The importance of good acoustics is often overlooked when designing spaces such as meeting rooms, classrooms, theatres, restaurants and other places where people come together. This can be a costly mistake, however. Imagine trying to hold a confidential meeting when what’s being discussed can be heard outside the room, or trying to have a comfortable conversation in a loud, resonant open plan restaurant.
In both these situations, and many more, acoustic treatments such as acoustic panels and sound absorption can be the answer. Acoustic panels are absorption products designed to control noise and reverberation while eliminating echo, with the ultimate aim of improving sound quality.
Acoustic panels come in a variety of options and different price points making it possible to find a solution for every interior and budget. And remember, the intention is to create a comfortable room, not kill all reverberation so less can be more in this area.
When deciding on the acoustic treatment that works best for your space, factors such as the materials used to construct walls, floor and ceiling, room size, windows and furniture in the space should all be considered.