Acoustic Ceiling Clouds
Acoustic panels can be mounted in various ways to meet your design and sound control needs. Typically, wall-mounted acoustic panels can also be mounted directly on the ceiling or suspended from the ceiling as a “cloud” for a highly effective acoustic ceiling treatment. They are usually offset horizontally from ceilings to help with architectural design goals, reducing ambient noise, and improving speech intelligibility in a space.
They come in a variety of materials, sizes, and shapes and are fire rated to meet public building code requirements. With a variety of available finishes, including fabric-wrapped ceiling clouds, foam ceiling clouds, and metal clouds. With this many options, You are sure to find a perfect fit to meet your design requirements. Combine noise reduction with a modern appearance to reduce reverberation in just about any application including auditoriums, restaurants, atriums, and multipurpose rooms. Stand out or blend in. With our acoustic ceiling clouds, you have a lot of choices.
What Are Cloud Acoustic Panels?
They are suspended parallel to the ceiling, allowing them to absorb sound waves at two points. It absorbs sound as it travels upward toward the ceiling and as it bounces off the ceiling back toward the floor. This dual absorption ability reduces echo and reverberation and significantly dampens noise levels in a space. Therefore, this makes them great options for restaurants, offices, rehearsal spaces, and multipurpose rooms.
Why Are They Important?
Typically, in a wall-mounted application, you are only utilizing one facing of the acoustical panel. This is fine, however, if you can utilize both facings, why not? By suspending the acoustic panels and decoupling them from the ceiling, sound is absorbed on the face side first. Any sound that “flanks” around the edges of the panel and bounces off the ceiling can be absorbed by the back of the panel as well. Acoustic panels in the cloud configuration also work better at absorbing low frequencies. So, in a room that has a lot of low frequency build-up, cloud acoustic panels do a great job at capturing those low frequencies and put a stop to their reflection. Finally, they can also offer the ability to hide unsightly ceiling appendages. For example, ductwork and conduits. This allows you to create a more inviting, acoustically comfortable space.
Real World Examples Of Cloud Panels
Here are just a few examples of the cloud acoustic panels in action!
Types of Acoustic Ceiling Clouds
Ceiling clouds can come in a variety of configurations, materials, and shapes. These are a few of the most common types of acousrtic ceiling clouds to help align your vision with reality.
Fabric-Wrapped Ceiling Clouds
For a durable and refined acoustic solution, we suggest AlphaSorb® Ceiling Cloud Mount Panels. Available in a range of sizes up to 4′ x 10′, these suspended clouds are available in the full line of Guilford of Maine FR701 fabric line. Add extra style by choosing a bevel, radius and miter edge detail. You may also choose from several different fabric styles and colors in the Anchorage, Studio 54, Whisper, and SoundSuede™.
If lead time is important to you, consider the AlphaSorb® Quick Ship Acoustic Ceiling Cloud. Available in select colors, you can mix and match sizes and colors to achieve any look. Easy to install, these acoustic ceiling clouds are the perfect DIY solution for your space. This quick solution is great for a variety of areas including offices, conference rooms, and recording studios.
If you are looking for an Eco-friendly solution, we recommend our Sustainable Series Cloud Mount Panel. The Ecose Fiberglass panel is wrapped in a white sustainable Eco-Fabric. If your project calls for a product that will meet green building standards, this is fantastic choice. Each formaldehyde-free panel contains a minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled bottle glass. By using an organic bonding agent, the product is 70% less energy intensive than traditional petroleum-based bonding agents. The Sustainable Series Cloud Mount Panel can earn your project LEED points.
Make a bold statement with AcoustiCloud Ceiling Clouds. With a wide variety of colors of Guilford of Maine Fabric to choose from and with up to 23 different shapes available, these clouds make a statement. Virtually indestructible, AcoustiCloud Celling Clouds do not require special care during installation. These colorful, bold styles inspire whimsical acoustical creations.
Acoustic Foam Ceiling Clouds
A sound solution option with a unique appearance is Whisperwave® Ceiling Clouds. These popular acoustic ceiling clouds have a curved accent which gives reducing noise and reverberation a chic look. Available in numerous colors and made from fire-rated melamine foam, Whisperwave® Ceiling Clouds add dimension and style to every room. Suspend a single cloud or group them in creative bunches. Mount the clouds either flush to the ceiling or float them for drama, either way these clouds make a statement.
Metal Ceiling Clouds
For a metal finish that blends in more with the ceiling, try the AlphaPerf® Metal Cloud. Available in 10 vibrant colors, a flat or v-groove pattern, and different thicknesses and sizes, you will be sure to find a metal cloud for every room. These elegant clouds reduce reverberation and echo and improve speech intelligibility.
Tips And Reminders
For a durable and refined acoustic solution, we suggest AlphaSorb® Ceiling Cloud Mount Panels. Available in a range of sizes up to 4′ x 10′, these suspended clouds are available in the full line of Guilford of Maine FR701 fabric line. Add extra style by choosing a bevel and miter edge detail. You may also choose from several different fabric styles and colors in the Anchorage, Studio 54, Whisper, and SoundSuede™. If lead time is important to you, consider the AlphaSorb® Quick Ship Acoustic Ceiling Cloud. Available in select colors, you can mix and match sizes and colors to achieve any look. Easy to install, these acoustic ceiling clouds are the perfect DIY solution for your space. This quick solution is great for a variety of areas including offices, conference rooms, and recording studios.
Answer Acoustical Demands With Style
Cloud acoustic panels are the answer to your acoustical and aesthetic needs with their strong sound-absorbing performance, durability, and elegant appearance. Once installed, this suspended acoustic ceiling treatment will absorb echo and reverberation, improving the room acoustics of the interior space.
To learn more about how Acoustical Solutions can solve your noise control problems, use our contact form, call one of our Acoustical Sales Consultants at (800) 782-5742, or visit us on the web at acousticalsolutions.com.