General Office Acoustics

General Office Acoustics

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General Office Acoustics

An office is supposed to be a collaborative setting, and with collaboration comes noise. This noise can come with some issues however. Excess noise comes from sound waves bounce off the hard surfaces of walls floors and ceilings creating echoes, which build and lessen the sound quality in the work environment. This is particularly true of large, open offices. 

That's where we come in. Overtone is here to help you take control of the sound in your office.

Sound absorption will help to control sound throughout your office. Acoustic panels will absorb the sounds in your office, keeping the sounds from bouncing freely throughout the space. This helps control the echoes and reverberation, and limits sounds that carry throughout the office. 

Acoustic panels are a great solution, and are designed to mount onto walls and ceilings. It is best practice to cover roughly 20% of the wall space with acoustic panels, and only increase if the sound quality is still below your expectations.

If your office is a large, open space with minimal wall space, ceiling treatment is going to be a great option for you. We have various treatment options for your space. If you’re treating the ceiling you’ll want to cover 30% of the surface area. Acoustic ceiling tiles are great for helping with sound absorption, while also maintaining subtlety.

Another option is called suspended absorption. These are products that perform very well in large, open spaces with high ceilings. Suspended sound absorption products work very well and controlling noise levels as all of the sound absorbing material is exposed to sound. Acoustic Baffles are designed to suspend vertically from the ceiling and have been a great solution for those who are unable to use wall mounted sound absorbing material.


Here are some tips to keep in mind.

How Does a Loud Work Environment Impact Employee Turnover?

Office environments are known to produce noise levels that can have a negative impact on productivity. Research has shown that the inability to “tune out” neighboring voices can lead to employees not showing up for work or quitting. If you don’t learn how to soundproof an office this could be an issue for you as well.

How Does Noise Lower Worker Productivity?

The negative impacts of noise can be very significant. As the noises fluctuate in an office, worker productivity can decline. People will raise their voices to be heard. This will increase the general noise level. In turn, workers will struggle to focus and communicate which increases the potential for error.

Why Modern Cubicle Environments Are Less Effective Due to Noise Exposure

Cubicles serve as a cost-effective solution for an open work space. The negative here comes from the lack of office noise control. Individual employees raise their voices, their neighbors will raise theirs in turn. Everyone in the office will suffer from this, rendering the workday unproductive.

An office is supposed to be a collaborative setting, and with collaboration comes noise. This noise can come with some issues however. Excess noise comes from sound waves bounce off the hard surfaces of walls floors and ceilings creating echoes, which build and lessen the sound quality in the work environment. This is particularly true of large, open offices. 

That's where we come in. Overtone is here to help you take control of the sound in your office.

Sound absorption will help to control sound throughout your office. Acoustic panels will absorb the sounds in your office, keeping the sounds from bouncing freely throughout the space. This helps control the echoes and reverberation, and limits sounds that carry throughout the office. 

Acoustic panels are a great solution, and are designed to mount onto walls and ceilings. It is best practice to cover roughly 20% of the wall space with acoustic panels, and only increase if the sound quality is still below your expectations.

If your office is a large, open space with minimal wall space, ceiling treatment is going to be a great option for you. We have various treatment options for your space. If you’re treating the ceiling you’ll want to cover 30% of the surface area. Acoustic ceiling tiles are great for helping with sound absorption, while also maintaining subtlety.

Another option is called suspended absorption. These are products that perform very well in large, open spaces with high ceilings. Suspended sound absorption products work very well and controlling noise levels as all of the sound absorbing material is exposed to sound. Acoustic Baffles are designed to suspend vertically from the ceiling and have been a great solution for those who are unable to use wall mounted sound absorbing material.


Here are some tips to keep in mind.

How Does a Loud Work Environment Impact Employee Turnover?

Office environments are known to produce noise levels that can have a negative impact on productivity. Research has shown that the inability to “tune out” neighboring voices can lead to employees not showing up for work or quitting. If you don’t learn how to soundproof an office this could be an issue for you as well.

How Does Noise Lower Worker Productivity?

The negative impacts of noise can be very significant. As the noises fluctuate in an office, worker productivity can decline. People will raise their voices to be heard. This will increase the general noise level. In turn, workers will struggle to focus and communicate which increases the potential for error.

Why Modern Cubicle Environments Are Less Effective Due to Noise Exposure

Cubicles serve as a cost-effective solution for an open work space. The negative here comes from the lack of office noise control. Individual employees raise their voices, their neighbors will raise theirs in turn. Everyone in the office will suffer from this, rendering the workday unproductive.

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