Optima Lay-In and Tegular

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Space / Use Area



Key Features

Light Reflectance: 0.90
Sag Resistance: HumiGuard Plus
Anti-Microbial: BioBlock
Durability: Impact Resistance Scratch Resistance Soil Resistance Washability Scrubability
Installed Cost: Relative Installed Cost Relative Installed Cost Relative Installed Cost Relative Installed Cost

30 Year Performance Guarantee 30 Year Guarantee Against Visible Sag
Against Mold/Mildew & Bacteria

Recommended Building Application
  • Airports / Bus / Train Stations
  • Atrium, Lobby / Reception Areas
  • Auditorium, Cafeteria, Cafetorium
  • Corridors
  • MRI Rooms
  • Music / Band Rooms
  • Neo-Natal Intensive Care Units (NICUs)
  • Offices / Conference Rooms - Open Plan


Total Recycled Content: 71%
LEED v4 & 2009 Information
Part of the Armstrong Recycling Program
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Sustain™ High Performance Sustainable Ceiling
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Living Building Challenge Compliant
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NRC + CAC = Total Acoustics Performance™
Sustain™ High Performance Sustainable Ceilings Systems
Item # Shape/Edge Dimensions Color Acoustics
Shape: Plank
Edge: Square Tegular 9/16IN
6IN x 96IN

NRC: 0.95
AC: 190

Optima® Lay-in & Tegular
Smooth textured Optima provides excellent acoustical absorption, light reflectance, and durability including impact, scratch, and soil resistance. Optima is available in more standard sizes than any other product in the Armstrong portfolio including large size and trapezoidal panels. Custom sized Optima is also available!

  • 1-1/2" and 2" items are available to provide superior acoustical absorption
  • Foil backed, improved CAC items are available for areas where sound blocking is important

Plant-based binder
  • Breakthrough plant-based binder; 71% recycled content
  • UL classified for acoustics; High NRC 0.90-0.95
  • Meets living building challenge material requirements
  • Look for Optima items with a PB suffix

Optima panels are lightweight, offer HumiGuard+ no sag performance, are resistant to surface growth of mold and mildew, and can be recycled at the end of their usable life. Optima panels are compatible with standard suspension system and Axiom® perimeter trim items - factory curved panels for use in standard Formations clouds are available.

Coordinating portfolio
Optima is available in solid colors and custom images via Create! technology. For a semi-concealed visual, see Optima Vector. Optima Capz, SoundScapes products, Ultima, Ultima Vector, and Tierra are all visually compatible with Optima. See Optima Health Zone for washable, water repellent panels with a smooth textured visual. Optima wall panels are also available.

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Acoustics Demonstration - Optima & Ultima Ceilings

Do you wonder about the impact of ceilings on the acoustics in your space? Listen to this acoustical demonstration.

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1 Accessories
Item # Description Dimensions
436 Stabilizer Clip (1-1/2")

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