When Ceilings Need Not Come Crashing Down
Do you have ceiling tiles from the 1980's or 1990's? Have your acoustical ceiling tiles turned that color of stained yellow when you used to be able to smoke in the office or grey from all of the dust accumulation over the years? Chances are, that if it's been at least ten years since an acoustical ceiling was installed, it may look and feel like working at Initech in the movie Office Space. They only difference is you may or may not have to submit those darn TPS reports. If your workspace is in need of a refresher a good place to look is up. Many companies look at old, beat up, and stained ceiling tile and immediately think "replace". While this is an option and there are some fantastic new and innovative products on the market, replacement is not your only option.
In an occupied environment, even during off hours, removing and replacing ceiling tiles is big undertaking. It's messy, inconvenient and a needs serious logistical maneuvering to be successful. My advice.....PAINT!
|Replacing Ceiling Tiles Costs More Than Money...It Costs Time.|
While there is still some aspect of inconvenience, there is definitively less of it. You will still need to cover with plastic the majority of surfaces, however, you WILL NOT, in most rooms, need to manipulate the positions of desks, chairs, and individual contents. A good painting contractor with a well maintained spraying machine will be able to maneuver around most contents and cover the ceiling evenly. Care should be taken not to spray areas not intended for painting like walls (if not being painted) or VP John's favorite plastic plant.
|Painted Ceiling Tile & Grid From White To Black|