What Are Acoustical Ceiling Tiles Made of?

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Acoustical ceiling tiles help to reduce sound reverberation and provide acoustical absorption in a room, an important factor in noisy environments such as schools or commercial offices. There are also acoustical ceiling tiles suitable for both home and commercial installations. Acoustical ceiling tiles are available in a wide range of materials and finishes.

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Mineral Fiber Tiles

High density mineral fiber pulp formed into tiles with a binder, available in a range of textures from stippled to smooth. White mineral fiber tiles are commonly seen in commercial interiors, office ceilings, and residential projects.

Fiberglass Ceiling Tiles

Glass fiber strands formed into tiles with a binder. Like mineral fiber tiles these are commonly used in institutional and commercial interiors.

Recycled Content

New acoustical mineral fiber tiles are composed of a large proportion of recycled ceiling tiles. Recycling ceiling tiles helps to reduce the costs of processing new material and diverts construction waste from being dumped in landfills.

Wood Ceiling Tiles

Wood veneer mounted on a hard backing panel. To achieve acoustical damping an acoustical blanket is laid on or adhered to the back of the ceiling tiles. To increase the acoustical effectiveness the wood panels may be perforated.

Metal Ceiling Tiles

Perforated thin metal sheets preformed into ceiling tiles come in a large range of metal finishes and perforation patterns. An acoustical blanket is often incorporated into the back of the panel above the ceiling. Metal acoustical ceiling tiles are most often seen in commercial environments.

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