How Do I Install My Acoustic Panels? | Overtone Acoustics
So, here you are, having purchased your acoustic wall panels from Overtone Acoustics looking to improve the sonic experience in a room of your choosing. Whether it’s a home theater, recording studio, classroom, or conference room, these sound absorption panels can be used to cut down on the reverberation within any space. As a reminder, you’ve chosen Overtone Acoustics because of our quality, premium materials used, and our acoustic wall art comes ready-to-hang.
That last point, the readiness to hang quality, is what we are addressing today. We’ll give you some general guidelines for installing acoustic panels on your own. But before we dive in, here is a reminder of a few more of our acoustic panel features:
High Quality - Durable construction, dimensional stability, and better absorption than foam panels
Pro Performance - High-density fiber core controls primary reflections and flutter echo to improve any listening environment
Modern Profile - Our acoustic wall panels provide ideal noise absorption while remaining sleek and stylish.
Before You Begin
The beauty of our acoustic wall panels is that these panels are suitable for theaters, offices, libraries, auditoriums, and really, anywhere where noise control is required. Overtone Acoustics provides you with a blend of style and function so that you can install our panels anywhere that critical lighting and high-abuse resistance aren’t factors. Other factors to keep in mind before you begin the installation include:
If you the room you have in mind is currently under construction, Installing our acoustical panels should not begin until all we work (plastering, concrete, etc.) is completed and totally dry. The building itself should be properly enclosed and under standard occupancy conditions, among which are the temperature ranging between 60-85 F and not more than 70% relative humidity — prior to beginning installation.
Keep in mind the contractor is responsible for the examination and acceptance of all surfaces and conditionals prior to the installation of the acoustic wall panels.
All Overtone acoustic panels come with a 1 year limited warranty that stipulates we will replace any panel that becomes defective within the first year of purchase. Overtone Acoustics products are not to be used outdoors, and such use will void the warranty — so don’t do it!
Prior to installation, be sure to inspect all materials after they’ve been delivered. Note any damage on the delivery ticket and then notify us right away. All materials should be stored in original packing in a clean, climate controlled environment that is free of moisture. If there are any damage-related issues, we will solve your problem promptly!
The installation method found below is best used as a general guide to avoid common errors that can sometimes occur. The installer should follow general best practices for construction and workmanship while hanging their acoustic art panels.
First, determine the location of where the panels will be mounted to the wall.
Using a pencil, lightly mark the outside edges of the locations for the top, bottom, left, and right of the panel to ensure accurate placement.
Mount impaling clips to the wall surface using the hot melt adhesive or appropriate fastener. These clips should be a minimum of six inches from the outer edge of the panel in order to keep from touching the fabric on the back of the panel.
Apply a generous amount of construction adhesive (not included) to the back of the fabric-wrapped panel.
Line up the panel to the marks on the wall and firmly push the panel down onto the impaling clips in order to impale the clips into the fiberglass core.
Verify panels are straight and plumb with a level. The impaling clips will hold the sound absorption panel steady while the adhesive sets. Repeat as needed for as many panels as you plan on installing!
Repeat as needed for as many panels as you plan on installing!
Note: The typical number of clips per panel size is as follows:
2’x2’ - 4’-5’ — 4 Clips
2’x6’ - 4’x6’ — 6 Clips
2’x8’ - 4’x10’ — 8 Clips
Be sure to check out our resource on determining the best location for acoustic panel placement within a space if you could use some guidance there. Once your acoustic panels are in place, all you need to do is begin enjoying a remarkably changed listening experience.