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

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. SH012
    Bass absorbers in two different sizes
    • Body shape: prism, chamfered wall edges
    • In anthracite, raspberry red, orange, light gray
    • Highly effective as bass attenuation in the HIFI room, home cinema, recording studio, music room
    ...
    starting at
    €203.42
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  2. Art.nr. SH001
    Rectangular acoustic panels made of fine-pored acoustic foam
    • Surface: plane
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in various material thicknesses
    • Colour: anthracite, raspberry red, orange, light grey
    • Various fire protection classes
    • Application areas: noise reduction in offi...
    starting at
    €32.46
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  3. Art.nr. SH006
    Sound absorbers in different colors
    • Acoustic core in anthracite with easy-care felt surface
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in various material thicknesses
    • available in 15 different colours
    • Different material thicknesses and fire protection classes
    • Flexibly applicable...
    starting at
    €88.96
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  4. Art.nr. SH002
    Acoustic foam with convoluted surface for sound insulation and sound damping
    • Rectangular plate with convoluted profile surface
    • Colour in anthracite, raspberry red, orange, light gray
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in various material thicknesses
    • Various fields of ap...
    starting at
    €56.17
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  5. Art.nr. SH003
    Acoustical pyramid foam with a solid base
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in various material thicknesses
    • Color in anthracite, light gray, orange, raspberry red
    • suitable for various applications, eg Soundproofing of HiFi rooms, sound studios, screening rooms, s...
    starting at
    €108.81
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  6. Art.nr. SH004
    Square sound absorbers with rounded edges
    • Rectangle with smooth surface and rounded edges
    • Format 50 x 50 cm in various material thicknesses
    • in anthracite, raspberry red, orange, light gray
    • e.g. for sound insulation in studios, offices, living rooms, H...
    starting at
    €55.03
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  7. Art.nr. SH005
    High-impact acoustic absorber with a trapezoidal surface
    • Rectangular plate with trapezoidal profile
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in various material thicknesses
    • Color in anthracite, light gray, raspberry red, orange
    • Flexibly usable, e.g. for soundproofin...
    starting at
    €72.97
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  8. Art.nr. SH006Puzzle
    Sound absorber in an extraordinary puzzle look in different colors
    • Contoured cut puzzle pieces with textile surface made of acoustic felt
    • Puzzle size 56 x 50,5 cm
    • Available in 15 modern colors
    • Suitable for a variety of applications, such as sound insulat...
    starting at
    €127.62
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  9. Art.nr. AKSTOFF
    Acoustic Fabric Trevira CS
    • Available in fire protection class DIN 4102 B1
    • Available in colors bordeaux, red, orange, dark blue, sky blue, beige or black
    • Suitable for stringing loudspeakers, for loudspeaker cover frames, visible panels of sound absorbers...
    starting at
    €208.08
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  10. Art.nr. SH006Round
    Soundproofing Panel with Acoustic Felt Lamination
    • available as circle or ellipse
    • 14 different colours, from trendy and eye-catching to classic and discreet
    • deliverable in various material strengths and fire classifications
    • versatilely applicable, e.g. fo...
    starting at
    €127.62
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  11. Art.nr. SH015
    Acoustic absorber with profiled triangular surface
    • Rectangular plate with triangular profile
    • Colour:anthracite, raspberry red, orange, light grey
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in various material thicknesses
    • Flexibly applicable for acoustic optimization in e.g. Sou...
    starting at
    €71.69
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  12. Art.nr. SH006Animal
    Acoustic elements for wall design in various forms
    • Contour cut in four different shapes
    • In many attractive, cheerful colors
    • Ideal for sound damping in the nursery, waiting room for children, nursery, playroom
    ...
    starting at
    €127.62
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  13. Art.nr. SH007
    Heavy foam sound insulation panel
    • Rectangular plate with mottled surface
    • Multicolored acoustic foam
    • Format 100 x 50 cm in various material thicknesses
    • flexible use, eg For sound insulation, deadening, impact sound insulation, drier decoupling, sound insu...
    starting at
    €93.06
    Price per package unit
    incl. 19% VAT
  14. Even more choices?

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

  1. 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...
  2. Art.nr. SH001HMH
    Highly effective sound absorbers made from thermoset acoustic foam
    • Rectangular acoustic plate with homogeneously porous surface
    • Extraordinary heat and / or flame resistance according to DIN4102 B1
    • Chemically resistant
    • Available in white gray and dark gra...
  3. Art.nr. SH010PLAIN
    Highly effective acoustic suspended units with cable system installation
    • Homogeneously porous surface, highly sound-absorbing
    • Dimensions100 cm x 48 cm
    • Available colors: dark gray, white gray
    • Especially heat and flame resistance, corresponds to fire prote...
  4. 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
    ...
  5. Art.nr. SH003 MH
    Highly efficient pyramid profiled foam material made from duromere acoustic foam
    • Rectangular plates with homogeneously porous surface and high sound absorption
    • Exceptional heat and flame resistance according to fire protection class DIN4102 B1
    • Format 10...
  6. Art.nr. SH001A MH
    Highly effective acoustic ceiling panels for standard grid ceilings
    • Homogeneously porous surface, high sound absorption
    • Available in white gray and dark gray
    • Square shape, side length 62 cm, height selectable: 4 cm, 5 cm, 8 cm or 10 cm
    • Extraordinary heat...
  7. Art.nr. SH070
    aixFOAM Design Acoustic Tower "Cube/Circle"
    • Available in 9 colours
    • Dimension 48 cm x 48 cm, height2 metres
    • Flexibly adjustable e.g. In meeting rooms, foyers, meeting rooms, offices, large offices, call centers, foyers and lobbies
    ...
  8. 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
    ...
  9. Art.nr. SH005 MH
    Highly efficient acoustic foam with tapered profile made from duromere acoustic foam
    • Rectangular plates with homogeneously porous surface and high sound absorption
    • Exceptional heat and flame resistance according to fire protection class DIN4102 B1
    • Forma...
  10. Art.nr. SH015 MH
    Effective sound absorbers with triangle profile made from duromere acoustic foam
    • Rectangular triangle profile plates with homogeneously porous surface and high sound absorption
    • Exceptional heat and flame resistance according to fire protection class DI...
  11. Art.nr. SH001 MH
    Highly effective sound absorbers made from duromere acoustic foam
    • Rectangular acoustic plates with homogeneously porous surface and high sound absorption
    • Exceptional heat and flame resistance according to fire protection class DIN4102 B1
    • Format 100 x 50...
  12. Art.nr. SH002 MH
    Highly efficient sound absorbers made from duromere acoustic foam
    • Rectangular absorber elements with homogeneously porous surface and high sound absorption
    • Exceptional heat and flame resistance according to fire protection class DIN4102 B1
    • Format 100 x ...
  13. Art.nr. SH004 MH
    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...
  14. Even more choices?

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