Genesis panels quickly and easily fit into almost any ceiling grid system. Our lay-in ceiling panels are available in the same sizes as fiber-based ceiling tiles, 2' x 2' and 2'x 4'. If you are using the standard grid size for 2’ x 2’ or 2’ x 4’ tiles, Genesis will easily install into the existing system. There are some grids that use a “stab and connect” system that may cause the corners of the tile to sit higher than the rest of the tile.
To cut Genesis panels, mark and score the face of the tile with utility knife and snap tile at cut. A circular saw or table saw can also be used in cutting multiple tiles at once and a RotoZip or hole saw for odd sizes shapes and circular holes – like sprinkler heads or can lights. You may also use a metal angle ruler to score and then snap the tile.
To clean Genesis panels, a mild soap and water solution works well, as do most household cleaners. Just spray the cleaner onto a clean rag and wipe. Power washing Genesis panels is also an option, but avoid placing the spray nozzle tip too close to panel in order to prevent damage to tile face. The tiles are unaffected by most corrosive chemicals, but you should avoid using acidic cleaners. Do not use abrasive cleansers to scrub.
To prevent the tiles from moving due to significant updrafts, we offer optional hold-down clips that may be used for drafty areas or uneven grid systems.