CertainTeed's new felt ceilings offerings
Responding to the rise in popularity of felt in the interior design world, CertainTeed has expanded its felt ceilings offerings with the introduction of two new product lines: Felt Baffles and Open Cell ceiling systems by Hunter Douglas Ceiling & Wall Products, exclusively from CertainTeed; Techstyle Felt Acoustical Ceilings. Building on the success of its popular HeartFelt linear ceiling systems, CertainTeed has added these new products to offer greater design options for those seeking the modern aesthetics and exceptional acoustics provided by felt.
Baffles and Open Cell: The Ultimate in Felt Flexibility
Ideal for lobbies, offices, classrooms, arenas, and commercial applications, Felt Baffles and Open Cell systems offer the freedom to turn any ceiling into a warm, inviting, and visually stunning architectural feature. Baffles are available as straight or undulating profiles in any shape or configuration, and Open Cell products come in linked profiles that can be configured to create chambered honeycomb linearity or wave-like dimensional depth.
Both Baffles and Open Cell offer high acoustical performance (up to NRC 1.10) and are available in various heights from 6" to 24" and lengths from 1' to 8'. Each come in 18 standard colors that range from vibrant hues to timeless neutrals, or as custom profiles for limitless creativity. Designers can easily combine different sizes, shapes, and configurations to create sculptural geometries, billowing wave-like effects, and other ceiling design expressions with energy and movement. Aesthetics and acoustics are part of the Felt story—sustainability is the other.
"The new Felt systems are GREENGUARD Gold Certified and completely recyclable, made from 60 percent recycled PET content that comes from plastic soft drink bottles," said Haytham Abbas, Product Manager, Metal and Felt Ceilings. "Preventing plastics from ending up in oceans or landfills by using them in CertainTeed ceilings is a critical piece to our sustainability initiatives for this product."
Both systems offer easy plenum access, a lightweight yet durable structure, and preassembled construction to install 'out of the box' without drilling or field cutting. They can be installed easily with wire hanger or by attaching to an existing grid, so retrofits are seamless and don't require a ceiling redesign. CertainTeed also offers a factory pre-assembled attaching system for quick, easy installation.
Techstyle Felt: Large Format Panel, Rich Texture
For applications requiring a suspended ceiling installation in a standard grid, Techstyle Felt Acoustical Ceilings offer the performance and sustainability of Techstyle in large-format panels. This is an ideal product for achieving acoustic control and a sense of visual warmth in offices, commercial buildings, educational facilities, and open spaces.
Techstyle Felt combines the design flexibility of a felt surface with the monolithic look of panels, and is available in sizes that range from 2' x 2' squares up to 4' x 8' rectangles. Three standard color options are available—Ginger, Moonscape, and Peppercorn—as well as custom colors.
While Baffles and Open Cell are typically installed in an open plenum space, Techstyle can be installed in a standard suspension system (including open plenum spaces when a large format is desired) or directly onto a wall, making it well suited for new builds and renovations alike. Two lightweight panel styles are available to accommodate different installation methods:
– Swing-down panels, which clip-attach directly to standard 15/16" suspension systems, creating a semi-concealed look
– Lay-in panels, which are designed to rest in standard 15/16" suspension systems
"Techstyle is redefining the entire product category of panels," said Taylor Hemingway, Associate Product Manager. "The product line already features finish options with colors, woodgrains, and custom graphics, and now it offers the ability to design with enormous panels in a unique felt finish."
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