Are you looking for a flexible way to change the look of a room in your home? Maybe you’re interested in noise reduction, lowering your energy consumption costs, or even adding a contemporary look to a room in your home. If so, then you may be thinking of adding in an acoustic ceiling. And if you are, you should know you aren’t the first and you most definitely will not be the last as these types of ceilings are becoming more and more popular.
Types Of Acoustic Ceilings
The two basic types of acoustic ceilings are glued or suspended/dropped. The more common of the two is the dropped ceiling. This ceiling type consists of an interlocking metal grid that is suspended from your original ceiling and holds the dropped tiles. The larger the tile used, the cheaper the price generally is per tile which is a major plus. Installation is also a lot quicker.
A glued acoustic ceiling is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. The tiles are glued directly onto the original ceiling. Both ceiling types offer homeowners soundproofing capabilities, as well as come in a variety of patterns and designs to choose from.
Pros Of Acoustic Ceilings
Possibly the most significant benefit of an acoustic ceiling is its ability to absorb sound. This is highly beneficial for spaces that require an acoustic balance for the general comfort of those occupying that specific space. For example, a business office might use this ceiling to help reduce overall noise, distraction, and stress that might come from an active and loud setting.
Another benefit would be their ability to help home or business owners hide pipes, wires, or design flaws or problems in the building. These tiles are also easy to remove or replace. And they are also easy to maintain and clean.
Cons Of Acoustic Ceilings
One con of these ceilings is that they are not waterproof. If you work or live in a building that suffers from leaky pipes, you may wind up with a soggy tile on your ceiling. Or a discolored and water-stained one.
Another con is that, like anything else, these tiles do deteriorate with time which would lead to the tile becoming saggy and make your ceiling quite unappealing to look at. But, as mentioned before, these tiles are not hard to replace and they can easily be painted over if they become discolored or dull.
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