A perfectly white ceiling is what architects want, but has been difficult to attain without sacrificing other crucial technical properties – until now. Rockfon Managing Director, Anders Juhl Thomsen explains why they’ve developed a visibly whiter tile:
To take suspended ceilings to the next level, we asked our customers what the ultimate improvement would be to them. The architects said they want a ceiling that combines aesthetics - especially whiteness and smoothness - with technical performance, such as fire resistance and acoustics. Installers and building owners look for simple installation and a long lifecycle. Choosing a ceiling shouldn’t be a trade-off between properties, so we decided to create a ceiling that delivers it all in one tile.
A visibly smoother and significantly whiter ceiling tile
The solution to achieving a whiter than white ceiling was literally out of this world. By applying a specialist coating sourced from the US space industry to a high performance stone wool core, Rockfon® has developed an incredibly durable, matt ceiling tile that is visibly smoother and significantly whiter. The ultra-white Rockfon® BlankaTM tiles have outstanding light reflection and light diffusion properties to maximise the uniform spread of natural light. Independent tests show that Rockfon® BlankaTM has a light reflection index above 87% and an L Value of 94.5+, which makes it their whitest ceiling tile ever.
Patternless tiles allow for easy installation
Thanks to this unique coating, the Rockfon® BlankaTM tiles have a smooth surface that allows for easy installation because the tiles are patternless and can be installed in any direction, saving time and reducing waste. Surface durability tests rate Rockfon® Blanka™ top of its class. The anti-static properties of the coating make Rockfon® Blanka™ resistant to site dust and the tiles are easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth. The tiles are designed to be hard-wearing and can resist up to 100% relative humidity without losing their shape.
Outstanding acoustic performance and fire safety properties
Rockfon® Blanka™ delivers all the unique stone wool performance characteristics you would expect from Rockfon including outstanding acoustic performance and fire safety properties. Rockfon® Blanka™ tiles are produced from up to 42% recycled materials, are fully recyclable and come with a 15 year warranty to ensure building owners a long product lifecycle.
The Rockfon® Blanka™range is available in ceiling tiles for sound absorption and sound insulation as well as a complimentary wall panel range; all in a variety of sizes and edge details to provide architects with complete design freedom.