Home Depot, Menards, and Lowe’s. or your local lumber yard.

Armstrong. USG. and CertainTeed are the major manufacturers of ceiling tiles and panels. Ceilume Ceiling Tiles are decorative ceiling panels that are compatible with CeilingLink.

How is CeilingLink attached?

CeilingLink FAQ Page

How is CeilingLink attached to existing drywall or tongue & groove tiles?

CeilingLink is attached to existing drywall or tongue & groove tiles using longer drywall screws to reach the joists or furring that the existing drywall or tongue & groove tiles are attached to.

What length of drywall screws should be used?

7/8″ or 1″ screws are sufficient to attach CeilingLink directly to joists or furring.

1 1/2″ or 1 5/8″ screws are sufficient to attach CeilingLink to existing 1/2″ drywall or tongue & groove tiles. In general, if CeilingLink is installed over existing drywall or other material, add 1″ to the thickness of existing material to determine screw length, which must be long enough to anchor CeilingLink securely into the joist or furring that the existing drywall or other material is attached to.

What is used at the perimeter of a CeilingLink installation?

L-Channel or C-Channel is used to support ceiling panels at the perimeter of a CeilingLink installation. In small spaces less than the 24″ width of a ceiling panel, CeilingLink may be used on one or two sides of the perimeter to ease the installation of ceiling panels into the

small space.

C-Channel may be attached to the horizontal surface above, unlike L-Channel, which is attached to a vertical surface. The top side of C-Channel is 7/32″ longer than the bottom side.

C-Channel is useful around stairwell openings, against concrete walls or steel beams, or on the bottom outside corners of soffits and box-arounds.

Can a crown or other molding be used in place of L-Channel at the perimeter?

Yes, a crown or other molding can be used as an elegant solution for the perimeter. Ceiling panels will rest on the top surface of the crown, which should be installed with the top at the same level as the bottom of an L-Channel, if it were installed. Crowns and other moldings are sold in most building supply stores.

What tool is used to cut CeilingLink?

Hand-held anvil cutters work best for cutting CeilingLink, cross tees, and L-Channel. These cutters are also known as anvil pruners (in the gardening world), and they give a cleaner cut compared to tin snips or other metal cutters. A fine-toothed hack saw or crosscut saw or a power miter saw with a fine-toothed blade will also make a clean cut.

How is the CeilingLink bottom runner attached to the top track?


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