Whenever we are in an enclosed space, we are also exposed to its acoustics. The latter is always particularly noticeable to us when it is very good or very bad. Sound in offices or classrooms can be extremely disturbing for our well-being. In concert halls and music halls, on the other hand, one is pleased when the sound from the loudspeakers is carried clearly to the last corner.
To create good room acoustics, parameters such as direct sound, reflections from walls, ceilings, furnishings and people, and reverberation must be taken into account. For optimisation in the case of negative acoustics, smooth surfaces that reflect direct sound unregulated in all directions are usually considered. Good sound absorption combined with a good appearance can be achieved by installing an acoustic ceiling or ceiling sail, acoustic curtains and pictures or wall panels. The MVM team will be happy to advise you on suitable solutions.
Basically, it can be said that unpleasant room acoustics are first and foremost loud. The sound waves of the most diverse noises are reflected by walls and ceilings instead of being absorbed and therefore rock upwards. For the human auditory system and ultimately for the brain, this is a constant strain that has an unfavourable effect on concentration and performance and quickly makes people tired.
Such phenomena can be avoided with a good acoustic ceiling. It is important that the surface is of an appropriate quality. It must be made of suitable, high-quality materials and have other properties, such as microperforations including acoustic fleece, which absorb sound and reduce reverberation times.
Basically, it is worth installing an acoustic ceiling in any room that is sensitive to sound. This is particularly often the case in modern buildings with many and large surfaces made of glass, steel and concrete. Their hard and closed surfaces are, so to speak, an ideal “breeding ground” for unhindered sound reflections.
In addition to private living spaces, public buildings or buildings used by many people are particularly suitable for the installation of an acoustic ceiling. These include large offices and reception areas, training and classrooms, lecture halls, libraries, hotel lobbies, museums, restaurants and, of course, all places where music is played in any form.
If you now believe that an acoustic ceiling is synonymous with unattractive aesthetics, we can pleasantly disappoint you. The market has products and materials that can be used to enhance the visual appearance of any room and also refine the play of light and shade.
For the realisation, you should commission specialists who can present you with a holistic concept for perfect room acoustics – taking into account an aesthetically high-quality design and a coherent room appearance. MVM AG has a number of specialists for room acoustics who are well trained and regularly undergo further training in this field.
We would be pleased to welcome you to our showroom in Emmen to show you a selection of our products and advise you in detail. If you are planning the installation of an acoustic ceiling or other sound-improving measures and would like to have both room sound and design taken into account, you should contact us. The MVM team is looking forward to your project!
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