In simple terms sound absorption is the reduction of echo in a room.
When sound waves hit a hard surface, some sound passes through the surface (known as Sound Transmission) and some sound waves are reflected back in to the room. (Known as Sound Reflection)
The lower the amount of reflection the lower level of echo/noise you will experience in the room.
Most domestic homes will have adequate levels of this in the form of carpets and soft furnishings such as sofas and curtains. However the new minimalist trends for hard floors and no soft furnishing has resulted in increased noise levels in the home. Other large areas with loud noises such as village halls, schools and sports halls also tend to need sound absorption.
To reduce noise levels in a room with lots of hard surfaces, we need to add sound absorption materials. There are several types of sound absorption products available and depending on the dimensions of the room and how hard the surfaces are, this will donate the amount of sound absorption we need to add to your room to achieve the right level of noise.