The art that decorates your space can be just as creative and unique as you. When it comes to boosting a room’s aesthetics with wall-hanging décor, you have options for simple colors or images. Acoustic art – also known as sound art or audio art – has brought functionality to the forefront of design.
It enables you to change a room’s spatial and auditory experience while creating alluring visuals. Acoustic art’s customizable options can help you achieve your design goals for a relaxed and charming space.
What The Term “Acoustic Art” Means
Acoustic art sounds complicated, but it means exactly what it says—art created from sound. You will find acoustic art panels in places you never noticed, due to their almost indistinguishable appearance from framed or canvas wall art. The difference is that acoustic art is built to absorb, reflect or dampen sound.
Acoustic art can be used in homes or commercial buildings to improve a room’s acoustics by making conversations easier to hear, dampening background noise or maintaining the clarity and peace of the acoustic environment. This type of customizable art may replace old-fashioned sound dampening panels known for their less attractive, pock-marked designs.
Why Acoustic Art Can Benefit Any Space
Acoustic art is a powerful tool with a wide range of possibilities. Consider acoustic art to improve a bedroom’s noise level for peaceful sleep, or in the kitchen to dampen the harsh sounds of kitchen appliances and clanking pots and pans.
In commercial buildings, acoustic art can add a touch of visual splendor while improving the room’s acoustics for clear conversation and listening. This type of installation is most common in gathering places like restaurants – the panels diminish ambient noise so that diners do not have to shout over one another in order to be heard. However, any area that would benefit from less reflected noise, echoes or volume can use custom acoustic art to develop or improve upon the room’s design aesthetic.
The Ability To Customize Means Infinite Possibilities
The greatest advantage of modern acoustic art is its ability to dampen sound while enhancing decor. Acoustic panels can be customized—and that goes beyond selecting panel colors. Need a panel with your business or campus logo?
You can display that image proudly in sizes up to 54” by 114” while also lowering ambient noise. It’s no problem to apply one-of-a-kind images or hand-made patterns, which means that your acoustic art will fit in rather than stand out. You can even modify how much sound your acoustic art absorbs so that you have maximum control over the room’s acoustics and noise levels.
Calculating The Right Noise Coefficient For You
The true value of acoustic art is the increased quality of life it brings to a space. In order to achieve the right balance of sound dampening and visual appeal, you will need to calculate the proper noise coefficient for your art. The NRC, or noise reduction coefficient, describes how much a material absorbs or dampens sound.
To make use of that figure and apply it to acoustic art, you need to have an idea of how much you want to reduce your space’s sound levels. A coefficient of 0 means that no sound is absorbed, whereas 1.0 is perfect or total absorption. Coefficients between 0.20 and 0.40 are considered mildly sound-absorbing, and for heavier duty applications, aim for something higher than 0.50.
The human ear can sense the difference in sound absorption levels by increments of 0.10, so you may not have any need to go as high as something like 0.80. An expert can help you calculate the ideal range based on the shape and purpose of your space. If you plan to install more than one piece of acoustic art, this will stack the impact of noise reduction.
Trust The Professionals To Provide Customized Acoustic Art
Whether you are hearing about acoustic art for the first time or are ready to commit to a customized sound-reducing panel in your space, leave the job to the professionals. At Tree Towns, we stand behind the high quality of our products so that your acoustic art will last for years to come. Reach out to speak with us about your acoustic art plans and get started on your order.