T-bar Ceiling, 2x2 or 2x4 Panels

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Posted by: from Richmond Hill
5/6/2013 at 11:02:25 AM

Looking at doing my basement in t-bar ceiling. Is there a price difference going from 2x4 panels to 2x2 panels? On average, what would a cost be per SF. The room is rectangular and is 352 SF.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.


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Date/Time5/6/2013 at 6:03:30 PM

Mike / John - if you are a contractor then you should certainly be able to get the pricing and do the quote. Why should anyone on here do your work for you?

Sorry to sound like that but it is what it is.

Jim Kuzma

Kettleby Handyman Services.

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Date/Time5/6/2013 at 6:40:58 PM

I dont do T-Bar thats why I asked. Thanks for the smartass comment. Was looking for help from those who know. I guess you don't.

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Date/Time5/6/2013 at 9:17:59 PM

Go to armstrongs web site. They have a calculator for the materials needed for both set ups. 2x2 has a lot better looking variety of tiles also.

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Date/Time5/6/2013 at 9:37:49 PM

Hi Mike

We never use 2x4 tiles in basements they make it look like a Dentist office. But if you are going on price the small amount you are going to save will be forgotten and you will have what you have.


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Dave from 360renos in Ottawa
Date/Time5/6/2013 at 11:37:27 PM

Hi John

For sure there is higher cost with the 2x2 tiles. You need 2' cross pieces and each of the 2x2 panels are more expensive.

As mentioned anytime you can go with a 2x2 panel in a home it looks so much better. Gives a cozy warm feeling to a basement if the lighting is done right also.


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Date/Time5/7/2013 at 8:24:10 AM

I have to agree with Jim, go over to your big box store with your calculator and figure it out your self. It would be a good estimating exercise.

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