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What Is A Drop Ceiling Hook and How To Install It

  • by Arthur Harrison
  • 3 min read

Have you ever noticed a banner and a sign hanging above your head in a grocery store or a movie theater? How about that plant hanging from a grid ceiling in your office or a world map hanging from the ceiling in your child’s school? These are all possible due to a nifty and unique piece of hardware called a drop ceiling hook. 

And great news, Drop Ceiling Hooks, are now available at Picture Hang Solutions! 

Introducing Drop Ceiling Hooks

The solution to hanging posters, advertisements, plants and decorations from drop ceilings is to use our Drop Ceiling Grid Hooks. Who knew there were specific hangers intended just for this specific purpose? We did and now you do too. If you’re unsure about them, let us fill you in a bit more.

Drop Ceiling Grid Hooks

What Exactly Are Drop Ceiling Grid Hooks?

Drop ceiling hooks are two-part hooks that are specifically designed for drop ceilings so that posters, advertisements, and other decorations can be suspended from above.

The two parts refer to the Left (L) and Right (R) grid hooks that are attached together to create a sturdier hook. You may also use two Left (L) hooks to create a closed-ended hook as shown below.

Sturdy Drop Ceiling Grid Hooks

Since we’ve mentioned drop ceilings, let’s have a quick overview of what they are so we can understand why drop ceiling hanging hooks exist.

What is a Drop Ceiling?

Generally, a drop ceiling is a second ceiling above the original and main structure. It creates an open space between the structural ceiling and the rest of the room and helps give easy access when repairs are needed.

Drop Ceiling

Drop ceilings serve different purposes, such as hiding wires and piping, hiding damage, and providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance. 

Another reason why drop ceilings are often used is that they help with acoustics and sound. They help balance out the sound within a room and absorb noise, thus the reason they are used in theaters. Insulation materials can be added above the drop ceiling to improve the sound quality within a room or theater even more.

Back to the Hooks

Getting back to the Drop Ceiling Hanging Hooks, each hook is labeled with an L or an R in order to get the correct configuration. Use both a right and left to create a sturdier hook or use two left or two right hooks to create a closed-end hook if needed. 

Weight Capacity and Ideal Usage

These specially designed hooks can hold up to 15 lbs. Some examples of items you may want to hang from the ceiling are as follows: 

  • Posters
  • Advertisements
  • Banners
  • Signs and display boards
  • Promotional materials
  • Tapestry
  • Hanging plants
  • Seasonal decorations (such as Halloween and Christmas ornaments)
  • Lightweight dangling lights
  • Other DIY decorations

Hooks can also accommodate chains, cables, loops, and S-hooks. Just ensure the object is less than 15 lbs. to avoid possible bodily injury, items falling from the ceiling and breaking, and ceiling damage.

Drop Ceiling Grid Hooks Weight Capacity

How to Install Drop Ceiling Grid Hooks

You know what else we love about these hooks for drop ceiling? The fact that they’re so simple to install! Here’s how:

1. Slide each one hook onto the ceiling grid.

2. Push each hook towards each other.

3. Hang your item from the hook.

That’s pretty much it!

Frequently Asked Questions

Hooks for Drop Ceilings are pretty straightforward to use but perhaps you have some other questions. Check out more info below: 

1. What are the dimensions inside the hook? Do I have to buy something else to hang up plants?

➡️ The opening of the hooks measures approximately ¼ inches, while the inside of the hooks measures ¾ inches. If you wish to hang plants, you might need to hook them into key rings or S-hooks.

2. Are they easy to remove?

➡️ Yes, they are easy to remove as they are to install. Just slide the hooks out the opposite way they were attached.

3. How many are included inside a pack?

➡️ Here at Picture Hang Solutions, we sell them in a 100-pack, so you'll receive 100 pairs of drop ceiling hooks. 

Final Thoughts

There you have it, the ins and outs of our new drop ceiling grid hooks. They’re so simple and easy to use! 

We hope this article was insightful and it helps get your posters, marketing materials, and decorations hanging up on your grid ceiling right away!

If you have any other questions about using our drop ceiling grid hooks, just send us a message, and our customer support team will be glad to assist!  

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