Product Focus on Ceilings
The July product focus features ceilings, including drywall ceiling framing, wood fber, and more.
In order to provide architects and designers with more design freedom and flexibility, two shapes have been added to its existing line of Ecophon Solo rectangular baffles: Wave and Zig Zag. The undulating waves and cutting-edge zig zag patterns provide a unique and dynamic visual for contemporary spaces. Featuring sound absorption properties, Wave and Zig Zag are prime examples of how designers can create custom visuals through the creative arrangement of standard product sizes and shapes. Ecophon Solo Baffles are available in 16 trending colors and feature lightweight yet resilient construction. New accessories also allow for vertical installation onto walls, enhancing design flexibility. For more information, visit CertainTeed.com/AcousticalDesign.
Drywall Ceiling Framing System
Armstrong Ceiling Solutions
The ShortSpan Drywall Framing System is an easy way to frame flat drywall ceilings up to 17 feet wide. By getting contractors on and off the job faster, the pre-engineered system improves production and construction efficiencies compared to traditional installation methods. In addition, the system allows for easier installation in tight plenums. Designed to reduce field modifications, the lower profile reduces MEP conflicts in crowded plenum spaces. It has the same height as hat track but with increased strength and can be direct-attached to concrete. For more information, visit armstrongceilings.com.
Wood Fiber Acoustic Ceiling
Arborcoustic is a wood fiber acoustic product. It provides strong acoustic performance while remaining environmentally conscious. The company uses water, cement and FSC-certified wood. Cement is the binder that provides strength, moisture-resistance and fire resistance. And the FSC certification guarantees that the wood can be traced back to responsible forestry operations. For more information, visit arborcoustic.conwed.com.
Thermoformed Ceiling Panels
Ceilume’s thermoformed ceiling panels contribute to visual branding of several major chains of stores. The panels are washable, enabling them to be installed above food preparation areas, too. Decorative panels from the company are also part of the customer experience at Drybar hair salons, candy stores, and jewelry stores. The panels are easy to install, durable, lightweight, acoustical, GreenGuard Gold certified, and have up to 98 percent recycled content. For more information ceilume.com/pro.
Planar Linear Metal Ceiling Systems
Creating visual continuity from interior to exterior, the company’s Planar and Planar Plus linear metal ceiling systems are suitable for interiors and exteriors, as well as seismic applications. The aluminum panels can have round or square edges, are offered in a variety of finishes, and be installed flat or used to create radiuses and curves. Spaces between panels can be closed with either separate filler strips (Planar) or integral filler strips (Planar Plus), or left open for air movement or acoustical requirements. Perforation options can be combined with an acoustical backer for up to a 0.90 NRC rating. For more information, visit rockfon.com.
Bracing Solution for Ceilings
GRIDLOK is a labor-saving bracing solution for ceilings (developed in New Zealand) certified in ICC ESR-4187 to operate with all heavy-duty grids from other notable manufacturers. The solution is available in North America, after being proven in large earthquakes to significantly improve resilience. Ceiling contractors install a pre-engineered solution which reduces the number of braces from five to three, thus enabling them to “liberate the plenum.” For more information visit bracelok.com.