Room acoustics with sound insulation from aixFOAM
Sound absorbers for more peace and optimum sound in every room
  • Improved acoustics for easier communication and better ambience
  • Less noise and reverberation
  • Optimised sound in the room
  • Sound insulation for walls and ceilings, free-standing or hanging acoustic elements
  • Modern, attractive designs and colours
  • Quick delivery and easy assembly
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Improve room acoustics

In modern architecture, it is not only the visual design of rooms that plays an important role, the acoustic design is also becoming ever more important. Good room acoustics not only improve communication, they also ensure more peace and a pleasant ambience in the room. But where are the main causes of poor room acoustics and how can sound insulation contribute to increasing the feeling of well-being?

What are the causes of poor room acoustics?

Every room is different and should be treated according to its use and the associated acoustic requirements. In general, two factors are critical for the acoustics in a room: On one hand the sound pressure level, and on the other hand the reverberation or reverberation time.

Excessive sound pressure level

The sound pressure level describes the volume in the room. In order to lower it, it is necessary to note which sound sources are causing the disturbing noise and where they are located. Once the noise sources are known, targeted measures for soundproofing and sound insulation can be taken.

Reverberation and long reverberation times

It is not only volume, i.e. the noise measured in decibels (dB), that has a negative impact on the acoustics, so do echoes. This describes how long a noise remains in the room after the source of the sound has been switched off. Especially if there are many sources of noise, such as in an office or restaurant this leads to the overlying of frequencies. The sound is also reflected by solid materials such as wood, concrete, glass or smooth plastics. This increases the reverberation time considerably and thus impairs the room acoustics. By using sound absorbers, the reverberation can be reduced.

 
Hard, smooth surfaces made from wood, glass, metal or concrete reflect sound and thus increase the reverberation time in the room. With targeted soundproofing, reverberation can be reduced and the room acoustics improved.
An office with round sound absorbers in order to improve the room acoustics.
 

What are the regulations for room acoustics?

With the title "Acoustic quality in rooms", DIN 18041 provides important starting point for designing rooms in which hearing, understanding and finding peace are especially important. Depending on the size of the room and the type of use, the ideal reverberation times are regulated here and optimum room acoustic conditions are defined.

Good room acoustics improve voice comprehension and communication. This not only simplifies the integration of people with hearing loss, it also increases productivity, concentration and lowers stress. This is especially critical at workplaces such as offices and call centres, but also in public institutions such as schools and nurseries, as well as in the living area.

 
Easier communication by improving room acoustics improves the work in the team.
Sound insulation improves room acoustics and thus the ambience in the room. This simplifies communication and productivity. Studies prove that concentration can be improved by up to 20% through balanced acoustics.
 

How can the sound pressure level be reduced by soundproofing?

If the acoustics in the room are affected by noise, it is necessary to insulate the disturbing sound sources. For example, sound insulation of walls and ceilings can prevent disturbing noise from an adjacent area penetrating into the room, but can also prevent sounds leaving the room. This is interesting, in particular, in a sound studio, rehearsal room or music room, in order to avoid problems with neighbours.

Sound insulation mats made from acoustic foam, with a smooth surface, high material thickness and a high density, are suitable for stopping noise transmission. Flat sound absorbers, heavy acoustic foam and heavy acoustic foil in particular have proven themselves in practice.

In order to separate small areas acoustically within a room, for example workplaces in an open-plan office or an exhibition stand, table dividers, ceiling sails or free-standing and free-hanging acoustic elements and acoustic walls can be used.

 
Noise in room can quickly become irritating. Poor room acoustics cause stress and increase risk of heart and circulatory diseases. The use of sound insulation lowers the sound pressure level and contributes to well-being.
A young lady holds her ears in order to avoid the noise.
 

How can reverberation be reduced and the sound improved by soundproofing?

In order to prevent unwanted sound reflections and reverberation, sound absorbers can be positively selectively on solid surfaces. They reduce sound, absorb superfluous frequencies and thus contribute to enhanced room acoustics.

Broadband absorbers made from acoustic foam are recommended for optimising high and medium-range frequencies because language moves in this frequency range in particular. Sound insulation panels can be fitted to walls or ceilings as broadband absorbers. Profiled sound absorbers such as nubbed foam or pyramid foam also have a sound-dispersal effect, which ensures a natural sound in the room and selectively changes the reverberation.

In order to optimise the sound in the low frequency range, so-called bass absorbers or even edge absorbers should be used in addition to wall and ceiling absorbers. They are made of a particularly thick material and thus are suitable for absorbing low frequencies and bass.

Why is sound protection from aixFOAM particularly good for enhancing room acoustics?

