How To Find My Matching Replacement Ceiling Tiles?

How To Find My Matching Replacement Ceiling Tiles?

When it comes to matching up ceiling tiles in a suspended ceiling, many homeowners and businesses may find it challenging to identify the specific tile they have installed due to the many different versions available today. While it may seem like an arduous task, there are a few simple steps that can help you identify and match up your ceiling tiles effectively and accurately.


What Are The Most Popular Ceiling Tiles?


There are numerous ceiling tiles available in the market, but some of the most popular ones are made by the leading manufacturers, Armstrong, Zentia, Knauf AMF, Rockfon and Ecophon. The manufacturers make tiles from mineral fibre, rockwool and gypsum-based boards.

Each manufacturer has extensive lines of ceiling tiles, in a variety of different sizes, edge details and face patterns, so it is important to check all these elements to get the correct matching replacement ceiling tile.

The most popular individual tiles on the market, and the most frequently found in suspended ceilings are: -

·        Armstrong Tatra 600mm x 600mm Board Edge

·        Armstrong Dune eVo 600mm x 600mm Board Edge

·        Knauf AMF Thermatex Feinstratos 600mm x 600mm Board Edge

·        Rockfon Artic A24/A15 600mm x 600mm Board Edge


If you can identify the most likely manufacturer of the ceiling tile early on, you can contact their technical department who should be able to match the ceiling tile up for you in a heartbeat.

How Can I Identify My Ceiling Tile?


Step 1.) Check the back of the ceiling tile for any codes or brand stamps, which may help you identify the tile. For example, Tatra would be stamped with its product code BP952M on the reverse which uniquely identifies this tile.

Step 2.) Check the size of the ceiling tile, is the tile 595mm x 595mm or 1195mm x 595mm? Occasionally you may come across the old imperial measured ceiling tiles which are slightly larger than this.

Step 3.) Find out what material the tile is manufactured from. Is the tile made from Mineral Fibre, Rockwool or Gypsum.

Step 4.) Identify whether the tiles edge is Board Edge, Tegular Edge for 24mm grid, or Microlook edge for 15mm grid systems.

Step 5.) Compare the face pattern to that of the ceiling tiles on our website. Certain tiles have very specific patterns such as the Tatra with its worm like fissures and the Star with its star constellation like pattern.


If you have done all of the above and you are still not sure which ceiling tile you have, or would like a second opinion, then please don’t hesitate to call us on 01253 864902 or send a picture of your ceiling tile to


Can I Match My Ceiling Tile By Its Look Only?


Matching up ceiling tiles based on their appearance alone can be a bit tricky. While two tiles may look similar, they may have different dimensions, thicknesses, or technical performances. It is crucial to measure the tile accurately to ensure it matches up with the existing tiles. You can also compare the texture and pattern of the tile to the existing tiles to ensure a close match. If you are unsure, it is always best to seek the advice of a professional before making a purchase.

Can I Mix Match Tiles?


In theory yes, but this ultimately depends on what is required of your suspended ceiling system. If your suspended ceiling has been contracted with a fire rating and must retain this, then it is important that you do not mix the ceiling tiles, as suspended ceilings are fire rated based on specific ceiling tile and grid systems being used under different surfaces. So using a different tile may void any fire ratings, warranty's and specifications that the existing system gave.

You must also take in to consideration the style and colour shading differences that different ceiling tiles will have. The manufacturers all have different shades of white that they use to coat their tiles with, so mixing tiles up would more than likely produce shading issues throughout your ceiling, especially in well lit areas, or ceilings that are suspended low.

In conclusion, matching up ceiling tiles in a suspended ceiling can be a daunting task. However, by following these simple steps, you can identify and match up your ceiling tiles effectively. Remember to take accurate measurements and compare the texture and pattern of the tile to the existing tiles for a close match. With the right approach, you can restore your suspended ceiling to its former glory in no time.

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