Ceiling Max and Ceiling Link

If you have a low ceiling basement but don’t want to drywall, or you simply love the look of tile, you might try CeilingMax or CeilingLink. Never heard of them? Here’s some information to get you started.

Costs

CeilingLink costs approximately $0.65 per square foot for 2×4 panels, or $0.75 for 2×2 panels. CeilingMax is more expensive at around $1 for 2×4 panels and $1.15 for 2×4 panels. Get cost estimates for more accurate pricing information in your area.

Pros

  • Panels can be removed to service plumbing, electrical, etc.
  • Very easy to install.
  • Reasonably priced.

Cons

  • Ceiling Max has less flexibility compared to the Ceiling Links system.
  • There can be periodic gaps in the grid from not lining up the panels properly.

Maintenance

Both CeilingLink and CeilingMax require very little maintenance with regular wear and tear. They also have less initial clean-up required after installation than drywall.

Common Questions and Answers

Are CeilingLink systems suspended?

No, they are directly mounted—not hung by wires like suspended ceiling systems. All in all, the CeilingLink installation and panels is only one inch thick.

What are the main differences between CeilingLink and CeilingMax?

Ceiling Link is less expensive than CeilingMax and simpler to install (one piece compared to CeilingMax’s three). CeilingMax is also not quite as forgiving and flexible as CeilingLink, although in the end, they both look very similar.

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