6 questions about decorative wood accessible ceilings
- 12 August, 2020
- Posted by: spigo
- Category: Acoustics, Architecture, Construction, Decoration, News
Decorative wood accessible ceilings are the perfect example of a technical solution with a superior aesthetic value. They are used in offices, consulting rooms, waiting rooms and any other point in a building where we need to lower the height of the ceiling, improve the acoustics and, at the same time, distinguish ourselves by a warm and elegant visual result.
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about decorative wood accessible ceilings.
What are accessible ceilings?
Accessible ceilings are installed employing a grid system that offers a space between the false ceiling and the original ceiling (plenum), allowing quick access and replacement of single tiles without having to dismantle the entire ceiling. This last advantage is the key feature of this type of ceiling.
What does a decorative accessible ceiling add to the look of a room?
Decorative accessible ceilings play a key role in the décor and features of any space. That is the reason why the chosen hue or finish, the type of installation, the shapes and models of ceiling tiles or the acoustic performance required of decorative ceilings condition the final choice. All these aspects also affect the luminosity, visual environment and sound clarity of the room.
What other advantages does a decorative accessible ceiling offer?
When the tiles used in accessible ceilings are acoustic panels you can fine tune the acoustic absorption capacity of the ceiling by replacing some tiles with others that offer greater or lesser sound absorption. Accessible ceilings also hide water piping, air ducts, electrical, electronic and safety wiring systems.
What are the available options for accessible ceiling panels?
In the case of acoustic false ceilings such as those offered by Spigotec, we can choose from among more than 40 different models, each one, with its design formed by square, slotted/oblong, circular or micro perforations, with different degrees of acoustic absorption, with the possibility of opting for fireproof or water-repellent substrates, and each of them with finish options in melamine, natural wood, through-dyed MDF, lacquer or HPL.
Are lead times different depending on the finish chosen?
Yes. Melamine finishes in stock have an approximate manufacturing lead time of 10-15 days from the date the order effective. If you want melamines that are out of stock the lead time may be extended by 6-7 weeks. For natural wood and lacquered finishes, approximate lead times are 3-4 weeks. If we talk about finishes in high density laminate (HPL) the manufacturing time is 4-5 weeks. For through-dyed MDF you will need to check with us, as lead times can vary greatly. (Indicative times. Actual lead times will be given when order becomes effective.)
And do the new smart offices also use these ceilings?
Accessible ceilings for smart offices are already a reality and the massive sensorization of work centres and the use of big data will soon become the main players in the development of Smart Buildings.
Accessible ceilings for smart offices will house a large part of the sensors and data collection systems that will be used in smart buildings, whose facilities and systems (air conditioning, lighting, electricity, telecommunications, multimedia, IT, access control, etc.) allow for integrated and automated management and control, with the aim of improving the energy efficiency, safety, usability and accessibility of the building.
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