Can I put up pergo type flooring over ceiling tiles?


I want to redo these hideous tiles on the ceiling of my living and dining rooms but want to avoid the hassle and house of dust removal would create. Can I put a pergo type flooring product over it to give my ceiling a plank look?

q can i put up pergo type flooring over ceiling tiles

Hideous tiles need to go

  9 answers
  • It depends on if you can nail the planks to the ceiling. Some flooring material cannot be nailed due to the material they’re made from. Test a piece and see if it works before you buy a bunch of bundles.

    Another option are wooden planks that can be stained or painted. We used planks from Lowes to cover a ceiling and they were a little more than $1.00 per square foot.

    • Susan Susan on Mar 12, 2019

      Your ceiling turned out beautiful. I love it! Thanks for sharing

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Mar 12, 2019

    It seems to me like there wouldn't be anything to attach the flooring to. Are there beams or is it just metal poles? Maybe look into peel and stick flooring instead.

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Mar 12, 2019

    I have personally never seen ceiling tiles like this. They have always been a drop ceiling. If these tiles are fixed to an actual surface, it MIGHT be possible. Click lock flooring is VERY heavy. Unless you can actually secure every section to the ceiling, I wouldn't try it. You could end up with an extremely expensive mess on your hands and still have that tile above your head. Is there any paneling available that might get you the result you're looking for? It is much lighter in weight per square foot.

  • Dee Dee on Mar 12, 2019

    Check out ceiling tiles. They make a plank style.

  • William William on Mar 12, 2019

    Those ceiling tiles are nailed o firing strips on the ceiling. Two sides have a tongue and two a groove. You can easily nail wood planks to the firing strips. I would just hand weigh the pergo or any other flooring to compare wood planks made for ceilings. Some laminate flooring may be to heavy to put up as a ceiling. Peel and stick would not hold to the tiles since they are fibrous.

  • Pat Pat on Mar 12, 2019

    We just painted our ceiling like that....looked nice and c!ean

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Mar 13, 2019

    The tiles look to me to be dirty and discolored. I too was thinking that painting them may be the easiest way to freshen up the ceiling.

  • Darlene Nuppnau Darlene Nuppnau on Mar 13, 2019

    We used peel and stick vinyl rectangle wood looking gray-blue tiles from Lowes on the front of the kitchen island. We used small decorative nails to match the tile. The tile did not stick without the nails. It looks great. Have had many compliments. Cost $20.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Mar 16, 2019

    Good point from Darlene that 'peel and stick' tiles do not always stay stuck without nails. Keep in mind that when covering a ceiling, you are always working against gravity.

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