5 Spaces Where Sound-Absorbing Panels are Essential | Rampart Acoustic Wall Panels


A large, open space doesn't have to feel cavernous. With the proper sound absorption, you can reduce noise to make the environment quieter and more comfortable.


Basically any enclosed space is susceptible to echoes, reverberation and other distracting background noise. More than just a nuisance, this noise can make it difficult to hear the sounds you actually want to hear, such as a lecturer speaking, dialogue in a movie or conversation with the person next to you. Worse yet, background noise can also be detrimental to your wellness.


This is why sound-absorbing panels are especially important in any space where people gather and where acoustics matter.


Here are a few examples.


1) Auditoriums


Multipurpose auditoriums host a wide variety of performances, including concerts, plays, lectures, movie screenings and more. But given the size of these spaces, they are naturally prone to excessive noise. Without proper noise mitigation, even a single soliloquy can be difficult for the audience to hear, because of the way the voice echoes off the walls. For larger performances (and larger crowds), the noise can become unbearable, thus making sound mitigating essential for these spaces.


2) Gymnasiums


Gyms are notorious for poor acoustics. Their inherent design—vast open rooms with hardwood floors, metal bleachers and painted concrete walls—creates a crescendo of echoes and clamor. Those sounds might not be a problem during an exciting basketball game. But for nearly any other event—gym classes, music, instruction, performances and so on—it becomes virtually impossible to hear anything. Sound-absorbing panels are thus essential for mitigating the noise and creating a more comfortable space for these other gym activities.


3) Offices


Sound-absorbing panels are essential in large workspaces, especially for open-plan offices. Open floor plans can be great for collaboration and for creating a casual, inviting vibe. But the noise in these spaces can be headache-inducing without the proper noise mitigation. Sound-absorbing panels on the walls or ceilings can make the space quieter, less distracting and more productive.


4) Movie theaters


Whether a full-sized cinema or a home theater, these spaces absolutely need proper acoustics to fully enjoy the cinematic experience. Panels on the ceiling and walls can help to absorb unwanted sounds, so that dialogue, sound effects and music sound crisper, clearer and more life-like. Plus, by removing echoes, the sound absorption helps to make the theater feel smaller and more intimate.


5) Restaurants & event venues


Imagine a large dining room inside a repurposed warehouse or perhaps a wedding reception in a historic barn. These impressive spaces can create a unique ambiance for elegant dinners and other gatherings. But they can also produce cavern-like noise if nothing is done to mitigate the sound. Sound-absorbing panels, discreetly installed throughout these large rooms, create a space that is more conducive to enjoying good food and good conversation.


Explore sound-absorbing panels from Rampart


Our moodacoustic sound-absorbing panels address the vital need to control noise and enhance speech privacy with high-quality soundproofing materials for nearly any indoor environment. Our panels are customized based on the application. With over 30 years of experience in acoustic panels and noise control, we can work with you to select the most appropriate type of panel for your project. Contact us today to learn more.