How to choose ceiling tiles for an office project?
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Suspended or drop ceilings are a popular choice among office projects. In these ceilings, an aluminum grid is attached to the ceiling joists via wire hangers, and ceiling tiles are placed into the spaces of the grid. Ceiling tiles come in a variety of sizes, materials, and price points. As with most office decoration items, the best ceiling tiles are those that most effectively meet your particular needs. The area of your office, your budget, and the appearance of the tiles will all be main considerations when choosing tiles.
Price is often the most important factor when considering ceiling tiles. Composite tiles are some of the most commonly-used because they are both easy to work with and relatively inexpensive. Some types of plastic tile are also quite affordable. Specialty tiles, such as mineral fiber or aluminum, are attractive and available, but will put a much larger dent in your remodel budget.
If your budget allows, and you have a specific look in mind, you may want to investigate the pricier tiles for the sake of appearance. Our website can give you an idea of the options available to you, and may also provide you with information about ceiling tile manufacturers. In addition, we have plenty of project cases you can look at and maybe invoke your ideas. If you want to minimize your expense, but are less than thrilled with the standard off-white color of most composite tiles, look for paintable tiles so you can choose your own color.
The area will also impact your selection of basement ceiling tiles. Most tiles come in standard sizes, with 2 feet by 2 feet (.610 m by .610 m) and 2 feet by 4 feet (.610 m by 1.219 m) being the most common. Small rooms, like bathrooms, may look odd if you use the larger size and may require you to cut down a number of the tiles. Usually we suggest using 300m by 300m. Using small tiles in a large room will increase the number of grid pieces you will need and, therefore, will increase your budget. Furthermore, a smaller room means fewer tiles and may allow you to purchase the specialty tiles you really want.
Additional considerations include durability and soundproofing. Acoustic tiles reduce the ability of sound to travel from one room to the other. This might be desirable if you plan to conduct a meealuminumg and discussion, but want to reduce a lot of noise so that people in another area won’t be disturbed. Tiles may also be washable, paintable, water-resistant, or flame-retardant. Ultimately, you will want to consider all factors together in order to choose the best ceiling tiles for your office or projects.