The sand texture type of tile has historically been so popular due mainly to the combination of a plain finish and reasonable sound absorption. Having a plain finish means this tile is suitable for many different applications, offering a smart finish to most rooms.
The ‘sandy’ type finish, often coupled with micro-perforations, allows the product to absorb sound by creating a larger surface area, without compromising the aesthetics. A lower cost option for achieving this is with the fissured tile.
The reason that these sand textured tiles are often referred to as Dune type tiles is because of the hugely popular Armstrong Dune range of sand textured tiles.
The Armstrong Dune range is the most popular and best-selling range of ceiling tiles in the UK. The Armstrong Dune ceiling tile range also offers the largest combination of size, edge, colour and performance upgrades of all suspended ceiling products.
The reason for the popularity of this tile is partly due to the Armstrong brand. As world leaders in the suspended ceiling industry, Armstrong Ceilings are trusted by millions and have a range of products to suit every application.
This style of tile is also very popular due to its flexibility, it is often available in a range of different size, edge and perforation details to cater for all styles and budgets. Sand textured ceiling tiles are often used in schools, offices, retail spaces, public buildings and warehouses.
Please note, many Sand texture ceilings tiles are often available in perforated and unperforated (or plain) versions. The perforations increase acoustic performance. For more information on perforated and unperforated tiles take a look at our blog