What are acoustic ceiling tiles? How to choose them? What types of acoustic tiles are best for our home? What are their advantages and drawbacks?
We shall try to give an answer to all these questions and help you with inspiring ideas for your ceiling design.
Acoustic ceiling tiles (Acoustical ceiling tiles) are a soundproof type ceiling tiles installed in rooms with a high level of noise or public areas like restaurants, offices, etc.
They absorb the noise and provide a comfortable environment both in the room they are installed and in the neighbouring premises.
Acoustic ceiling tiles – types and materials
Acoustic ceiling tiles come in two main varieties – permanent and drop ceiling tiles. Drop ceiling tiles are easier to maintain and care for, easier to repair or replace, if needed.
Acoustic ceiling tiles can be made of different materials which are quite different from the materials for the usual ceiling tiles.
Due to the specific character of the acoustic tiles – to prevent sounds from one room going into another and reducing the echo in empty rooms – they are made of fibrous materials, wood or cork, plaster , fiberglass and rarely from metal.
How to choose acoustic ceiling tiles
When choosing acoustic ceiling tiles you have to know exactly what the purpose of the room is.
Such tiles are ideal for creating a soundproof ceiling and will help you to control the noise levels.
Modern ceiling tiles are offered in a wide variety of designs, colors and textures and you have the choice from traditional ones to modern decorative patterns and acoustic ceiling panels with a great visual appeal.
One of the disadvantages of acoustic tiles is that they are not waterproof, although resistant to certain levels of humidity. The good thing is that they are easily replaced.