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The acoustics in a room is very important and reverberation is experienced as very annoying, whether it is at home, at the office or at school. One person talks louder than the other and with that the concentration decreases. By using recycled materials to improve acoustics, it can not only be good for us but also for the environment.

What is it?

Improving the acoustics can be achieved by absorption of sounds and stopping reverberation and echoes. Sounds are vibrations that propagate mainly through air. The frequencies of the sounds in large and high spaces are usually higher than in small spaces. By adding acoustical material in the room one can remove the echoes almost completely. The material is very durable and is often made from recycled products, ranging from clothing to PET bottles.


There is nothing as annoying as when you celebrate your birthday at home or when many people come along and you can not understand each other. By adding substances and materials to your interior, this not only has an aesthetic effect, but it also damps the reverberation in space. The cold atmosphere disappears and the warmth returns to the room.

Here are some tips to improve your acoustic space:

Use thick floors or carpeting.
Use curtains or other damping window coverings.
Fill the room with upholstered furniture and plants.
Hang objects on the wall.
Reduce large spaces with room dividers or put a cupboard against the wall.


Many things happen at the office; you have meetings, lunch breaks, places where you want to work concentrated, and so on. Some companies do not have the possibility to divide their workspace into separate rooms. It is not pleasant to be working or having conversations if you can hear everyone around you talking. Stress and concentration problems are common problems on the office floor. Fortunately, there are plenty of options for making up, such as placing acoustic partitions or panels, acoustic workstations and acoustic furniture.

In office design, it is a trend to have separate places where you can come to yourself and work quietly or make phone calls. In many office buildings, one will find a lot of private workplaces which contribute to a better concentration and performance.


Acoustic comfort is nowhere as important as in classrooms and canteens. Each room has its own acoustic requirements. For example, look at a music room or a gym, those rooms both have a different level of volume. The conversations between a teacher and his students must be good and the acoustic situation in the classroom plays a major role in this. Children with hearing problems are extra vulnerable to a lot of noise. Research has shown that the application of acoustic materials has a demonstrably positive influence on student performance.

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