How Do Acoustic Panels Work?
Everyone has experienced having to raise their voice to be heard because there’s just so much background noise. Echo or reverberation is caused by sound waves reflecting off hard surfaces such as drywall, metal, glass, wood, tile, or concrete. Acoustic panels cover hard surfaces to eliminate or reduce sound reflections that we perceive as echo or reverberation. Acoustic panels are made from porous materials that essentially trap sound waves by turning acoustic energy into kinetic energy or heat.
What Type Of Acoustic Panel Do I Need?
To decide which product is best for your project, consider the functional needs of the space, the acoustic challenges, and the design. There are many types of acoustic panels to choose from and we have the largest selection available. Our acoustic wall paneling are an industry standard, used in commercial and residential projects alike. Other popular materials include polyester felt panels, and wood.
Where Should Acoustic Panels Be Placed?
Our panels are commonly found in offices, schools, meeting spaces, restaurants, auditoriums, churches, and gyms – spaces where people gather and sound quality matters.
The best placement for acoustic panels depends on the type of space and where sound is being generated in the room. In a home studio or home theater for instance, panels should be placed to absorb reflected sounds coming from the audio speakers in the room and based on the location of the listener. In larger spaces like classrooms and conference rooms, acoustic panels should be spaced out evenly along walls and the ceiling to create a comfortable acoustic environment for everyone there.
In terms of height and vertical placement along the wall, placement depends on where sound is created and where people are listening. Acoustic wall panels can be placed lower in a conference room where people are sitting. In a concert venue where there is a stage and the audience is standing, they can be placed higher. This would be a great space to consider adding acoustic panels to the ceiling as well. In an asymmetrical space, the goal is to create acoustic symmetry so consider where the primary listening positions are. Often the trick is to make sure there is as much acoustic coverage as possible.
How Many Sound Absorbing Panels Do I Need?
The effectiveness of acoustic treatment varies based on the type of material, thickness of material, and amount of wall or ceiling surface available to be covered. The more of the wall or ceiling surface covered, the better the acoustic result.
Where Can I Buy Acoustic Wall Panels?
Our acoustic paneling is in stock and ready to ship the same day! Since there are an unlimited number of options in terms of size and finish, they are not commonly sold in local retail stores. YouShouldHaveit.com was one of the very first companies to sell acoustic panels online – offering a huge inventory, catalog of products, and unmatched pricing.
How Are Soundproofing Panels Installed?
Our soundproofing panels are easlily installed using a glue down application. In most cases, you can do it yourself!