1. Take a few pictures (with your phone or tablet) of the room(s). Ceilings and walls.
2. Figure out the approximate length, width and height of each room.
3. Email the pictures and dimensions: to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sara will email you an estimate the same day.
This typically isn't a formal quote, but an estimate that has a low and high threshold.
If the estimate is within your budget, email us an approval, so that we can arrange to come onsite to provide a formal quote.
Call us with any questions regarding the budget range!
If the estimate is within your budget range, we will arrange an onsite visit to take formal measurements, so we can provide a formal quote for manufacturing and installing the acoustic panels.
Usually we can be onsite within a week.
Within a few days Sara will email you a formal quote for your review and approval.
We will also send an acoustic panel layout, that outlines the size and placement of each acoustic panel.
Our Technicians will install the acoustic panels, at a time convenient for you. We are fully equipped to install at heights of over 40 feet, and we are fully insured.
We install the acoustic panels on your off hours.
Provide us with the balance of payment.
And, tell us how the the acoustic panels are working for you!
Don't forget our guarantee,
Our panels are not made in a basement or a garage at the back of a house.
Our Acoustic panels are manufactured in our Shop in Oakville.
Our panels are not made with wood. wood is flammable, holds moisture and is prone to mildew and mold.
Our panels are built with metal frames, to provide strength and clean lines.
Our panels are not held together with glue.
Some panels are just acoustic media draped with fabric.
The fabric we use for our panels is tucked, and riveted to the frame.
We don't use staples.
Structural integrity is important when Acoustic panels are hanging above your customers. It will take over 45 pounds of force to forcibly remove our panel off the wall or ceiling, once it is secured.
We use several drill
presses to ensure
accuracy and consistency,
one for each acoustic panel.
The metal cut-off
saw allows us to make
different acoustic panel frame sizes.
3/16” rivets provide the
strength in the panel frames.
Scaffolding is required
when installing acoustic panels on high ceilings.
The Zoom H4 Audio
sound differentials, before and after the acoustic panel installation.
Our 6 foot by 12 foot trailer helps us get the acoustic panels to you.
Have more questions?
Visit our acoustic panels forum for more information
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We are a close family of talented and driven people that strive to deliver quality and honesty. All located in Oakville, and Toronto, Canada.
Our work is built with integrity and attention to detail. I oversee all of the manufacturing and acoustic panels installations.
Miriam manages corporate accounts, and outside acoustic panels sales.
Luke provides sales support, and assists with the marketing efforts.
Sara provides acoustic panels inside sales support.
Jon is involved with acoustic panel manufacturing and installation.
Tijana is involved with the acoustic panel finishing process.
Chloe is involved with the assembly of the acoustic panels.
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There are many different types, and sizes of acoustic panels. Some look better than others, and some perform better than others. We see so many people get caught up in the science of acoustics, which is important for a home theatre, but can be futile when trying dampen an office or restaurant. The safest route to go, when choosing an acoustic panel supplier and installer is find someone local, and accountable, and get a guarantee. We provide a simple guarantee that minimizes the risk for the client.
Two words, cost effectiveness. Acoustic panels are the most cost effective and aesthetically pleasing to reduce room noise by 35% to 45%. Read more about other options, acoustic baffles, acoustic diffusers, acoustic clouds, acoustic wood.
Yes, our acoustic panels look great The panel construction, along with the high quality acoustic fabric, make our acoustic panels look like they belong. If you opt for the printed decorative acoustic panels, the graphics, images, and text are are stunning. We recommend printing on only a few of the panels, and use standard complimentary fabric for the rest, the printing can be overwhelming to the eyes in an office or restaurant.
Yes, acoustic panel placement is important in a room. It is ideal to install the acoustic panels on 2 to 3 perpendicular surfaces. We are not always able to address all the wall and ceiling areas that we would like, due to furniture, fixtures, conduit, pictures etc. The proper coverage and acoustic panel configuration is just as important as the panels themselves. If I had a choice, I would choose coverage over NRC rating.
We are always asked: How can I reduce the noise level in my office? People in the office are complaining the noise levels are excessive. Boardrooms and offices are often built like boxes, with flat, parallel, reflective surfaces. Acoustic panels can reduce the echo in your office,
They eliminate echo in your conference room. The parties on the other end of the conference call, will notice there is no longer and echo.
We can solve your office echo problem
Don't invest in another speakerphone yet. The problem may be the room. Have us assess the room and provide some "acoustic loaner panels" to test out.
