AMBICO sliding acoustic steel doors combine outstanding sound transmission loss with the appearance of standard sliding door products.
Testing of acoustic door/frame units by independent laboratories complies with the most up-to-date standards.
Door thickness will vary depending on acoustic rating and the size of the opening. Units are supplied complete with perimeter gasketing system and all operable hardware. Electric operators are available. Doors are available with acoustic glazing that is factory pre-installed.
What is an STC rating?
STC stands for “sound transmission class”. It represents a method of measuring sound transmission loss through a barrier ie. a door or a wall. The higher the STC rating the better the sound deadening property of the door. AMBICO provides acoustic sliding doors based on overall size in differing door thicknesses ranging from 1 3/4″ thick door to 6” thick doors. Acoustic ratings are available from STC 33 to STC 56. Let us help you select an acoustic product that will meet your project requirements.
Are acoustic steel sliding doors supplied with seals and door hardware?
Perimeter seals, bottom seals and thresholds are always supplied as they are integral to the sound deadening properties of the door/frame unit. Heavy duty sliding door hardware including track, brackets, hangers, guides, acoustic perimeter seals, threshold and valance are supplied loose for site installation. Electric operator and safety devices are readily available options. While detailed written installation instructions are supplied with the door, installation supervision to assist with the correct installation and function of the door assembly is available when required. Electric operators should be considered when door panels weigh in excess of 350 lbs.
Is a fire rating available on “Acoustic Steel Sliding Doors”? No, fire-rated acoustic steel sliding doors are not available from the manufacturer. If fire rating is required, this can be achieved by adding a rolling fire shutter or through the use of a fire suppressant system.
Can acoustic steel doors be provided with glass lites?
AMBICO has a wide variety of tested glazed acoustic doors that have achieved STC 55. Glazing material must be factory pre-installed.
Are acoustic steel doors available in bi-parting or pocket door configurations? AMBICO sliding door systems are face of wall mount systems, but walls can be built around them to create pocket door conditions. Additionally, bi-part door configurations are available in varying sizes and STC ratings. For any of these configurations factory consultation is recommended at the design stage of the project.