“Energy can neither be created nor destroyed” – says the Law of Thermodynamics and here we are trying to stop the walls from repeating after you. So where does the sound energy go?
A lot of surfaces tend to reflect sound and echo in a room, which means you will keep hearing yourself speak which is really annoying. Acoustic panels absorb the sound energy, thereby reducing the force of the sound and this absorbed sound energy gets converted into heat energy in the panels. These panels are mainly used in the auditoriums, seminar halls, libraries, courtrooms, classrooms and any of those places, which needs sound reduction or complete sound proofing.
These acoustic panels that come in the form of wooden ceiling panels, fabric panels or even artistic timber wood panels used for walls in a hall or room giving it a beautiful and elegant look while being an excellent noise controller. These panels can also be used as ceiling panels to absorb the sound energy.
Why Do You Need Acoustic Panels?
Noise issues can interrupt the smooth running of your tasks, whether it is at home, offices, classrooms or even the courtrooms. Thus it becomes necessary to understand the workings of sound if we need to find a solution to the issue. If you are trying to set up workplace with good sound quality, keep these few points in mind:
- Sound projects from a source radially outwards in all directions.
- Part of these sounds reach the required destinations while a larger chunk of sound hits and bounces back from the empty walls around, distorting the sound.
- Reflection of these sounds causes quality change in the sound and this is what needs solution.
Can acoustic Panels in sync with the interior design?
When you use panels for acoustic requirements, you would probably want to cover that with a decorative fabric. Though the fabric is mostly for aesthetic value, the fabric should not hamper the role of the acoustic panels. And therefore, make sure you aren’t choosing a fabric that reflects or distorts sound.
Which material to use?
You will need to consider using materials like polyester and polypropylene because they tend to hold well on vertical surfaces and not sag. While, if you use nylon-based fabric, it will tend to soak moisture and sag after a while.
Hire a specialist
One easy solution to install wood ceiling panels is to hire a specialist company who deals in sound reduction. They are well versed with all the technical requirements and have enough experience in matching the aesthetics of the place with sound reduction techniques.