A wealth of ceiling tile edge designs
A beautiful ceiling design can really complement a space and bring the room together - but where to start? For many designers and architects, the journey of choosing an acoustic ceiling begins by wanting to control and mitigate unwanted noise, stopping it from disturbing people.
There are different suspended ceiling solutions available on the market and every tile edge gives you a different aesthetic finish, but modular acoustic ceiling tiles are by far the most common solution we see in many commercial spaces, healthcare facilities, schools and restaurants, just to name a few.
Depending on the acoustic ceiling that you choose, the ceiling edge design can cover your grid or incorporate it into the look of the room by either creating long beautiful lines that dance across the ceiling or simply having it hide in plain sight.
The different tile edges can change the decorative visual of your design. “You can really influence the fit and feel of a space when you use the ceiling plane as a design element” says Deb Barnes, the Director of Interior Design with HGA Architects and Engineers, an American design firm.
What is a visible acoustic ceiling grid system?
A visible grid ceiling system means that you are able to see the grid between the tiles because the ceiling tile rests above the grid. This is traditionally the most economic acoustic ceiling solutions on the market and they create a simple and structured ceiling expression in a space that highlights the shape of the room.
Have a look at our ceiling tiles 600X600 for an example of an economic acoustic solution.
However, if you choose to have a visible ceiling system, but you would prefer to minimise the visible dominance of the grid, you can always opt to use a matt-white grid. For example, the Chicago Metallic™ Matt-white grid reduces the shine traditionally found on standard suspension systems, which can obstruct your white ceiling design, by picking up colours from other areas in the room, like the walls or floors.
The Matt-white grid was specially built with a textured surface that drastically reduces reflections found on standard metal surfaces. The finished installation of a visible grid ceiling system, combined with the Matt-white grid, gives an almost monolithic finish at a cost-effective price.
Read more about the benefits of our Matt-white 11 grid.