How Much Absorption Do I Need In My Building?

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One area of acoustics is sound absorption. It is defined as a process of taking in the energy and not reflecting it back. Sound absorption is widely used for soundproofing purposes. Thus, we would like to talk more about it.

Absorption is commonly used to reduce echo in the room, but not block sounds. Therefore, the materials that help absorb sounds are light and fluffy. The products are designed to make the surfaces softer. Interestingly, there is a coefficient that helps determining the absorbing power of a material. However, sound frequency plays a huge role in this.

There is a variety of absorbing materials, but the most generally used ones are the following two:

This is a solution to keep sound from escaping the room, and improve overall acoustics as it absorbs multi-frequency noise. Another advantage of the acoustic foam is that it is extremely easy to install: you simply create seamless absorptive walls.

Acoustic panels are perfect for any general absorption need. They are most effective at fixing acoustics in a single room. Keep in mind that they can be customizable, which is great for aesthetic reasons.

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If you realize that you require sound absorption, the next step should be to find out how much coverage you need to solve the issue. For classical noise reduction, we would recommend covering 10-25% of the wall. However, if you think you need some additional guidance, we will be glad to provide you a free acoustical consultation.

Soundproofing A Hotel


Nothing could be more frustrating than to find out that the planned quiet nights at the hotel turn out to be not that quiet anymore. For business travelers it is usually an airport, a train station, or a busy highway that prevents them from a peaceful sleep. Families or holidaymakers can struggle with loud noises from either adjoining rooms or an elevator in the hallway. Moreover, some people are light sleepers in general, and might experience trouble sleeping just because of different lighting, temperature or sounds.

Hotel owners from all over the world are trying to find a solution to protect their guests’ sleep and thus, increase their satisfaction that may result in customer loyalty (which is so crucial to any business). According to the New York Times article based on a guest satisfaction survey by J. D. Power and Associates of all the complaints that guests have about hotels, noise continues to top the list. By fixing this issue, they could potentially charge more, get better reviews, and increase guest retention.

If all of the above results sound interesting and lucrative, it is time for you to check Commercial Acoustics solutions for hoteliers. The major problems are caused by outside noises, meaning that the problem to solve is basic soundproofing. Explore the variety of options here or consult with our specialists for more detailed recommendations.