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Textured ceilings [message #96394] Sat, 18 February 2023 12:42 Go to next message
Porter is currently offline  Porter
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Do you guys remember textured ceilings? They were the "it" thing in the 80s and early 90s. Some were called popcorn ceilings, some looked like they were made by fanning out a trowel in damp plaster, and some were very complicated to make. Anyway, I read in This Old House magazine that textured ceilings lead to better room acoustics. How true is that? How much of a difference are we talking about here?
Re: Textured ceilings [message #96396 is a reply to message #96394] Sat, 18 February 2023 17:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Madison is currently offline  Madison
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Surely the difference is negligible at best. I know they use textures in opera houses and other music arenas, but those are made out of special materials, like foam and other paneling.
Re: Textured ceilings [message #96398 is a reply to message #96396] Sat, 18 February 2023 19:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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Hi, Our house has them....I don't know if they matter much...but anything is better than bare sheet rock.

Good Listening
Bruce
Re: Textured ceilings [message #96597 is a reply to message #96394] Tue, 04 April 2023 09:43 Go to previous message
Kingfish is currently offline  Kingfish
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Not good if you're a smoker, though. They are next to impossible to clean. I knew some property managers that hated textured ceilings because when that ceiling leaks water from the roof, you kind of have to replace the whole ceiling.
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