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Quiet Your Home’s Interior with Decorative Acoustical Panels

Acoustical panels help reduce noise and return your loud home back to a quiet space.

Advantages of Acoustical Ceiling Panels

From the humming of kitchen appliances and the digital beeps of electronics, game systems and barking dogs, unwanted sound can be merely distracting or downright annoying. Many noise problems can be controlled with easy and affordable fixes, such as installing acoustical ceiling panels.

Advantages of Acoustical Ceiling Panels

Acoustical panels help improve sound quality in a room in several ways.

  • Acoustical panels are manufactured so that they reduce sound that strikes their surfaces by up to 70%. Much of the harsh noise we experience in a room comes from sound bouncing off hard surfaces such as floors, ceilings and furniture.
  • Acoustical panels absorb echoes and reverberations, creating an environment free of harsh noise.
  • Acoustical panels do an excellent job of preventing sound from passing into adjacent rooms.

Because acoustical panels hang from a suspended ceiling system, they are a convenient and decorative way to hide plumbing, electrical and cable wires, ductwork and other unsightly home systems, while allowing easy access for repairs or maintenance. This makes suspended ceilings a popular choice for basement remodels.

Acoustical Ceiling Panel Options

Acoustical panels come in 2’ x 2’ and 2’ x 4’ sizes with many decorative options for a truly beautiful ceiling that will enhance your décor. In addition to controlling noise, panels also offer sag resistance, mold, mildew and bacteria resistance on the treated surface, light reflectance, and fire performance Class A. Panels install quickly into a suspended grid that’s also an easy DIY project.

While most Armstrong ceilings offer sound-isolating qualities, many, like HomeStyle ceiling products, offer enhanced sound control. Look for these performance attributes:

Sound absorption — Noise reduction coefficient (NRC) measures the overall amount of sound absorbed. For example, a panel with an NRC of .70 will absorb 70 percent of sound reaching it.

Sound containment — Ceiling attenuation class (CAC) measures an acoustical panel’s ability to prevent sound from passing into adjacent spaces. For example, a panel with 35 CAC reduces transmitted sound by 35 decibels (dB). High CAC is ideal for activity areas, such as home theaters or game rooms.

To learn the NRC and CAC soundproofing ratings for an Armstrong ceiling tile or panel, select a product and look for “Details” in the Performance section. You can also view the ratings for all Armstrong ceilings products in the Retail Ceilings Guide brochure available online.