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Perforated wood panels that improve acoustics

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Many of you may be wondering about those perforated wood panels that often cover walls and ceilings in conference rooms, auditoriums, and even bars and restaurants. They are acoustic panels, made of MDF with different finishes, which have a high degree of sound absorption. They are used to correct acoustic defects. Sometimes, depending on the dimensions of a room¡ and, the materials and elements present, there may be some very annoying acoustic alterations, such as reverberation. Reverberation is a mismatch in the time that a sound remains in the environment compared to ideal for correctly hearing and understanding a message. Technically, reverberation time is defined as the time it takes for a sound to fall by 60 dB after the source of the sound emission stops. Perforated wood panels work as follows: When incident sound waves reach a sound-absorbent material such as that of Spigogroup panels, some of the energy is reflected, some is absorbed by the material and the rest is transmitted. Depending on the density and type of grooving, the panels have a different sound absorption capacity. All you have to do is choose the panel with the necessary level of absorption to correct the reverberation disturbances. Finally, in order for this wood interior cladding to match the design of the room, you have to choose the finish. You can opt for natural wood, melamine, through-dyed MDF, lacquer or high-density veneering (HPL).   SEE SPIGOACUSTIC ACOUSTIC PANELS CATALOGUE SEE SPIGOTEC ACOUSTIC PANELS CATALOGUE     If you liked this post about perforated wood panels, you may also be interested in:   - Can restaurant wood cladding change the future of my restaurant?         - Corrugated wood panels: concave or convex - Acoustic panels for supermarkets, malls and shopping centres - Sustainable wood cladding, more than just a fad    

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The 6 features that make a perfect gym lockers

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The perfect gym locker hast to fight for its survival every day in premises with high humidity levels and a continuous flow of users. For this reason, not just any material or finish is suitable for its manufacture, because it has to be particularly resistant. These are the six features required by that perfect gym lockers: It must be made of phenolic panel, a material with low porosity that is highly resistant, behind a major part of the virtues of this type of sports furniture. High scratch and impact resistance. This feature is key for a piece of furniture that will have to withstand the continuous opening and closing of its doors by the hands of different people, as well as constant rubbing against buckles, zippers, keys and other metal parts that users carry with them. Moisture resistant. Phenolic lockers are used in shower and changing room areas, where there is a high level of humidity in the environment. In addition, it is in constant contact with damp clothes, which are often stored inside it. Easy cleaning. The non-porous surface of phenolic lockers makes them very easy to keep clean. They are made of an antibacterial, non-corrosive material that repels dirt and is also highly resistant to everyday chemicals and cleaning products. They are fireproof, with treatments that make them particularly resistant to fire. Different models and finishes: Spigocompac's phenolic lockers catalogue offers different configurations of 1800 mm x 300/400 mm x 500 mm locker modules in white, grey, red, yellow, blue or green (although you can choose any other finish required by your project, if you wish).   If you liked this post about a gym lockers, you may also be interested in:   - The role of phenolic cabins for companies in the new health and safety regulations       - 16 properties of Spigocompac changing room furniture     - School lockers are more necessary than ever - For a good cleaning of sports furniture and changing rooms, does it matter what material they are made of?    

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Wood and energy efficiency, why do they go so well together?

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Wood and energy efficiency go well together. Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy use and 30% of CO2 emissions in Europe, and using wood in their construction, renovation or decoration can help us to achieve a more energy efficient architecture. Wood is known to absorb sound better than other materials, that is why it is the ideal natural material for manufacturing acoustic panels. But it is also a good thermal insulator, thanks to its hygroscopic properties (i.e., the ability to absorb moisture from its surroundings), resulting in a significant reduction in air heating and cooling costs. In addition, in the process of converting raw materials into building materials, wood consumes less energy than other materials such as steel or concrete. All this makes wood the ideal material to undertake any building, refurbishment or decoration project for community service buildings, companies, offices, etc. If we also use PEFC or FSC certified wood, as Spigogroup does in the manufacture of cladding and wood panels, the benefit for the environment is even greater. These certifications guarantee that the wood used comes from sustainably managed forests and that the wood panel has also been prepared by a manufacturer who guarantees that a PEFC or FSC chain of custody system is maintained right through to the end product.   If you liked this post about wood and energy efficiency, you may also be interested in:   - Sustainable wood cladding, more than just a fad - Why has the price of wood risen so much? 6 reasons and 3 consequences – Part 1         - Why has the price of wood risen so much? 6 reasons and 3 consequences – Part 2         - Slight variations of tone in natural wood finishes      

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5 places in your office where to show your love of wood

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Decorating offices with wood transforms workspaces. To a greater or lesser extent, wood is the material of choice in any office decoration project. There are several reasons for this. Wood is a natural material that brings a significant level of comfort and warmth to rooms where other, colder materials, such as glass and concrete, are also used. With regards to the environment, it is a material that is kind to nature, 100% recyclable and also sustainable. And from the point of view of acoustics it is sound-absorbent, particularly when used in the form of wood acoustic panels. Everyone loves wood and it seems indispensable in any modern office. But where can we use it? These are the 5 places in your office where you can show your love of wood Ceilings: a very common choice, both as ceiling tiles and as wood slats, particularly when you want to undertake the acoustic conditioning of an office. Walls: the location where it is most prominent, again as wood cladding in the form of wood panelling or as wood slats. Floors: on platforms or stairs, wood conveys a sense of quality that transforms a visitor's perception of the company. Tables and counters: made of solid wood or slatted wood veneer, they are a quick way to add more wood without major building work. Cupboards and shelves, employing decorative wood veneer, such as that offered by the Spigoplank brand.     If you liked this post about decorating offices with wood, you may also be interested in:   - Office acoustics and work performance - Wood slats in schools: the case of Centro de Estudios Garrigues - The wood slat ceilings for offices in the Alava Medical Association - New trends in office design: Open Space, better acoustics and more wood  

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