An accurate acoustic design of crowded public places such as restaurants, schools, theatres, conference halls and cinemas needs a consistent choice of products, with already tested and certified performance. Interior designers do not often consider acoustic insulation issues when designing buildings. In fact, crowded public places are often rich in smooth uncoated surfaces, which have a strong reverberation and amplify any noise.
With the ACOUSTIC | DESIGN products line, CELENIT provides advanced solutions that blend high sound absorption performance with the sustainability and eco-compatibility of a natural product, which is also aesthetically attractive and mechanically resistant. With their particular surface configuration, wood wool boards are natural sound absorbers. Soundwaves do not bounce from one wall to another, rather they are partly absorbed and dissipated, thus avoiding annoying reverberation.
Often classrooms, common areas, restaurants, meeting rooms and gyms or pools are bare and rich environments of smooth surfaces, uncoated, which tend to have a strong reverb and amplify any noise. Limiting echoes in crowded public buildings, bars, restaurants, sporting arenas, swimming pools or schools, is highly important to enjoying the activities held there. This functional performance, sound wave absorption, can be provided by Celenit. The boards have been used in buildings for over 40 years and have proved to be a very popular product as a lime carrier over the 15 years in which we have been promoting and selling them for use with our products. Unlike other wood wool boards, these are waterproof, freeze-proof and damp-proof making them appropriate for use even in the most severe temperature conditions.
Celenit panels can be fixed directly to the existing external wall if the external wall is of single skin construction, the open nature of the Celenit panel still allows the wall to breathe. The breathability of the wall can be further maintained by the use of Ty-Mawr lime plaster and our attractive range of paints, a similar build-up can be used for ceilings. Depending on the space available, thermal values and building comfort can be increased by using Thermafleece or wood-fibre insulation between the external wall and Celenit panels.
Partition walls between rooms often have sound insulation problems and do not normally meet the benchmarks set by current regulations. Celenit panels applied to the wall or in the interspaces between walls, considerably improve sound insulation between room spaces even at the most disturbing medium and low frequencies such as found in music or conversation. The wood wool panels with their particular surface conformation are in fact natural sound absorbers and ensure that the noise does not rebound from one wall but is partly absorbed and dissipated. The sound blocking effects can also be enhanced by using Thermafleece in conjunction with Celenit.
Thanks to the textured shape, dimension and an attractive range of colours, the acoustic panels also contribute to sophisticated interior design solutions and are ideal for retrofitting.