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Ceiling Tiles: A Tour of Colors, Material Types and Uses Cases

Acoustical Ceiling Tiles

Ceiling tiles. Though the term brings up a number of mental images, most of them are the same, boring material - 2' by 2' or 4' textured white panels in an office setting. If this isn't how you picture your project, you're not alone! But today's acoustical ceiling tiles provide you with a wide variety of colors, textures, materials and use cases, many of which you may not expect. Here's a quick look at the exciting new varieties available in today's ceiling tiles.

An Assortment of Textures and Colors

Ceiling Tiles with Lights

What do you need to do to create a ceiling that matches your business' overall decor and image? Beyond plain white, ceiling tiles are now available in a range of colors, from standard white to classy black, with a number of custom options available to match your business' appearance. Do you need a strong, easily cleaned surface or something with more texture to really soak up the sound? At the same time, modern track systems make it easier than ever to quickly install acoustic ceiling tiles and get the job done.

A Range of Modern Materials

Fiberglass. Mineral fiber. Wood fiber. Ceiling tiles have been manufactured using a wide range of materials, but today's acoustic panel is actually lacking something often found in older ceiling tiles - VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, harmful chemicals that outgas from many newly-manufactured building products. Many manufacturers are focusing on providing ceiling tiles that meet or exceed LEED v4 specifications, minimizing exposure to dangerous VOCs and drastically improving overall indoor air quality. These new ceiling tiles also often contain recycled material, allowing your new construction to tread a little lighter on Mother Nature

A Variety of Different Use Cases

Made from Recycled Materials

Health Care:

Quiet environments help patients heal, but many acoustic ceiling systems are difficult to keep clean and sanitary. We have options that give you the best of both worlds, with our Rx Symphony panels providing superior acoustic control in a durable, scrubbable surface that is water-repelling and stain resistant.

Educational Institutions:

With 60% of educational activities involving listening or speaking, acoustic clarity is vital to a good classroom environment. Acoustic ceiling tiles help your students make the grade, with some options available to meet or exceed LEED v4, protecting students of all ages from outgassing VOCs that can strongly impact indoor air quality.

Open Office

Open Offices:

Though tearing down partitions and opening offices made for better collaboration, it also made things really noisy, making concentration difficult at best and office absences due to stress a common problem. Acoustic tiles that absorb sound promote collaboration and productivity at the same time.

Performing Arts:

Whether you have multiple theaters in your complex or need to control exactly where sound goes in your auditorium, ceiling tiles help you achieve your sound control needs. Whether you need to worry about unhappy neighbors or fine-tuning your facility's acoustic performance, acoustic tiles help make it happen.

When you look at the different options available, you can find the right acoustical ceiling tile for your use and design. If you need help finding the perfect ceiling tile for your project, Wallboard Supply Company is ready to help you keep your project rolling. Please feel free to contact one of our experienced associates today for more information, to get a quote on our large range of available ceiling tile options or to schedule a delivery to your work site.

In addition, feel free to download the CertainTeed Acoustical Ceiling Product Guide below for a complete breakdown of product details and job applications.

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