Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

The Value of Stone Wool Acoustical Ceilings

A proven, natural building material is now used in ceilings providing high-performance acoustics and smooth, clean surfaces
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Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Conclusion

Properly designed and installed, suspended ceiling systems using stone wool ceiling tiles can enhance the design of a variety of building types. As a product, it can provide the needed superior acoustical properties for indoor environments both in terms of sound absorption and sound insulation. Like all such systems, they provide ready access to plenum spaces above the ceiling while contributing to the visual and acoustical aspects of the spaces where they are used. Stone wool specifically can support sustainability initiatives and be long lasting by resisting moisture and corrosion. Further, it can improve fire performance, humidity resistance, energy efficiency, and aesthetics of the overall building.

Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is a nationally known architect, sustainability consultant, technical writer, and continuing education presenter. www.linkedin.com/in/pjaarch

 

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ROCKFON® and Chicago Metallic have combined forces to offer complete ceiling system solutions. Their stone wool ceiling panels, featuring superior humidity resistance and acoustic control, easy-to-install ceiling suspension systems, and versatile metal ceilings, are among the highest-performing, most cost-effective, and time-efficient available in the market. www.rockfon.com

 

 

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Originally published in Architectural Record


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