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Acoustical Comfort

In all types of spaces, choosing the right acoustical solutions will enhance the end user's needs and overall comfort. With acoustics, you need to determine whether intelligibility, concentration or confidentiality is required?

We can help you find the right acoustic solution for your space. Choose from a wide portfolio of products such as Armstrong canopies and standard suspended ceilings. Acoustical ceilings reduce noise levels in interior spaces, allowing for an optimum balance of high performance sound absorption and room to room sound attenuation to maximise / minimise speech intelligibility as appropriate.

Armstrong offers the largest range of acoustical solutions, with reflective products, absorptive products (up to 1.00 alpha w with Ultima OP & Optima), and room to room sound attenuation performance (up to 43dB for Ultima dB planks). Active acoustic solutions are available, where specific levels of speech privacy are required.  Find out everything about acoustics here…

All about Acoustics

Acoustic Guide - Active Acoustics
Read all about the role of ceilings in Active acoustics


Acoustical Guide - General definitions
Read all about Acoustic regulations and frequently asked Acoustic questions


Acoustic Guide - Passive Acoustics
Read all about the role of ceilings in Passive acoustics



Alph-EArmstrong Ceilings have produced an animated robot to advise architects and interior designers on acoustic ceiling and wall solutions. The engaging little chap, Alph-E, wings his way around Armstrong’s new acoustic mini-site helping to explain why Armstrong’s key concept of acoustic comfort relies on the three letters ICC (Intelligibility, Confidentiality and Concentration).

The site shows how the correct use of ceiling and wall solutions to optimise acoustics means building users can be understood but not overheard or disturbed and explains how the manufacturer’s portfolio of three dedicated ranges of ceiling tiles meets these individual requirements.


The AIS have developed a guide to best practice in the design and installation of acoustic solutions for offices. Click on the articles below to view the guide.

Association of Interior Specialists