Suspended Ceiling Installations
Advanced Finished Basements specializes in suspended ceiling installation. Our suspended ceilings are laser leveled, and we take pride in our work. In addition to standard acoustical ceilings (aka drop ceiling, suspended ceiling, grid and tile ceiling), we install acoustic “glue up” method ceilings. We also install metal ceiling tiles, suspended grid, acoustic wall panels, acoustic baffles, and FRP panels (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic). AFB’s installers are master drop ceiling installers.
Advanced Finished Basements can install suspended ceilings in basements with exposed duct work. We will walk on stilts and use lasers to give you a fast, level, and professional install. Our company is able to work on all types of suspended ceilings – acoustical ceilings, suspended grid, 12″x12″ concealed spline, 12″x12″ glue up ceilings, specialty ceilings, etc. We have installed acoustical ceilings for many projects. In addition to the many drop ceilings we have installed in basements, we have installed many drop ceilings on main levels as well. We can build trey or vertical ceilings, or whatever is required to make your basement ceiling beautiful. For a Free Estimate, please contact AFB today!
Suspended Ceiling Experts
We specialize in Suspended Ceilings. We install basement ceilings, commercial ceilings, and any type of suspended ceiling. Actually, in addition to suspended ceilings, we offer other services as well.
- Acoustical Ceilings (aka drop ceiling, suspended ceiling, false ceiling)
- Suspended Drywall Grid (great if you prefer drywall ceilings but need to drop below duct work or plumbing)
- Trey Ceilings & Specialty Ceilings
- Soffits (we can drop down to hide low duct work/plumbing, and go back up where possible to give more height)
- Acoustical Wall Panels (can match ceiling)
- 12″ x 12″ Acoustic “Glue up” Ceilings (typically glued to drywall or concrete)
- Metal Stud Framing (we build walls too) – termite proof, fire retardant, consistent shape, won’t twist like wood
Basement Ceiling Experts
Why hire Advanced Finished Basements to install my basement ceiling? We have been installing basement ceilings in the Greater Toronto Area for many years. Basement ceilings can make a basement look finished, but if your basement ceiling is not level, straight, or out of square, it can affect the overall appearance of the entire room. We are committed to providing high quality, laser leveled basement ceilings. If you need a drop ceiling (aka suspended ceiling, acoustical ceiling) installed, let us give you a free estimate.
Basement Ceiling Installation Process
Step one: A metal grid system is installed. The ceiling grid must be installed before the electrician can install the lights. Commonly, the electrical and mechanical (heating and air conditioning) are “roughed in” before the grid is installed. “Roughing in” means that the majority of the wires, conduit, pipes, duct work, etc. are installed below the joists. “Roughing in” usually involves all of the work that is not seen in the finished area. It is much easier to “rough in” before the grid is installed.
Step two: The ceiling tile is installed. Each border tile must be cut to exactly fit the wall, as no two border tiles are the same (especially if the tile is a reveal edge product). Reveal edge border tile are actually cut to size and put in place. The border tile are then scribed (marked) along the wall angle, and removed. The small piece of acoustical ceiling tile along the wall angle is then cut out so that it will sit down flush, and the border ceiling tiles are now replaced. Sometimes the grid and border ceiling tile are installed as a 1st phase, and the full ceiling tile are installed in a later phase. This process enables the electrician and/or mechanical contractor a chance to finish installing lights, registers, alarms, etc. before covering the basement ceiling.
When is a drop ceiling installed?
In the basement finishing process, drop ceilings are usually installed toward the end of the project. The walls need to be completely installed, and at least the 1st coat of paint applied to walls. Usually, if painting walls are part of the “project”, the 2nd/last coat of paint is applied after the suspended ceiling, just ahead of the flooring. Flooring and furniture are the last items.
Finishing My Basement – When you need more than just a basement ceiling
Who should I use to finish my basement? Some people are interested in minimizing cost, while others are more interested in minimizing hassle. Here are some options:
- Do it yourself – Although this approach is a good way to save money, it does require that you personally have the right kind of trade skills to perform the necessary work (framing, drywall, drywall finishing, acoustical ceiling installation, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, etc), and it usually takes more time to complete the project
- Playing the role of Project Manager – This method allows the home owner to oversee the work, without actually doing it. In this role, you are required to contact and schedule the necessary trades yourself (trades must be scheduled so they do not conflict with one another).
- Contractor/Builder – Hiring an outside company is the easiest way to finish your basement if you need more services than just a new basement ceiling. You simply deal with one company who makes it all happen. This is generally much faster than the first two methods
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Suspended Ceiling Installations