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Clarity of speech is a must in any Conference Room setting. What threatens the clarity is blurred sound signals caused by unwelcome echoes that bounce around off the perimeter wall, ceiling and floor surfaces in the room. As the echoes carry, the original sound signals become blurred by the background noise, which threatens the communications within the space. Not good for hosting business meetings, AV presentations, telephone communications, teleconferencing, employee training and customer relations.

We know how to soundproof a Conference Room, making sure conversations do not disturb surrounding areas by using today’s best fabric acoustic panels.

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Utilizing Acoustic Sound Panels

Sound panels absorb echo. By placing Sound Absorbing Panels around the perimeter of your Conference Room, wall or ceiling mounted, the sound wave reflections are caught, captured and converted out of the room. What remains is great clarity to original sound, lower levels of background noise, the elimination of blurred sound signals, and a more user friendly and productive Conference Room setting. The key to making the treatment work is to get the right amount of material introduced into the room.

For that, we offer a complimentary Room Analysis designed to calculate your amounts and quote your project. See the link at the top or bottom of this page.

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Why You Will Love Fabric Panels for Your Conference Room

For more than 5 years Global Acoustic has been prescribing sound panel treatments for commercial office space. By far, the most popular treatment is our Fabric Panels. They look great, sound great, are easy to install, they do not degrade over time, and they deliver premium sound quality back for your Conference Room. The ideal choice for controlling your acoustics, and providing the business friendly environment you are seeking.


How to design a new Conference Room for premium sound quality

Conference rooms need to provide premium acoustics within the room as well as privacy from noise bleeding in or out of the room.   In designing a new Conference Room, care should be given first to how the perimeter wall and ceilings are built.   The goal would be to line the surfaces with the dB-Bloc sound isolation layering system as you construct the room.   This treatment can help deaden up to 90% of the noise bleed and provide the privacy your Conference Room deserves.   And if you can, avoid the shoe-box shape of a standard room, build non-parallel sets of walls, this will help break up standing sound waves inside the room to produce more favorable sound.   As for controlling the ambient echoes within the Conference Room, line the perimeter walls with a set of acoustic Fabric Panels that will serve to absorb and convert the echoes from the space, leaving great clarity to original sound in the room.

How to soundproof an existing Conference Room

By lining perimeter walls with our dB-Bloc layering system, you can block up to 90% of the noise that travels from the Conference Room to adjoining spaces.  This will protect the privacy of communication and will effectively sound proof the conference room. This acoustical treatment can be applied to all existing finished drywall surfaces, including the ceiling, for stronger conference room noise reduction. For a drop grid ceiling tile with open plenum space, rest a set of Ceiling Caps atop the ceiling tiles to place an acoustic lid over the room.

What are the advantages to Conference Room soundproofing

Protecting the privacy of communication within a corporate Conference Room setting will result in a healthier and more productive work environment. It’s important to know how to soundproof a conference room, so you can eliminate echoes within the room, and produce greater sound clarity for teleconference calls and audio/video presentations.

How to produce greater privacy for your Conference Room

Line the perimeter walls of the Conference Room with our dB-Bloc layering system. This will sound insulate your walls, and prevent noise from bleeding into or out of the room for greater privacy. Also, seal any sound leakage by using a heavy, solid door, and a gasket around its perimeter. If you have glass windows or glass walls in the room, they will bleed noise unless you double or triple pane them. Rest the Ceiling Caps atop your existing ceiling tiles to deaden sound bleed through open plenum space.

How teleconference calls are threatened by poor room acoustics

Communication via a teleconference call requires premium sound quality, so everyone in the room can understand what is being presented. If the echoes within the Conference Room setting are not dealt with, the background noise will blur original sound signals and distort the audio, making it more difficult to understand communication. Conference Room soundproofing will protect the room against the background noise, and deliver premium sound values.

How to block noise bleed through a Conference Room wall

Common wall soundproofing will protect the noise that’s bleeding in and out of your Conference Room. This produces greater privacy for conversation within the room and greater protection against outside noise interference. The key to combating sound bleed is to line the perimeter walls with a combination of “density” and “disconnection,” as outlined in the Soundproofing Walls section of this website. The layering treatment includes anchoring our dB-Bloc sound barrier membrane to your wall surface, then adding a channel system over the dB-Bloc, and then new drywall to the face of the channel system. This layering sequence can trigger up to a 90% collapse in sound bleed, and deliver luxury grade STC ratings of 55 or greater. For more information on how to soundproof a conference room, contact our help desk at +90 506 537 36 50.

How to block noise bleed through a Conference Room ceiling

If your Conference Room ceiling is finished drywall, apply the same layering sequence previously mentioned on soundproofing a common wall. If your ceiling is a drop grid ceiling tile system, then the soundproofing treatment will act as a dense membrane that goes over your existing ceiling tiles and places an acoustic “lid” over the top of your room. This lid is delivered in the form of a composite sound barrier product called a Ceiling Cap. You can simply rest this atop your ceiling tiles to help deaden sound from bleeding through your drop grid ceiling tile system. Note that without adding this density to your ceiling tile configuration, noise will bleed through your plenum space and spill through to any adjoining office space.

