Top 5 Advantages of Acoustic Ceilings
The Advantages of good acoustics in rooms are endless. They span from comfort, to minimising stress levels and increasing productivity. It is therefore no wonder that acoustic design plays a massive role in today’s construction. Here are our top 5 advantages of acoustic ceilings.
Acoustic Ceilings make a big impact
In busy environments such airports, open plan offices or schools, sound continuously bounces off hard surfaces and therefore becomes magnified through the room. As a result people have to raise their voices to be heard which increases noise levels even more. It can often be incredibly difficult to hear the person next to you and the constant background noise is tiring and makes concentration hard.
Sound absorbing acoustic ceilings are therefore a huge aid for managing noise levels in a room perhaps even the best solution. While acoustic walls and decorative materials are significant instruments for room acoustics, they can however get easily blocked with furniture or other interior decorations and therefore reduce the level of sound absorption. An acoustic ceiling that spans across a room makes a big impact in any room. The design options are endless from perforated plasterboard ceiling to raft ceilings with material selection from plasterboard, metal, wood and even textiles such as felt.
Good acoustic reduces stress
With many studies and greater awareness of the noise-induced health impact, it should come as no surprise that good room acoustics can reduce stress levels significantly.
Architects and designers are fully aware of this and the installation of high-performance, sound-absorbing ceilings reduces stress, improves sleep and even increases overall employee satisfaction in work environments.
This has not only a positive effect on general well-being but also increases concentration, receptivity and promotes efficiency and health.
Amazing design options are available
Long gone are the times when acoustic ceilings meant cheap mineral fibre tiles. Today’s acoustic ceilings often come with beautiful design features that make a massive visual as well as acoustic impact. They are made from plasterboard, metal or wood and with the right design will look absolutely stunning.
Acoustic ceilings are East to install
Acoustic ceilings are usually suspend and should only be installed by a professional as high precision is required. But that does not mean it has to be complicated. Modern suspension system make it fast and easy for professionals to install highly efficient acoustic ceilings. An additional benefit of suspended ceilings is that ductwork, electrical wires and other services can be easily hidden.
Productivity and wellbeing will Increase
With the installation of a sound-absorbing ceiling the overall sound level in the room will drop significantly. As a result, people are less stressed and less disturbed. A boost in concentration also results. Tasks are performed more easily while productivity and wellbeing will increase.
Acoustic levels can vary from room to room. For example ceiling height and room volume play a major role for acoustic levels and there is no one-size-fits-all. The best acoustic values are achieved with a combination of different sound absorption methods particularly designed for each room.
In drywall construction, acoustic design ceilings such as raft ceilings or perforated plasterboard ceilings meet the highest demands in function, design and cost effectiveness.