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rhutson, Home Seller in San Ramon, CA

Does acoustic tile add value to a basement ceiling? Trying to decide if I do dry wall or acoustic tile for basement ceiling.

Asked by rhutson, San Ramon, CA Sat Apr 13, 2013

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Acoustic tile is so old-fashioned. Better go with drywall for a more finished look that doesn't scream "cheap" or "amateur" or "bad taste"
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 6, 2013
Although I agree with Debbie about the ease of access to the sub-floor systems - great for installing cable, running speaker wires and accessing plumbing on the upper floor ...

Here on the west coast, acoustic tile or T-Bar systems typically say, "I did it myself". Most people here prefer the look of finished sheetrock. Therefore, acoustic tile won't add value - in my opinion, it will actually detract.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 13, 2013
Drywall is the best choice. People may think the acoustic tile is hiding something. Hope our votes help!

Tracy Parker
Prudential CA Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 14, 2013
Drywall definitely will look better.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 14, 2013
I agree that drywall will look more finished.
Suzanne Looker
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 13, 2013
Drywall is more attractive, but...........a dropped ceiling in a basement is really more practical if there is ever a need to check the subflooring, beams or look for leaks.............much easier to remove a few tiles than cut up a ceiling....

I had a flood in my basement 3 years ago follwing a hurricane (sump pump failed) - had to replace many of the ceiling tiles - it cost a lot less than replacing and painting sheetrock.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 13, 2013
Drywall would be the nearly unanimous vote of my customers. It never goes out of date or feels dated.
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