Asked on May 09, 2020

Looking for specific ceiling tile or maybe it was paneling?


Help please! I love my living room ceiling but can not find the tiles or paneling to replace them from a bathroom leak we had. I have no issue 0ur purchasing the same type of tiles if it would even be off white. I would paint them white. Any and all help greatly appreciated.

q looking for specific ceiling tile or maybe it was paneling

Good section of tile

q looking for specific ceiling tile or maybe it was paneling

damage even looks like it. Oils of been paneling.

q looking for specific ceiling tile or maybe it was paneling

More damage

q looking for specific ceiling tile or maybe it was paneling

Ultimate hole from heck ruing my living room 😢

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on May 09, 2020

    Those are old acoustical tiles. Depending on pattern sometimes hard to find. Visit all hardware stores and places like Habitat. Take one with you so you can match. If you can't find one you may want to.upgrade your ceiling to drywall.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on May 10, 2020

    Hi! I have seen tiles similar to this in Home Depot, Lowe's and even Amazon. Take a look online and see if they have something you can use. You may even find something you like better! Good luck and stay safe!

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on May 10, 2020

    Amazon has a large selection of ceiling tiles and you could possible find a match. Here's a link to the tiles.

  • Em Em on May 10, 2020

    Home Depot and Lowe's carry a limited number of replacement tiles. Try to see if the back of any of them has a stamp to tell you the manufacturer. if yes contact them to see if they still make that tile. I eventually had to replace mine because of water damage. One thing you can do if you cannot find replacements. Take out the damaged tiles and cover with wallpaper. Yes wallpaper. The prepasted sticks really well. Take a few tiles out of the center of the room and put where the damaged tiles were. Then take the wallpaper covered ones and make a pattern in the middle of the room say 4 or 6 or 8 however many it takes and center them to look like it was originally planned that way. Make a square out of however many you need to cover to make it even. Tile is pretty expensive to replace the entire room. Painting is an option but to do the entire ceiling is VERY tiresome. I have done it. If they are stained you will have to paint with something like Kilz and several coats of paint and it is so much simpler to cover a few.

  • If you can't find a matching tile, could you maybe prime and paint the tile that was stained?

  • William William on May 10, 2020

    Those are older tiles. Lowes, Home Depot, or Menard's would be the best to check first

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on May 10, 2020

    I agree, you might have to paint them all if you can;t find a color match.

  • Cindy Cindy on May 10, 2020

    Hi Jennifer. I would check the big box stores first. If you don't find them, try to buy a few tiles the same size. Then take a good tile with you to the paint store. Tell them that you want this color matched. Then paint the new tiles with that color. Good luck Jennifer.

  • Deb K Deb K on May 10, 2020

    Hi Jennifer, if you can find the same style, that would be a good start, then you can paint them all a nice bright white, the only other option would be to retile in a new style, and keep extras in case something like this happens again.

  • Dianna Dianna on May 10, 2020

    Go to a lumber yard or Lowe's or can get diff sizes. Too match you will most likely have to paint. Good luck!

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on May 10, 2020

    Have you tried home depot they should have them and if not they should be able to order them

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on May 11, 2020

    Hello. They do make a spray paint for Armstrong ceiling tiles that might be an alternative to consider. We used it on stained drop ceiling tiles

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 11, 2020

    Those are stapled up ceiling tile. You might check with a commercial supplier.