Costing Out the Job: Ceiling Tiles

Transform a room with new ceiling tiles and make the ceiling the center of attention. Learn what’s involved and the cost of coffer, tile, plank and tin ceilings so you can make the decision to hire an installer or do it yourself. Use the calculator to know how many tiles you need for the job.

Costing Out the Job: Ceiling Tiles

Transform a room with new ceiling tiles and make the ceiling the center of attention. Learn what’s involved and the cost of coffer, tile, plank and tin ceilings so you can make the decision to hire an installer or do it yourself. Use the calculator to know how many tiles you need for the job.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Costing Out the Job: Ceiling Tiles

Make the ceiling of a room its focal point by installing new ceiling tiles and cover up the surface for a transforming room upgrade. For a clean contemporary look choose tiles or use a suspended or drop ceiling to conceal unpleasant pipes or wires. To add texture and personality to a room consider installing tin or faux tin tiles. All these tiles come in a range of sizes including 12-inch squares, 24-inch squares and 12-by-24-inch panels. Some are installed directly to furring strips on the ceiling, others are suspended in a metal grid system. The rough edge where the ceiling tiles meet the wall are concealed by molding.

Click on the links below to compare the DIY and Contractor cost to install these ceiling tiles. Use the ZIP code cost box to adjust the price to where you live.

Cost of a Job

Coffer Ceiling System in a 12x15 foot room

Plank Ceiling in a 15x20 foot room

Ceiling Tiles in a 10x12 foot room

Drop Ceiling Tiles in a 15x20 foot room

Tin Ceiling Tiles in a 12x15 foot room

Faux Tin Ceiling Tiles in a 10x12 foot room