The Benefits of Acoustic Ceilings

By October 22, 2013 October 25th, 2013 Acoustic Ceilings
Acoustic Ceilings

They are becoming ever more popular in all types of spaces. You’ll find acoustic tile ceilings in homes, businesses and schools. They are an affordable choice when it comes to lowering the height of a modern room, but there are additional benefits. Acoustic ceilings also dampen ambient noise.

So how do they work? Metal strips are hung from the room’s actual ceiling and individual panels of sound-absorbing material are dropped into the sections. Additional benefits are their ability to hide heating and cooling ducts or unsightly wires and pipes. This makes acoustic ceilings a popular choice for basement remodels.

Acoustic ceilings are an easy fix to unappealing rooms. This type of suspended ceiling is made up of the stick-built grid system and acoustic ceiling tiles. It’s also called a lay-in ceiling, which is versatile, durable and cost-effective. One of the biggest benefits is that the ceiling tiles can be removed without damage to the system and the ceiling items above can still be maintained. Acoustic ceilings are not only popular; they have a wide variety of aesthetic options.

Ceiling tiles come in many different textures and designs. Most ceiling tiles are made from mineral fiber, to aid in noise reduction. These tiles are good at absorbing sound within a space and help prevent loud environments and echoes. These work great in rooms with hard surface flooring, where the sound bounces from wall to wall and floor to ceiling. There are other materials available in ceiling tiles, however, including fiberglass.

When it comes to the design of acoustic ceiling tiles, they could have a smooth or rough appearance. It all depends on your preference. You can choose a tile with an imprinted design or a pattern scored into the tile. In addition, you can choose a tile from many different edge options.

Acoustic ceilings are beneficial because they are highly light reflective. They allow more light to reflect back into the room, saving money in utility costs. You can choose which panel you desire based on the level of humidity resistance, reflectivity and fire resistance.

Acoustic ceiling tiles are also flexible. You can install them in most rooms and they are easily cleaned. They’re impact resistant and can be removed and replaced in just a matter of minutes.

A dropped or suspended ceiling is most common, which consists of 2×2 foot or 2×4 foot tiles that are dropped into an interlocking metal grid suspended from the ceiling as mentioned above. Glued ceilings are tiles that are glued directly onto the structural ceiling. If you are looking to hide exposed pipes, wires or ducts, you definitely want to go with a suspended ceiling.

The standard color is white or off-white, but acoustic ceiling tiles come in many different designs and patterns. You may be able to paint the panels as well.

We hope you’ve learned about the benefits of acoustic ceilings. At Carolina Services, Inc., we deliver tenant relocation, renovation and improvement solutions to developers and commercial business owners. We often work with commercial leasing agents as well. If you are interest in installing an acoustic ceiling, contact us today to see how we can help with your project! Our expert interior finishing crew also provides maintenance services to our commercial/retail customers.