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Acoustic Ceiling Tile Installation – What to Expect

Not knowing what to expect before you begin a project can be very frustrating and daunting, especially if you have little experience with said project. Since most people do not have a lot of experience with acoustic ceiling tiles, beyond the hours spent staring at the ceiling during high school, knowing what you’re in for might be a great thing. 

What to Expect from Ceiling Tile Installation

Before the Installation Process Begins – What You Need to Do

Before the installation of your new acoustic ceiling tiles begins, there are some things you should do. The top of the list is to remove any kind of furniture or anything you’re concerned about getting dirty. Although the installation process is a quick and relatively easy one, it’s better to be safe than sorry. It’s also a good idea to cover the floors in your home or office, similar to the way you would if you were painting or doing other work. This is especially a good idea if you have commercial carpeting or residential carpeting since both materials are known to hold onto dirt particles longer than others. Removing furniture will also help the workers, since it means there is less stuff to work around. 

Installing Acoustical Ceilings

The time it will take for the acoustic ceiling tiles to be installed really depends on who is installing it. If it’s you, it might take a little longer than if a professional would, just due to being more familiar with the work involved. Installing ceiling tiles isn’t something to rush. You want to take your time with it, making sure that all of the pieces are perfectly locked together before moving onto other tiles and other projects. Since this is in Nashville, there’s a good chance the reason acoustic ceiling tiles are being installed to help cut down on the sound traveling due to music practice, so making sure the acoustic ceiling tiles are installed properly is a must.

Will the Acoustic Ceiling Tile Installation Include a Drop-Ceiling?

One factor that could extend the time it takes to install your acoustical ceiling tiles is whether or not you have a drop ceiling. A drop ceiling refers to the track system often used with ceiling tiles. The tiles are placed into the tracks, which are suspended from the ceiling by a couple of inches, adding to the sound absorbing and cancelling properties of the tiles. The other and slightly less common method involves attaching the tiles directly to the ceiling. Using a drop ceiling is a great idea if there’s plumbing and air conditioning ducts that need to be accessed, since the drop ceiling just covers them, it doesn’t make them unreachable. 

Before an acoustic ceiling tile is installed in your home or office, be sure to cover or remove anything you’re concerned about being damaged, know whether a drop ceiling is going to be used, and about how long the project is going to take. And if there’s anything else you’re concerned about before the installation occurs, be sure to give the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey a call!

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