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Ceiling Grid Installation Instructions

Your ceiling grid installation can easily be done in eight steps. Learn how to install your new CeilingConnex ceiling grid in your basement, kitchen, rec room or any other room in your home or business.

Tools needed for ceiling grid installation:

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  • #2 Phillips Bit
  • Power Drill
  • Tape Measure
  • Chaulk Line
  • 1" Drywall Screws or 7/32 - 1/4" finish staples and gun
  • Razor Anvil Cutter
NOTE: When cutting the CeilingConnex material, use either a sharp razor blade, Anvil Style Cutter or miter saw with a fine blade. Ripsaw blades are not acceptable.
1.
Mount wall "L" bracket level 3/4" to 1" from the bottom of the ceiling joints.

CeilingConnex Grid System

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2.
Edge trim for ceiling tiles that are not full size. Trim ceiling tile to fit.
Wall Bracket
3.
Fasten bracket every 16" - 24". The corners can either be mitered to 45˚ or butt jointed.
Butt Joint and Mitered 45 inch

4.

Layout room. Optimal layout will provide equal sized boarder tiles on opposite walls. You can either have a full tile centered about the room or a room centered on the ceiling grid.

Which option you choose depends on lighting locations, room dimensions to maximize border tile size or personal preference.

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Hang main runners perpendicular to ceiling joists or if surface mounted perpendicular to the rooms longest dimension.



Tile Centered Layout

Measure and mark 11.5" in each direction from centerline. This will be the inside dimension of your first two rows of main runners. Measure and mark every 24" till you have laid out the room.

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Grid Centered Layout

Center the first main runner on the center line of the room. Measure and mark every 24" till you have laid out the room.

Mark remaining measurements using a chalk line.

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NOTE: The 24" is from left edge to left edge or right edge to right edge - not left edge to right edge.
5.

Fastening main runners can be done with either a 1" sheetrock screw, or for quicker installation, an air stapler is sufficient.

Do not over tighten screws / staples as it can deform the plastic.



Fasten main runner every 16" - 24" on opposite sides to provide proper support for the tiles.
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6.
Once main runners have been installed, snap in a pair of lower support T's. YOU MUST OVERLAP SEAMS.
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7.
Cut cross T's to 23 3/4" utilizing lower support T's.
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8.
Slide in ceiling tile, a cross T and another ceiling tile into the pair of tracks as shown. Repeat till room is complete.

Notice

**Every room is different - use this instruction manual as a guide but changes and modifications may be required depending on your room and selected ceiling tile.**

If you have questions or concerns, please email us at info@ceilingconnex.com