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How To Install Acoustic Panels

Adhesive, Z-clips and impaling clips are a few of the options used to install acoustical panels. All of which are easy, you just have to know how and where to begin, and that’s why we’re here!

The first video deals with making cut outs on your acoustic panels for electrical outlets, switches, phones, etc.

Making these cut outs requires a tape measure, scissors, a metal square and utility knife.  The process consists of measuring the wall and panel to find where your cut out needs to be, cutting the acoustical material out of the back of the panel, then cutting the fabric on the front of the panel.

The second video explains how to install acoustic panels using impaling clips and adhesive.

This process consists of gluing or mounting the impaling clips to the wall, applying adhesive to the wall, then applying the acoustic panel to the clips and adhesive.

The clips are used to hold the panel in place while the adhesive drys.

The third and fourth videos show how to install acoustic panels using Z-bars and Z-clips.

This process consists of attaching one Z-shaped bars or clips to the panel and wall.  Next, link the bars or clips to create very sturdy mount.  Z-bars are not sold separately, but you can request they be sent with your acoustic panel order.

This installation method is the only safe method if installing the acoustic panels on a ceiling.

The final video illustrates acoustic panel installation using pins and adhesive.

The process is similar to that of the impaling clips installation.  The pins are available with acoustic panel orders.

I used cup hook screw thingies in the ceiling and tiny eye hooks in the absorber. I used cable ties to attach them which worked better than chain because it easily allowed me to cinch them up close to the ceiling. Ceiling is white, hooks are white, cable ties are white… can’t even see ’em really.

That’s a great way to install panels to the ceiling! The above methods are usually what we use when installing them to the walls, but we commonly use eye bolts and cable ties for our Acoustical Cloud Panels (Acoustical Panels made for ceiling applications). For our AcoustiClouds though, we have our own suspension hardware that allows for adjustments like cable ties, but looks more finished. You can check that out here: AcoustiCloud Ceiling Clouds

excellent Idea ! i have never seen this before ! Excellent !

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