Our Office Acoustic panels can eliminate office and boardroom echo completely, by simply absorbing the reflected sound.
Boardroom echo is a common problem, and can make it difficult to hold meetings, or teleconference calls. Echo can be reduced to a level that is acceptable and in many cases totally eliminated. Read More about boardroom echo.
How do I know how many acoustic panels need to be installed? Have a look at our acoustic panel coverage calculator. Don't forget that the panel placement is just as important the proper amount of acoustic coverage.
Read what Quora has to say about echo in a room
When is an office or conference room too loud?
This is very subjective. If you have internal meetings and people at the end of the table are straining to understand you, you have a noise issue. If the person on the other end of the phone call, says you are echoey, you have a noise problem. If you leave the room, and all of sudden everything sounds quieter, you probably have an office noise problem.
Soundproofing is sound blocking, unfortunately our acoustic panels will not stop the sound of voices travelling from one room to another. Soundproofing a wall typically involves some light construction,
The source of sound leak can be around doors, exposed hvac registers and air intakes, and poor quality ceiling tiles. Interior walls are sometimes responsible for allowing sound to transfer in and out of a room. Although drywall walls look solid, they are nothing but some chalk and paper. People are often surprised when they can hear voices coming from the other side of the wall.
We can help reduce the echo and noise in your office,where the noise you are trying to reduce is generated in the room.
Click here for a basic understanding of soundproofing vs sound reduction.
For a comprehensive definition of soundproofing vs sound reduction. click below.
We get lots of calls, from people that are trying to stop noise from travelling from one room to another. In order to stop sound, which is essentially vibrations, you will have to employ dense material on the surface that the sound is travelling through, This can be expensive, time consuming and costly. Unfortunately acoustic panels don't help with that. For a full explanation of soundproofing Read more...
Acoustic desk partitions are used to provide privacy in an open concept office where there desks are close to each other. There is a common misconception, that acoustic desk partitions will stop voices carrying across from desk to desk in an office or call center. We don't provide these partitions but we do have a few recommendation .. Read more here. Acoustic panels cannot be used as desk partitions.
It is important for Acoustic panels to blend into a Restaurant's ambience and design. We work with you to design a layout, that will be aesthetically pleasing, and provide noise reduction of 35% to 45%. Read more..
Panels for restaurants can be installed on walls or the ceiling. Our acoustic ceiling panels can be installed on your restaurant ceiling. They can also installed on the walls of your restaurant.
Most restaurants are challenged with the same acoustic issues; How to manage level of volume from the guests and how to manage the quality of the background music. But the best way to start to manage the music played in your restaurant is to understand the how the brain perceives background music or background noise.
Playlists are as important as the paint on the wall. But most of the time staff makes decisions on what music plays in the background.
Now that restaurants are hiring DJs, a new challenge has evolved, managing the music from the DJ.
When we installed our acoustic panels in one of the dining rooms at Catch22 in Wasaga Beach Ontario. Bob, the owner said the people that the noise affected the most, and the people that complained about the noise where seniors with hearing aids. The hearing aids actually amplified the problem.
Canadian restaurants are getting louder. Customers are complaining online that the restaurants are too loud? Can acoustic panels help? Read more. When a customer complains that the restaurant is too noisy, it can cost the owner a bad review online and the loss of a customer. If a restaurant loses one customer per month, that is direct loss of about 1K per year. If that customer tells others, the problem compounds. Read about the cost of losing customers in your restaurant.
Decorative acoustic panels, are panels that are wrapped with custom printed fabric. For example, you might want to print your logo, an image or your branding. They are just as effective acoustically, as we use special fabric to print on. Unfortunately printing can cost almost the same as the panel themselves.
NRC is an acronym that stands for Noise Reduction Coefficient. This term describes how well an object or surface absorbs incoming sound. An NRC rating of .8 or better is ideal for room acoustic treatment for offices and restaurants.
Sound reflection is the physical event of sound bouncing from surface to surface in a given area or room, causing echo or sound reverberation. Diffusion or absorption will address the problem caused by sound reflections.
Sound reverberation is the technical measurement of sound reflections, measured with frequency, response times and decay. Acoustic panels are used to reduce sound reverb in a room.
