Are you planning to install stretch fabric ceilings in your home? Stretch fabrics have emerged as a viable alternative to the conventional popcorn ceilings. While they are durable and sturdy, popcorn ceilings detract from the visual appeal of a room and hence many people are shifting away from them. Now, rather than bearing the hassle of having the popcorn ceiling removed, you can select stretch ceiling fabrics to cover the ceiling.
This way, you can paper over the blemishes on your ceiling and at the same time, reduce the risk of asbestos exposure, which is prevalent in popcorn ceiling. You might know that stretch ceiling fabrics enhance the acoustic design of any setting. The acoustic stretch fabric system, not only absorbs the reflecting sound waves in the rooms it is installed in, reducing the echo and the noise level, but can also act as the sound barrier, reducing the amount of sound transmitted to adjacent areas through ceilings and walls.
You can add to the acoustic benefits the ceiling by going for certain acoustic treatments. Through this process, sound absorbing and/or soundproofing materials are added to the stretch ceiling fabric, which makes it even more conducive to providing the acoustic environment you are looking for. Using these materials, you can create a cushion of air inside the room that not only improves the acoustic properties of the room but also enhances the soundproofing rating of the walls and ceilings it is applied to).
These acoustic treatments can be rendered both vertically and horizontally. This is why they prove effective for insulating the acoustic properties of the room. By choosinghorizontal acoustic insulation, you can effectively block the sound waves entering the room through the ceiling, reducing the level of external noise in the room. Usually, air ducts, machinery being operated on the floors above, and the people residing or working above you produce external noise.
At the same time, you can confine the noise produced from inside the room to the extent of the room, ensuring the people around you are not disturbed by whatever it is you are doing inside. To add to the effectiveness of this treatment, you can also opt for verticalinsulation. Generally, vertical insulation is recommended for offices where people work in adjoining cabins and cubicles. The noise travelling in through the walls and windows is minimized to a large extent, and the internal noise is prevented from escaping the room.
All in all, acoustic treatments for your stretch ceiling fabrics can enhance the acoustic properties of any room and make your experience more enjoyable.