SOUND PROOFING – NOISE CONTROL – ACOUSTIC – HEARING LOSS
In everyday life we are affected by noise and the offending level of noise is bothersome whether at home, at leisure, during sleep, traveling, working or in a theater or restaurant. Taking an active role in controlling that annoying sound can produce great noticeable results and improve health, hearing and customer relations. One great asset to this objective is the Insulated Stone Wool Ceiling Panels from Ceiling Tiles By Us Inc.
Having an existing disturbing noise level producing an unacceptable problem is the reason why you are here. Acquiring a basic understanding of noise or sound or a noise problem in general and some options as to what can be done to help reduce or control the noise pollution is a very good idea. Noise pollution refers to any noise causing irritation to anyone and coming from an external source.
Noise starts as hearing at a rating of 0dB to 10dB and at that level is barely audible and ranges up to a Rocket being launched at a rating of 180dB which caused hearing loss. Typically a noisy restaurant may be around 70dB while city traffic can be annoying at a rating of 90dB. Acoustical Ceiling Tiles sort of derives its name from the word Acoustic meaning Acoustic absorption which refers to the process by which material, structure or object takes in sound energy when sound waves are encountered, as opposed to reflecting energy. Part of the absorbed energy is transformed into heat and part is transmitted through the absorbing body. Also Acoustical pertains to the science of sound of a building material such as an Acoustical Ceiling Tile for installation in a Grid Suspended Ceiling System. As such Acoustical Ceiling Tiles have a Rating called Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) which refers to a surface’s ability to reduce noise by absorbing sound, is measured according to the ASTM C423 Standard. A higher score is better as an example a Ceiling Tile with a NCR Rating of 1.00 absorbs all sound whereas a Ceiling Tile with a NCR Rating of 0.00 absorbs no sound at all.
Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) is important in areas where people converse in groups and high levels of noise are present, such as Classrooms, Open Plan Offices, Retail Shops, and Retail Stores, Lobbies, Meeting Rooms and Restaurants.
Most Insulated Stone Wool Ceiling Tiles from Ceiling tiles By Us, Inc. have a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 0.85 or above. Our Sonar Insulated Stone Wool Ceiling Panels have achieved a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) as high as 0.95. Easy to Install and Durable, they protect people from noise and the spread of fire. Insulated Stone Wool Grid Suspended Acoustic Ceiling Panels from Ceiling Tiles By Us Inc. have performance advantages made possible by raw material found only in our Insulated Acoustic Ceiling Panels. Stone wool is produced from Volcanic Rock or Basalt, which features unique properties that give stone wool a number of superior characteristics and attributes.