SHHH… Acoustical Solutions for a Quieter Workplace
What does your workplace sound like? Acoustics are the qualities of a space that determine how sound behaves in it. Is it too loud? Is there a constant echo? If so, all that excess noise can compete with your ability to focus on your tasks, hear your clients on the phone or your students or co-workers in a conversation, and rest and recharge during breaks.
Thankfully, there are a wide variety of furniture and architectural products on the market that can help reduce unwanted noise and create a more peaceful and productive environment. These include wall panels, ceiling baffles, desktop divider screens, mobile space dividers, and much more.
When looking for an acoustical solution for your workplace, keep the following in mind:
- You can tell how well an acoustical solution absorbs sound by looking at its NRC rating. NRC stands for Noise Reduction Coefficient, and it is a number between 0.0 and 1.0. The higher the number, the better the sound absorption, so look for products that have a high NRC rating when installed.
- Many acoustical solutions are made at least in part from recycled materials like plastic bottles. Choosing one of these products can not only help with your noise reduction needs, but it can also help care for and protect the environment, at the same time.
- Gone are the days of ugly, asbestos-filled tiles! The design possibilities in today’s acoustical solutions market are endless, meaning the same tiles that help you manage sound can also create a work of art in your workplace.
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