LESLIE: For Don in Oregon the sky is falling, literally. (Tom chuckles) Your bathroom ceiling is falling apart?
LESLIE: What happened?
DON: Well, we get a lot of rain out here in the winter time.
TOM: I’ve heard that.
LESLIE: That’s why it’s so green in the summer.
TOM: That’s right.
DON: Right, you got it. But my vent leaks in the bathroom.
DON: OK. It’s got the original ceiling in it. Now it’s falling down and I want to go back and of course put the ceiling back in.
TOM: Well the first thing you need to do is to fix the leaking vent.
DON: I’ve done that.
DON: And anyhow, I want to put the ceiling back but I’m not sure we can get the original product to go back with it.
TOM: Right. It’s a small bathroom. Why don’t you just replace the ceiling.
DON: OK. What can we replace it with.
TOM: You have lots of options. You could use a fiber tile, which would be an easy thing to do; very light; easy to install; can be glued to the surface or you could put firring strips in and attach it that way.
TOM: What else? Drop ceiling?
TOM: The drop ceilings are very attractive these days. How big is the room? Five by eight?
DON: Well, probably.
TOM: Yeah. You know, I think the fiber tiles would be a good choice and, in fact, I’ve seen some really good-looking fiber tiles from companies like Armstrong and others that when they’re painted they can look really attractive. Some of them look like tin ceilings and other sorts of effects.
DON: Fiber tiles. Okey-dokey, that’s what I’ll do then. Appreciate it.
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