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The importance of acoustics in coliving or cohousing

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Good acoustics in coliving or cohousing improves the quality of life of the residents, but where and how do acoustics affect this new type of housing? Coliving or cohousing is a form of shared housing in which tenants have a private area consisting of a separate bedroom, usually with a bathroom and kitchen, and common spaces for shared use such as a kitchen, dining room, coworking spaces, library, gym, multimedia rooms, swimming pool, sports facilities or large living rooms. The acoustic conditioning of these rooms ensures common spaces with good acoustic comfort, promoting coexistence and well-being. One of the most attractive and functional solutions to address the improvement of acoustics in coliving or cohousing is the installation of wood acoustic panels. These panels are designed to effectively absorb and diffuse sound, thereby reducing reverberation and unwanted noise. Wood is an excellent material for this, as it is aesthetically pleasing and blends well into most interior designs. Many coliving or cohousing projects are already incorporating wood acoustic panels from the Spigoacustic, Spigotec or Spigoline families in the design of their common areas. The ecological and sustainable origin of the wood from which they are made, the warmth and elegance they bring to any interior design and the guarantee of being able to offer healthy spaces from the point of view of acoustics are key factors in making this decision. If you have any questions, please contact Spigogroup’s technical department: comercial@spigogroup.com           If you liked this post about acoustics in coliving or cohousing, you may also be interested in:   - Why is wood one of the best materials for decorating and constructing buildings? - Definition of acoustic conditioning and soundproofing, what is the difference? - Request a quotation for acoustic panels and wood panelling - Interior design of hotels: the importance of acoustics in hotel reception areas    

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Wood ceilings for wineries: tradition and modernity in the great temples of wine

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In the quest for excellence in winemaking and wine preservation, wood ceilings for wineries emerge as an elegant and sustainable choice for modern wineries. Solid wood slat ceilings or ceilings made of acoustic panels have won the hearts of winemakers and wine lovers for several reasons. Firstly, wood is a natural and sustainable material, reflecting a commitment to the environment. In addition, its ability to regulate humidity and temperature is highly valued in these locations, helping to maintain an optimal environment for ageing wine. Aesthetics also play a crucial role, as wood provides a warm feeling, creating a welcoming and authentic ambiance in the winery, whilst linking with the traditional use of wood in the world of wine (barrels, packaging, etc.). Used in acoustic panel format on ceilings and walls, the wood allows for the acoustic conditioning of not only barrel rooms, but also offices, wine cellars and tasting rooms. Bodegas Portia, Bodegas Tobelos, Bodegas Zinio, Bodegas Piérola, Bodegas Barón de Ley, Bodegas Mauro San Román, Bodegas Olarra and Bodegas Vargas are some of the prestigious wineries that have placed their trust in Spigogroup wood cladding and wood ceilings to embellish their wine temples. A sustainable decision that enhances the beauty and charm of any winery, providing the perfect home for the great wines of the land and the good work of the great winemakers of our country.             If you liked this post about wood ceilings for wineries, you may also be interested in:   - Why is wood one of the best materials for decorating and constructing buildings? - Request a quotation for acoustic panels and wood panelling - 3 modern wood ceilings you’ll want for your next project - How to enhance your interior design with slotted wood panels    

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Why is wood one of the best materials for decorating and constructing buildings?

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Wood is one of the oldest materials for decorating and constructing buildings, with different formats and finishes and, always, in continuous reinvention. Today, sustainability and commitment to the environment have made it a popular choice with a very promising future. It is a material with a porous structure that is more sound-absorbent than other materials that reflect sound waves more strongly. This makes it the ideal material for use in acoustic panels for the acoustic conditioning of homes, workplaces and service areas. Lamination, particle aggregation and gluing have achieved wood formulations (laminated panels, OSB, etc.) that significantly improve strength, stability and dimensional consistency. Additionally, continuous experimentation and the application of pressure and heat treatments have improved stability, reducing deformation and cracking due to humidity, and making it more resistant to the effects of insects and fire. Other surface treatments, such as painting, staining, varnishing, lacquering, oil and wax, have provided an almost infinite range of finishes, while extending the longevity of the wood. But the key lies in its extraordinary ecological value as it is a 100% recyclable material, with a high CO2 storage capacity, even after being treated, and with an infinite regeneration capability, provided it comes, like the wood used by Spigogroup from sustainably managed forests.         If you liked this post about materials for decorating, you may also be interested in:   - Why are there accessible ceilings in companies? - Interior design of hotels: the importance of acoustics in hotel reception areas - 3 modern wood ceilings you’ll want for your next project - How to enhance your interior design with slotted wood panels    

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Why are there accessible ceilings in companies?

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You may not realise it on many occasions, but most of the time when you visit company offices, what you have above your head is an accessible ceiling. Why are there accessible ceilings in companies? One of the main reasons is financial savings. Accessible ceilings in companies help to reduce the height of a room which reduces the volume of air you need to air-condition, thereby reducing the energy costs of the company. They also facilitate maintenance, both of the ceiling and of the installations under it (electrical infrastructure, sound, fibre optics, ducts and air systems, etc.) by offering maximum and precise accessibility for the repair and proper maintenance of installations. Allowing for easy replacement of damaged or deteriorated devices, panels and sensors is economically beneficial for companies, as it avoids costly replacements of the entire ceiling and therefore reduces the expenditure of time and money. Another, increasingly important reason is acoustics. In companies where acoustic conditioning in work spaces is valued, accessible ceilings are ideal for the installation of acoustic ceilings with sound-absorbent wood panels, improving the comfort and productivity of employees. One should also not forget aesthetics. Opting for accessible wood ceilings means bringing a little piece of nature into our workplace, providing warmth and a touch of distinction and elegance. In addition, they can be customised according to the specific design and functionality requirements of each company, contributing to a unique aesthetic appeal and ambience.           If you liked this post about accessible ceilings in companies, you may also be interested in:   - Request a quotation for acoustic panels and wood panelling - 3 modern wood ceilings you’ll want for your next project - Acoustic panels for press rooms: press room at the Ministry of Justice in Madrid - Acoustic conditioning of classrooms: calculation of reverberation time and recommendations

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