If you have a low ceiling basement but don’t want to drywall, or you simply love the look of tile, you might try CeilingMax or CeilingLink. Never heard of them? Here’s some information to get you started.
CeilingLink costs approximately $0.65 per square foot for 2x4 panels, or $0.75 for 2x2 panels. CeilingMax is more expensive at around $1 for 2x4 panels and $1.15 for 2x4 panels. Get cost estimates for more accurate pricing information in your area.
Both CeilingLink and CeilingMax require very little maintenance with regular wear and tear. They also have less initial clean-up required after installation than drywall.
No, they are directly mounted—not hung by wires like suspended ceiling systems. All in all, the CeilingLink installation and panels is only one inch thick.
There is a wide array of tiles that can be used with the CeilingMax system, as long as they are the standard 15/16-inch 2x2 or 2x4 size. Both flat and revealed tiles can be used.
Ceiling Link is less expensive than CeilingMax and simpler to install (one piece compared to CeilingMax’s three). CeilingMax is also not quite as forgiving and flexible as CeilingLink, although in the end, they both look very similar.
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