When it comes to acoustic ceiling solutions, the options are truly endless. No matter your ceiling finish, there are acoustic ceiling treatments that are incredibly effective for controlling sound. They generally fall into the following categories:
Acoustic Ceiling Baffles
Acoustic Ceiling Baffles are vertically oriented, hanging acoustic products. Usually made of felt, foam, wood, or fiberglass, baffles offer maximum design versatility. They come in a variety of colors, shapes, and designs to fit into any space's aesthetic. Baffles are extremely effective for evenly distributed sound absorption and diffusion throughout a space.
Acoustic Ceiling Clouds
Acoustic Ceiling Clouds are horizontally oriented, hanging acoustic products. They are extremely effective at absorbing sound in a focused area, making them perfect for conference rooms, hallways, and heavily trafficked areas. They can be just as much a piece of art as they are functional noise control, offering incredible design versatility.
Acoustic Ceiling Panels
Acoustic Ceiling Panels are very similar in versatility, function, and convenience to wall panels. They can be applied directly to drywall ceilings, and offer instant sound absorption. They are easily printed on, colored, cut, and designed to add aesthetic flare to your space.
Acoustic Plaster and Drywall
Acoustic Drywall and Acoustic Plaster are effective tools for hiding sound control solutions within your space. What at first may appear as just an ordinary ceiling finish, actually provides effective sound absorption through porous, sometimes perforated materials. These Acoustic Ceiling solutions are a fantastic alternative to regular drywall that tends to be a source of reverberation.
Sound Masking systems are unique to many other acoustical products in that they are an active source of noise control. They are easy to install and are made up of a gridded, ceiling mounted speaker system along with a control console. The Sound Masking system pumps low frequency white noise into your space, reducing speech intelligibility and unwanted noise. Sound Masking is perfect for creating private, focused environments for healthcare, education and corporate facilities.
Acoustic Ceiling Reflectors and Diffusers
Acoustic Reflectors and Diffusers are acoustic ceiling solutions that control sound by reflecting or diffusing instead of absorbing. They are generally made of hard, reflective material like wood and are great for evenly distributing sound throughout a room. For spaces that aren't averse to high DB levels and prefer a livelier, fuller sound environment, reflectors and diffusers are the ideal solution.
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Gaus Acoustics is proud to represent some of the most innovative, consistently reliable acoustic material manufacturers in the market today. Whether you're looking for a full service solution from initial design consultation all the way through installation, or just looking to acquire the materials necessary for your project, Gaus Acoustics is committed to providing the highest quality products and services possible.
Application: Ceiling Baffles, Ceiling Panels, Ceiling Tiles, Ceiling Clouds
NRC Rating: 0.45-0.65
Material: Acoustic Felt
Description: Acoufelt offers a versatile selection of acoustic ceiling solutions that deliver top quality acoustic performance with ultimate design potential. Their unique long-fiber material creates a fuzz-less hard surface that allows for industry leading printing and cutting quality.
Made with over 6 recycled plastic bottles per square foot, this ethically sourced, totally recyclable material was designed with sustainability in mind. All of their products can be easily steam cleaned, and come with a 10 year lightfastness warranty. They come in a variety of thicknesses to fit into any space, and are class A fire rated.
Gaus Acoustics is proud to represent Acoufelt's products in the Midwest market including Missouri, Kansas and Indiana. Check out the full collection of Acoufelt wall products including spec sheets, installation guides, warranty and care information at Acoufelt's website in the links below.
Application: Sound Masking, Paging, Music
Sound Masking: 125 Hz frequency response
Materials: Speakers, Emitters, Control Console
Description: Cambridge Sound Management is the industry leader in sound masking systems. Sound masking is an active form of noise control that is used for creating a private, focused environment.
The Cambridge Sound Masking System consists of a collection of emitters evenly distributed in a grid system throughout your space. These emitters produce low frequency white noise that reduces speech intelligibility and unwanted noise.
The Emitters can all be controlled by a single console, or they can be broken up into separate consoles by area to allow for different sound masking levels in different spaces. The Cambridge Sound Masking system is the perfect tool for creating private, restful environments in healthcare, focused learning environments in education, and productive, distraction-free environments in corporate facilities.
Application: Wood Grille Ceiling Diffusers, Open Cell Wood Ceiling Diffusers, Curved Wood Ceiling Reflector, Microperforated Wood Ceiling Absorber, Wood Ceiling Tiles, Wood Ceiling Coffers
Material: Solid Wood, Recycled Wood Fiber, Wood Veneer, Acoustic Foam Backer
Madrid Inc is a West Coast manufacturer of acoustic wood solutions. Noted for their reflective, diffusive and absorptive capabilities, Madrid has developed a number of innovative wall and ceiling product lines that give your space that iconic look that natural wood is so widely appreciated for.
Featuring unique manufacturing techniques, Madrid is most known for their curved wood solutions that are used for creating the ideal acoustic environment. By adding an acoustic backer to their wood grilles, microperf acoustical boards, and open cell wood walls, Madrid has opened the door for designers to go all-in on the wood aesthetic without sacrificing sound absorption.
Check out the links to Madrid's website below to explore all of the innovative products this industry leader is creating. And give us here at Gaus Acoustics a call to see if Madrid's products are right for your space!
Application: StarSilent Acoustic Plaster, Acoustement Acoustic Cement, Vogl Perforated Drywall
NRC Rating: 0.35-0.85
Material: Acoustic Drywall, Acoustic Plaster, Acoustic cement
Pyrok Incorporated is an acoustical solutions provider specializing in architectural wall and ceiling applications. They have three primary product lines: Acoustic Vogl perforated drywall, StarSilent acoustic plaster, and Acoustement which is an acoustic cement compound.
Each application comes in a variety of grades to accommodate all of your load baring, sound absorption and application thickness needs. Ranging from 0.35 all the way up to 0.85 NRC, Pyrok's architectural wall and ceiling applications are one of the best ways to seamlessly add sound control to your space without altering your space's aesthetic.