WoodTrends® Standard Acoustic System


Our WoodTrends® Standard Acoustic System features genuine wood planks with perforations or slots to produce a visually stunning wall or ceiling treatment. Depending on your acoustic requirements, you may attain noise reduction values as high as 0.90. WoodTrends® Standard balances sound reflection and absorption through its perforations. The perforated rigid materials provide excellent acoustic performance and a beautiful finish.  You can modify the acoustic value by varying the acoustical material or air space behind the planks.

Standard Wood planks come in a variety of configurations to meet all acoustical requirements. Manufacturing creates the planks by laminating high end wood veneer to a fiberboard substrate. Once the planks are perforated to your specifications, they are finished with 2 coats of a UV-polyacrylate lacquer. The reverse side of each panel receives a layer Soundtex acoustic textile. Soundtex provides a means of preventing visual bleed-through of the color from any acoustic material installed behind the panels.

WoodTrends® Standard is offered in two edge details:

  • The reveal edge detail leaves a 10mm groove between planks, with wood strips provided to conceal nail clips.
  • The flush edge detail allows the panels to butt together and does not require a wood strip to conceal the hardware. A 2mm bevel defines the seam between the planks.

This system can be installed by the attachment of nail clips onto furring strips or suspended with pivot clips and t-grid. WoodTrends® Standard acoustic system planks are available in a wide range of custom veneers and patterns. To provide a cost estimate, we typically require room drawings with dimensions showing placement of windows, doors, electrical outlets and other equipment.

Technical Information for WoodTrends® Standard Acoustic System:

  • Standard Plank Sizes: 
    • Widths: 4.5″, 7.5″, 9.4″, 11.4″
    • Lengths: 95″, 108″, 119″
  • Construction: Wood veneer laminated to wood substrate
  • Substrates: Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), chipboard or plywood with SoundTex backer
  • Edge Detail: Flush, Reveal
  • Finish: Variety of wood veneers with a clear lacquer finish. Choose from American Red Oak, Anigre, Ash, Natural Bamboo, Caramel Bamboo, Beech, Birdseye Maple, Black Walnut, Caroline Pine, Cedar, Cherry, European Oak, Khaya Mahogany, Maple, Oregon Pine, Padoouk, Pear, Sapeli Mahogany, and Teak (see documents tab for veneer color chart)
  • Perforation Patterns: Variety of perforation patterns (see documents tab)
Sound Absorption (Hz)
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Installation Method:

As with most interior finish products, store materials in areas with functional HVAC systems. Ideal environmental conditions are 72°F, with a relative humidity of between 45% and 55%.

Installation of WoodTrends® Standard Acoustic System wood planks works in conjunction with a nail clip for walls or pivot clip for ceilings. The hardware engages with the tongue and groove of the panel and creates a monolithic appearance. Except in special circumstances, no adhesives or nailing into the product is necessary. The use of furring strips provides room for acoustical materials behind the wall planks. It also creates a secure, level surface for mounting. For ceilings, use the pivot clip to attach planks to a standard T-grid rail system.

Field cutting the standard planks is no different than any other wood product and requires typical woodworking tools. Take care to preserve the face side of the product. Small dents and scratches are repairable, however please avoid major abrasions to the face of the plank.

Install panels as shown on interior elevation drawings or ceiling plans and indicated on room finish schedule.

Cleaning and Maintenance:

After installation, the panels should be treated as any fine piece of furniture would be treated. A final cleaning with a soft cloth and any good furniture polish will enhance and preserve the luster of the finish. Panels may be vacuumed with a non-marring, natural bristle head. Avoid using a short or hard bristle cleaning head as damage may occur. After removing the dust, you should restore the woods beauty by wiping the panels with a quality furniture polish such as lemon oil.

Do not spray the polish directly on the panel. Instead, apply the polish to a soft dust-free cloth and wipe the panels lightly. At all costs, avoid using water or a damp cloth as this may affect the stability of the veneer surface. The intervals of cleaning will depend on the conditions of your building. Cleaning is recommended at least once a year but may be dependent upon your building conditions. Periodic maintenance will preserve the look and performance of WoodTrends® for many years to come.

For more information on our WoodTrends® Standard Acoustic System,
call us at 800.782.5742 or contact our sales department.