Conference Room Acoustics

Conference Rooms are notorious for poor interior room acoustics, which in turn can threaten the productivity of business meetings held within the space.   By placing a set of decorative sound panels in the room, echoes can be captured, thus collapsing background noise, and delivering greater clarity back to original sound.   As you can see in…

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Gym Panels Control Noise

Gymnasiums are typically large, over sized, shoe box shaped rooms composed of 3 sets of parallel surfaces.  As sound fills the cavity of the space, the noise generated is caused by the echoes reflecting off these surfaces.  To lower the noise levels within a gym, sound panels can be wall or ceiling mounted within the…

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Cafeteria Noise. How to Lower It.

Cafeteria’s fill with noise as crowds gather and voices begin to carry.   Cafeteria’s need to have hard, cleanable surfaces, which in turn means those surfaces will also combine to reflect and scatter echoes rather than absorb them.   As a result, echoes carry, background noise builds, and conversation over tables spikes as communication becomes strained.   If…

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Too Loud? Why Ceiling Tiles Don’t Work.

Commercial grade acoustic ceiling tiles really aren’t all that acoustic.   Most commercial grade ceiling tiles carry poor NRC ratings that average .50, while most sound panels in today’s marketplace carry NRC ratings that average between .80 and 1.25.   Commercial grade ceiling tiles are not designed to absorb sound, they are not designed to make a…

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#1 Secret for Hanging Sound Baffles

Metal Deck Ceilings Produce Echoes and Spike Noise Levels Any noise infested space with poor room acoustics, which has an open metal deck ceiling with exposed joists, can easily be treated for sound control.   Metal deck ceilings are highly reflective, producing unwelcome levels of background noise, spiking decibel levels, and making the room less user…

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#1 Tip for Office Soundproofing

Adjacent offices that share a common wall will also share the bleed of noise from room to room.   Part of this is inevitable, but much of it is controllable if the right treatments are applied.   Start with the wall and understand that a common metal frame supporting drywall on both sides will serve the equal…

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Sound Panel Ceiling Clouds Control Noise

As crowds gather in social halls, entertainment venues, cafeterias, restaurants, fellowship halls and other similar public venues, noise builds as echoes carry, rendering the room unfriendly.  People begin to elevate their conversations up and over the background noise, which further adds to the blurred sound signals and confusion.   For any room not properly treated for…

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Natatorium Noise Control Tip

Most every indoor swimming pool is built with perimeter concrete floors, concrete walls, concrete ceilings, or similar surfaces designed to repel moisture.   These hard reflective surfaces absorb on average less than 3% of the echoes in the space.   This renders most every natatorium with unfavorable acoustics.  To make a natatorium more user friendly, sound panels…

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How to Soundproof a Noisy Bar

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013 Take your favorite local night spot, bar, pub or libation station and fill it with a gathering crowd at happy hour.   As the drinks are poured, the voices get louder, and the space is soon filled with excessive noise.   People strain to hold conversations, the regulars continue to shuffle in, but the…

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