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Soundproof Room Dividers vs Sound Dampening Room Dividers

Noise cancellation is a problem many of our customers struggle with: facilitating multiple classes, meetings, speeches, or groups gathering in the same big room full of hard surfaces, such as metal equipment, hard flooring, or painted concrete walls. Sound waves bounce off of these types of surfaces. As a result, separators, like curtains, make these spaces nearly unusable for purposes that require talking or sound. That’s why it’s important to take the time to find essentially soundproof room dividers. Whether you’re partitioning out a classroom, gym, or cafeteria, one of the biggest struggles is to control and contain the noise. Soundproof room dividers can help. These acoustical partitions provide more noise cancellation than curtains, but what sorts of separators are portable? Screenflex “soundproof” room dividers are both stylish and functional!

What is Sound Absorption?

Sound absorption is the property of any material that changes the acoustic energy of sound waves into another form (Wikipedia).

Do Room Dividers Block Sound?

Screenflex portable partitions undergo laboratory sound tests. In these sound tests, we found that when using a 6′-0″ high partition, the following percentage of the sound decibel is absorbed.

  1. Straight Line Configuration

Sound Absorption = 45%

  1. L Shape or  90 degrees corner

Sound Absorption = 55%

  1. U Shape or Two 90 degree corners

Sound Absorption = 65%

Sound tests will vary depending on the floors, walls, and ceiling type. Soft materials (carpet, drapes, or furniture) in your room will increase the percentage of the sound absorbed from what is shown. Screenflex tests include a chamber with concrete floors, walls, and ceilings.

Church programs such as Awana, use Screenflex Portable Partitions to separate two or more groups. The dividers create a visual and sound barrier so that one group can play a game while the other group can memorize their verses. In a large fellowship hall that is used for both small and large groups, soundproof room dividers are the perfect temporary solution for dividing space and creating a “portable classroom.”

Implementing a Portable Sound Barrier for Your Space

Screenflex Acoustical Room Dividers will help you to create a quieter environment. When you use these highly functional acoustic room dividers, the sound is absorbed into the honeycomb core.  The core dampens noise that may otherwise be disruptive. Due to the complex nature of acoustics and sound control, no room divider or wall provides you with 100% soundproofing. Many noise-canceling devices only minimize sound. As shown above, our Screenflex sound-absorbing Room Dividers can block and absorb up to 65% of the sound waves emanating from a source. Using sound baffles and fiberglass insulation, these acoustic room dividers can help keep conversations private and minimize distractions. Depending on how you have your screen configured in relation to the sound producer, the partition will absorb more or less sound depending on its configuration. At the very least, you can minimize harsh echoes from these sound-dampening acoustic dividers.

Why Use a Temporary Soundproof Wall?

Sometimes when soundproofing a room, adaptability is a priority. Screenflex acoustic room dividers easily divide any space either temporarily or permanently and also absorb excess noise. No movable partition wall is one hundred percent soundproof that blocks all sound. However, our sound-absorbing walls are a highly effective solution that can adapt and minimize the excess noise that comes with your school, church, office, and more!

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