Category: Ceilings

CertainTeed Redefines the Traditional Look of Wood in New High-Performance, Fire-Rated Wall & Ceiling Panel

The natural warmth, depth and richness of wood have long made it a favorite ceiling and wall panel material among architects and designers. However, there is an emphasis on products that blend the visual aesthetic of wood with the added features and benefits of acoustical performance and safety. CertainTeed Ceilings® is answering the call with the introduction of Decoustics Rondolo™. The line of custom micro-perforated acoustic wood panels and planks merges the elegant look of wood with the lowest flame spread rating and superior sound absorption properties.

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Acoustic Engineering chooses Rockfon ceiling systems

The new 9,000-square-foot office in Mississauga, Ontario, transformed a former warehouse space that is attached to a larger multi-tenant office building. The challenge was to leverage the dynamics of collaborative office space—with glass walls and doors to maintain visual connection to the day-lit open areas—yet create sound privacy and acoustic comfort in enclosed meeting rooms and other areas. Rockfon stone wool ceiling panels, which harness the natural power of stone to enrich modern living, were part of the design that helped achieve Aercoustics’ goals.

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Rockfon’s ceiling systems enhance acoustics and aesthetics for Solar Spectrum’s office design

Hoefer Wysocki Architecture designed Solar Spectrum’s new offices. James Evrard, associate at Hoefer Wysocki and project architect, says, “In the early ’90s, the previous tenant built out the space very simply with tight enclosed offices along the exterior wall and gypsum ceilings. Opening up the space was a lot of fun. Returning to the concrete waffle slabs first imagined by SOM is the stuff of architectural dreams.”

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Rockfon factory in Marshall County, Mississippi officially inaugurated

Rockfon, a subsidiary of Denmark-based ROCKWOOL International A/S, celebrated a grand opening for the new North America facility and three months of uninterrupted production. The 130,000-square-foot (12,000-square-meter) manufacturing facility started production in July and has been functioning well ever since, with the first deliveries of its acoustic stone wool ceiling panels already having been made to U.S. customers.

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Washington’s Sammamish High School features Rockfon ceiling systems

Sammamish High School’s new campus replaces an existing one-story facility with a three-story, state-of-the-art educational facility spanning 320,000 square feet and serving nearly 1,000 students in grades 9-12. Designed by Integrus Architecture, Sammamish is the last of Washington state’s Bellevue School District’s high schools to be modernized. According to Jack McLeod, director of facilities and operations for the school district, “Sammamish will be the crown jewel.”

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Rockfon expands acoustic stone wool ceiling products

Rockfon Alaska and Sonar ceiling panels, and Multiflex Fibral Baffles Black, are all made from stone wool. Stone wool is produced using a patented technology where volcanic stone and recycled materials are melted and spun into wool. The material is resistant to water, mold and mildew, humidity and sagging; and the light weight makes these products fast and easy to install.

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Rockfon metal ceiling panels, planks, linear and open cell systems

“Architects and designers use our metal ceiling systems to create beautiful, comfortable spaces that enrich modern living, support sustainability and provide peace of mind. Choosing from a breadth of sizes, colors, curves and perforations, they achieve the look they want and the performance they need,” says Rockfon’s Mark Taylor. “Contractors also appreciate these cost-competitive ceiling systems and their ease of installation, contributing to labor savings and on-time completion.”

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Seattle’s Third & Harrison is a new 185,000-square-foot, five-floor office building and home to Holland America Cruise Lines. Photo by Doug Scott, courtesy of Wausau Window and Wall Systems

Seattle’s Third & Harrison is a new 185,000-square-foot, five-floor office building and home to Holland America Cruise Lines. Photo by Doug Scott, courtesy of Wausau Window and Wall Systems

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