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8 Spaces where sound-absorbent wood tiles should be used

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Sound-absorbent wood tiles are the construction and decorative element in charge of good acoustics in different types of premises. We only have to look around to discover it on ceilings and interior cladding in most of the buildings and establishments we visit every day. The reason for such success is easy to explain. On the one hand, the aesthetic versatility of wood allows one to use it in any space. But, in addition, it is a porous material with sound-absorbent properties that makes it an excellent starting point for its transformation into acoustic panels capable of guaranteeing the acoustic comfort we all desire. Thus, a sound-absorbent wood plate can end up finishing off any type of project. Here are some examples:   1.- Universities: both in classrooms and in public areas, it is necessary to transmit serenity and warmth while ensuring the correct listening of speeches and conversations.   2- Offices: noise prone spaces requiring acoustic tiles in offices, meeting rooms and large common areas.   3.- Dining rooms: poor acoustics can turn a dining room into a sound inferno and acoustic wood panneling is the ideal solution.   4.- Lobbies: these are places where very disturbing echoes and reverberations traditionally occur, all of which can be corrected with the use of acoustic panels.   5.- Auditoriums: they are the clearest case of the need to combine good acoustic conditioning and an elegant atmosphere.   6.- Museums: wood panneling offers the necessary discretion so as not to hinder the enjoyment of art   7.- Hotels: from rooms to reception, dining rooms, auditoriums and common areas, wood and good acoustics are always present in the hotel industry.   8.- Shopping malls: the creation of comfortable and sophisticated environments requires wood and its sound absorbing capability.   . If you liked this post about sound-absorbent wood tiles, you may also be interested in: . - Acoustic panels with natural wood veneer: many more options than you thought - The 7 main features that a wood false ceiling tile can have - Wood offices: Are they just a fad? What advantages do they offer? - Wood ceilings for museums: the Hall of Mayors of Bilbao City Hall    
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The wood of Spigoplank decorative panels for walls and ceilings

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Spigoplank decorative panels for walls and ceilings have attracted a lot of interest from architects, decorators and interior designers since their launch a few weeks ago. The reason may be that Spigoplank decorative wood panels offer superb quality, numerous application options and quick, easy installation. Or simply because, once they are in place, they look great. Spigoplank decorative cladding is made of solid obeche or samba wood. Obeche wood is native to the western jungles of Central Africa and is known by different names depending on the country: wawa in Ghana, obeche in Nigeria, ayous in Cameroon and samba in the Ivory Coast. It grows naturally, but the wood used in Spigoline comes from regulated, sustainable plantations that guarantee an environmentally-friendly source. This wood is ideal for interior cladding, and comes in light hues ranging from creamy whites to pale yellowish whites. It has a straight, occasionally interlacing, medium-full grain and is not very impregnable. It is also a light wood, with an apparent density of 0.38 kg/m³ at 12% humidity. With regard to dimensional stability, it has the following characteristics: Very stable wood with a contraction coefficient of 0.33 %. No tendency to cup with a 1.73% contraction ratio Hardness (Chalais-Meudon) 1.2 soft wood Static bending strength 620 kg/cm³ Modulus of elasticity 59,500 kg/cm³ Compressive strength 285 kg/cm³ Parallel tensile strength 480 kg/cm³ If another type of finish is desired, any dye can be applied to the natural obeche wood, with the option of using other wood colours or RAL single-colour references. Spigoplank decorative panels for walls and ceilings are also available in other solid woods on request.   . If you liked this post about decorative panels for walls, you may also be interested in: . - New trends in office design: Open Space, better acoustics and more wood - The 7 main features that a wood false ceiling tile can have - Five interior wood ceilings that you will want to include in your projects - Spigoplank decorative wood cladding  
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Wood soundproofing materials to finish off a good project

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Finishing a project with wood sound-absorbent materials can make the difference in the final quality perception for your client and the end user of the space. In the design and construction of a new building or premises, and also in the reform or renovation of existing ones, the time comes to choose the final materials. Here, it is important to make the right decision. Opting for sound-absorbent wood materials means opting for a natural, ecological, very elegant material that is also more fashionable than ever. But it also brings about a notable improvement in the acoustic comfort of the premises, an aspect that is increasingly appreciated by developers and users. The most widespread is the use of wood acoustic panels, with a wide repertoire of natural wood finishes, colours and fantasies. They can be used on walls or in the installation of wood ceilings, accessible ceilings or different acoustic false ceiling formats. These wood acoustic tiles can even be used in acoustic picture format, which offers the right sound absorption for some acoustic conditioning projects without the need to undertake special works. Another possibility is the new solid wood slatscladding and its acoustic models. This alternative offers interior cladding of wood slats placed in parallel on walls and ceilings, with a very attractive visual result and a sound absorbing capacity that will considerably improve the acoustics of the room. .   If you liked this post about sound-absorbent wood materials, you may also be interested in: . - Spigogroup acoustic panels are E1 acoustic panels. What does that mean? - Some good examples of the use of wood panelling in French libraries and cultural centres in France - The 30 articles about false ceilings, acoustic panels and wood decoration that you liked most in 2019 - Sound reflection, absorption and diffusion - Definition and treatment    
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Improve acoustics and eliminate annoying noise in restaurants, bars and hotels

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Eliminating bad acoustics and annoying noise in restaurants, bars and hotels is one of the improvements that will be carried out in the coming months in establishments across Spain. The COVID-19 crisis is shaking up the hotel and catering sector. Many establishments will not reopen their doors, and those that do will have major changes. The challenge facing hotels, bars and restaurants is twofold: to implement new safety measures and to maintain, even enhance, the comfort and convenience they offer their guests. Among the latter, it will be necessary to improve the acoustic quality of those premises that previously suffered from reverberation issues, the permanence of sound beyond the time required to properly hear and understand a message. In addition, the impact of added glass, acrylic or similar materials with a high degree of sound reflection may have on the environmental acoustics of an establishment will need to be assessed. The way to correct reverberation and that annoying noise in restaurants, bars and hotels is to carry out acoustic conditioning tasks, taking advantage of the inevitable reforms to be carried out on the premises. Incorporating sound-absorbent materials such as Spigoacustic wood acoustic panels and Spigotec ceiling tiles allows for improved acoustics while maintaining aesthetic excellence. You can also opt for the spectacular acoustic models of Spigoline interior cladding, made with wood slats. And for smaller jobs, there is the option of employing Spigoart acoustic solutions. Would you like us to help you with your next project? Tell us about it and we will offer you the acoustic panels made of natural wood veneer which best suit your needs.   . If you liked this post about annoying noise in restaurants, you may also be interested in: . - Acoustic conditioning in bars and restaurants using sound-absorbent wood panels - A success story: How we improved the acoustic conditioning of a restaurant with three pictures made with acoustic panels - The role of a technical carpentry in the decoration of restaurants: the Wine Fandango case - ¿Why carry out acoustic conditioning in a bar restaurant?  
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