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Grid systems

Sometimes they need to be hidden, sometimes raised to reinforce the overall impression. No matter which, the grid system is always very important.
In addition to our own range of acoustic panels, we through our partnership with Armstrong Ceilings are able to offer a large number of grid systems. We can also order any conceivable accessories and parts from them. This gives great potential for variation during installation of suspended ceilings.

Armstrong Ceilings has solutions for all types of suspended ceilings and interiors – from the simplest to the very unique. Just like us, they consider the suspended ceiling an important part of a room’s interior and function.

As the exclusive distributor of Armstrong’s grid systems for suspended ceilings in the Nordic region, we can offer a virtually unlimited range. Here are some of our most widely used grid systems:

Standard grid systems: Prelude 15, Prelude 24, Prelude 35
Extra strong: Prelude Sixty2
With reinforced corrosion protection: Prelude 24 CR
Designer grid systems: Interlude and Silhouette
Hygienic grid system: Clean Room

Armstrong grid systems are of highest quality and have many innovative features. They can be combined in many different ways, have a smart product design for ease of installation and offer additional rigidity and stability. Thanks to their patented shape, they are also very strong vertically and easy to cut.

In addition to this, tempered main runners are standard for the most widely used grid systems. A tempered grid system can allow for expansion that may take place in the material when it is heated in a fire. This means that the profiles stay flat and the suspended ceiling stays intact without panels falling down or leaving gaps for smoke and hot gases. This in combination with acoustic panels made of PAROC® mineral wool – a non-combustible product – provides very good protection in the event of a fire.

Suspended ceiling company B&L Lund have been working with suspended ceilings for over 30 years and install around 100,000 square metres per year. Here the company shares a few tips:

  • Make sure that the light fittings and other installations are adapted to the selected edge type for the suspended ceiling panels. Example: Ventilation device 600x600 adapted for edge A means that, for example, a planned edge D ceiling will have visible borders.
  • 600x600 suspended ceilings should always be included in drawings with adaptation pieces against walls (200–550 mm). With the adaptation pieces against the walls, you have the option of concealing that a wall is not entirely straight.
  • If the suspended ceiling panels are to be clipped securely to the grid system so that they do not move during cleaning etc., inspection hatches must be installed so that access to the suspended ceiling area is possible.
  • Always specify the room number on suspended ceiling drawings.
  • In storerooms and other less visible areas, more costly suspended ceiling solutions than edge A are rarely needed.
  • A suspended ceiling panel’s absorption class depends on how far down it is suspended during installation. Thinner panels (15–18 mm) will be affected more by the suspension height than thicker panels (40 mm).
  • When an edge E panel is proposed, cornices are recommended against walls to make attractive installation possible.
  • The suspended ceiling should be installed by an authorised suspended ceiling company. This is to ensure that the installation is carried out correctly in regard to appearance, durability and strength etc.