Types of acoustic panels, Which one to chose?

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Types of acoustic panels

Before choosing acoustic panels, it is better to know different types of acoustic panels. This makes it easier for you to find the right product according to your needs and expectations. The most popular types of acoustic panels are:

1. Self Adhesive Acoustic Panels

Self Adhesive Acoustic Panels
Self Adhesive Acoustic Panels

As the name suggests, you don’t need any glue to mount them. The installation of such foam is very simple due to the fact that the inner side is covered with a special self-adhesive coating. This type of acoustic foam is used in both interiors and the automotive industry. And also for the isolation of machines and other devices that make a lot of noise. They are available in various thicknesses starting from 1 cm.

2. Acoustic pyramids

Acoustic pyramids
Acoustic pyramids

Due to their characteristic appearance, they are among the most popular products of this type. Because of high-quality polyurethane foam, they diffuses and absorbs sound well. Also, improves room acoustics, and reduces waves and reverberation. They are mainly used in areas where sound quality is emphasized (recording studios, listening rooms, places for music and film projects, etc.). Apart from purely technical ones, other advantages of acoustic pyramids are ease of installation, no visible joints, and an interesting visual effect. Acoustic pyramids are available in various thicknesses and colors.

3. Soundproofing rugs

main components of an acoustic panel
Soundproofing rugs

There are three groups of Soundproofing rugs, bitumen, aluminum, and felt. This type of acoustic foam is used mainly in the automotive industry (for example, for soundproofing engine chambers). And also in the manufacture of cars (for soundproofing the cabin to reduce external noise).

4. Acoustic Panels

Acoustic panels: what they are and how they work!
Soundproofing rugs

This type should be of interest to people looking for aesthetic solutions to reduce sound in a room. Acoustic panels are not only easy to assemble but above all, they can add charm to your interior. They are commercially available in various shapes (eg hexagonal), colors, and sometimes even with the original structure. They are ideal for both home and commercial interiors. You can install acoustic panels both on walls and ceilings using assembly glue.

5. Acoustic Foam

Acoustic Foam
Acoustic Foam

This type of product works very well in the automotive industry when conditions do not allow the use of other sound-absorbing materials. It is most commonly used to seal tight spaces such as closed profiles, sills or crevices in doors and trunk. A big advantage – besides ease of use – is resistance to high temperatures and corrosion, as well as durability (it does not crumble or break). Acoustic foam, in addition to drowning out sound, suppresses vibrations. However, this type of soundproofing is not very popular and is hardly available.

Final Thought

Acoustic panels improve the acoustics of interiors and minimize or even completely absorb noise. There are several types of acoustic panels available on the market. They are used for soundproofing residential and office premises, recording studios, dance halls. And also for noise suppression in the automotive industry and soundproofing of loud cars and devices.

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