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Why are there bad acoustics in coworking spaces?

The acoustics in open offices and coworking spaces are often really bad and at the same time have a huge impact on the work of customers who use coworking services. Poor acoustics can reduce the quality of conference calls, distract from work meetings, and reduce work productivity overall. Work discomfort caused by echo sound leads to customer dissatisfaction and it is only a matter of time before they find another coworking space. Why does open space have bad acoustics?

Most modern open space offices and coworking spaces boast a beautiful interior designed in detail by professional designers. Elegant tiles, smooth surfaces, minimalism and glass look stylish, but they also create a strong echo that cannot be dampened. Current trends in equipment are the main reason why these spaces have poor acoustics.

The second reason for the noise of open space offices is that savings are made in the construction of these spaces. Designing a space with good acoustics is challenging, and high-quality building materials that absorb sound are not the cheapest. Acoustic problems are ignored by operators because they are not as visible as equipment failures.

In an ideal case, the noise in an open office should be in the range of 40 to 50 dB , but in soundproof spaces where the sounds of computers, work, conversations and music mix, we often reach an alarming value of 70 dB and more.

How to soundproof an open office?

There are a number of techniques that can be used to reduce unwanted sound in a coworking space, but every space is different, so there is no one-size-fits-all advice. So that you don't hit blindly, order a company that will prepare custom soundproofing for your office.

A stylish solution can be special soundproofing panels , so-called acoustic patterns. You can choose from a wide range of designs that will harmonize with the space and at the same time successfully absorb sound. From funky artwork that adds color to the room, to ceiling shapes that hang like lights, to discreet panels painted with the color of the walls to blend in. There are many options for adding sound-absorbing components to busy locations.

Bad acoustics can cause big problems for your coworking, which will lead to the loss of people interested in renting a workplace. Soundproof your premises. Contact our team and we will help you "fix" the sound in your offices.

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