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How-To: Installing Grid

Posted by Ryan on 11/11/2012 to How To Install
Here is a simple how-to on installing ceiling grid. Our PVC grid is rust proof, water proof and easy to clean. The quicklock keyhole system makes for an easy installation much like traditional metal grid. After measuring the ceiling and determining the border tile sizes, snap chalk line along the wall at the desired level of ceiling drop. Install the angled moulding along the chalk line:

Install the hanger wires every 2 feet on center where the mains will be installed and cut your first main for the border tile, measure in from the first keyhole and cut at the border dimension. Install the main along the first chalk line so that the keyhole is aligned with the intersecting border tile chalk line.

Continue to install the mains linking them by sliding the connector clip over the abutting ends of the mains, installing the subsequent mains 2 feet on center. When the mains are installed it's time to snap in the cross Tís. The keyhole operation makes this process easy. With 2◊2 layout the cross Tís are placed every 2 feet, and with a 2◊4 tile system the cross Tís are placed every 4 feet. Just insert and push down to lock. When installing the T's make sure the bulb on the T is facing outward. For border areas just measure and cut the T's to length with your tin snips. With the cross Tís in place you're ready to place your tiles in the grid and complete the job!
Lee Date 5/6/2015
I purchase before your standard 2x2 grids and tiles. I need to install now a grid that's close to the trusses - as flush as possible with the ceiling. What's your system for that?
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