Indoor pool ceilings present a unique combination of complex technical and aesthetic design challenges.
Firstly, the ceiling system is suspended over water, so materials must stand up to moisture and chlorine without becoming flecked with mold and mildew while withstanding corrosion and rusting.
Secondly, the swimming pool ceiling design must reduce the noise and reverberating echoes of a cavernous open space with sound-reflective hard surfaces.
Additionally, the indoor swimming pool ceiling materials should efficiently disperse light, and enhance the overall appearance of the pool room without requiring labor-intensive maintenance.
Certainly, the best ceilings for indoor pools also enhance the fundamental, natural water with environmentally responsible products and practices.
Our stone wool ceiling products have been tried and proven to meet all these criteria from innovative direct-mounted acoustic ceiling tile systems to suspended ceiling systems for swimming pools.
From sports arenas to hotel lobbies to movie theaters and music studios, acoustic performance is what sets great spaces apart from ordinary ones.
The acoustical challenges of recreation, entertainment, and hospitality facilities are made more difficult by the size of the building and the sheer number of people that use them. In these large spaces, audio systems must be clear and crisp. The soundtrack is a major part of the experience. The acoustics must be able to withstand extreme sound effects and tremendous bass while also facilitating large gatherings and creating a comfortable atmosphere that fosters communications between visitors and enables speech intelligibility. The acoustical design is an integral part of the building – be it in a stadium, theater, resort, casino or museum.
When sound waves hit hard surfaces found in a room, like walls, floors, and windows, the audible energy wave we call noise, reflects back in the room. This causes the overall noise level in the room to rise. Many large spaces and those with tall ceiling heights, face these challenges. Sound-absorbing ceiling panels, baffles, and clouds help manage acoustics to prevent noise from reverberating uncontrollably, taking the fun right out of it.
Appearance counts, but safety matters more.
In highly visible areas like hotel lobbies, suspended ceiling systems can provide a premium, high-profile look. The ceiling panels can create a monolithic smooth modern appearance, compliment a light airy design, or display colors that are on-brand.
Our white acoustic ceiling tiles reflect up to 86 percent of light for efficient and effective distribution throughout large hospitality centers. On the other side of the spectrum, our Rockfon® Cinema Black ceiling panels are the logical choice for movie theaters and add an extra touch of elegance to performance spaces. As a colorful alternative or bold accent, our Rockfon® Color-all™ stone wool panels come in a broad range of hues to match sports team logos and interior design palettes.
For added emphasis, our ceiling suspension systems can be finished with colors to complement or to contrast with colored ceiling tiles. An even wider selection of colors, metallics, and wood-look finish types are offered for our metal ceiling panels.
Combine color and shape for truly remarkable results. Not only can we help you with clouds and curves, we can help you create two-directional floating ribbons or custom-patterned open plenum ceiling systems. A popular option for casinos and hotels, the open cell format conveys an intimacy of lowered ceiling, while maintaining openness.