Strato ceiling

Strato ceiling

Strato ceilings enable the complete architectural design process to be free and technical at the same time. They can combine opaque components with slightly transparent ones: Stereo acoustic panels and the Stereo Air open mesh panels described in the pages preceding this one. Strato is a continuous floating ceiling, whose combinations are infinite and can meet designers’ requirements in terms of performance and appearance that they expect to deliver with their design. Strato ceilings are pleasant to look at and invitingly warm, while being light, but robust. They are easy to install and maintain.

run-resistant
water repellent and dust-proof
fire-resistant
10-year guarantee

A Strato ceiling consisting of Stereo acoustic panels and Stereo Air open mesh panels in the Anthos building in Boulogne-Billancourt in western Paris.

A variety of equipment can be concealed above Stereo Air open mesh panels. Depending on requirements, any acoustic or open mesh panel
can be used as a hatch, giving easy access to the space above the ceiling. These hatch panels are nearly undetectable and in no way change the appearance of the ceiling.

Breathing panels filter the light from a source positioned above, allow conditioned air to circulate and present no barrier for the radiation of heat in the building.

Strato is also a technical ceiling offering many ways to accommodate the building’s technical functions – lighting, air circulation, sound, video, smoke detectors, fire alarms, etc. – and to make them visible or invisible.

Strato is totally free of the walls and has none of the usual constraints of a stretch-fitted ceiling or modular tiles mounted on a grid, because it does not have to be installed from wall to wall.

With this system that connects the panels ensuring they are perfectly flat, it is easy to build continuous clusters or elegantly suspended islands.

They lose transparency as you move away from underneath them.

Suspended from the ceiling in clusters with optional recesses for spotlights.

Installing a Strato open mesh ceiling with strip lighting between each cluster

A Strato ceiling consisting of Stereo Air open mesh panels on the same level as the drywall ceiling.

Composition and installation

Strato ceilings enable two complementary components to be combined in varying proportions to suit designers’ needs and ambitions.

Acoustic panels are included to correct sound reverberation.

Open mesh panels are used to hide the space above them without blocking it out completely.

Each panel is supported by a rust-protected metallic frame that is suspended from the roof on ordinary vertical cables.

Depending on requirements, any breathing or absorber panel in a Strato ceiling can become an invisible hatch without changing the ceiling’s appearance, but giving easy access to the technical space above.

The hatch is opened using a very discrete latch.

Characteristics

STEREO ACOUSTIC PANELS

Composition

  • Metal frame made of rust-proof steel
  • Fully recycled white AF1 wadding
  • Grey or black microporous cloth cladding
  • Removable cover made of sound- transparent, Maille Ronde (MR)

Acoustic performance

Absorption coefficient
αw = 1, NRC = 1, class A

European reaction to fire classification

  • European classification : Complete product: B-s2, d0
  • United States – ASTM Class A

Colours

Select from the 30 colours in the Maille Ronde (MR) palette. Special colours available on request.

Available option

  • Recesses for integrated light fittings, loudspeakers, etc.
  • Channels for cables to run through.

STEREO AIR OPEN MESH PANELS

Composition

  • Metal frame made of rust-proof steel
  • Cover made of sound‑transparent Aeria Grande Maille Ronde fabric

Acoustic performance

Absorption coefficient
αw = 0.15, NRC = 0.15, class E

Reaction to fire classification

  • European classification : Complete product: B-s1, d0
  • United States – ASTM Class A

Colours

Select from the 2 colours in the Grande Maille Ronde (GMR) palette. Special colours available on request.

Light transmission

GMR980 (Granit) colour:

  • 52% for a spotlight located between 50 and 1,600 mm from the panel
  • 55% for a light panel located between 50 and 1,600 mm from the panel.

GMR640 (Nacre) colour:

  • 52% for a spotlight located between 50 and 1,600 mm from the panel
  • 86% for a light panel located 50 mm from the panel and 65% for a light panel located 1,600 mm from the panel.

