Noise pollution can be defined as unwanted or excessive sound that causes harm or annoyance. High levels of noise can disrupt, distract, or have a deleterious effect on our health and/or environmental quality.
When you hear the term noise pollution in the workplace, you might picture a loud assembly line in factories or noisy construction sites, while these examples definitely apply, regular office noise can be just as impactful. The incessant chatter of colleagues ruining your concentration; or people shouting over you when you are trying to hold a conversation on the phone. It’s irritating and it’s distracting and worst of all most people feel there is nothing they can do about it, so this leads to feelings of frustration and an exacerbation of workplace stress.
There are many different types of acoustic office panels available, but do they absorb enough office noise? We have great news! We have the acoustic solution you need to reduce the noise pollution and improve employee productivity and morale. MergeWorks’ highly NRC rated acoustic EchoScape™ material for office furniture and wall panels absorb to 90% of noise, which improves ambient sound. By using the right mix of MergeWorks’ products, you can turn your noisy office into a highly functioning, distraction free environment.
Acoustic EchoScape™ Desk Dividers mounted on tables and desks absorb noise that’s close to you. EchoDeco™ Baffles, Wall Panels, Tiles, and Shapes absorb noise from office machines, and neighboring areas. Room dividers and modular panels with EchoScape™ absorb voices from collaboration or conference areas. Improving workplace acoustics can result in measurable increases in productivity. Now you might be asking yourself how much acoustic coverage is needed to effectively treat your office space.
How Much Acoustic Coverage Do I Need?
Our acoustic calculator makes it easy to determine the right amount of acoustic coverage needed to effectively treat your space. This calculator will provide 2 sets of results, our minimum coverage amount is a reliable starting point for rooms that already have some acoustic properties such as carpet, drapes or acoustic ceiling tiles. The optimal amount is a reliable starting point for rooms that do not contain any acoustic materials.
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To start finding an acoustic solution for your office, get in touch with our customer service team who are available to answer your questions. Please reach out to them at 800-597-1195, email email@example.com or online chat at mergeworks.com.