From the humming of kitchen appliances and the digital beeps of electronics, game systems and barking dogs, unwanted sound can be merely distracting or downright annoying. Many noise problems can be controlled with easy and affordable fixes, such as installing acoustical ceiling panels.
Acoustical panels help improve sound quality in a room in several ways:
Because decorative acoustic panels hang from a suspended ceiling system, they are a convenient and stylish way to hide plumbing, electrical and cable wires, ductwork, and other unsightly home systems, while allowing easy access for repairs or maintenance. This makes suspended ceilings a popular choice for basement remodels.
Acoustical panels come in 24" x 24" and 24" x 48" sizes with many decorative options for a truly beautiful ceiling that will enhance your décor. In addition to controlling noise, panels also offer sag resistance, mold, mildew and bacteria resistance on the treated surface, light reflectance, and fire performance Class A. Decorative panels install quickly into a suspended grid that’s also an easy DIY project.
Look for these performance attributes:
Sound absorption — Noise reduction coefficient (NRC) measures the overall amount of sound absorbed. For example, a panel with an NRC of .70 will absorb 70% of sound reaching it.
Sound containment — Ceiling attenuation class (CAC) measures an acoustical panel’s ability to prevent sound from passing into adjacent spaces. For example, a panel with 35 CAC reduces transmitted sound by 35 decibels (dB). High CAC is ideal for activity areas, such as home theaters or game rooms.
Decorative acoustic panels are the perfect solution when both noise reduction and style are a must.