Soundproofing is the process of stopping sound from traveling from one area to another. Acoustic panels do not help with this. If you have a sound issue that is related sound escaping, bleeding or travelling from one space to another, soundproofing is the answer, not sound dampening. To better understand the differences between soundproofing and sound dampening, Read More...
White noise can be broadcast in an office environment, to help cover up distracting noises. Typically this noise is static and constant. Unfortunately White Noise will not help reduce room echo and reverb in an office or restaurant. Open concept offices often utilize a combination of white noise and acoustic panels to reduce the noise and increase privacy.
Acoustic Foam is commonly found in recording studios and is typically made from polyether or polyester, or melamine. It comes in different sizes and shapes and is easily cut. Acoustic foam is generally not used in acoustic panels. The typical installation method is glue, directly to the wall. Acoustic foam is not used in professional environments, due to aesthetics. Amazon.ca sells this product.
The phrase: "room acoustics" is used to describe how sound behaves in a room, and is generally used by the music community. For a live music performance, a room with "good room acoustics", means the room will have a little, natural reverb. A room with poor "room acoustics" will have annoying echo and reverb. Read more about Room acoustics. The proper amount and placement of acoustic panels can be utilized to manage reverb and echo to provide the desired room acoustics.
Acoustic panels also known as acoustic sound panels, sound absorbing panels, or just sound panels are typically made in sizes from 1'x1' to 4'x8' and ranging in thickness from 1" to 2".
They are the most cost effective solution to achieve noise attenuation, in an office or restaurant. The inside of the panel is made with acoustic media that converts sound to heat, There is usually an internal frame to provide the panel with clean lines and allow for installation. The panel is then wrapped with acoustically transparent fabric or vinyl.
Figure out what are the best acoustic panels for you.
Our acoustic panels for walls are simply acoustic panels that designed to be installed on walls as opposed to ceilings. They are cheaper to manufacture and install than ceiling panels. We supply and install acoustic wall panels in offices and restaurants.
Acoustic baffles also known as acoustic sound baffles, or just Sound baffles .
They typically come in cylinder, rectangle and square shapes.
Acoustic baffles cannot be installed on a ceiling where there are sprinkler heads installed.
Acoustic baffles hang from the ceiling by wire. Baffles are effective, but because they are typically smaller than acoustic panels, more baffles are needed to cover the same space. Unfortunately, baffles will intrude on your line of sight, and have a tendency to lower the perceived height of the ceiling. For a comprehensive overview of acoustic baffles.. Read more . For this reason acoustic panels are the most widely used solution to resolve room echo, reverb and noise.
Not every vendor in the Toronto area will make acoustic baffles, most of the time they are brought in from the States.
Acoustic diffusers are designed primarily for music studios. They are made of hard objects, at different angles. These diffusers will break up sound upon impact, to reflect an imperfect reflection, eliminating echo and reverberation. Acoustic diffusers can be costly and often don't fit in with the architecture in offices and restaurants. They are more commonly utilized in offices and restaurants.
There are not many vendors out of the Toronto area that sell acoustic diffusers. Most the vendors that provide this product are out of the US.
It may come as a surprise, but there is such a thing as acoustic wood panels. They are engineered panels in standard sizes, usually with slats in them, to let the sound in. The key to these panels, is behind the wood, there is acoustic cotton or felt lining, to actually absorb the sound, The wood itself does not absorb any sound. Read more about acoustic wood panels.
Acoustic blankets are used as temporary fixes, to solve acoustic issues. They don't look good, but they are cheap and they do the job. Just make sure that if you are using them any other than your home, make sure they are fire rated.
We get asked if spray foam can dampen the noise in a room. Typically spray foam is used as an insulator but does absorb sound, but not much. There are special acoustic coatings that you can apply to the spray foam that will dampen the noise in a room, but those are upwards of $7 / square foot. If you do use spray foam, you will need to coat it with intumescent paint, for the proper fire rating if you don't install drywall over it. This paint is available at Sherwin Williams and Home Depot. Contego also offers fire rated paint
There is a product called acoustic paint. This product is designed to form a layer that is helpful for soundproofing, not sound absorption. The paint is very expensive and provides very little soundproofing value.
Acoustic ceiling tiles are prefabricated tiles, designed to fit in a t-bar suspended ceiling. These tiles are quite different than our acoustic ceiling panels.
Some acoustic panels manufacturers offer acoustic vinyl covering, instead of acoustic fabric. This is ideal for hygienic areas, pools, kitchens and spas. Even though one might think that vinyl would essential reflect sound, it actually transfers the vibrations to the core of the panel, reflecting very little back into the space.
