For any room defined by a drop grid ceiling tile system as a ceiling configuration, that room will share noise with adjoining spaces. Whether the noise is generated upstairs, or an adjoining space opposite a common wall with an open plenum, standard commercial grade ceiling tiles are not designed to block and isolate the transmission of sound in and out of the room through the ceiling tiles.
Ceiling tiles carry no density, they can’t block noise. Like flooding water that requires sandbags, rather than sponges, to block the spread of energy, a ceiling tile system is the same. Most commercial ceiling tile systems are simply there to disguise the pipes and cabling in the ceiling, and that’s it.
To sound insulate a ceiling tile system, and help combat the bleed of noise through a ceiling tile, density needs to be added to the assembly in order to help boost the ceiling system’s ability to block the transmission of sound. A simple procedure. Simply rest a set of Ceiling Caps atop the existing ceiling tiles, and the density is now there to help block noise.
Ceiling Caps are cut into 2’x2′ or 2’x4′ panel dimensions to mirror the size of the existing ceiling tiles. They are class fire rated and approved for use in any open plenum space. For more information on Ceiling Caps for your project, call NetWell Noise Control at 1-800-638-9355 or click here for more information on their website.