Fine texture ceiling; combines exceptional acoustical absorption for open plan spaces, sustainability, and functionality attributes in one panel that is especially durable and aesthetically pleasing for every healthy space.

Key Features & Performance

  • OPTIMA PB HEALTH ZONE panels are part of the SUSTAIN portfolio and meet the most stringent industry sustainability compliance standards today
  • Items with PB suffix are manufactured with a plant-based binder
  • Anti-Bacterial/Mold/Mildew – BIOBLOCK Plus performance resists the growth of odor and stain-producing bacteria as well as mold and mildew on the ceiling tile surface
  • Exceptional durability and cleanability – impact-, scratch-, and soil-resistant
  • CLEANASSURE – safe for use with disinfectant cleaners
  • Meets or exceeds USDA/FSIS and FGI guidelines
  • Clean room performance up to ISO Class 5 (Class 100) using gasketed CLEAN ROOM suspension systems (items 3114, 3115)
  • Long-lasting water-repellency; washable and scrubbable
  • Energy-saving, high light-reflective finish
  • 30-Year Limited System Warranty against visible sag, mold, mildew, and bacterial growth
    Sound Absorption (NRC)

    A measure for rating the overall sound absorption of a material when used in an enclosed architectural space where sound is reflected at many angles of incidence. A ceiling system with an NRC < 0.50 is low performance, an NRC > 0.70 is high performance.

    Sound Blocking (CAC)

    A measure for rating the performance of a ceiling system as a barrier to airborne sound transmission through a common plenum between adjacent closed spaces. A ceiling system with a CAC < 25 is considered low performance, whereas one with CAC of 35 or higher is high performance.

    Articulation Class (AC)

    Product has AC (Articulation Class) 170 or greater.

    Fire Performance
    Class A (UL)
    Light Reflectance

    A high light reflective ceiling – LR 0.83 or greater, per ASTM E1477-98 as referred to in ASTM E1264-98 – makes lighting systems, especially indirect lighting, more effective while further reducing energy costs and consumption. LR values apply to White panels only.

    Mold/Mildew Resistance

    Ceiling panels with BIOBLOCK performance resist the growth of mold and mildew on the panel surface.
    Ceiling panels with BIOBLOCK Plus performance resist the growth of odor and stain-producing bacteria as well as mold and mildew on the ceiling panel surface.

    Sag/Humidity Resistance

    Ceiling panels maintain humidity and sag resistance.

    Water Repellent

    Product resists water for 15 minutes allowing proper cleaning for infection control.

    Soil Resistance

    Excellent resistance to dirt and/or grease for lasting value and performance.

    Impact Resistance

    Surface impact based on the Striking Ball Impact Test, modified ASTM D1037 procedure.

    Scratch Resistance

    Excellent resistance to surface scratching, scuffing or chipping as per Hess Rake Test.


    Offers superior wash resistance without compromising panel finish integrity, using a washability tester as per ATSM D4828.


    Withstands up to 150 scrub cycles using a scrubbability tester as per ATSM 02486.


    May be fogged following CDC recommendations using EPA-approved disinfectant ​cleaners per Armstrong Cleaning & Disinfecting Guidelines​


    May be sprayed following CDC recommendations using EPA disinfectant​ cleaners per Armstrong Cleaning & Disinfecting Guidelines​


    May be wiped following CDC recommendations using EPA disinfectant​ cleaners per Armstrong Cleaning & Disinfecting Guidelines

    Special Applications
    Clean Room
    Direct-to-customer branch of Armstrong.
    Complimentary ceiling design & pre-construction service.
    Sustainability Profile
    Recycled Content
    Sustainable Product Search Tool
    LEED  •  WELL  •  Living Building Challenge
    Recyclable/Extended Producer Responsibility
    Recycled Content
    Energy Management
    Sourcing of Raw Materials
    Construction Waste
    Material Ingredient Reporting
    Regional Materials
    Location Dependent
    Low emitting/materials
    Design for Flexibility
    Lighting Quality
    Biobased Materials
    High Performance Sustainable Ceiling Systems
    Learn More
    Living Building Challenge Compliant
    Learn More

    Configure an Item

    Color shown may vary from actual product.

    Every Space Can Be a Healthy Space

    Explore how you can create a space with outstanding IEQ, starting at the ceiling, when you choose sustainable, healthy building solutions.

    Integrated Solutions & Partners

    Browse solutions and partners that integrate seamlessly with OPTIMA HEALTH ZONE

    From Inspiration to Installation