Control Noise with a Soundproof Basement Ceiling

Control Noise with a Soundproof Basement Ceiling

For a calm and relaxing environment, consider basement ceiling soundproofing options.

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Getting a soundproof ceiling for your basement is easy with Armstrong ceiling tiles and panels that absorb up to 70% of the sound that strikes their surface.

Armstrong decorative ceilings can reduce the sound in your basement, improving your enjoyment of your home theater, or game room, home gym, office, or guest bedroom. Unlike drywall ceilings, Armstrong ceiling tiles and panels provide acoustical benefits that can make a big difference in the sound environment of a room.


Sound Performance Ratings

When evaluating acoustical properties of basement ceilings, there are two types of ratings to review: the Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) and the Ceiling Attenuation Class (CAC).

NRC is a rating that tells you how much sound a surface will absorb. In practical use, a ceiling NRC rating of 0.50 indicates excellent sound absorption. Compare that to drywall, which typically rates a .05

CAC rates a ceiling’s efficiency as a barrier to sound transmission. In a drop ceiling chosen for basement soundproofing, the panels prevent most sounds from passing through the ceiling and traveling upstairs. A CAC rating > 35 indicates high performance, meaning little sound is transmitted through the panels.

 


Soundproof Basement Ceiling Options

Smooth Look - For a clean, modern visual with noise control, 24" x 24" Sahara tiles are a great option. If you are searching for a 24" x 48" ceiling, Sahara Scored I & II come in that size, but look like either 12" x 12" or 2' x 2' panels.

Textured Look - If you want to add some texture, try a 24” x 24” or 24” x 48” soundproof panel with subtle visuals. You can even choose a black colored tile to complete your basement space.

Decorative White - Get sound performance with a little extra flair using 24" x 24" decorative tiles like Single Raised Panel or Fluted.