For our acoustic elements we at aixFOAM use high quality acoustic foam. Acoustic foam has a open-pore structure and low density. As a result, noise is able to penetrate the material well, is converted into heat energy as a result of friction (not noticeable) and absorbed. Acoustic foam is also an extremely flexible material that can be worked easily.

 
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By professionally working our acoustic foams, it is possible to make sound insulation in different fire classes, colours and surface profiles. As a result, aixFOAM sound absorbers are not only effective against sound, they are also visually attractive. With installation options such as self-adhesive kit or elegant aluminium installation cassettes, the installation of the sound absorbers is not only child's play, its also an elegant design object.

 
Sound absorbers in a hanging cassette in an office serve as sound insulation.
aixFOAM sound absorbers made from acoustic foam in an aluminium hanging cassette dampen the sound and make a visual highlight. They improve the room acoustics and add value to the interior with modern designs.
 

Trust 60 years of experience!

As a manufacturer of high quality acoustic elements, we at aixFOAM have more than 60 years of experience and are your competent partner for room acoustics and sound insulation. So we know that every room and the requirements for acoustics are individual. We are happy to help you with our products or with free advice from our technical planners in order to find the right solution for better room acoustics.

Look for optimum sound insulation for your project on or category pages or contact our acoustic experts directly.

 
Customer reviews:
»We have fitted our rehearsal room with aixFOAM sound insulation in various customers so that we can make music at any time without disruption. We are absolutely excited!«
 
»After the competent telephone advice, the products were delivered on time. The sound insulation panels were easy to install. As a result, my expectations were met in full.«
 
»I am very happy and have recommended the sound absorbers and aixFOAM several times already.«
 
»Before ordering, we had very good advice on the telephone with recommendations about the product to be selected (suitable for wet rooms). Every question has been answered to my fullest satisfaction. Quantity discounts were also explained. The deliver was made as described at the agreed time by haulier in perfect condition. The material fulfils the desired purpose.«
 
»Installation was easier than I expected. And it really works!«
  1. Art.nr. SH006
    The flexible all-rounder
    Sound absorber in different surface colours
    • Acoustic core in anthracite with low-maintenance felt surface
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in various material thicknesses
    • available in 20 different felt colours
    • Different fire protection classes
    • Flexible uses in all appl...
    starting at
    €88.96
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  2. Art.nr. SH001
    Basic model for optimised acoustics
    Rectangular acoustic panels made from a fine-pored acoustic foam
    • Colour in anthracite, raspberry red, orange, light grey
    • Different fire protection classes
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in various material thicknesses
    • Can used flexibly, e.g. sound insulation for off...
    starting at
    €32.46
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  3. Art.nr. SH001 MH
    Flame protection plus
    Highly effective sound absorbers made from Duromer acoustic foam
    • Rectangular panels with homogeneously porous surface and high sound absorption
    • extraordinary heat and flame resistance according to fire protection class DIN4102 B1
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in v...
  4. Art.nr. SH006Round
    Eye-catcher and sound absorber
    Acoustic absorbers with coloured acoustic felt surface (circle/ ellipse)
    • Available in 20 colours, from trendy-elegant to classic-modern
    • Available in different thicknesses and fire protection classes
    • Varied uses, e.g. for sound insulation in offices, cal...
    starting at
    €127.62
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  5. Art.nr. SH007
    Our Heavyweight against noise
    Heavy foam sound insulation panels for sound insulation
    • Rectangular panel with mottled surface
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in various material thicknesses
    • Multi-coloured heavy acoustic foam
    • Flexible use, e.g. for structure-borne sound insulation, anti-drumming, f...
    starting at
    €93.06
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  6. Art.nr. SH004
    Sound reduction in a cube
    Square sound absorbers with rounded edges
    • Format 50 x 50 cm in various material thicknesses
    • In anthracite, raspberry red, orange, light grey
    • Can be used, for example, for sound insulation in studios, offices, living rooms, HiFi rooms, rehearsal rooms
    ...
    starting at
    €55.03
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  7. Art.nr. SH004 MH
    Flame protection plus with rounded edges
    Square sound absorbers with rounded edges
    • Rectangular sound absorbers with homogeneously porous surface and high sound absorption
    • Exceptional heat and flame resistance according to fire protection class DIN4102 B1
    • Format 50 x 50 cm in various material t...
  8. Art.nr. SH003 MH
    Flame protection plus with pyramid structure
    Highly efficient pyramid foam made from Duromer acoustic foam
    • Rectangular panels with homogeneously porous surface and high sound absorption
    • extraordinary heat and flame resistance according to fire protection class DIN4102 B1
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in vari...
  9. Art.nr. SH003
    Profiled effect
    Acoustic pyramid foam with solid base
    • Rectangular panel with pyramid structure
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in various material thicknesses
    • Colour in anthracite, light grey, orange, raspberry red
    • Suitable for various applications, e.g. sound insulation for HiFi ro...
    starting at
    €108.81
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  10. Art.nr. SH006Puzzle
    Every piece fits

