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Acoustics and Ergonomics in the Office

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Acoustics and ergonomics in the office are fundamental elements for workers' well-being and productivity. In a work environment, such as an office, where concentration and comfort are crucial, the design of the space plays a key role in the performance and satisfaction of employees. Ergonomics refers to the design of workspaces and the objects within them to adapt to the physical and cognitive needs of users. However, good ergonomics in the office not only translates into comfortable and adjustable chairs that promote proper posture, desks at the correct height to avoid muscle strain, and technological devices that facilitate work without causing fatigue, but it must also address the various elements that define the physical work environment: lighting, acoustics, temperature, etc. Acoustics, in particular, have a very significant impact on workers' ability to concentrate and their stress levels. A noisy environment with poor acoustics that does not control reverberation and exposes workers to annoying echoes or sound effects can hinder communication, create constant distractions, and increase anxiety levels. Conversely, a well-designed acoustic environment, with sound-absorbing materials and appropriately arranged furniture, can create a calm atmosphere conducive to concentration. Therefore, it is recommended to use wood acoustic panels in the decoration of office walls and ceilings. These sound-absorbing solutions ensure good acoustics, supporting the ergonomic design of a workplace while offering the quality, distinction, and noble elegance of wood.         If you liked this post about acoustics and ergonomics in the office, you may also be interested in:   - 21 Articles on acoustic conditioning and insulation with wood - Ecological panels with SPIGOLINE PET slats: Solid slats or MDF slats? - Restaurant décor: the 3 mistakes you can’t make in 2024 - The importance of acoustics in coliving or cohousing

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Acoustic conditioning of homes and the hearing impaired

By Acústica, Arquitectura, Construcción, Decoración

The acoustic conditioning of homes is an aspect that becomes particularly relevant when considering the needs of the hearing impaired. According to the EuroTrack 2023 Study on Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid Use in Spain, approximately 4.6 million Spanish people, or 10% of the population, suffer from hearing loss, deafness or other hearing impairments. These people face daily challenges in communicating and enjoying a quiet environment due to hearing sensitivity or hearing loss issues. It is therefore essential that homes are appropriately designed and equipped to provide them with an acoustically comfortable environment. Some of the best-known steps to be taken are the installation of adapted sound and communication systems that help to hear television, radio or group conversations within the home more clearly. It is also advisable to have light-based alarms and signals that provide visual warnings in case of an emergency, thereby offering an additional layer of safety and accessibility. But the main step that offers the best results is the use of materials and decorative components to control reverberation in different rooms, providing a clear and clean sound environment, free of echoes or annoying sound permanence. The use of carpets, curtains or soft furniture contribute to this goal but the ultimate choice is undoubtedly to include sound-absorbent wood acoustic panels on walls or ceilings in the most problematic rooms. An acoustic cladding of decorative wood panels or strips can ensure acoustic comfort and a significant improvement in the quality of life for people with hearing issues, while enhancing the design of a home and adding a touch of elegance and distinction.       If you liked this post about acoustic conditioning of homes, you may also be interested in:   - Installation of solid wood slat cladding using the GRID system - Wood ceilings for wineries: tradition and modernity in the great temples of wine - Why is wood one of the best materials for decorating and constructing buildings? - Definition of acoustic conditioning and soundproofing, what is the difference?        

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What is hotel acoustic conditioning? How does it work?

By Acoustics, Architecture, Construction, Decoration

If you are the owner or director of a hotel establishment you already know: hotel acoustic conditioning is crucial to guarantee the comfort of your guests. Many hotels, hostels, inns, guest houses and similar types of accommodation suffer from high levels of reverberation and background noise. The most common reason is that hotel common areas (reception, lounges, corridors, etc.) usually have highly reflective materials, such as mirrors, ceramics or glass, which cloud the acoustics of the room. The solution lies in the acoustic conditioning of the hotel, which involves the study and installation of absorbent materials to ensure control of reverberation, thus guaranteeing the desired acoustic comfort. These materials should be seamlessly integrated into the design of the various hotel spaces without drawing attention to themselves. Spigogroup offers the widest range of wooden acoustic panels for hotel acoustic conditioning. These wood acoustic panels can be easily and conveniently installed on the ceilings and/or walls of each room, as needed to enhance the acoustics of each space. Additionally, wood is a warm and elegant material that discreetly adds a degree of distinction to the overall design of a hotel. Alternatively, if the hotel design requires it, these panels can also be used with finishes in any desired tone, texture, or color.         If you liked this post about hotel acoustic conditioning, you may also be interested in:     - Flexible wood slat cladding: so acoustics does not limit creativity - Spigogroup launches new wood slat cladding with PET felt insulation - The benefits of using wood panels in Passivhaus-certified projects - 5 reasons to use wood if you want to earn BREEAM certification        

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What are wooden ceiling tiles? What options exist?

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We call wooden ceiling tiles those interior coverings made of wood and that allow, among others, the beautification of ceilings, the concealment of wiring or channeling and the control of the acoustics of a room.   Spigoacustic wood acoustic panels Spigoacustic is the system made up of linear sound-absorbent panels or acoustic panels designed to offer an optimum acoustic performance. It offers almost 30 models with different degrees of acoustic absorption. In their face side they are made of an MDF support with a sound-absorbing veil thermo-adhered to its hidden side. At sight, they present combinations of channels with circular perforations and finishes in varnished natural wood, high-density veneers or lacquered. See Spigoacustic         Spigotec wood false ceilings Spigotec is the brand of wooden ceiling tiles designed for the installation of false wood ceilings. They serve to keep conduits, pipes and cables hidden, and are used in acoustic conditioning projects. You can choose from more than 40 different models. See Spigotec         Spigoline wood slat cladding Spigoline offers solid wood slat cladding for ceilings or walls, an option that is increasingly in demand due to its high aesthetic impact on any project. In this case, rather than plates, we are talking about grills of parallel wooden slats joined together. Its catalog includes 70 models, some with acoustic absorption capacity. See Spigoline         Spigoplank decorative wood panels Spigoplank offers solid wood panels for ceilings and walls, with volumetric shapes and highly decorative three-dimensional surfaces and with reflective and sound-diffusing capabilities. See Spigoplank       If you liked this post about wooden ceiling tiles, you may also be interested in:   - Acoustic panels for courts and the importance of acoustics in a judicial process - Performance of flame retardant wood panel cladding when exposed to fire - The acoustics of love and why you should use acoustic panels in your restaurant - What are wood removable ceilings?    

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