When you have a lot of children together in a kindergarten or preschool, the sound levels can easily escalate. This makes it hard for the children to hear each other and for teachers to teach and give instructions. The result is a loud, tiring and unbearable atmosphere where teachers constantly have to raise their voice to be heard.

Challenge

  • Reducing sound levels.
  • Stopping sound from bouncing off the walls, creating echoes.

Solution

  • Use a sound-absorbing ceiling with good absorbing qualities in all speech frequencies.
  • Add wall absorbers to at least one wall, but preferably on two adjacent ones.

Product recommendation  

 Product combination Total acoustic performance Impact resistance/ Durability  Indoor air quality Ceiling surface
Ceiling: Master
Wall: Akusto Wall
5 3 5 Akutex™ FT
Ceiling: Gedina + Extra Bass 
Wall: Akusto Wall
5 3 5 Akutex™ T
Ceiling: Gedina  
Wall: Akusto Wall
3 3 5 Akutex™ T

This recommendation is for this particular activity and space, based on a comparison between Ecophon products. The scale applied ranges from 1 to 5, where 5 is the highest score. For indoor air quality, 5 equates to compliance with French VOC A+ and California Emission Regulation standard, and 4 equates to French VOC A and M1 (The Finnish Emission Classification of Building Material).