    • Contour cut jigsaw pieces with acoustic felt textile surface
    • jigsaw size 56 x 50.5 cm
    • available in 20 modern colours
    • suitable for different applications such as sound insulation in offices, call centres, living rooms, children's rooms
    ...
    starting at
    €127.62
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  11. Art.nr. SH012
    Low frequencies under control
    Bass absorber sets in two different sizes
    • Body shape: Prism, bevelled wall edges
    • In anthracite, raspberry red, orange, light grey
    • Depending on the size designed for different cutoff frequencies
    • Highly-effective as bass dampening in the HiFi room, home ci...
    starting at
    €203.42
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  12. Art.nr. SH002 MH
    Flame protection plus with nubbed structure
    Highly effective sound absorbers made from Duromer acoustic foam
    • Rectangular panels with homogeneously porous surface and high sound absorption
    • extraordinary heat and flame resistance according to fire protection class DIN 4102 B1
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in ...
  13. Art.nr. SH002
    With nubs against noise
    Acoustic foam with nub surface for sound insulation and soundproofing
    • Rectangular panel with nubbed profile surface
    • Colour in anthracite, raspberry red, orange, light grey
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in various material thicknesses
    • Different areas of use, e.g. so...
    starting at
    €56.17
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  14. Art.nr. SH010CIRCLE
    Highly effective sound absorber made of thermoset acoustic foam
    • Homogeneously porous surface, highly sound-absorbing
    • Available in dark gray and white gray
    • High heat and flame resistance according to fire protection class DIN4102 B1
    • Available in differen...
  15. Art.nr. SH006Shape
    Gives shape to your room acoustics
    Acoustic elements for wall designs in various shapes
    • Contour cut in two different shapes
    • In many attractive, bright colours
    • Ideal for sound insulation in nurseries, paediatrician waiting rooms, children's rooms, play rooms
    ...
    starting at
    €127.62
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  16. Art.nr. SH001MHCircle
    An all-round success against noise
    Highly effective sound absorbers made from Duromer acoustic foam
    • Homogeneously porous surface, with high level of sound absorption
    • Available in dark grey or white-grey
    • Large heat and flame resistance according to fire protection class DIN4102 B1
    • Availabl...
  17. Art.nr. aixFOAM-STOFF
    Covering with style
    Acoustic cloth
    • Available in fire protection class DIN 4102 B1
    • Available by the metre in width: 140 cm and 300 cm
    • in 20 different colours
    • Can be effortlessly mounted with the aixFOAM special spatula and the wall cover profiles.
    • Suitable for covering speake...
    starting at
    €224.07
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  18. Art.nr. SH006Hexagon
    Six corners against noise
    Acoustic elements for creative space design
    • Contour cut in hexagonal shape, Ø approx. 28 cm
    • in 20 modern colours
    • Ideal for soundproofing in offices, call centres, meeting rooms, living rooms, surgeries, law offices, schools and much more.
    ...
    starting at
    €127.62
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  19. Art.nr. SH001A MH
    Acoustic inserts for grid ceilings
    Highly effective acoustic ceiling elements for standard grid ceilings
    • Homogeneously porous surface, high sound absorption
    • Available in white-grey and dark grey
    • Square shape, side length 62 cm, height either: 4 cm, 5 cm, 8 cm or 10 cm
    • Extraordinary heat a...
  20. Art.nr. SH001HMH
    The extra sound absorption as a hanging element
    Highly effective sound insulation from Duromer acoustic foam
    • Rectangular panel with homogeneously porous surface
    • Extraordinary heat and flame resistance according to DIN4102 B1
    • Chemically resistant
    • Available in white-grey and dark grey
    • Suitable for variou...
  21. Art.nr. SH006Train
    Free ride for good acoustics
    Sound absorber motif for various wall designs
    • Contour cut in the following shapes: Locomotive and carriage
    • Format: 100 cm x 50 cm
    • In 20 attractive, bright colours
    • Ideal for sound insulation in nurseries, paediatrician waiting rooms, children's rooms, p...
    starting at
    €127.62
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  22. Art.nr. Q-PANEL
    The art of silence
    Q-Panel Design Acoustic Elemen
    • curved metal surface
    • Acoustic core available in many colors
    • Dimension: 1020 mm × 520 mm × 90 mm
    • Flexible usage to improve room acoustics e.g. In offices, large offices, in reception halls
