The trend towards open plan living spaces using hard surface materials such as tile and stone, has led to living spaces becoming more susceptible to noise and echo.
This increased level of noise can cause irritation and reduce the functionality of everyday spaces. Designing homes with an improved acoustic environment controlling noise and echo ensures the living space can be properly enjoyed.
Reducing echo in the home
There are a range of Knauf wall and ceiling solutions to minimise and control noise levels in the home. SoundShield’s high density core will significantly reduce sound transfer between rooms. Designpanel is a perforated plasterboard with a protective mat glued to the back to aid sound absorption and prevent dust emission. It is suitable for areas of the home with floor tiles or hard surfaces and where echo problems arise, such as hallways and living rooms.