Our WoodTrends® Topline Acoustic System utilizes aesthetically pleasing wood plank panels to create exquisite wall and ceiling treatments. Topline works on a concept of creating high performance acoustical products with an exceptional visual appearance.
Acoustical Wood planks come in a variety of configurations to meet all acoustical requirements. Topline balances sound reflection and absorption through perforations. Using perforated rigid materials in conjunction with absorptive backings, allow for aesthetically pleasing wall and ceiling finishes while providing excellent acoustic performance.
The WoodTrends® Topline Acoustic System utilizes select wood veneers sliced from hand-picked logs and bonded to fire retardant medium density fiberboard. Manufacturing then applies two coats of UV polyacrylate lacquer. This insures consistent quality for each panel on every project.
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. In applications where there is a minimum of 8″ of airspace behind the panels, this may be the only acoustic material necessary. A special kerfed tongue and groove edge detail allows for an overall monolithic appearance. Typical plank size is 5″ or 11 3/8″ wide by 108″ long.
To provide a pricing estimate, we typically require room drawings with dimensions showing placement of windows, doors, electrical outlets and other equipment.
Technical Information for WoodTrends® Topline Acoustic System:
- Size: 5″ x 108″ or 11-3/8″ x 108″ planks
- Construction: 0.6 mm “A” quality veneer laminated to a 16 mm Forest Stewardship Council Certified Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) with SoundTex backer
- 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)
- Patterns: 5/3, 6/2, 13/3, 14/2, 28/4, 29/3 (see documents tab)
|Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC)|
|1″ 3 PCF FG||2″ 3 PCF FG||1″ 6 PCF FG||2″ 6 PCF FG||1″ 3 PCF FG|
w/50mm air space
|2″ 3 PCF FG|
w/200mm air space
As with most interior finish products, store materials in areas with functional HVAC systems. Before installation, allow panels to acclimatize to the room’s environment for at least 72 hours. Ideal environmental conditions are 72°F, with a relative humidity of between 45% and 55%.
Install WoodTrends® Topline acoustical wood planks by using a special tongue and groove arrangement to work in conjunction with a 5/0 nail clip. This nail clip engages the tongue and groove while still allowing for an overall monolithic appearance. Except in special circumstances, no adhesives or nailing into the product is necessary. A simple arrangement of furring strips provides room for acoustical material behind the planks. This arrangement also provides a level, secure surface to which to attach nail clips.
Field cutting of the Topline planks is no different than cutting any wood product. Installation requires typical woodworking tools. Take special consideration 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 reflected ceiling plans and as 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.