Ventilation

  • Air permeability (ISO 9237): 6,596 l/m²/s
  • Porosity: 54%

COMMON FEATURES

Environmental characteristics

  • Strato ceiling meets the requirements specified in the HQE, LEED and BREEAM (4 points) reference documents and methods, based on:
    • their acoustic contribution
    • the provision of certified EPDs(EN 15804)
    • their very low emissions of VOC and formaldehyde
  • All Texaa products qualify for French “A+” health labelling and are classed as “conforming” after assessment using the German AgBB protocol

  • Impact on climate change (kg CO2 eq /m²): 14.2 (Stereo Air open mesh panels) or 22.7 (absorber panels)
  • Proportion of recycled components: ≥ 43%

Durability of the aeria fabric cover

  • Run-resistant
  • 330 g/m² (absorber panel), 190 g/m² (breathing panel)
  • Protection against soiling:
    • Hydro/Oleophobic ≥ 5 (AATCC118 and AATCC193)

    • Electrostatic properties 7.1010 Ω (EN 1149-1)

Cleaning

Vacuum cleaning, may be taken apart and refitted, removable covers, (acoustic panels only), machine-washable.

Common options

  • Access hatch

  • Variable dimensions: widths from 300 to 1,200 mm and lengths from 600 to 2,400 mm. Please contact us for larger sizes.

Guarantee 10 years

Colours available

Acoustic Panels

Select from the 30 colours in the Maille Ronde (MR) palette. Special colours available on request.

Vieux rose
MR330
Rose rubis
MR320
Brique
MR620
Rouge
MR470
Bleu menthe
MR370
Bleu étang
MR360
Océan
MR340
Bleu nocturne
MR310
Lichen
MR660
Vert cactus
MR550
Prairie
MR480
Fougère
MR650
Vert beige
MR670
Cumin
MR920
Moutarde
MR580
Ivoire
MR940
Beige
MR930
Taupe
MR680
Nacre
MR640
Silex
MR950
Ciment
MR700
Quartz
MR300
Gris pierre
MR350
Granit
MR980
Graphite
MR520
Craie
MR630
Chiné naturel
MR130
Chiné brun
MR120
Chiné noir
MR150
Chiné graphique
MR140

Open mesh panels

Select from the 2 colours in the Grande Maille Ronde (GMR) palette. Special colours available on request.

Nacre
GMR640
Granit
GMR980
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Strato ceiling

Specification

The ceiling is to be a Strato ceiling by Texaa

 

COMPOSITION

Stereo acoustic panels

  • Metal frame made of rust-proof steel
  • Sound-absorbing AF1 felt
  • Grey or black microporous cloth covering
  • Removable cover made of Aeria Maille Ronde (330 g/m²) sound-transparent fabric that is run-resistant, soil-resistant and machine washable 

Stereo air open mesh panels

  • Metal frame made of rust-proof steel
  • Removable cover made of Aeria Grande Maille Ronde (190 g/m²) sound-transparent fabric that is run-resistant, soil-resistant and machine washable 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

European Reaction to Fire classification for the complete product 

Stereo absorber panel: B-s2, d0
Stereo breathing panel: B-s1, d0

Acoustic performance

Stereo absorber panel: αw = 1, NRC = 1, class A
Stereo breathing panel: αw = 0.15, NRC = 0.15, class E

Environmental characteristics

Certified EPD (EN 15804). Very low emissions of VOC and formaldehyde (A+)
Slight impact on climate change: 14.2 kg CO2 eq /m² (Stereo Air open mesh panels)
Impact on climate change: 22.7 kg CO2 eq /m² (absorber panels) 
Proportion of recycled components: ≥ 43%

Dimensions

A choice of sizes are available in the Stereo range of acoustic and open mesh panels

Colours

Stereo acoustic panel: a choice of 30 colours in the Aeria Maille Ronde range. Special colours by request.
Stereo air open mesh panel: a choice of 2 colours in the Aeria Grande Maille Ronde (GMR) range.

 

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STEREO AIR OPEN MESH PANEL

Air permeability (ISO 9237)

6,596 l/m2/sec

Porosity

54%

Light transmission

Granit colour:
52% for a spotlight located between 50 and 1,600 mm from the panel.
55% for a light panel located between 50 and 1,600 mm from the panel.

Nacre colour:
52% for a spotlight located between 50 and 1,600 mm from the panel.
86% for a light panel located 50 mm from the panel and 65% for a light panel located 1,600 mm from the panel.

Fitting

Each panel is suspended from the ceiling on vertical cables made of galvanised steel (diameter 1 mm, length 1,000 mm), each with a cylindrical cover and an adjustable latch-eye hook. The panels are connected together with linking brackets.

suspended from vertical cables, joined together
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