Acoustics

When To Use Soundmasking​

Sound masking is the inclusion of generated sound into an environment to mask unwanted sound (noise).

Sound masking is not a form of active noise control (noise cancellation technique); however, it can reduce or eliminate the perception of sound.

Float inspiration…

Float Agile Sliding Panels are as versatile as they are stunning. Gliding into place, on demand, anywhere there’s track. This article is a display of some our favourite installations. Enjoy and be inspired by Float…

Sound Diffusion Explained

When a sound wave hits a smooth flat surface it will bounce off that surface at the same angle at which it reached it. For example, a sound wave hitting a glass panel at 45 degrees will bounce off it at 45 degrees. But when a sound wave hits an uneven or irregular surface it will reflect off each part of that surface at the angle in which it hit therefore dispersing the waves in multiple angles, evenly disseminating (or diffusing) the sound through the given space.

Introducing: Outpost

Outpost is a revolution in interior space design that builds on the success of our hugely popular Float agile sliding panel systems!

Decibels (dB’s) Explained

The decibel (symbol dB) is a unit of measure for volume (or amplitude) of sound. The dB tells us the energy (volume) in a sound wave. In layman’s terms its the “loudness” of sound.

I need a Class A absorber – what are my options?

Often times a designer knows they need some acoustic absorption product – and their first stop is to call out the Class A absorbency rating; not necessarily knowing what it means but understanding enough to know its the highest acoustic absorbency rating possible.

The ABC of Acoustic Design: C is for Cover

In the fifth part in a series of posts about the ABC of Acoustic Design, we take a look at the principle of covering sound in the workplace and why the process of adding noise to reduce noise actually works!