Fissured Ceiling Tiles
Fissured suspended ceiling tiles are still the most mass-produced type of tile in the UK. Generally speaking, fissured tiles are the entry-level product in terms of price and performance. However, they are still perfectly suitable for many environments, including offices and retail environments.
The large ‘fissures’ help with the acoustics of the tile as the larger surface area creates a better sound-absorbing base for the tile, at a relatively minimal cost.
All the leading manufacturers produce a fissured type ceiling tile. This allows them to cater for the mass market as well as specialising on their own particular fields. The market-leader is still the Tatra by Armstrong. Two types of fissured tile are produced – ‘directional fissured’ and ‘non-directional fissured’, simply referring to whether the fissures (or grooves) run in a direction down the tile or not.
Basic and Fine Fissured Ceiling Tiles
As mentioned basic fissured ceiling tiles are an entry-level and affordable option, fine fissured ceiling tiles are next step up in both performance and cost from the basic fissured type ceiling tile.
Fine fissured ceiling tiles are sometimes seen as more aesthetically pleasing as the fissures are not as prominent across the face of the tile. Fine fissured tiles still maintain good sound absorption levels.
Popular Fissured Ceiling Tiles
Armstrong Cortega- This is a popular and cost-effective multi-directional fissured ceiling tile. The Armstrong Cortega is a class D sound absorber and offers 82% light reflectance
Armstrong Tatra- The Armstrong Tatra ceiling tile is a very popular product, it is one of Armstrong’s bestsellers and has been for more than 30 years. This particular tile is classed as ‘directional fissured’ as the groves or flecks run in a particular direction across the ceiling title.
In the 600 x 600mm tiles, these are designed to be alternated, whereas, in the 1200 x 600mm version, the fissured pattern runs across the width of the ceiling tile.
The Armstrong Tatra ceiling tiles offer great light reflectance at 82% and are 70% resistant to humidity. Another great advantage of the Tatra tiles is that they are made up of 51% recycled products and are fully recyclable.
Who Should be Using Fissured Ceiling Tiles?
Fissured ceiling tiles offer great value for money and are an ideal solution for many applications such as offices, retail units, and schools.
Both basic and fine fissured tiles offer a great balance as they provide a reasonable level of performance but are also great value for money, this means costs can be kept to a minimum.