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.

Colours available

Stereo 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

Stereo Air open mesh panels

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

Nacre
GMR640
Granit
GMR980

Stereo acoustic panels

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

2,399 x 1,199 x 55 mm

1,799 x 1,199 x 55 mm

2,399 x 599 x 55 mm

1,799 x 599 x 55 mm

1,199 x 599 x 55 mm

599 x 599 x 55 mm

2,399 x 299 x 55 mm

1,799 x 299 x 55 mm

1,199 x 299 x 55 mm

Stereo Air open mesh panels

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

2,399 x 1,199 x 55 mm

1,199 x 1,199 x 55 mm

2,399 x 599 x 55 mm

1199 x 599 x 55 mm

Accessories

Stereo connecting plates can be used to join panels together precisely and invisibly, simply by overlapping them. The precision they provide enables great flatness and regularity to be achieved on small and very large scales.

Empty frames made of maritime pine create a gap in the middle of a ceiling or between islands of panels. The dimensions of these frames provide enough room for different types of equipment (lights, video projectors, etc.).

Equipment trays made of maritime pine can be used to locate a range of equipment between two panels or in the middle of a ceiling. Recesses can be easily cut in these trays in our workshop or on site according to the dimensions below to accommodate round or rectangular shaped equipment.

Spacers make it possible to separate two Stereo panels simply and precisely. They have holes in the middle for a light rail to be attached. They can also be easily drilled for other needs. Fixing a spacer between two panels requires no tools.

Positioned above a meeting table or a workstation, Texaa’s acoustic lighting platform comprises two 1,200 x 1,200-mm Stereo acoustic panels fixed to a frame made of maritime pine, which enables different types of lighting to be accommodated: a light panel on the same level as the acoustic panels or a light hanging through the frame.

Depending on requirements, Stereo acoustic panels or Stereo Air open mesh panels can be made into invisible access hatches. These do not change the appearance of the ceiling and provide easy access to the area above it. An inconspicuous latch makes it possible to open the hatch.

Specify and install
Specification

Strato ceilings, made by Texaa®, consist of:
acoustic panels made up of:

  • an Aluzinc® steel frame, treated to improve its resistance to corrosion
  • a layer of fully recycled white AF1 felt
  • a grey or black microporous cloth cladding
  • a removable cover made of sound transparent, round knit Aeria fabric (330 g/m²) which provides a run-resistant, antistatic and dirt-repellent covering on five faces

and open mesh panels made of:

  • an Aluzinc® steel frame, treated to improve its resistance to corrosion
  • a cover made of sound transparent, large round knit Aeria fabric (190 g/m²) which provides a run-resistant, antistatic and dirt-repellent covering on five faces

Durability of the fabric cover

Performance of Aeria fabric:
330 g/m2 (acoustic panel) / 190 g/m2 (open mesh panel) / Run-resistant
Protection against soiling:
Hydro/Oleophobic ≥ 5 (AATCC118 and AATCC193)
Electrostatic properties 7.1010 Ω (EN 1149-1)

Acoustic performance

Acoustic panel ɑw = 1, NRC = 1, class A / Open mesh panel ɑw = 0.15, NRC = 0.15, class E

European reaction to fire classification

Acoustic panel complete product B-s2, d0 / Open mesh panel complete product B-s1, d0

Other characteristics of the open mesh panel

  • Air permeability (ISO 9237): 6596 l/m²/s
  • 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
  • Light transmission, 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.

Environmental characteristics

HQE: EPD (EN 15804) – Environmental and Health Product Declarations certified by AFNOR
LEED / BREEAM:
4 points for
• acoustic contribution
• EPD (EN 15804) certified
• very low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) and formaldehyde emissions.
Impact on climate change:
14.2 kg CO2 eq /m²  (Stereo Air open mesh panel) / 22.7 kg CO2 eq /m² (Stereo acoustic panel)
Proportion of recycled components: ≥ 43%

Cleaning

Vacuum cleaning, may be removed and refitted. Cover is removable and machine washable (Stereo acoustic panels only).

Guarantee

10 years

Colours

Acoustic panel: select from the 30 colours in the round knit (MR) palette, special colours available on request
Open mesh panel: select from the 2 colours in the large round knit (GMR) palette

suspended from vertical cables, joined together
How can we help? F.A.Q.

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How can I order Texaa products?

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How do I get my products installed?

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Lead times

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