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Bring Down the Noise in Exposed Structures with Armstrong Ceiling Solutions’ FELTWORKS

July 24, 2020

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions’ FELTWORKS can help manage acoustics in exposed structure spaces through its many easy-to-install design options.

Although they’re easy on the eyes, open ceilings tend to cause noticeable noise problems that can affect the function of their interior spaces.

To help bring down the noise in commercial interiors, Armstrong Ceiling Solutions developed FELTWORKS, one of the many acoustical solutions for exposed structure spaces.

(Photo: The Stone Independent School in Lancaster, PA, used multiple FELTWORKS products throughout the building, including this Open Cell Ebbs and Flows Kit in Smoke and Tangerine; Credit: Armstrong Ceiling Solutions)

The felt ceiling system is lightweight, easy to install, and pairs acoustics with good aesthetics.

“FELTWORKS is unique in offering solutions in three different product lines to add acoustics and drama with dimension to a space,” says Olivia Kenney, associate marketing manager for architectural specialties for Armstrong.

The three options have a noise reduction coefficient (NRC) rating of 0.80 to 0.90 and include:

  • FELTWORKS Acoustical Panels
  • FELTWORKS Open Cell Kits
  • FELTWORKS Blades Kits

All FELTWORKS products are made from up to 60% post-consumer recycled PET fibers, are GreenGuard Gold Certified, and are part of the Armstrong Sustain® portfolio of products.

Kenney says the line can work in a variety of exposed structure spaces, from offices and education to hospitality and retail.

Photo: Courtesy of Armstrong Ceiling Solutions

“There are tons of design options for acoustical, colorful and soft felt in popular linear blades and cellular visuals,” she notes.

Acoustical Panels are offered in one size, 48-by-96 inches, and come in five colors.

Blades and Open Cell provide more customization—the two styles are available in 15 colors, come in a variety of sizes and are offered in three designs:

  • Ebbs & Flows
  • Peaks & Valleys
  • Rectangular Panels
Kenney says that all FELTWORKS products are meant to be easily installed and adds that Open Cell kits provide the option to create cloud or wall-to-wall installations.

(Photo: Nirmal’s Restaurant in Seattle, WA, chose FELTWORKS Acoustical Panels to help control noise in this sophisticated Indian eatery; Credit: Armstrong Ceiling Solutions)

Plus, there’s no need to field-finish cut edges on any FELTWORKS product since color runs throughout each entire panel.

Whether you’re looking to add a pop of color for an extra visual statement or keep your ceiling design minimal, FELTWORKS options can change the topography of your exposed structure while bringing down the noise in sustainable fashion.

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About the Author

Adrian Schley | Staff Writer

Adrian Schley has been writing for interiors+sources magazine since March of 2018 and creates content for the BUILDINGS team. She earned her BA in journalism at the University of Iowa, where she also studied English.

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