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    Office Soundproofing for the Covid-19 Era

    Introduction I recently read an article about Office Soundproofing for the Covid-19 Era entitled The Acoustic Challenge of the Post COVID 19 Office. It provides some interesting insights into how offices workers will do their jobs differently post -COVID compared to pre-COVID and the implications regarding acoustic treatments needed. Additionally, it describes some innovative acoustical treatment material […] Read More »

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    Acoustic Panels: P. E. P. P. Panels

    Introduction When it comes to pre-manufactured acoustic panels, there are many options. Fabric wrapped, polyester, P.E.P.P., wood fiber, foam, cotton, and metal are all common acoustic panel types. P.E.P.P. is an industry abbreviation for Porous Expanded Polypropylene. These panels are Class A fire rated, can be used indoors and have sound blocking and sound absorption qualities. What […] Read More »

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    Panel Fabrics

    We offer a massive line of acoustical panel fabrics in a variety of colors and styles to meet just about any design requirement. The Guilford of Maine fabrics are available in various weaves and textures. Many consist of recycled content with directional and non-direction patterns. Typically, these panel fabrics are used to wrap or cover […] Read More »

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    Vibration Control

    What is Vibration Control? Vibration control is the process of interrupting the physical transmission of sound through an object. This may be done through mechanical means, using various damping compounds, or inserting vibration absorbing rubber and neoprene between construction assemblies or machinery parts. Floor Underlayments Floor underlayments are installed underneath finished floor systems to reduce […] Read More »

  • Amazement Square Children's Museum - Whisperwave® Acoustic Ceiling Clouds (Shapes cut on site by installer)

    Acoustic Ceiling Clouds

      Acoustic panels can be mounted in various ways to meet your design and sound control needs. Typically, wall-mounted acoustic panels can also be mounted directly on the ceiling or suspended from the ceiling as a “cloud” for a highly effective acoustic ceiling treatment. They are usually offset horizontally from ceilings to help with architectural […] Read More »

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    Sonex® Acoustic Foams

    The Industry Standard Sonex® Acoustic Foams are the industry standard for noise reducing foam. Beginning 40 years ago, it was the first to provide foam to the recording and broadcast industries. Also, the first to provide a real Class 1 fire rated fiber-free acoustical foam. Put a torch to Sonex® fire-rated foam and put a […] Read More »

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    Speech Privacy: How to Soundproof an Office

    The Problem Typically, budget is the biggest concern when building offices, conference rooms and patient exam rooms. Because of this, many offices do not provide speech privacy. Keeping sensitive information and conversations private requires a construction assembly intentionally designed to block sound from one space to another. Human Resource issues require discussions to be private. […] Read More »

  • Grand Horizons Community Center Whisperwave® Ceiling Clouds

    Soundproofing a Multipurpose Room

    When soundproofing a multipurpose room, the ultimate goal is to provide a space with premium quality acoustics for all occasions. As the name implies, a multipurpose room can host a variety of events. It could be gatherings sized for sporting events or just for donuts and coffee with colleagues. The success of the event may […] Read More »