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The Ultimate Tiling a Ceiling Quiz
by Staff
For a quick and easy way to update your room, you may want to consider installing a new tile ceiling. It's a fun project you can do by yourself. Take our fun quiz to find out what you need to know before deciding if a new tile ceiling is for you.

To determine how many tiles you need to tile your ceiling, you need to compute its square:

  • footage
  • mileage
  • yardage

How can you install ceiling tiles on an existing drywall ceiling?

  • Staple them to wooden furring strips.
  • Install a suspended ceiling system.
  • both of the above

When applying adhesive to the back of ceiling tiles, always use;

  • a putty knife
  • your fingers
  • a kitchen knife

How can you find the midpoint of a ceiling?

  • Measure and mark the midpoint of each wall.
  • Stretch a chalk-box line between the opposite midpoints.
  • both of the above

When installing ceiling tiles, where should you install the first tile?

  • in one corner of the room
  • in the center of the room
  • at the midpoint of one wall

The edges of ceiling tiles have a _____ construction.

  • tongue and groove
  • smooth-edge
  • beveled-edge

What type of molding should you install along the edges of a ceiling when installing ceiling tiles?

  • baseboard molding
  • chair rail molding
  • cove molding

What size furring strips should you use when installing a new tile ceiling?

  • 1x2
  • 1x3
  • either of the above

How do you attach the ceiling tiles to the furring strips when installing a new tile ceiling?

  • with a staple gun
  • with glue
  • with nails

How do you know what size staple to use when installing a tile ceiling using furring strips?

  • Always use the smallest staple available.
  • Always use the largest staple available.
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions.