How To Blend Your Acoustic Panelling Products Into Your Building

Posted on: 31 March 2020

Architecture has long been designed to either amplify or suppress sound. From the ancient Romans using clever shapes and positioning to modern acoustic panelling products that have active noise-cancelling properties, the art of architectural suppression of sound has come a long way. If you are looking to create a quiet office space or just to have a small home studio where you can practice your music, then you need acoustic panelling products. Here is how you can integrate these acoustic panelling products into the room more subtly.

Match The Design

Acoustic panelling products come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Wood, plastic and particular types of foam can be made to match most room designs, from lecture halls to your guest room. This means that if you have a lot of plastic ceiling tiles or have a constant colour theme running through your building, you should match it with your acoustic panelling. This is easier than you think because of the wide variety of acoustic panelling products available. Before you settle on the first design you see, ask yourself if could it be tweaked to more fit your current aesthetics. If the answer is yes, then contact an acoustic panelling contractor — they do adjustments all the time. 

Discrete Positioning

Acoustic panelling can be hidden in many different ways. Many shopping centres, theatres and even hospitals already use acoustic panelling which you probably did not notice when you visit them. To do this, you need to keep the panelling away from prominent display positions (any art installations or focal points) and focus on putting them in the far reaches of the room. That means the roof, support beams and walls are your friends. Don't try to be cute about positioning these sound-dampening products as while it may seem like a good idea at the time, over the years, they will become more and more of an eyesore which you regret.

Incorporate It Into Your Planning

If you are planning for a building that hasn't started construction yet, then don't leave your acoustic panelling requirements until after the structure is completed. When prepared for in advance, you can achieve the two above points far better. Acoustic panelling can look like ventilation, an exciting ceiling pattern or just regular cladding if these contractors are around during the pre-construction phase. While it is possible to still successfully muffle sound through acoustic panelling on finished buildings, it is far trickier and can be much more expensive. Don't think of it as an optional fixture; when treated like the necessity it is, the results are far better!