Have you ever overheard a conversation across the room that you know you definitely shouldn’t have heard? Or worse still, have you been the one engaged in said conversation? If so, you could have used acoustic wall panels. These are wooden panels that are lined up against the room’s walls with gaps in between for sound absorption and distribution. This blog post will explore acoustic wall panels and how to care for them.
Benefits of Acoustic Slat Wood Wall Panels
There are many reasons why acoustic wood wall panels can be a wonderful addition to your home or office. Besides the sound-related benefits, there are also aesthetic ones to consider.
Let us tackle just a few benefits, beginning with sound quality.
Better Sound Quality
Acoustic wall panels have bevelled edges that help evenly distribute sound in a room. Sound waves reverberate at a much lower level on these panels than on other materials used to build the walls and windows. This is perfect for a room that you’d like to record in, use as a home theatre, or simply relax in.
Eliminating Background Noise
Acoustic wall panels are a great option if you have a room that has too much echo or any other residual noise issues. Because the panels are installed with soundproof backing felt, they absorb loud noises, meaning conversations do not carry across the room.
Matches Any Interior Design
Function does not have to take away from aesthetic appeal. There are different neutral colour options to pick from. Decorative acoustic wall panels add a chic, modern edge to your room. They can also be modified to fit around other objects on the wall, such as a mounted TV.
Where to Install Acoustic Wall Panels
Acoustic slat wood wall panels work well in any room where residual noise reduction or even sound distribution would be beneficial. Although this isn’t an exhaustive list, here are a few rooms where these acoustic wall panels are installed and would be an amazing addition.
Soundproof vs. Acoustic Wall Panels
When deciding what the sound issues in your room are and how to address them, your two options are soundproof and acoustic wall panels. The difference boils down to whether you want to reduce sound or completely eliminate it.
Soundproofing attempts to eliminate any noise coming into or going out of the room. This is perfect for recording studios. There are several soundproof panels on the market, but they often promise more than they deliver. The best they do is dampen some of the sound. Thorough soundproofing often involves additional construction to increase the mass of the walls, thus blocking sound.While acoustic wall panels do reduce some of the sound bleeds going out of the room, their primary focus is on dampening or clearing up the sound within the room. They work well in spaces where there are many competing sounds, such as a restaurant, or where there may be too much echo, like an auditorium.
Maintenance and Care Tips for Acoustic Wood Wall Panels
Acoustic wood wall panels are incredibly easy to clean. You can use the small nozzle of a vacuum cleaner to get in between the panels.
The panels themselves can be cleaned by wiping them with a slightly damp sponge wrung in water mixed with gentle dish soap or another non-chemical product. Do not rub or soak the panels.
Take Control of Sound and Style
You don’t have to put up with sound issues in your room. If you’d like to reduce background noise issues and enhance the sound quality of your room, then acoustic wall panels are definitely the way to go. You can make your room look even more chic while you’re at it. For a free quote, contact us online.