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Sound insulation made from wool, naturally

Caroline Zöller

Published on 05.11.2019

A stuffy and really loud atmosphere? Acoustics and atmosphere are important factors when it comes to designing a room, and acoustic panels are a practical aid here.

Restaurants, hotel lobbies, offices are all spaces in which people meet and which need a good climate. If they have a pleasant atmosphere that matches the room’s purpose, people enjoy spending time there, and are also able to be more creative and efficient in the process. When creating an interior design, it is important to pay attention to those factors which are vital for your sense of well-being and which, unfortunately, all too often are largely ignored. Acoustics and climate design are frequently well down the list of priorities or are ignored for reasons of cost. Afterwards the outcry is often loud – quite literally – when the romantic dinner takes place in an atmosphere resembling that of a station concourse.

Floc 3D provides a good alternative with wool acoustic panels that can also easily be retrofitted in already furnished spaces. The panels are made of sustainable wool from New Zealand sheep. Thanks to its natural qualities, wool has excellent sound absorption properties and also contributes to a good room climate.

The tiles reduce acoustic problems, such as headache-inducing echoes and tinny reverberations. This is achieved by wool’s high Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) which ensures that a room has less of an echo. The wool panels also improve air quality as the wool absorbs and retains surplus humidity and pollutants. Floc 3D claims that their tiles are able to clean air actively in a room for 30 years. Wool is also hypoallergenic and resistant to bacteria, mould and mildew which can trigger allergic reactions in people. The company is particularly proud of the sustainable way in which the wool is produced, being sourced exclusively from companies with high animal-protection and environmental standards.

The panels are available in three natural shades of wool, from grey through to natural white. They are available as wall or ceiling tiles in different geometric patterns. The following video demonstrates how to install the tiles.

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