Studio Acoustic Tiles/Panels for listening room?

How come I rarely hear about people using these for their sound systems? Won't paneling all 4 walls + ceiling + back of your door, of your listening room with acoustic tiles do wonders to your sound? E.g. aurally expanding the size of your room, etc.

Thanks for your comments.

I use sonex tiles throughout my listening room (a 4ft tall strip that runs the circumference of the room, centered at tweeter level). I have a dedicated room however, and I can see why this would not be practical in a family room. I use it to iliminate slap echo in the high frequencies that can translate into image blur.
One problem with using too much of this material (i.e. 2", 3", 4" thick) is that it is not linear through the audio range. It attenuates less and less as you go down in frequency. Therefore, if you cover the whole room, you will have an unbalanced sound. Now, if you could have an ideal room with professional quality absorbers (very thick) that responded linearly down to a very low frequency, you wouldn't have to worry about this as much. Keep in mind that this is all theory, I've never experimented with this. But, as a general rule, the thicker the absorber material, the lower the frequency it can absorb.
Found even a little sonex or acoustic tile does something bad to the sound, maybe changes the phase, who knows...
Bufus is right. The attenuation is in the middle band and upper frequencies. It is likely to through the RT-60 (reverberation time for 60 dB attenuation) off. You typically need a variety of absorbers and diffusors to get the right balance in a room--I've never seen one material work.
Nonetheless, a little Sonex or RPG at the first order reflection points does wonders for signal to noise and coherence. I am now using the RPG "Studio in a Box" which inlcudes thick, wedge shaped pieces for the corners, large panels for absorption, and smaller tiles which cna be used in a grid pattern on the wall to create a diffusive effect. Combined with 3 RPG Skylines behind the listening position and with Corner Tunes, it works wonders on my otherwise far too reverberant room. Not someting, of course, you'd do in your living room unless you are single or looking for a good excuse to divorce.
Alexc hits a good point. If you don't have absorptive material at your first reflection points, you are smearing your image pretty bad. This is not a big problem if you have your speakers on a long wall. I had mine set up on a 20 foot wall and my lateral imaging was good. When I went to the 14 foot wall in the same room, I had problems. Sound absorbers, drapes, etc at the first reflections points, really made a big difference in this case.

To find your first reflection points, hold a flashlight or laser pointer at the top of your speaker and shine it on the side walls while someone else holds a mirror flat against the wall. Adjust the flashlight and mirror until the reflection hits your listening position where your head would be. Now, mark the spot where the mirror is at. Do this for both speakers. Then do an experiment of listening to some very familiar music without any absorption and then again with some type of blankets, absorbers, drapes, etc. You should be amazed at the difference.
The room where my rig sits is an acoustic disaster. 14 feet long (speakers are here), 11 feet wide (where I sit to listen), and 8 feet high. The right wall is mostly a giant sliding glass picture window. The right has a passageway which goes on 5 feet to open up to the sink and vanity mirror, and then further on another 5 feet is the toilet.
The left wall ends up in a door, which I keep closed when I listen to music. Essentially, the room is an inverted "L" when the door is closed, and an inverted "U" when the door is open.

Will getting a set of RoomTunes help here?
Note that I cannot move anything around substantially because of living constraints. The speakers are Mission Freedom 753 and are 2 feet from the wall, 11 inches from the rear wall (Mission recommends at least 9 inches). I was thinking of getting two lengths of Iranian carpet, 3 feet wide and 7 feet long, and hanging them behind each speaker, in addition to the RoomTunes.

When I do the "clap-test" I do hear an echo.
Basically, I have a huge mid-bass hump in the room.

I have 2 framed art prints mounted (no glass) on wood on the left wall, which I kind of converted into quasi-panels by spot-gluing cotton balls in the hollow area of the rear of the frame. The 1st panel is 3 feet wide by 4.5 feet long, and the 2nd is 3 feet wide, by 2 feet long. Both frames are rigidly mounted at a distance of 3 inches from the wall.

Thank you for your valuable advice.

P.S. Bufus, thanks for the trick on finding the 1st order reflection. I try it tomorrow
Your room needs help. Our company can of course help you, but let me give you a few pointers that might help significantly. I'm not entirely clear on the room shape and location of the vanity, but that could be one source of problems--it depends a lot on whether or not it's on the forward part or rear part of the right wall. The other obvious area is the glass windows. These create two problems. One, they leak sound (bass) badly. Unless you are willing to board them up or go to a triple glazed glass (which both I doubt) you really can't do much about the loss of bass, except that you know why you have a loss in the bass frequencies and know the limitations for correcting it. The second aspect to the window is it is on one side and likely throwing the balance of the system off quite a bit. I would recommend looking into Hunter Douglas honeycomb vertical blinds. These have a very good attenuation and dispersion effect due to the texture of the material. You can also "tune" them by adjusting the angle. This will help get the balance back. The other consideration might be to place the speakers on the window wall (or opposite) which then might (although I don't really know the rest of the room and still am not sure about the location of the vanity) balance the system right to left better. The other thing you mentioned is having a mid bass bump in the room. You should test the room to find out where this frequency is. We have a Test CD that is calibrated for use with the Radio Shack analog SPL meter. The combination for the 2 items is less than $40--and unless you have a more sophisticated method of taking acoustical measurements--it's a wise investment. Find out what frequencies are boosted. Then determine if this is caused by room mode problems, (We have a tutorial on this on our website as well) or caused by uneven attenuation. If it's room modes the solution may be difficult, particularly for frequencies below about 150Hz. If it's higher frequencies appropriately tuned diffusors and absorbers can be used to even out the room response.