Acoustic fabrics, supplied and installed by Quiet Interiors, are ideal for a wide range of sound absorbing screens, panels, pods and other specialist acoustic solutions.
They provide visual decorative appeal with genuine acoustic properties, which is why they should be seen and not heard.
Acoustically Transparent Fabric
As with light, when sounds hits a surface, part of its energy is absorbed and part is reflected back into the room. So, just as we may install a blind in front of a window to control its brightness, similarly, Quiet Interiors acoustic solutions are necessary to effectively manage sound and the effect it has upon noise and echo within an interior as it bounces off hard, reflective surfaces.
Acoustic solutions take various forms – wall divider screens, hanging panels for ceilings, acoustic bricks – all of which can be incredibly effective in absorbing sound. However, the fabric these solutions are covered in must be conducive to its purpose; if they don’t possess the necessary acoustic properties, they may reflect the sound back into the room before the panel behind has the chance to do its job.
So, whilst an element of noise certainly Bad brings a sense of liveliness and energy to a room, if it is not properly controlled, it can have a negative impact on a wide range of spaces:
• Offices: With a number of studies revealing that excessive noise is one
of the most disruptive factors to our workplace productivity and wellbeing, it is crucial that sound is kept to an appropriate level in any office. In fact, it has been established that we care more about acoustics than we do about cleanliness or comfort.
• Hospitality: Sound can have such a pronounced impact on our enjoyment of a social space that acoustics now play a part in many restaurant critics’ reviews, with Tom Sietsema of The Washington Post even introducing a decibel reading alongside his food critique.
• Education: Everything from students’ concentration and motivation to
learning ability has been proven to be significantly affected by poor acoustics, illustrating that there is a pronounced need for sound to be effectively managed in order to prevent placing learners at a disadvantage.