Acoustic Treatment for Offices
For most people, a noisy work environment makes it difficult to concentrate. This is one of the many reasons why sound absorption is so important for your company’s office spaces. Ideally, the environment should be one where employees can have productive conversations and concentrate on important projects, instead of being distracted by noises echoing throughout. At LA Sound Panels, we offer custom acoustic solutions for your company’s office centers. Here’s why sound treatment is so important at work.
Soundproofing vs. Sound Absorption
To begin, we have found that it is crucial to clarify a common misunderstanding many people have about soundproofing and sound absorption. Although these two concepts are often used interchangeably, they are actually two very different approaches. Soundproofing strategies are used to trap noise in a specific area (i.e. keep a noisy drummer’s banging within a room so as not to disturb neighbors) while sound absorption materials, on the other hand, actually absorb the sound in a designated area, lessening the echo and making it quieter within that room. It is extremely important to differentiate these two because it is much more difficult (and expensive) to soundproof a space especially after construction. On the other hand, sound absorption is much easier to accomplish and much more affordable.
Lower Noise Levels
Even if your employees work independently with minimal talking, your space can still feel noisy if you don’t have adequate sound management in place. This is because noises will echo off the wall, ceilings, and other surfaces in the room, making them sound much louder and more intrusive than they actually are. It can also create a sense of general background noise, which can make it difficult to have individual conversations.
Keep Conversations Private
Acoustic sound panels and our Full Coverage Track System are particularly helpful for open office plans. In most workplaces, there are times when you will need to have a serious conversation with a coworker or make a phone call you’d like to keep private. Sound absorption prevents your conversations from traveling throughout the office space, which will help prevent you from being overheard.
Create A Comfortable Environment for Everyone
When the office is too loud, it can be difficult for people to concentrate on their work, particularly if they are introverted. However, encouraging employees to use headphones or earplugs isn’t a viable long-term solution. It inhibits collaboration and cuts employees off from one another. Sound absorption panels and/or our Full Coverage Track System will help make the workplace more comfortable for everyone. Your staff will be able to have conversations at an appropriate noise level, but the sounds won’t echo in a way that will become distracting. This can also help create a more comfortable environment for any guests that visit your office.
Contact LA Sound Panels today to learn more about our custom sound treatment solutions for your office. Our experienced team will assess your space and design a solution to manage sound in a way that is most appropriate for your office environment. We will guide you through the entire process, from planning to installation, to create a more comfortable work environment for you and your team.
Four Steps to Better Office Acoustics:
Room or Have Us Do It
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Let our expert team complete installation so you can finally have a space that doesn’t echo!