Published at Wednesday, November 28th 2018. by Ashley Cannon in Ceiling.
How to convert your existing two foot by two foot or two foot by four-foot drop ceiling into a plank ceiling using Armstrong, EZ-up clips. These clips are designed to easily and securely snap onto Armstrong, 15 16 inch grid. If you don't know what type of grid you have sampled, clips can be ordered through our website to test the fit before beginning your project review the complete installation, instructions that are available online you'll need the following tools and materials, a saw tape, measure, hammer or drill String line, EZ-up clips, and Woodhaven planks optional trim is recommended for a finished. Look keep these requirements in mind before beginning your project. Woodhaven curtains should be open two to three days prior to the install to allow the materials to adjust to room conditions.
Ceilings longer than 21 feet in length will need an expansion joint. This joint is the gap between the ends of the planks that allow the ceiling to naturally expand and contract. It can be covered with decorative molding. In addition, 1/2 inch gaps need to be added around all fixtures or obstructions. Existing ceiling. Tiles must be removed from the grid prior to installing the EZ-up clips and the Woodhaven planks to begin to identify your plank direction. If your existing ceiling uses 2 foot by 4-foot panels, you must run your planks parallel to the main beams. If your ceiling used 2 foot by 2-foot panels, you can run the planks in either direction. You can change a 2 foot by 4-foot ceiling into a 2 foot by 2-foot ceiling by adding cross tees. You may need to cut your starter planks. Lengthwise tongue side off to create an even border on opposite sides of the room. Take a look at this example to help you complete your calculations.
This example is also found in the installation instructions which are available online. Now it is time to install your planks. Leave a three quarter inch gap along the starting wall, lift the first plank up into place and insert the EZ up clips into the groove side of the plank, attach the non-supported cut edge with screws going into the existing wall. Molding, this screw should be covered with molding at the end of the installation. An easy up clip must be used everywhere. A piece of grid intersects, the plank if an EZ up clip cannot be installed because of a grid intersection attach the plank with the Woodhaven clips and screws included in the carton to the face of the grid. Continue working your way across the room installing the planks stagger the joints as you move across the room once all of the planks are installed, complete the room with crown molding for a professional look, your wood Haven plank ceiling can be cleaned with a damp cloth.
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