What is acoustic foam?

Acoustic foam is an open celled soft foam used to absorb sound waves and reduce echo in a room or semi outdoor area. It is typically fitted directly to walls or ceilings and is generally supplied in panels cut to size, styled in a range of patterns and colours. Acoustic foam can also be installed as a base for seamless acoustic plaster finishes and work with other sound blocking products to achieve different levels of quiet.

Some of the impressive qualities of acoustic foam that make it perfect for sound proofing include:

  • High sound absorption
  • High durability
  • Weather resistant
  • Non combustible
  • Lightweight
  • Sustainable
  • Easy to cut on site
  • Can be moulded to shape or made flexible to fit curves
  • Non fibrous
  • Non-toxic and VOC free

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Acoustic foam absorbs echo as opposed to stopping sound

When a sound source ceases in a space, the sound waves will continue to reflect off the hard wall, floor and ceiling surfaces until it loses enough energy and dies out. The prolongation of the reflected sound is known as reverberation. Noise reverberation is a common problem in many modern restaurants, gymnasiums, open plan offices and homes, sound studios and outside patios where hard surfaces exist.

Reverberation is dependent only on the volume of a space and the acoustically absorptive quality of the rooms finishes. Hard surfaced rooms will have a longer reverberation time than rooms finished with sound absorbing materials. In this scenario, complex sound blocking inside walls is not required and the sound proofing objective can be achieved by strategically placing acoustic foam panels on walls or ceilings. This kind of sound proofing is ideal for commercial locations such as:

It is also ideal for non commercial types of sound proofing that wish to improve sound quality within rooms or outdoor areas such as creating a peaceful living area at home or soundproofing hard surfaces in apartments.