Acoustic ceiling panels can be used to effectively improve the quality of sound in the room. This can be useful for conferences halls with a lot of echo. They can also be used for a home studio or office to cushion from unwanted sound.
The ceiling panels are effective in dealing with echoes. The reason for this is that the upper part of most rooms remains open and the area near the ceiling is most suitable for transmitting these echoes. Making the right choice of panels requires careful selection.
If you have a significantly severe problem of sound quality, you need to select the most effective material that can take care of it. Acoustic panels are made from different materials, with significantly different levels of noise absorption.
Fiberglass is one of the most effective in quieting down a room and reducing echoes. A material with this quality is said to have a high noise reduction coefficient. Fiberglass may be good at reducing noises within a room and quality of sound within the room but is known to be poor at reducing sound from one room to the other.
Room to Room Noise
If you have room to room noise that you would want to reduce, the fiberglass is not the best option. You need a denser material that can absorb the noise. The noise from room to room is usually of low frequency.
Dense materials that are used to make acoustic panels include the mineral fiber. They are great for controlling room to room transmission of noise. They are said to have a high level of attenuation. This leads to quieter rooms that may be adjacent to other noisier rooms. A dense panel is the best way to achieve this.
There are other composite materials that combine qualities of the two to ensure that the room has a better sound quality and less room to room transmission of noise. The choice of the tile you use will depend on your assessment of the problems.
Another factor you need o consider is aesthetic quality of the acoustic ceiling panels. Noise is not the only consideration and the difference between the two types of tiles may be insignificant given the situation that you may be in. You may have to go for a given type of tile, given that the difference in aesthetics may be too significant to ignore.