TOLEDO, Ohio -- Armstrong World Industries and building materials systems manufacturer Owens Corning have formed a strategic alliance that will incorporate Armstrong ceiling tiles into Owens Corning's Basement Finishing System.

"This is an ideal partnership between Owens Corning and Armstrong," said Joanne Davis-Brayman, general manager, Armstrong World Industries Inc. "With the housing experience and premium products of these two companies, we can offer an even better overall product to consumers and contractors. Our ceiling tiles are a perfect fit to complete the Basement Finishing System product offerings."

The Basement Finishing System is delivered through authorized independent franchisees, giving builders a simple solution for finishing basements. It also provides homeowners with an affordable way to create usable living space without the inconvenience associated with traditional basement renovations.

As part of the alliance, Armstrong has developed a special package of ceiling tiles designed to complement the Basement Finishing System. The products will enhance the look of the room while matching the consumer's intended use -- from a playroom for kids to a media room.

Unlike traditional drywall methods, the Basement Finishing System is designed especially for basement conditions. Through the use of moisture-durable materials in a "breathable" system assembly, the potential for moisture build-up and mold/mildew growth within the walls is greatly reduced. The panel system and PVC framing accommodate traditional wiring and panels are easily removed for access to interior foundation walls.

Panels are finished in fabric designed to add light to the basement, and trim options are available in fabric, wood grain or white. Because the panels have a pre-finished surface with built-in insulation and sound control capabilities, the system does not require additional insulation, drywall, taping, or painting.