Acoustic Ceiling Insulation

Acoustic ceiling insulation is an important consideration for many new builds and renovations – where reducing sound transfer between adjacent spaces helps enrich modern living.

Within a building, it can protect apartments and offices from noise above, as well as insulating those that sit above car parks from loud vehicle noise below. It can also limit sound passing to and from converted basements in residential properties. 

Often installers create a suspended acoustic ceiling In car park ceiling applications, stone wool slabs are mechanically fixed to the floor.

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Why do we need acoustic ceiling insulation?

From footsteps to music to vehicle engines, intrusive and disruptive noise can easily travel between apartments, as well as up from underground car parks and basements, in residential and commercial properties. 

Severe noise pollution – with regular sound pressure levels between 75 and 80 dB – is common in many countries1. This disturbs sleep and productivity – and can cause adverse health effects.

Effective acoustic ceiling insulation blocks the passage of sound, helping to provide a solution when noise pollution cannot be prevented at the source. 

Key benefits can include:

  • Reduced sound transfer
  • Reduced reverberation and noise levels
  • Improved comfort
  • Enhanced room aesthetics
  • Fast and simple installation

Calculator and savings

The amount of insulation required will depend on the surface area of the ceiling. Measuring this should indicate how much material you will need.

The thickness needed also depends on the size of the ceiling cavity or the space between the suspended ceiling and the surface above. Generally, you can find acoustic ceiling panels and slabs and other products between 50 to 100mm thick.

Properly installed, effective insulation can also lead to energy savings by limiting heat as well as sound transfer.

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Thanks to their high sound-absorbing properties, ROCKWOOL insulation panels can contribute to reducing reverberation and noise levels in the indoor environment, improving the quality of the space itself.

Riccardo Gandolfi

ROCKWOOL Acoustic Knowledge Manager

Case studies

See how ROCKWOOL release the natural power of stone to enrich modern living.

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We have managed to create a very well-balanced environment that enriches the architecture of the central business district and creates a very pleasant internal and external ambience.

Constantin Banu

General Manager – Alecsandri Estates

Sustainability and energy efficiency

All ROCKWOOL products are made from stone wool, which is highly sustainable as it can be recycled indefinitely5.

ROCKWOOL insulation is designed to last the lifetime of a building, with its performance remaining unchanged. This avoids the use of extra energy to produce and install new products – and prevents the creation of waste as there will be no need to replace them.  

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