Have a 1970's home, had a hanging ceiling in basement when I moved in,
it has probably been there 10 years or so. Many tiles now droop, are
missing, are dirty, etc. So I decided to replace them all.
Current tiles are lightweight, flexible and have yellow fiberglass
insulation on back. I thought I would go to a solid tile to sort of
tighten up the whole ceiling, make up for the support crossbeams that
have loosened up over the years.
So I get to Home Depot, and they have multiple choices. I had always
thought the panels we did have (flexible) were cheap, however they were
the highest priced panel. I wondered if my assumption that puting in
rigid panels would improve the ceiling was accurate?? Especially
because the non-rigid ones were listed as more sag resistant. That
seemed counterintuitive, I was thinking the rigid ones would be less
prone to sagging?
Anyway, my choices appear to be:
the cheapest kind, which were rigid, appeared to be made out of
Next up was a more rigid, heavier kind which seemed much more durable.
Then Sheet rock kind, said they were for kitchens.
Then the kind I had, If I recall correctly, they were called
Clima-plus. I am guessing it means they are better insulated.
Cost is close enough, and my basement is not that big that the cost is
not much of a deciding factor, I just want to choose the one that would
best rehab that already hanging grid, and be best kid-resistant (balls,
heads, hockey sticks, etc) I guess insulation is also an issue, but
the basement is not that cold...
What should I consider??? What would you pick??