Spaces that create an echo, or are noisy even when very little sound is being made, need sound absorptive materials. These spaces are probably large, open, or have many hard surfaces. Absorptive treatments will help contain sound energy rather than reflect it, lowering reverberation.
How to Soundproof: Acoustic Foam Does Not Block Sound
This title says it all, basically. I explain that acoustic foam does not block sound about 5 times a day to prospective customers wanting to know how to soundproof. The question invariably comes back, “Why not? What the heck is it used for?” It’s not that I’m trying to ruin anyone’s day here—I would love […] Read More »
How Do You Clean Acoustic Panels?
Introduction With the arrival of Spring, many people focus on the nice weather, rejoicing that they can finally open their windows and clean their offices and homes after being holed up by the cold. While you are doing your Spring cleaning, however, you may wonder how do you clean acoustic panels? They are dusty, have […] Read More »
Thanksgiving Acoustics: Cutting Crowded Kitchen Clatter
Thanksgiving Is Right Around The Corner, And To Most Americans This Means Two Things Spending time with family and friends while reflecting on everything we have to be thankful for. FOOD. (*Your grandma’s pumpkin pie might, in fact, be what you are thankful for.) With such a heavy focus on food during this Thanksgiving season, […] Read More »
Soundproofing a Home Theater
Home theaters can be wonderful places to relax, retreat and entertain. If acoustics are overlooked, however, any home theatre can become a nuisance to the rest of the house and an echoic mess. In creating a home theatre, two issues need to be addressed, soundproofing and sound absorption. ... Read More »
Can I Add Art to Acoustical Panels?
At Acoustical Solutions, we get asked all the time: Can I add art to acoustical panels? The answer is yes! Our Art Acoustic Panels do the job perfectly, as does our AcoustiWall Stretch System. These sound absorbing acoustical products are printed with acoustically transparent inks and fabrics to retain their noise reducing strength. Art Acoustic […] Read More »
What Acoustical Treatment Should My Home Studio Have?
If you have your own home studio, or are thinking about setting one up, you probably know that the acoustics in your recording and mixing spaces have a lot to do with the outcome of your tracks. Many home studios are only one room, so the acoustical components of the room must be flexible, compromising […] Read More »
What is Impact Insulation Class (IIC)?
Introduction Soundproofing floor underlayments can help to structurally isolate the top layer of the floor from the rest of the components. This essentially ‘short-circuits’ the sound and vibration, keeping it from passing through the completed assembly. These materials are used to build what is commonly referred to as a ‘floating floor.’ Soundproofing floor underlayments can […] Read More »
Acoustic Art Printed Acoustical Wall Panels are Perfect for the Office
In 2015, we introduced our Printed Acoustical Wall Panels, and orders have been rushing through our warehouse and into commercial offices faster than we can count! The increasing number of open office plans have created a lack of speech privacy and increased distraction. High noise levels in the working environment have facility managers embracing the […] Read More »