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What are Acoustic Foam Panels

Acoustic foam is a must-have for anyone looking to create a space with high-quality sound. Made of sound-absorbent materials, such as polyurethane, acoustic foam helps to eliminate unwanted noise like reverb and echoes from a specific place. In this article, we will explore the benefits of using acoustic foam and how it can help you create the perfect soundproof space.

Types of Acoustic Tools

There are two types of acoustic tools - absorbers and diffusers. Acoustic foam is an absorber, which means it absorbs sound and reduces the energy in sound bounces as they come. The latter, diffusers, prevents the sound from bouncing off ceilings and walls. It is essential to understand where sound gets trapped in a room.

Reflected Sound and Its Effects

Reflected sound hits our ears later when we already experienced the direct sound. Both come from the same source at the same time, but reflected sound travels farther. The wall is a flat, uniform surface, so if you do not install acoustic panels, you will get a lot of reflected sounds. Reflective barriers are straightforward and highly effective solutions but are suitable for confined places. In such conditions, absorptive barriers are a better fit, except that the room may feel dull and unnatural. We recommend using both tools for a room situation to complement each other's drawbacks.

Benefits of Using Acoustic Foam

Using acoustic foam has numerous benefits. Here are some of them:

  1. Decreases reverb and flutter echoes
  2. Eliminates comb filtering
  3. Reduces standing waves
  4. Decreases room modes
  5. Reduces sound pressure build-up in rooms

Where to Install Sound Reducing Foam

Installing acoustic foam correctly is crucial to its effectiveness. The ideal placement of acoustic panels is at the points where sound waves will first hit a surface. These areas typically include the ceiling and walls surrounding the primary source of sound. Acoustic foam can be used in various types of applications including Recording studios, Podcasting rooms, Gaming rooms, Education spaces as well as for interior decor.  

Take a look at our various collections of acoustic foam to see which would be best suited for you. If you're unsure which panel will be best suited to your needs, get in contact with us for more information. In conclusion, using acoustic foam is a must-have for anyone looking to create a high-quality soundproof space

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