Strato breathing ceiling

Strato breathing ceiling

The Strato breathing ceiling is a result of Texaa’s expertise in applying its run-resistant fabric to architecture. It enables an architectural approach to designing ceilings. It gives both freedom and the necessary technical characteristics, by combining absorber or breathing
panels that are continuous or in clusters, to achieve the sought-after look and performance.

The Aeria knit gives the ceiling a warm grain, making it light, robust and easy to install and maintain.

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

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.

Composition and installation

The Strato breathing ceiling consists of two complementary components : Absorber panels and Breathing panels

Absorber panels are designed to correct sound reverberation by applying the principles of optimal effectiveness developed by Texaa wth its Stereo panels.

Breathing panels, covered with an Aeria large knit fabric, partially mask the technical services space above it without hiding it 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

ABSORBER PANELS

Composition

  • Metal frame made of rust-proof steel
  • White AF1 felt
  • 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

Complete product B-s2, d0

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.

BREATHING PANELS

Composition

  • Metal frame made of rust-proof steel
  • Removable cover made of sound-transparent, Grande Maille Ronde (GMR) Aeria fabric

Acoustic performance

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

European reaction to fire classification

Complete product B-s1, d0

Colours

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

Available option

Breathing panels suspended singly from 4 cables

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.

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 (breathing panels) or 26.4 (absorber panels)

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, (absorber 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

Absorber Panels

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

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

Breathing Panels

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

Granit
GMR980
Nacre
GMR640
Specify and install
Specification

The ceiling is to be a Strato breathing ceiling by Texaa

 

COMPOSITION

Stereo absorber 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 breathing 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 rating 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 (breathing panels)
Impact on climate change: 26.4 kg CO2 eq /m² (absorber panels) 

Dimensions

A choice of sizes are available in the Stereo range of absorber and breathing panels

Colours

Stereo absorber panel: a choice of 30 colours in the Aeria Maille Ronde range. Special colours by request.
Stereo breathing panel: a choice of 2 colours in the Aeria Grande Maille Ronde (GMR) range.

 

OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STEREO BREATHING 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

The Strato breathing ceiling is suspended from the ceiling using vertical galvanised steel cables (diameter 1.5 mm, length 1,000 mm), each equipped with a threaded end-piece (M6) and an adjustable hook. The panels are assembled together using linking brackets.

suspended from vertical cables, joined together
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