Ceiling Systems

Switching-It-Up-Blades

TURF has launched a new ceiling system—the Switch-blade—to address the aesthetics and acoustics of spaces with an existing tee grid. Made of individual baffles that attach to a tee grid with magnets, leaving existing ACT tiles untouched, it is easy to install and mix and match. Available in 17 colors and made of recycled PET felt, it comes in three design styles: classic, organic and geometric. Compatible with steel tee grids with flat 9/16-in. and 15/16-in. cross sections.

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Quieting Interiors with Knitted Felt

FELTWorks Blades from Armstrong enable architects and designers to redefine the ceiling plane with a soft linear visual that adds quiet and warmth to interior office spaces. Available in two knitted design modules, as well as rectangular panels in 6-in., 8-in. and 10-in. heights, knitted module options include Ebbs & Flows and Peaks & Valleys designs and custom looks as well. The 3/8-in.-thick panels are available in standard 48-in. and 96-in. lengths and 15 standard colors. Made from 50% post-consumer recycled PET fibers, panels absorb up to 70% of the sound that strikes them. Carrying a Class A fire rating, the blades are approved for use in all seismic categories.

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Classroom Remodel Reveals Fun in the Ceiling

An elementary school computer lab was transformed from an outdated room to a 21st-century learning space on a tight budget, by a creative application of paint, carpet and ceiling tiles. Two aspects of school remodeling are generally predictable: the schedule is short and the budget is tight. Fortunately, school staff and teachers can bring other assets to the process: resourcefulness and creativity that make the mission possible. At Morton Gingerwood Elementary School in the Chicago suburbs, they were able to bring outdated rooms back to life and make exciting learning spaces by the clever application of carpeting, paint and intriguing ceilings. The computer lab for first and second gra

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Ceiling Solution

The most common complaint of occupants in open or exposed structure design is noise. Smooth textured Lyra PB Direct-Apply panels both offer architects, designers and owners a cost-effective way to reduce unwanted sound in exposed structure spaces, including both new construction and retrofit applications. The Lyra PB Direct-Apply ceiling and wall panels from Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions can be installed directly to deck and wall surfaces with recommended ceiling adhesive. The product offers easy adhesive installation, a variety of design options and excellent sound absorption.

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In the Clouds

The mix of nine standard geometric patterns included in the DESIGNFlex for Formations Acoustical Clouds allows designers to create made-to-order noise-reduction suspensions for conference rooms and other areas. Specifiers can choose from several popular panel products, along with integrated linear- and shaped-lighting options from Axis Geometric and JLC Terch.

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Geometric Flexibility

Giving architects the creative flexibility to add 2D and 3D geometric shapes and perimeter panels to their ceiling designs, MetalWorks Torsion Spring Shapes are offered in triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids and hexagons in four standard colors. Easily installing on a slotted 15/16-in. suspension system in a standard grid layout, the panels are available in both non-perforated and perforated acoustical options. When backed with acoustical fleece, a standard perforation provides a Noise Reduction Coefficient of 0.70.

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Monolithic Surface

Without the perforations typically found on acoustic vceilings, ACOUSTIBuilt features a seamless and smooth monolithic surface. The high-performing product offers an absorbing Noise Reduction Coefficient of up to 0.70, and a high Ceiling Attenuation Class of up to 48, preventing sound from entering adjacent spaces. Easier and less expensive to install than acoustical plaster, the panels can be finished similar to traditional drywall ceilings.

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Logan Airport, Suffolk County, Mass.

Design Impact

Techstyle’s large-format panels up to 4 ft. × 8 ft. createan exceptionally smooth surface for a premium look. The lightweight, sag-resistant fiberglass acoustic panels remain flat, even in high-moisture applications, and the surface is customizable with a large variety of colors, patterns and graphic designs. Each panel can be direct mounted to walls as well as ceilings for enhanced design impact and acoustic performance.

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Sustainable Panels

The only acoustical ceiling and wall panel to achieve International Living Future Institute’s Living Product Challenge certification, Tectum panels are ideal for heavy-use interiors and can be installed directly on wall and ceiling surfaces, including masonry, drywall and wood. Available as lay-in panels, blades, baffles and more, the product offers a Noise Reduction Coefficient of up to 1.0, making it ideal for retrofit applications in open areas and exposed structure spaces.

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Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, Calif.

Casino Lobby Maintains Design

Pechanga Resort & Casino has undergone a major expansion that nearly doubled the size of the existing lobby and registration area. To maintain continuity of design with the existing lobby, the design team chose a custom linear metal ceiling in a wood-look finish. The growing popularity of the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif., triggered a major expansion that nearly doubled the size of the existing lobby and registration area.When designing the new addition, which features a glass atrium that streams daylight into the expanded lobby, the design team from Klai Juba Wald Interiors, of Las Vegas, was charged with incorporating some of the existing feature elements into t

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