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USG Black Radar Tiles Review

It’s fantastic that USG BORAL has their standard Radar acoustic mineral fibre ceiling tile in black. Even though the supply price of the tile is slightly higher than the white version, the benefits outweigh the extra cost. Additionally, you get full warranty on the tile and you save on the time and expense of painting the tiles.

Black Ceiling Tile
Black Radar ClimaPlus ceiling tile by USG BORAL

Technically speaking, the white and black tiles are nearly identical in performance. Both the black and white versions of the radar tile have nearly identical NRC and CAC ratings. However, understanding NRC and CRC ratings will be covered in a future article. Usg black radar tiles are available in 1200 x 600mm sizes. The black tiles however are only available in a square edge version, with no recess options available as yet. Black radar comes packaged in boxes of 8. Furthermore, for the environmentally conscious, the white tiles use 45% recycled content, where as the black tiles only use 25 – 34% recycled content.

black ceiling tiles next to white ceiling tile
Black radar tile next to a white radar ceiling tile.

Black radar ceiling panels are the most cost-effective black ceiling tile solution we offer. Budget is usually a major factor in ceiling installation. There are several factors that make this tile the king of cost effective black ceiling solutions. Firstly, the colour is applied in the factory. Henceforth, this saves both time and money on painting. Secondly, this black tile is an acoustic tile. Consequently, this can avoid the need for additional acoustic design elements. Finally, they simply cost less than its competitors offerings. In conclusion, its black, acoustic and well priced. That’s why it’s the number 1 black panel we install!

USG/Boral Black Radar ceiling tile video review

Usg black radar tiles tech specs

  • 1200 x 600 x 16mm
  • .55 NRC
  • 35 CAC
  • 25 – 34% recycled content
  • available in square edge profile
  • available in white and … you guessed it black!


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