Though suspended ceilings go in more quickly than many other ceiling systems, there are still projects where even faster installation is needed. But when you still need some level of customization in an otherwise modular design, what's the best system to incorporate into the project? One option to consider is CertainTeed's SmartFit yoke suspended ceiling system.
As a leader in the acoustical ceiling tile industry, CertainTeed has always had an eye for innovation. Whether it's providing ceiling tiles that can be sanitized, control noise, promote an interior aesthetic, provide sustainable ceiling options or deal with a wide range of environments, the industry giant has always risen to the occasion. One area where they've recently been making changes is in the suspension system.
When contractors need to quickly install a suspended ceiling system, CertainTeed's SmartFit Yoke system delivers superior performance with a faster installation time. Because the system requires fewer wire hangers to suspend the ceiling, installation goes more quickly. The SmartFit Yoke assembly comes in two pieces that are assembled using a pair of #7 screws. But that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the SmartFit Yoke system.
The modular design of this system makes it much easier to incorporate lighting systems, linear diffusers or other elements, even after the installation has been completed. The system makes it easy to install 4", 6" and 8" fixtures, with 100mm and 150mm fixtures also being supported by the line. Because the system maintains precise dimensions on the linear openings, making changes and dropping tiles into place is virtually effortless.
But the modular design doesn't stop there. Because of the standardization throughout the CertainTeed ceiling tile line, you can use the SmartFit Yoke system with every ceiling tile product the manufacturer has to offer. The oval-shaped hanger holes give you options for spacing, with a maximum span of 11", which can be suspended by a single hanger if it can be placed through the central hanging hole. If you need a longer span, it's a simple matter of adding a main tee to cover the gap. It's designed so that you can install the entire suspended ceiling system before having to worry about getting lights and other fixtures moved into space, allowing contractors more flexibility as to when they need to be on the job without holding up other works on the project.
The SmartFit Yoke system designed by CertainTeed works well with all ceiling tile options from the manufacturer, but also works especially well with their Symphony series suspended panels. When your design demands a more modern appearance or will not work well with a full suspended ceiling, these fiberglass panels deliver superior sound absorption, are a Class 4 clean room component, are easy to clean and provided a beautiful appearance that will enhance any aesthetic.
By taking advantage of the opportunities available with CertainTeed's SmartFit Yoke ceiling system, you can get the job done more quickly than in the past while still having a wide range of ceiling tile selection along the CertainTeed brand. If you're trying to develop the perfect combination for your project, please download the CertainTeed Acoustical Ceilings Product Guide below.