Acoustical ceilings are everywhere. In schools, restaurants, and sometimes in homes. In big commercial spaces, they are a budget-friendly way to lower the ceiling and dampen ambient noise in and around the space. In addition to the noise reduction, they can be highly reflective which can reduce energy costs when lighting up a large space. Acoustic ceilings can be used in a variety of spaces with a variety of specifications.
Need a drop ceiling in your restaurant kitchen? Acoustical ceiling tiles for commercial kitchens are smooth surfaced and meet USDA and FSIS guidelines. They repel water and dirt, and can be washed to clean off typical kitchen messes such as grease and splatters. They also reduce the noise that would travel from the kitchen to the dining area, allowing customers to dine peacefully.
In entertainment spaces, acoustical ceilings can be used not just to reduce noise but to enhance the quality of sound. In movie theaters and concert halls, acoustical ceilings allow the music or the movie sounds to reach the patron’s ears without other overwhelming sounds from outside the theater or concert hall.
In schools, acoustical ceilings are used to reduce noise from the classrooms and hallways to make it easier for students to concentrate. In common areas, different styles, shapes, and colors of acoustical ceilings can be used to create a fun learning space for the kids.
Gone are the days where acoustical ceilings are limited to white rectangles in a metal frame. They come in a variety of designs, colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. You can stagger ceiling heights, choose different border colors, or even go for a classic coffered ceiling appearance.