Ceiling tile edge types

January 1, 1

Our acoustic ceiling tiles are available in a wide variety of edge types. These ceiling tile types include square lay-in, square or angled tegular/reveal, and concealed or semi-concealed edges.

Coupled with different suspension systems, the edge design can help to hide the grid with tightly fitted panels, shadow the grid with beveled recesses, conceal the grid with panels that seem to float under it, or emphasize the grid with square or angled tegular/reveal designs.

Lay-in ceiling panels and grid

Lay-in ceiling grid ceiling systems have acoustic tiles with a square edge to provide a simple, structured expression that highlights the shape of the room.

Square edge acoustic ceiling tiles are a cost-effective solution that provides easy access to the installations hidden above the ceiling. The square edge, lay-in ceiling panels are mounted in suspension systems with either 9/16-inch or 15/16-inch profiles and provide easy access to the plenum. The grid’s appearance is less dominant with the narrower 9/16-inch profile.

What does tegular mean? Square or angled tegular/ reveal ceilings defined

What does tegular mean? A tegular/reveal edge, whether square or angular, allows the tile to protrude below the grid ceiling system and provide more depth and texture to the ceiling plane. The tegular/reveal edge, acoustic ceiling tiles are mounted in 15/16-inch standard suspension systems and the panels are easily demountable. A narrower 9/16-inch profile minimizes the visible grid; a wide profile emphasizes it. The width and color of the suspension system further accentuate the play of light and shadow to create a distinctive appearance.

Concealed or semi-concealed ceilings

Fully concealed or semi-concealed edges are possible when the acoustic ceiling tiles cover all or part of the face of the grid. When using a ceiling suspension system is not feasible, it also is possible to mount the ceiling panels directly to a substrate.

The following edge types for our acoustic ceiling tiles can be used to create a seamless, monolithic look where the grid is concealed:

  • Shiplap (SLP) – When you want an invisible grid, but need to retain access to the plenum. For easy installation and removal.
  • Semi-Concealed (SCD) – When you want the ceiling to appear to float under the grid profiles, and still want access to the plenum. This is made possible by the acoustic ceiling tile’s profiled edge and deeply recessed grid profiles. The SCD edge gives the ceiling an elegant and characteristic shade look with a ¼-inch reveal.
  • Concealed-X (CDX) – When you want to create an impressive concealed grid or spline ceiling system with an optimal monolithic, seamless appearance where the grid is hidden completely. CDX ceiling tiles can be installed in framed islands or as a full wall-to-wall ceiling. All CDX panels are demountable, in any sequence.

Additional edge options for acoustic ceiling tiles include:

  • Direct Mount (DMT) – When you need to bond tiles directly to a surface with the use of a recommended adhesive.

Acoustic baffles and islands

When suspended ceilings are not suitable, baffles and islands provide an alternative acoustic solution with sound-absorbing stone wool. Both our Rockfon® Island™ and Rockfon® Contour™ Baffle have a sharp, minimalistic edge and a subtle, elegant bevel.

We love it. It cut well and has a nice edge. It was easy to work with and looks good. I hope we have more opportunities to work with Rockfon’s products on future projects.

Bruce Wilbee

Project Manager, Canaan Construction Inc.

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