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2020 Flooring Trend Watch: Acoustic Ceiling Tiles

Although Ozburn-Hessey is primarily known in Nashville and the greater Middle Tennessee area for its exceptional flooring knowledge, that’s only half of our equation. The professionals here are also skilled at the complete opposite of flooring–ceilings, or more specifically, acoustic ceiling tiles. So, let’s flip our perspective a bit and focus on what’s up and coming in ceiling design this year. 

What to Know About Acoustic Ceiling Tiles

Acoustic Ceiling Tiles: A Primer

In the simplest of terms, acoustic ceiling tiles are the tiles you most commonly see in offices, schools, and government buildings. There are many reasons for this. The main one is probably that acoustic ceiling tiles, as their name implies, are great at dampening sound waves. This is ideal because if you have a lot of sound, the kind generated from a decent number of people in one building talking, working, and living, the waves are going to bounce around all over the place. It’s going to be difficult to work in that environment, unless you have something to help keep it to a reasonable level– like acoustic ceiling tiles. When combined with a flooring material, usually something such as commercial carpeting or certain types of laminate flooring, the effect is complete, and you keep all the errant sound waves where they should be. 

Other Benefits of Acoustic Ceiling Tiles

If the only reason people installed acoustic ceiling tiles in their homes was because of the way they impacted sound waves, this article would probably not be written right now. Luckily, acoustic ceiling tiles provide more than just that. For example, acoustic ceiling tiles also provide an elegant solution to the problem of an ugly ceiling. Do you look up and see creaky pipes, or duct work, or anything else that causes you to think you might be living or working in a submarine or in the basement of a large building? Acoustic ceiling tiles are a great way to hide what you don’t want others to see, even if only for aesthetic reasons. 2020 is the perfect time to look into this option, since we are seeing more and more design options. You won’t be stuck with the same white plaster ceiling begging for someone to toss a couple of sharp pencils into it. 

What to Expect in 2020 for Acoustic Ceiling Tiles

Most experts are suspecting the acoustic ceiling tile industry to take a massive leap forward, thanks to the continued rate of construction in the country. Nashville in particular will see a lot of this product, as buildings are repaired and new ones are constructed to replace the ones lost. As we mentioned earlier, 2020 is also the time for decorative acoustic ceiling tiles, with more colors and designs hitting the market than ever before, but you will mainly see the same basic styles: suspended and glued. Suspended ceiling tiles are larger and rectangle in shape, and by far the more common of the options. Glued ceiling tiles, which are placed directly onto the surface of the ceiling, and are square in shape. People tend to use the suspended ceilings more, because it can cover up pipes and blemishes.

2020 promises to be an exciting time in the world of acoustic ceiling tiles, and the industry should continue to grow in the coming years as more and more people continue building. Talk to the professional here at Ozburn-Hessey, and they’ll set you up with a product you will love beneath your feet and one above your head.

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