Sound is defined as “any auditory effect; any audible vibrational disturbance.” It’s a constant part of where we work, live and interact. Sound also plays a key role in the design of office space, educational facilities and hospitals. Armstrong has long understood the importance of sound and how it reacts in different environments. They have been a global leader in acoustic ceiling (and wall) tile systems for decades and their impressive and expansive line of “sound savvy” products continue to impact how we hear the world around us.
Sound can behave in a number of ways. It can bounce and echo and influence the dynamics of almost any work environment. Workplace installations need to take into account the importance of the quiet needed for employee concentration, the openness of the floor plan, and how to effectively block sound between workstations and offices. By making Armstrong acoustic ceilings a part of the design concept, it’s easy to achieve the right sound balance for your space.
According to independent research (per Armstrong’s website), “Students typically hear only 3 out of every 4 words in poorly designed classrooms.” And “Noise and reverberation combine to reduce speech intelligibility.” An Armstrong acoustic ceiling system can help mitigate the noise from neighboring classrooms, corridors and the outside. Not only will acoustic ceiling tile make a difference in classrooms, but also in libraries, cafeterias, auditoriums and gymnasiums.
In today’s healthcare facilities, noise is a top consideration. A high level of attention is paid to patient areas and privacy. Excessive sound can raise patient stress and discomfort levels so it’s critical the acoustics be right. Per Armstrong’s information, “Worldwide, the sound levels inside hospitals average 72 decibels during the day and 60 decibels at night – far exceeding the standard of 40 decibels or less, set by the World Health Organization.” There are a number of acoustic ceiling tile options that are ideal for this setting.
Armstrong is always striving to be the frontrunner in technology and this hold true with their acoustic products as well. Ask your Continental Flooring representative about available Armstrong acoustic ceiling and wall tile products. We can offer materials only or complete installation services. GSA Buyers may wish to register online to view GSA pricing. This feature allows buyers quick, up-to-date access to 17 different GSA contracted manufacturers. Please feel free to call us for product advice, free samples, assistance in specifications, or to place an order. One call does it all!