How many Acoustic Panels will I need?

Acoustic panels improve the comfort and functionality of any space, commercial or residential. Acoustic panels absorb sound and create an atmosphere of superior quality. Acoustical panels reduce the sound level in the room and filter out outside sounds. They also remove background noises or unwanted sounds from the room.

Room Size and Shape

Echo and reverb are more prominent in larger rooms. Sound bounces off surfaces, generating reflections that can either be absorbed or bounced onto another surface. The distance between bounces is longer in a larger room. This causes sound waves to travel longer before dissipating.

Another important aspect to consider is the layout of the room. Reverb time will be significantly increased by high ceilings. The room will have a lot of resonance if it has parallel surfaces like drywall and hard floors. These effects can be effectively managed by installing an acoustic screen walls.

Surface Materials in Room

It is important to think about the materials used in the room. Are you using hardwood or carpet on the floor? Are they concrete walls or drywall? Hard surfaces reflect more sound, which can have a significant impact on the reverberation times. Soft and porous textures absorb sound more effectively, leading to a shorter reverberation period.

It is also important to consider the objects in your room. The sound of the room is absorbed by the furniture, which can reduce echo effects. This will reduce the number of acoustic panels you require in that space.

Room

The acceptable levels of room reflection depend on the purpose of the room. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Are you looking for a home office? Or a home theatre? Perhaps you are interested in a home recording studio.

The room’s purpose will determine how much sound and frequency you wish to absorb. The thinner panels are best if you need to absorb high and mid frequencies. The panels with noise cancellation are thicker and can absorb both low and high frequencies. It is generally not necessary to absorb low frequencies if you are trying to reduce background noise. Controlling the low, middle, and high frequencies of the room is essential if you intend to use it for recording purposes or as a home theatre.

Acoustic Panel

Sound quality is greatly affected by the type of acoustic panel. Panel size, shape, material, and construction are all important. Our sound-absorbing panels have a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC), which indicates how well it absorbs sound.

Positioning of the Panels in Room

Before you can think about where the panels should be placed, think about how the space will be used. This is why it is important. Depending on many factors, such as how the space is used and the location of sound sources, the position of panels can have an impact on the outcome.

Where do you start? Sidewalls are the easiest to treat. This is a great option if you’re looking to play it safe. The ear is the first to be affected by reflections. The strongest reflections follow, creating the most severe interference.

What about other types of spaces?

It’s less important to think about the placement of sound sources in common spaces such as offices and restaurants.

But, you wouldn’t want all the food and drink in a restaurant to be on one wall. It is important to provide a consistent sound environment for all customers.