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Explore our detailed FAQ on acoustic panels. Discover precise answers regarding installation, specific applications in offices, studios, schools, along with expert advice for optimal acoustics. Find everything you need to maximize the effectiveness of your acoustic panels.

Frequently asked questions about acoustic panels

1What is an acoustic panel?
Acoustic panels are elements designed to absorb echo and improve the acoustics of a room.
2How do acoustic panels work?
They work by absorbing unwanted sound waves (low, medium, and high frequencies), thus reducing echoes and reverberation in a room.
3What are acoustic panels used for?
Acoustic panels are used to reduce noise, improve sound quality in a given space (music room, office, recording studio), and optimize acoustics by absorbing unwanted sounds.
4What are the different types of acoustic panels?
There are various types of acoustic panels, including absorbing panels, diffusing panels, and isolating panels. Each has a specific role in sound management.
5Are acoustic panels soundproof?
Acoustic panels are used to correct acoustic issues in a room (echoes, reverberation, etc.) and do not soundproof.
6How do I choose the right acoustic panel for my space?
Choosing an acoustic panel depends mainly on its technical characteristics, particularly its Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC). The closer the coefficient value is to 1, the more efficient the panel. Our DECOSOFT acoustic panels are characterized respectively by an NRC of 0.85 for panels with 1" thickness and 1 for panels with 2" thickness.
7Where should I place acoustic panels for maximum effectiveness?
Acoustic panels should be placed, depending on usage, in strategic locations where sound is an issue. This can include walls, ceilings, and even corners for specific applications.
8Can acoustic panels be customized?
Yes, at DÉCO-ACOUSTIQUE, we offer customizable acoustic panels in terms of size, shape, color, and even printing to seamlessly integrate into various spaces.
9How do I install acoustic panels?
The installation of acoustic panels may vary depending on the type (wall-mounted or ceiling-suspended). Wall panels are fixed with hooks designed specifically for acoustic panels. Ceiling panels are suspended by cables (suspension kit) or leaned against the ceiling with "Z-clips."
10What are the health benefits of acoustic panels?
Acoustic panels help reduce stress related to excessive noise and promote a quieter environment, which can improve overall well-being and concentration.
11Are acoustic panels for professionals only or can they be used in homes?
Acoustic panels are used in various applications, including homes, offices, studios, schools, conference rooms, and any other place requiring improved acoustics.
12How do I determine the number of acoustic panels to install?
The number of acoustic panels to install depends on the room's volume to be treated and its usage. To help you, we have provided an acoustic calculator that determines the square footage to cover and, consequently, the number of panels to order.
13Do you offer installation services?
Yes, we provide professional installation, although our acoustic panels are also easy to install by yourself following our guide.
14What is the delivery time?
The delivery time depends on the order size. Generally, delivery of in-stock products takes between 4 to 5 business days.
15What dimensions are available?
We offer four standard dimensions: 1'x4'; 2'x2'; 2'x3'; 2'x4' in three thicknesses: 1", 2", and 3".
16Do you accept special orders?
Yes, Déco-Acoustique accepts special orders. For any other non-standard dimension, color, or thickness, simply call (450) 966-0007 or email