HELPFUL INFO ON CEILINGS AND CEILING TILES
Removing some of the mystery hanging right over our heads
Acoustic popcorn ceilings infected with asbestos? Mineral fiber tiles that mold and mildew? Ask The Pro tackles some of the larger ceiling questions you have been dying to get answered, and maybe a couple that you never thought of.
POPCORN CEILINGS AND CEILING TILES
The Rise and Fall of the Popcorn Ceiling
If the internet existed 40 years ago, there would have been an abundance of Google searches for ďHow to Install a Popcorn CeilingĒ. Your friends would be sharing pictures on Facebook of their new, textured ceilings, and Youtube would be filled with 100s of installers demonstrating how to add a popcorn ceiling. So what do you do now, years later, when your popcorn ceiling is a playground for dust, has more cracks than the Grand Canyon, or is as stained as a coffee filter? One growing trend is to replace it by adding ceiling tiles.
ASBESTOS IN A POPCORN CEILING
HOW TO HANDLE ASBESTOS IN POPCORN CEILING
Back in the 1960ís and Ď70ís, acoustic, or popcorn ceilings, were quite common. Many of these ceilings contained asbestos, which was popular because of its fiber strength, insulation and fire retardant characteristics. But the health risks associated with asbestos have led to strict regulations on its use. While it is still used in some industries like automotive and construction, asbestos has been significantly phased out of production. In ceiling applications, Asbestos texture was still being installed in homes through the 1980s when the stocks finally ran out.
ACOUSTIC QUALITIES OF CEILING TILES
SOUND ADVICE FROM ASK THE PRO!
Quick question. What is the NRC rating (Noise Reduction Coefficient) of your couch at home? Donít know? I didnít know mine either! But with a brief search on the internet, you can find that an upholstered piece of furniture has an NRC of about 0.60; thatís better than leather furniture, which has a rating of about 0.40. So why donít we see that type of information when we shop for furniture? Because we buy based on the comfort and style of a piece - not on its acoustical attributes.
MINERAL FIBER CEILING TILES
ARE MINERAL FIBER CEILING TILES RIGHT FOR MY???
There are a lot of good things you can say about mineral fiber tiles, but longevity just isnít one of them. Our company receives calls on a daily basis from people frantically looking for acoustic mineral fiber tiles to match those they are replacing due to water damage. If you are replacing your ceiling or are just out there hunting for the right kind of tile for your project, this article will provide you with the things you should consider while doing your research.
CEILING TILES FOR YOUR BASEMENT
TOP CHOICES FOR YOUR BASEMENT
From the grand home theater to the family laundromat, no room in a home takes on more faces or functions than the basement! And ceiling tiles often play an important role in this roomís functionality, allowing for easy access to pipes, air ducts, and electrical wiring. Choosing the right ceiling tile can make a big difference in the health and safety of your home, as well as to your budget and the overall look of your basement.
RESTAURANT, KITCHEN, & DINING CEILING TILES
OUR 5 STAR RESTAURANT TILE PICKS
Before they ever see the food, before they ever experience the service, restaurant-goers are introduced to the ambiance. That first impression is critical for restaurant owners who are trying to create an unforgettable dining experience for their clientele, and ultimately generate new business. And with so many studies indicating that atmosphere is an even higher priority to customers than service, ambiance should be at the top of every restaurant owner's list of ingredients for success!
OFFICE CEILING TILES
Projecting a professional image can be critical in the success of a business, firm or agency. And decor can play a huge role in conveying this professionalism to the client or customer. It can give them that added sense of confidence that theyíve chosen the right place to meet their particular needs.
MEDICAL FACILITY TILES
THE EFFECT OF CEILING TILES IN YOUR MEDICAL OFFICE
Putting your patients at ease is a top priority. But often it canít be helped that there will be anxiety and stress. What if you could find an innovative way to calm their nerves and help them relax? Ambiance can play a huge role in helping you achieve this level of comfort for your patients. And if you can accomplish this, youíve done a lot to make their experience in your office a favorable one.