Ceiling Clouds Offer Performance and Aesthetic Benefits
March 23, 2010
Ceiling clouds, or floating sections of ceiling suspended in an open plenum environment, can offer acoustic as well as aesthetic benefits to a space. Usually, clouds are used in spaces with high ceilings such as lobbies and entryways. They’re often seen suspended over a reception desk or other area that needs to stand out from the rest of the space.
Besides the obvious aesthetic benefits, however, ceiling clouds can also help create a more acoustically pleasing space. Sound absorbing fiberglass-backed panels are often used in clouds and will help minimize reverberation in large spaces like lobbies that often have many reflective surfaces.