    ...
  23. Art.nr. SH030H
    Discreet elegance
    Modern acoustic room divider with removable fabric cover
    • Available in white, cream white, red, design red, royal blue, black, silver-grey, yellow, anthracite (with fish scale pattern)
    • Rectangular shape
    • Sizes: 200 x 100 cm
    • Suitable for use in, e.g. office...
  24. Art.nr. SH005
    Reduce noise with style
    Highly effective acoustic absorber with surface in a trapezoid structure
    • Rectangular panel with trapezoid profile
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in various material thicknesses
    • Colour in anthracite, light grey, raspberry red, orange
    • Flexible uses, e.g. for sound ins...
    starting at
    €72.97
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  25. Art.nr. SH015 MH
    Flame protection plus in a triangle
    Effective sound absorbers made from Duromer acoustic foam with triangular profile
    • Rectangular panels with homogeneously porous surface and high sound absorption
    • Extraordinary heat and flame resistance according to fire protection class DIN4102 B1
    • Format...
  26. Art.nr. SH015
    Three-times as effective
    Acoustic absorber with profiled triangular surface
    • Rectangular panel with triangular profile
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in various material thicknesses
    • Colour in anthracite, raspberry red, orange, light grey
    • Flexibly usable to optimise room acoustic, e.g. soundp...
    starting at
    €71.69
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  27. Art.nr. SH006Animal
    Terribly cute. And highly effective.
    Acoustic elements for wall designs in various shapes
    • Contour cut in three different shapes
    • In 20 attractive, bright colours
    • Ideal for sound insulation in nurseries, paediatrician waiting rooms, children's rooms, play rooms
    ...
    starting at
    €127.62
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  28. Art.nr. SH009
    Impact sound insulation of aixFOAM
    • Rollware with white, smooth surface
    • Roll width: 100 cm
    • Easy to process
    • Applicable as impact sound insulation, impact sound absorption, impact sound insulation, decoupling body sound
    ...
    starting at
    €58.77
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  29. Art.nr. SH005 MH
    Flame protection plus with trapezoid structure
    Highly effective acoustic foam with trapezoid profile made from Duromer acoustic foam
    • Rectangular panels with homogeneously porous surface and high sound absorption
    • Extraordinary heat and flame resistance according to fire protection class DIN 4102 B1
    • F...
  30. Art.nr. SH040
    aixFOAM acoustic ceiling banner "Concave"
    • Available in 9 clours
    • Size 200 x 100 cm
    • Ideal for use e.g. In living areas, foyers, meeting rooms, large offices and call centers
    ...
  31. Art.nr. SH050
    Room divider for more peace and discretion
    aixFOAM acoustic room divider partition wall
    • Available as curved or straight partition wall
    • Available in 9 colours and with individual desired motif
    • Available in 3 heights
    • Stable disc feet for a secure stand
    • Ideal for optimising acoustics, e.g. in accommo...
  32. Art.nr. SH070
    Brightly coloured. Flexible. Effective.
    aixFOAM design acoustic column, square or round
    • Available as round or square columns
    • In 9 colours or with individual desired motif
    • Sizes: 48 cm x 48 cm or Ø 48 cm, height 2 metres
    • Flexibly erected, without installation
    • Acoustic absorber as design element,...
  33. Art.nr. SH080
    Room for concentration
    aixFOAM table partition
    • Sound insulation desk attachment with acoustic fabric covering
    • In 9 different colours or with individual desired motif
    • Available in 4 widths and 2 heights
    • Ideal for sound reduction in open-plan offices, offices, call centres
    ...
  34. Art.nr. SH010PLAIN
    Elegantly hanging acoustic body
    Highly effective acoustic hanging elements with cable system installation
    • Homogeneously porous surface, maximum sound absorption
    • Dimensions 100 cm x 48 cm
    • Colours available: dark grey, white-grey
    • particular heat and flame resistance corresponds to fire p...
  35. Art.nr. SH030
    Acoustic sail with removable fabric cover
    Acoustic sail for wall or ceiling installation
    • In eight attractive colours or for printing with your own motif
    • Removable cover made from acoustic stretch fabric
    • Effective acoustic foam core
    • Suitable for acoustic applications in, for example, offices, cal...
  36. Even more choices?

    Felt-laminated acoustic elements, classic acoustic foams and much more can be found in our CLASSIC LINE.

  37. Even more choices?

    Higher fire protection, more design, printable elements and much more can be found in our ARCHITECT LINE.