How many sound panels does a Conference Room need?

If your goal with Conference Room soundproofing is to improve the sound values inside the space, the key to your acoustical treatment lies in mounting a set of sound panels on your wall or ceiling, so that you can effectively capture and convert the echoes out of the room. By reducing the level of echo, you increase original sound clarity, and improve the communication taking place inside the conference room. Fabric Panels are decorative acoustic sound panels that capture echoes, and provide you with drastic conference room noise reduction. The key mistake that can be made is undertreating the room, so once we know the dimensions of your space, we can calculate your coverage amounts and report it back to you. Call our help desk at +90 506 537 36 50, or complete a Room Analysis worksheet to get the specifics on what your space needs. As for the location of your sound panels, it doesn’t matter as long as you spread your conference room soundproofing treatment out as best you can, and mount the right amount of sound panels in your room, wall or ceiling.

What are the benefits to using Global Acoustic's sound panels in a Conference Room?

By reducing and eliminating the echoes in your Conference Room, you increase the original sound clarity, and produce premium sound quality for business communications. Whether teleconferencing, video conferencing, or presenting to your audience within the space, once the background noise collapses from your acoustical treatment, the remaining tones will be delivered through sharp, clear sound signals for easier communication. Without the soundproofing treatment, your conference room will suffer from extended levels of background noise that will hinder communication, and threaten business productivity.

Does your conference room meet your needs ?

Most Companies utilize conference rooms to interview, train, conduct teleconferences, discuss goals, make presentations, close deals and go over progress. From private discussions to public meetings, conference rooms act as an integral part of conducting successful business and keeping an organized workplace.

If the sound quality of your conference room is inadequate and it isn’t soundproofed, you risk others overhearing sensitive information, and you could suffer from decreased productivity. Unwanted sounds invading your meeting space from city streets outside, construction or conversations from other rooms can compromise the quality of your communication. If sound doesn’t carry well in the room, not every member of the meeting can absorb all of its details.

Whatever the nature of the sound problem in your conference room, poor sound quality brings down the integrity and operability of your company collaboration. Without proper acoustics, miscommunication and employee frustration become problems.

Many companies use our conference room soundproofing products to fix these problems. However, most don’t realize the added benefits of conference room soundproofing until after they use their improved space.

What can Conference Room Soundproofing products do for you ?

Installing acoustic materials for your conference room can reduce echo, increase clarity and encourage better all-around sound, which will benefit your company by facilitating stronger communication. Here’s how soundproofing your conference room can boost your business:

Increase privacy. Depending on the nature of your company, you might be using your conference room to discuss private deals or valuable information that shouldn’t leave the room. Conference room soundproofing secures your privacy and liability by keeping voices the conference room, ensuring your sensitive information is not leaked.

Decrease distractions. Street traffic, loud sirens, music or conversing in other rooms can cut into your meeting and divert employee attention from the presenter or task at hand. Conference room acoustic panels prevent this problem by barring unwanted noise from the room so employees can stay on topic.

Increase productivity. An environment without unnecessary distractions is one that’s conducive to the best work and returns. Soundproofing conference rooms spikes workplace success by creating a space that supports concentration, ultimately increasing your company profits.

Provide a better working environment. You might not realize it, but workplace quality is a huge factor in determining whether employees are happy and decide to stay long-term. Even in the best company, distracting sounds or an environment that makes concentrated work difficult can give employees an unhappy work experience. Provide optimal sound quality so your company keeps good employees.

Make conversations clear. The best conversations with the best results are those in which both parties can clearly understand and attend to each other. Better sound quality will result in better communication between employees.

How do I know which type of office soundproofing I need ?

Before you can boast better quality of sound, you’ll have to figure out what kind of product to incorporate into your conference room. Here’s an easy two-step process to see what you need:

Step 1: Identify WHAT noise you hear. What sound is the most frequent culprit of interruptions to your conferences and presentations? Is it someone’s voice? Is it noisy office equipment? Is it the traffic outside the window? There are typically many noise distractions in an office setting, so be sure to prioritize your list.

Step 2: Identify WHERE the noise is coming from. Pinpoint the direction from which the pesky, persistent sound originates. Is the noise coming from inside the conference room, or is it coming from a separate room? For instance, is it the voice of someone on the phone in the office across the hall? Is it the sound of the copier sitting next to you? If there’s a construction element, such as a wall, that separates you from the noise, then it’s not in the same space as you.

Depending on the nature of the noise interruption and the location of your office, you might require different kinds of noise-prevention materials. While sound blockers shut out sound by blocking vibrations from outside, sound absorbers soak up sound and are good for keeping it in. Most of the companies that come to us with sound problems need both conference room soundproofing and sound absorption materials.

Reduce the Echo in Conference Rooms With Global Acoustic

With a firm, reliable dedication to providing high-quality soundproofing products and exceptional customer service, Global Acoustic carries conference room acoustic panels to reduce echo, improve sound quality and increase clarity. Try our Fabric Wrapped Foam, Acoustic Panels and other products to soundproof your conference room, or contact us to receive an acoustic analysis today.