FAQ’s – Ceiling & Wall Planks

Coffered Ceiling FAQs

YOU’VE GOT CEILING & WALL PLANK QUESTIONS… WE’VE GOT ANSWERS

The following is a list of questions we get asked the most about our Ceiling & Wall Planks. If you can’t find the answer to your questions in this section just give us a call at (800) 396-6410 or use our Contact Form or send us an Email and we will be happy to provide you with the information you need.    

CEILING & WALL PLANK FAQ’S

ARE CEILING & WALL PLANKS EASY TO INSTALL?

Yes. Ceiling & Wall Planks are very easy to handle and install. See our written Installation Manuals for the recommended best practices for each type.

ARE THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS MADE IN THE USA?

Yes. All of the Ceiling & Wall Plank products are proudly made in the USA.

ARE THERE ANY PRE-FINISHED OPTIONS FOR THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS?

Yes. All of the Ceiling & Wall Planks are available pre-finished. Please see the specific product pages for the available finishes for each.

CAN CEILING & WALL PLANKS BE INSTALLED DIRECTLY TO THE FRAMING JOISTS, TRUSSES OR STUDS?

Yes. There is no issue in doing so, however consult with your local building department, as drywall may be a code requirement in certain circumstances.

CAN CEILING & WALL PLANKS BE MADE FIRE-RATED?

Only our Faux Wood Ceiling & Wall Planks are available with a Fire-Rated option to meet any fire-code requirements your project may have.

CAN CEILING & WALL PLANKS BE USED / INSTALLED OUTSIDE?

Yes. Ceiling & Wall Planks (including MDF*) can be used in “dry” exterior applications (i.e. no direct contact with wet weather like rain or snow). For example on a porch ceiling where they will be exposed to temperature and humidity changes, but never get wet.

If you need planks that can withstand direct contact with wet weather see our Waterproof Barnwood Planks which carry a 10 year warranty.

*We recommend that the MDF Planks be sealed on the back (if not already factory primed on back) and painted with an exterior-grade paint on the front when used in these types of applications.

CAN I GET A CEILING & WALL PLANK SAMPLE BEFORE ORDERING?

Yes. We offer a variety of faux wood beam Sample Kit options HERE
*The cost of the Sample Kit you purchase will be credited towards your faux wood beam order.

CAN THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS BE INSTALLED ON A VAULTED, CATHEDRAL OR ANGLED TYPE CEILING?

Yes. All of the Ceiling & Wall Planks can be installed on any vaulted, cathedral or angled type ceilings.

CAN TILTON INSTALL THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS FOR ME?

Due to our commitment to manufacturing and providing our customers with the best products possible, Tilton Coffered Ceilings, Inc. does not provide any installation services. However, all of our products have been designed with the ease of installation in mind and so they may be installed by both DIYers and professionals alike.

DO YOU OFFER MATCHING MOLDINGS OR TRIM FOR THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS?

No. However, complimenting trim can be made by cutting the Ceiling & Wall Planks into the required widths and lengths needed. Otherwise, we recommend using moldings and trim of a contrasting color and/or finish (i.e. moldings or trim painted white).

DOES TILTON OFFER TOUCH-UP KITS FOR THEIR CEILING & WALL PLANKS?

No. Due to the proprietary color formulation and application process, providing touch-up stain or paint is not possible. Consult with a paint professional at your local retailer to have a custom stain or paint color mixed to suits your needs.

HOW DO I MEASURE FOR CEILING & WALL PLANKS?

The easiest way to measure for Ceiling & Wall Planks is by using the square foot method. To calculate the square footage simply measure the length of your ceiling or wall and multiply it by the width. Add up all the walls and/or ceilings you would like to cover and deduct for any window or door openings to determine the exact square footage. Then add 15% to allow for waste.

HOW MUCH DO CEILING & WALL PLANKS WEIGH?

The Ceiling & Wall Planks weigh in at just 1 – 1.25 pounds per linear foot, which translates to about 8-10 pounds per 8ft plank and 16-20 pounds per 16ft plank.

IS THERE A MINIMUM ORDER REQUIREMENT FOR CEILING & WALL PLANKS?

Yes. Most Ceiling & Wall Planks have a 200 square foot Minimum Order Requirement (MOQ) while the Waterproof Barnwood Planks have a 1000 square foot MOQ and the Cedar Planks all have a 400 square foot MOQ. However, you may mix and match plank sizes and/or colors of the same type to meet the minimum.

Check the product page to verify the MOQ for the type of plank you wish to order. 

 

WHAT IS THE ‘QUICK-LOCK’ FEATURE ON THE CEILING & WALL PLANKS?

The 'Quick-Lock' feature refers to the fact that the planks are end-matched with a Tongue and Groove (T&G) profile that interlocks on ALL 4 edges (2 long sides + 2 short ends) eliminating the need for the butt-joints/seams to be placed on a ceiling joist or wall stud.

The resulting benefit is a Quick & Easy, Tight-Fitting, Low-Waste installation which reduces cutting and labor and can be blind nailed to conceal all fasteners.

WHAT IS THE AVAILABILITY / LEAD TIME FOR CEILING & WALL PLANKS?

MDF PLANKS
In Stock for Immediate Fulfillment

PINE T&G V-GROOVE ‘QUICK-LOCK’ PLANKS
In Stock for Immediate Fulfillment

PINE T&G V-GROOVE PLANKS
In Stock for Immediate Fulfillment

BARNWOOD SQUARE-EDGE PLANKS
In Stock for Immediate Fulfillment

BARNWOOD SHIPLAP PLANKS
In Stock for Immediate Fulfillment

DOUGLAS FIR T&G SHIPLAP PLANKS
Pre-Finished Standard Lengths = In Stock for Immediate Fulfillment
Unfinished & Random Lengths = 4 – 6 Weeks to Manufacture

DOUGLAS FIR T&G MICRO-BEVEL PLANKS
Pre-Finished Standard Lengths = In Stock for Immediate Fulfillment
Unfinished & Random Lengths = 4 – 6 Weeks to Manufacture

BEETLE KILL PINE T&G SHIPLAP PLANKS
Pre-Finished Standard Lengths = In Stock for Immediate Fulfillment
Unfinished & Random Lengths = 4 – 6 Weeks to Manufacture

BEETLE KILL PINE T&G MICRO-BEVEL PLANKS
Pre-Finished Standard Lengths = In Stock for Immediate Fulfillment
Unfinished & Random Lengths = 4 – 6 Weeks to Manufacture

FAUX WOOD PLANKS
2 – 4 Weeks to Manufacture

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN THE PRE-FINISHED CEILING & WALL PLANKS AFTER THEY’VE BEEN INSTALLED?

The pre-finished Ceiling & Wall Planks can be easily cleaned with a duster or a damp cloth. The use of chemical cleaners and excess water is not recommended.

WHAT IS THE WARRANTY ON CEILING & WALL PLANKS?

Tilton Coffered Ceilings, Inc. (TCC) provides a Limited Five (5) Year Warranty to the original purchaser of its materials and/or any products it has fabricated from those materials at any of its manufacturing facilities.

WHAT TOOLS ARE NEEDED TO INSTALL CEILING & WALL PLANKS?

To learn more about the recommended process and necessary tools for installing Ceiling & Wall Planks check out our written Installation Manuals

       
    

Tilton Coffered Ceilings Can Help You with All of Your Ceiling & Wall Plank Needs. Contact Us Today!

 

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