Acoustic waves are larger type acoustic panels that are either formed into waves, hung from the ceiling. They are usually 4'x8' or larger. They can be square, circular or irregular shaped. The challenge is with the obstruction of sprinklers. If there are sprinklers on the ceiling, acoustic waves are not feasible and may violate building and fire code. Waves are similar to clouds and acoustic baffles in the sense that they all hang suspended from the ceiling.
Acoustic clouds are similar to acoustic waves, and can be used interchangeably. Both hang from the ceiling, suspended by wire and are usually in the line of sight. Clouds should not be installed on ceilings where there are sprinklers.
Decibel readers are used to measure sound pressure. These devices are useful for acoustic engineers that measure sound and it's frequency for the purpose of isolating specific frequencies. They are not typically used in conjunction with the installation and configuration of acoustic panels, as the decibel reader does not measure where the sound is reflected, and does not measure reverb. Long & McQuade is a Canadian company that sells this product.
Felt acoustic panels
Felt works well. Felt can be used in the construction of the panel, or it can be used to adhere to the wall directly. The NRC value of felt is actually quiet high. The NRC value will depend on the type and thickness of the felt. We don't provide felt panels.
Acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) is a software or hardware solution for telephone systems, where voices seem to echo or repeat. This is a digital solution usually employed in offices or boardrooms, when the party on the other end of the phone complains of echo.
There are many vendors to purchase acoustic panels, and acoustic baffles from in the US. But few acoustic panel manufacturers in Canada that both provide the acoustic panels and install them. Read more to find out where you can buy acoustic panels in Canada, Our acoustic panels are manufactured in Toronto. We deliver and install. We provide a turnkey solution for offices and restaurants in Toronto.
There is a great company that sells acoustic panels called "Acoustic panels Canada". They are a great option for those people that want to install the acoustic panels themselves. They supply wall and ceiling acoustic panels. They are one of the most economical solutions, that are designed to be installed by the end user. They ship locally from Mississauga.
What type of installations are most common in Toronto
Most our installations in Toronto are offices that are typically older builders with some drywall , and alot of concrete. Installing into concrete can actually increase the install time by about 50%. With the older buildings in Toronto can become an issue. We have special vacuum attachments to catch all the dust, before it falls.
Where are most of your acoustic panels installed?
Most of our are installations are in Offices and Restaurants in Toronto. It seems to be the location of biggest demand. Our panels are also installed the surrounding cities, like Mississauga, Vaughan, Brampton, Richmond Hill.
Toronto is challenging to navigate, especially with a trailer full of acoustic panels. We typically will incur at least one $60 parking ticket per day during an install, due to the parking issues.
Acoustic panels in Worship centers.
Worship centers are subject to a few different audio dynamics. They usually have a worship team, with drums, guitars, pianos and vocals. Then there is the public speaker, which is different audio dynamic altogether. To manage the audio dynamics in this space is challenging. The look of the acoustic treatment also needs to worthy of a worship space. In spaces this size, proper coverage is the big factor, without it, slap echo may be a problem.
What is an acoustic consultant?
An acoustic consultant is an acoustic engineer that will survey your space with physical acoustic meters and equipment. They will usually bring the results back to their lab and analyse the audio files on a computer. They will make recommendations, but refer all of the work out to Acoustic installers. There are three or four consultants in the Toronto area:
366 Revus Ave #23,
Mississauga, ON L5G 4S5, Canada
1004 Middlegate Road, Suite 1100
Mississauga, Ontario Canada, L4Y 0G1
30 Wertheim Ct #25,
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B9 Canada
Acoustic panel room kits are packaged set of acoustic panels designed for home theatres and home recording studios. These kits have been engineered for specific sizes of rooms. The kits usually include a few diffusers, a few ceiling panels and quite a few wall panels.
Looking to make your own acoustic panels?. Read more to find out how.
We also have extra material that we can provide to you at no cost if you come by the shop.
We have a developed a unique construction method that provides incredible strength, the best fire rating and provides for extremely clean and tight lines for aesthetics. Our panels are made right here in our shop, in Oakville, Toronto Canada. We are proud to be one of the few Canadian companies that make and install their own acoustic panels.
Installing the panels yourself
We prefer to install the acoustic panels, but we would be happy to supply the acoustic panels. Read our installation instructions too.