A Guide To Acoustical Wall Panels

Acoustical wall panels, which are sound absorbing panels mounted directly to walls or ceilings, are designed to increase speech intelligibility by reducing reverberation and echoes.

Acoustical wall panels, which are sound absorbing panels mounted directly to walls or ceilings, are designed to increase speech intelligibility by reducing reverberation and echoes. These wall panels are custom built, so they are the exact fit and color for any installation. There are many types of acoustical wall panels. These are fabric wrapped wall panels, metal wall panels, stretch wall panels and wall panels. Acoustical wall panels can be found in many establishments from churches to home theaters.

Fabric wrapped wall panels, used for their acoustical properties are aesthetic as well. These wall panels are sound absorbing and durable, while being elegant. Fabric wrapped wall panels, often used to control the amount of noise and reverberation in the room, are available in many different colors, sizes and shapes that allow them to be effective for sound control in a unique and elegant environment. Installing fabric wrapped wall panels also increases the safety factor in the building, because they have a Class 1 fire rating. Fabric wrapped wall panels are also available in standard colors as well as designer selected fabric making them easy to customize for any location. Churches, conference rooms, studios, multi-purpose rooms, home theaters, music rooms and auditoriums are the perfect structures to install fabric wrapped wall panels. Other options often offered with fabric wrapped wall panels are various edge details and installation.

Metal Wall Panels are another type wall panel used to control the sound in a room. With metal wall panels, a metal frame surrounds a perforated skin and contains an encapsulated acoustical fiberglass sound absorber. Sounds waves are allowed to enter the absorbing material. After entering this absorbing material a part of the sound waves are transformed from sound energy to heat. Metal Wall panels are often used in gyms, indoor swimming pools, pump rooms, industrial fabrication work areas, but can also be found in offices and conference rooms.



Stretch Wall Panels, which are a Class A fire-rated panel system, are also used for acoustics and aesthetics. These wall panels, commercially installed on site, are highly customized. Fabric is tightly stretched over acoustical or tackable substrates, which are then applied to the panels using a tracking system. This system is a perfect customized system, assuring a perfect fit to all adjacent work or ceiling application, because it is site installed. Many advantages are available with this particular system, such as flexibility in design and reduction in cost. There is no limitation to the size or shape of the stretched wall panel because almost any fabric can be used and size limitation depends on the fabric size and the ability of the fabric to be sewn to the size that it is needed. The tracking system included with these wall panels is damage-resistant, while being easily opened for cleaning, repairing or replacement.

With this variety of wall panels available for controlling sound, there is one suitable for any room in any establishment, from places of worship to industrial fabrication work areas as well as from residential to commercial.

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