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 often get inquiries requesting soundproofing panels. This term can be ambiguous and can mean different things to different people. Soundproofing is very different than sound dampening. Our acoustic panels dampen sound. In terms of absolutes, there is no such thing as a soundproof panel.
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.
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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...
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.
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, Some people search for sound blocking panels, unfortunately these do not exist.
Soundproofing is the answer, not sound dampening. To better understand the differences between soundproofing and sound dampening, Read More...
Echo reduction panels are simply another name for acoustic panels, designed to absorb sound waves reflecting from surface to surface, in a room.
Acoustic panels also known as acoustic sound panels, sound absorbing panels, or just sound panels
Acoustic panels are typically made in sizes from 1'x1' to 4'x8' and ranging in thickness from 1" to 2". Other manufactures may offer acoustic panels that come in different shapes and size.
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.
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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.
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,
We are Canadian. We are physically located 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.