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Ceiling Clouds Offer Performance and Aesthetic Benefits
March 23, 2010 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
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.