An upgraded ceiling is chosen for two basic reasons: increased performance
and enhanced appearance. Ceiling tiles are available in many textures and
come in several sizes. There are two primary thicknesses: 5/8 and 3/4 of
Less expensive products are 5/8 inch thick. Tile of this thickness may
sag after several years. 3/4 inch tile provides more strength, significantly
reducing sagging. Thicker tile also provides better sound control by absorbing
more sound within the space and by decreasing the transmission of sound
through the tile.
Lower priced ceiling tiles usually have painted faces. The color of more
expensive is intregal throughout. This is an advantage because a chipped
tile face will be far less noticable.
As the performance of upgraded tile is increased, so are the choices
of texture and color. Less expensive tile tend to look plain and patterning
is primitive. Upgraded tile are available with textures which can enhance
the look of the office.