CertainTeed Makes Ceiling Installation Faster with High Performance Sereno™ Fine Fissured Acoustic Ceiling Panels
(Malvern, Pa.) – Sereno™ Fine Fissured, a robust line of acoustic ceilings, brings quiet, calm and comfort to commercial spaces. CertainTeed’s newly released Sereno Fine Fissured High NRC/CAC provides superior performance in both workability and acoustics. With the introduction of Sereno Fine Fissured, CertainTeed Ceilings now offers an entire spectrum of fine fissured mineral fiber acoustical solutions.
“The new Sereno Fine Fissured panel represents our continued commitment to making improvements in the ceilings marketplace for increased sound absorption,” says Kelly Hicks, panel product manager for CertainTeed’s ceilings business. “This new high performance ceilings panel offers a smart substitution, as it gives contractors an advantage with cleaner cutting and rabbeting for faster installation, while meeting high acoustical standards for classrooms and other spaces that require complete acoustical performance.”
Sereno Fine Fissured improves efficiency, requiring up to 20 percent fewer knife passes per cut than competitors’ standard boards and up to 37 percent fewer passes than competitive fire-rated boards. Each cut results in a smoother, cleaner finish with minimal dust. Its 100 percent non-directional fissure pattern further contributes to its quick and efficient installation process.
Workability is not the only notable feature of Sereno Fine Fissured. It has superior acoustical combination providing high in-room sound absorption with room-to-room sound blocking capabilities for privacy, making it ideal for education and office environments. With a rating of .75 NRC/40+ CAC, Sereno Fine Fissured out-performs comparable ceiling products in Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) and Ceiling Attenuation Class (CAC) and exceeds recommended acoustic ratings for classroom use.
CertainTeed Ceilings’ Sereno Fine Fissured product line utilizes 70 percent pre-consumer recycled content and is available in white with six different combinations of size and edge detail, including trim, reveal and narrow reveal. The Fine Fissured line now represents three distinct performance levels in this popular look, allowing facilities to create the optimum balance of acoustic performance and cost-efficiency while maintaining a consistent aesthetic.
Sereno Fine Fissured complies with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) v4 for K-12 school classroom acoustics prerequisite. All of CertainTeed Ceilings Fine Fissured products are certified compliant for VOC emissions per the California Department of Public Health and are backed by Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and third party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). To see Sereno in action, visit https://youtu.be/FexI8_xUP-8.
Offering acoustical ceiling and wall solutions that make commercial spaces sound, healthy, sustainable and beautiful, CertainTeed Ceilings has long served the North American building industry and is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading producer of building products. CertainTeed and its sister brands Ecophon® and Decoustics® are committed to helping architects, designers and contractors improve the lives of building occupants everywhere.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For seven consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2015 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2015. www.certainteed.com