More and more, acoustical ceiling clouds, also called acoustic ceiling tiles, can be found in homes, schools, and various businesses. Suspended ceiling clouds are great for providing an aesthetically pleasing balance by visually lowering the height of the ceiling in a more modernized room. Ceiling clouds not only add decorative definition, but serve for soundproofing a room, which has become a pleasing quality and necessity for larger areas such as event centers, universities, and auditoriums.

There are a number of different acoustical ceiling products that serve specific needs and serve as an easy, often inexpensive solution to an unappealing room.

Noise Absorbing

Acoustic ceiling tiles are available in several styles and textures, and most are made from mineral fiber that absorb noise and dampen echoes. Acoustical ceiling tiles are great for dampening ambient noise in rooms with hard surface flooring.

A Variety of Styles

Available in a wide variety of materials such as cork, tin, wood, foam, and even fiberglass, suspended ceiling clouds come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can be smooth or rough, imprinted wth a pattern, and have different die cuts and shapes. The typical color is white or off-shite, but can be painted any color.

Standards to Note

When shopping for tiles, you should check the Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC), which is the average sound rating, and the Ceiling Attenuation Class (CAC), which measures how much a product blocks the sound transmission. According to Homeguides, a good CAC rating should range between 40 to 44.

Great At Hiding Ugly Fixtures

Acoustic ceiling products, in addition to looking nice and blocking out sound, also serves to easily hide unsightly wiring and pipes. Ceiling tiles also help save on heating bills because they are highly reflective, and can be chosen based on measures of humidity, reflective, and fire resistance.

Easy to DIY

The nice thing about suspended ceiling clouds is they don’t need to have professional installation. There are a number of online do it yourself guides, and many DIY sites have good instructional articles that will turn you into a pro in no time.

Ceiling tiles are flexible, which makes them easy to install, remove, and clean. The most common type of acoustic ceiling products are the 2×2 or 2×4 foot dropped or suspended ceiling tiles. These are dropped into a suspended metal grid. Another type of ceiling tile can be glued directly onto the ceiling structure in just minutes.

Not only for sound rooms and auditoriums, suspended ceiling clouds are an inexpensive solution for anyone who wants to improve the beauty of their home theater, office, game room, or basement. They are easy to install, easy to maintain, and look great.

Leave a Reply