Product Focus: Ceilings
Recessed Lighting Product
The QuietBox restores the lost mass from recessed lights. The product is fully tested to show zero loss at each frequency point, allowing the customer to maintain desired aesthetics without sacrificing the sound rated assembly. It meets the requirements of IC- rated housings from several manufacturers and local building code for fire requirements. Custom sizes are also available for larger projects. For more information, visit www.isostore.com.
Faux Wood Beams
Architectural Products by Outwater LLC
Economical and easy to install, these high density polyurethane faux wood beams are indistinguishable from the original wood beams after which they have been patterned to recreate the look afforded by genuine, aged oak beams. Offered in numerous collections and styles with complementary corbels and panels, these products can be tooled and refinished using traditional techniques and tools. For more information, visit www.outwater.com.
Visual Metal Ceilings
Pixels Metal Ceiling Panels turn a metal ceiling or wall-mounted panel system into an artistic canvas, upon which images, logos or geometric shapes can be displayed, transforming blank surfaces into customized, interactive visuals. Not only do these panels offer the possibility for one-of-a-kind artistic design, they also deliver excellent acoustical performance. With unlimited image or mural size, various backlighting options and three different image resolutions, the line provides endless creative possibilities for interior designers, architects, and their clients in the commercial arena.
The aluminum panels are comprised of up to 90 percent HRC. For more information, visit www.usg.com/ceilings.
Color-coordinated Ceiling System
Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Systems
Colorations Integrated Ceiling Systems is a complete system of color-coordinated Calla ceiling panels, suspension systems, and trims. These colorful, new ceiling systems combine a monolithic visual with excellent acoustics (both NRC and CAC), and easy access to the plenum. Available in 13 standard colors or made-to-order Sherwin-Williams colors, Colorations integrates color and acoustics in a complete factory-finished system that is ideal for both open and closed plan spaces. The systems are available with 2-feet-by-2-feet Calla beveled tegular panels, 9/16-inch Suprafine suspension systems, and a choice of six Axiom trim lines. For more information, visit www.armstrong.com/ceilings.
Install Ceilings without Hand-Revealing
Teg-Tab eliminates the need for hand-revealed perimeter ceiling tiles, saving up to 80 percent of the labor time needed for tegular ceiling tile perimeter installation. Installation is snap-on easy, and eliminates the work associated with hand-reveals, extra labor required when raw edges of ceiling tiles cannot be exposed, as well as the risks of inconsistent workmanship and revealed edges getting damaged during removal and replacement by other trades. With this product, there are no hand-reveals needed, no exposed edges below ceiling level, and a fast, consistent, and easily maintained result. For more information, visit www.tegtabs.com.
Perforated Acoustical Gypsum Panel
Gyptone BIG Curve can achieve highly curved ceilings without the cost and time associated with custom fabrication. It integrates with the company’s other Gyptone products to create sweeping interior surfaces without any breaks or grid. At only 6.5 millimeters thick, the ceilings can achieve up to a 5-foot radius, radically broadening the universe of design options available to an architect or designer. And with an NRC up to 0.70 and the ability to fine tune acoustics based on placement and curve radius, it is ideal for calming healing environments, inspirational learning spaces and engaging workplaces. For more information, visit www.certainteed.com/ceilings.
Acoustical, Fiber-free Panels
Ceilume ceilings are the affordable solution for many challenging design requirements. Made from molded sheet plastic, they are easy to clean, stain-resistant, and suitable for wet, humid and food-preparation areas. They are acoustical, fiber-free, and GreenGuard Gold certified for indoor air quality. Class A-rated, the panels are approved by UL and FM for use below sprinklers to eliminate the cost and hassle of coordination with sprinkler installation. They are available in more than 100 decorative pattern and color combinations, plus translucent panels for backlit ceilings. The tiles and panels are lightweight, durable and easy to install. For more information, visit www.ceilume.com.