Discover Sound Absorbing Panels at Altispace

Sound absorbing panels in an office

What Are Sound Absorbing Panels? 

Typically the term Sound Absorbing Panels refers to the panels that absorb sound waves and enhance your space’s appearance. 

We have all been in an environment where it’s nearly impossible to have a conversation. Acoustic sound absorbing panels (acoustic panels) control reverberation and reduce noise. They aid in improving speech clarity, allowing everyone in the room to communicate more effectively. 

They are excellent for offices, meeting rooms, recording studios, auditoriums, classrooms, and restaurants. Any space where hearing someone speaking significantly impacts overall comfort and productivity.

Ready-made acoustic panels come in various materials, including PET,  glass, foam, polyester, wood fibre, cotton, and metal. That said, fabric-wrapped fibreglass panels are the most popular because of their versatility.

Sound absorbing panels improve the sound quality of your existing speakers by reducing the frequency of sound waves reflected off the walls. They can be extremely influenced with even a few panels and placed correctly.

Importance of Sound Absorbing Panels

Excessive noise can be an issue in a variety of settings. The obvious example is the office, but it can also be an issue in restaurants, shops, auditoriums, libraries, and other places. One method of combating this is to use sound absorption panels.

The acoustic panels have a foam or mineral wool core to absorb sound waves and act as reverberation control in enclosed areas.

These panels reduce the risk of sound pollution and enhance sound quality and, more importantly, appearance. 

How Do Sound Absorbing Panels Work? 

Soundproof or sound-absorbing panels work reasonably well in reducing mid and high-frequency sound waves as they only have a moderate amount of mass. Soundproof panels do not eliminate noise because they are less capable of insulating low-frequency sound waves with long wavelengths.

Sound-absorbing panels work by dampening and deadening sound waves due to the sound-absorption materials used in their construction. By controlling reverberation, which happens when sound bounces off of walls, these panels will help eliminate background noises and resonate.

Generally, you would select the specific soundproof panel you want to purchase based on how much noise you need to block out. For instance, if you want to muffle the sounds of birds chirping, you probably don’t need anything more than a standard, low-cost soundproof panel. If you want to reduce noise from a much louder source, such as a garbage truck, you will need high-quality, expensive soundproof panels and possibly more heavy-duty options.

Major Pros of Sound Absorbing Panels 

Sound-absorbing panels improve sound quality and have numerous pros and cons: 

A Welcoming Environment

It can be unsettling to walk into an office or restaurant and meet a wall of noise. Reduced noise creates a more welcoming and pleasant environment. Staff will be able to hear customer requests, and customers will be able to converse at a comfortable level. Customers are more likely to stay longer and thus spend more money.

Reduce Stress 

Cutting out unwanted noise can help to reduce stress levels, too. If people can hear what’s being said, they are less likely to become irritated and frustrated by their inability to understand what’s happening.

Boost Productivity Levels 

In the workplace, a quiet environment can boost productivity. It may be easier for employees to hear customers on the phone and create conference rooms that can be used without fear of leaking confidential information.

How Do Sound Waves Interfere with Each Other? 

Normally, the effect of wave crossing is negligible. After all, if you’re talking simultaneously as someone else, you can still hear and understand each other. If you add another couple of people, it quickly becomes difficult to understand what’s happening.

With large speaker systems, all speakers fire simultaneously, making it appear as if one person is speaking, but as the sound waves travel, they collide with the walls and bounce off.

Then these waves are reflected into the room, but the speakers are still firing: it’s like two people are talking over each other. Then all the sounds keep bouncing even more, and the sound quickly becomes a mixture of all the reflections.

You will still be able to hear the main sound clearly, but with all the other sounds bouncing around, they reduce the quality.

How Do Sound Absorbing Panels Reduce Sound Waves? 

Sound-absorbing panels are composed of foam, which traps sound waves that pass through them. They are usually covered in fabric to make them more aesthetically pleasing, though bare panels may be seen in places like recording studios where cosmetics aren’t as important.

Sound-absorbing panels are made of dense foam, wool, or acoustically useful insulation materials such as fibreglass or denim that allow sound to pass through but not out. If you’ve looked at bare foam panels, you’ll notice that some have jagged triangular shapes cut into the top.

These geometric shapes act as a funnel for sound waves, which bounce back and forth until they are channelled into the foam. Acoustic panels strategically placed around your space act to absorb sound waves in the air after you have already heard them but before they have a chance to bounce off the walls.

Basic Application Areas of Sound Absorbing Panels

Sound Absorbing Panels are the best and most appropriate option to reduce unrealistic sound and control sound pollution. These incredible panels have enormous application areas, a few of them are as follows:

  • Restaurants 
  • Bars & Pubs 
  • Music venues & concert halls 
  • Commercial offices 
  • Music production studios (Recording studios)

It effectively improves sound diffusion efficiency and handles it in a great manner. 

Get in Touch with ALTISPACE to Elevate your Commercial Space! 

Let us bring your vision to life! Our product line can be customized with hundreds of variations to fit your project needs. Create your cloud space to meet your unique design concepts, and our team will work with you every step – from your first inquiry to the final installation.

Altispace is a dynamic company composed of a group of forward-thinking individuals focused on perfecting the cloud space. Our teams quickly identified the need to enhance the aesthetics and performance of the cloud space for the architectural market.

We can assist you whether you are in for genuine advice or commercial space solutions! We provide our cost-effective products to the market due to our efficient engineering and manufacturing processes. 

Each product comes supplied with complete suspension systems and instructions. When you receive your product, it’s ready for easy installation! We are a dedicated team every step of the way – from estimating, project management, and technical support.  Some highlights of our products include:

  • Single-source manufacturer of laminate, veneer, and acoustic products
  • Customization options available, such as integrated LED lighting
  • Made using lightweight panel construction
  • Cost-effective products
  • Genuine assisted architectural solutions
  • Made in North America

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