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Acoustic solutions for office canteens and breakout spaces

Good acoustics in informal meeting places will:

  • support communication between meeting participants
  • prevent speech from spreading in semi-open or open spaces
  • make sure that speech will not disturb others

Wherever people meet, there will be informal meetings. In a typical office this is very common in canteens and breakout spaces. These spaces are often large and can have high soffits. There are often lots of people, noise from tableware and cutlery, and sounds from people talking or walking by.

Challenge

  • Keeping the overall sound pressure level from escalating.
  • Stopping sound from spreading.

Solution

  • Use a highly sound-absorbing material.
  • Cover as much as possible of the walls with wall panels.
  • Use sound absorbing screens near adjacent workspaces as dividers and to prevent sound propagation.
  • If possible, make sure that these spaces are not placed too close too activities that demand concentration.

Acoustic considerations

Sound level and sound propagation.

Product recommendations

For best results, we recommend combining solutions from the list below. Please visit the corresponding product page specified in the table to identify what solution best fit your needs.

Ceiling solutions Wall solutions
Master Akusto Wall A
Focus Akusto Wall C

Contact us

Concept Development Manager
Manit Ramaiya
Mob: 9324609359
Email: manit.ramaiya@saint-gobain.com

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Contact us

Concept Development Manager
Manit Ramaiya
Mob: 9324609359
Email: manit.ramaiya@saint-gobain.com