Acoustic FAQ’s

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Acoustic FAQ’s

Generic Queries:

  • Can I request acoustic fabric samples?
    • Yes! In fact, we recommend viewing samples before placing an order to ensure the product you’ve picked works for your space. Our acoustic samples are available through our website, Material Bank, or your local sales rep.
  • How do I receive my samples?
    • Our acoustic samples are free and shipped via ground unless expedited services are required. Material Bank samples are sent overnight.
  • What are the custom capabilities of Unika Vaev?
    • Unika Vaev’s design department can develop tier 1 (simple) to tier 4 (complex) custom products for acoustic needs. From our ceiling finishes to acoustic panels, screens, rugs, and more, we can create or modify acoustic solutions that deliver exactly what you’re looking for. Contact your local sales rep for more information.
  • Do you have a showroom? Can I visit?
    • Yes! We have showrooms in several cities, see our website for more information. 

Consumer Queries:

  • Do rugs help with noise?
    • Absolutely! Rugs will help to reduce reverberation within a space.
  • How do you reduce noise in an apartment?
    • You can do several things to help reduce noise in an apartment. From checking the doors to adding acoustic panels, window treatments, and more, here are a few tips to help you out!
  • What is the latest trend in ceiling finishes?
    • Our Ecoustic® Sculpt® Drop-In Ceiling Tiles add a dramatic, striking shape to your space. Not only are they simple to install, but they are also acoustic, fire tested, and (not to toot our own horn) one of our award-winning products. Other ceiling trends include tile lighting, ceiling baffles, acoustic fins, and more. Explore how you can take your ceilings to new heights in our blog!
  • How do you reduce echoes in a room?
    • We have tons of acoustical products & solutions in our collection that can help with echoing spaces. Through proper placement of decorative sound-absorbing products like noise-friendly flooring, panels, partitions, screens, and more, you can reduce echoes and reverberation in any space (large or small). Contact your local sales rep to let us help you design your perfect (and quiet) space.
  • How is pricing quoted?
    • All acoustic prices are NET prices and quoted on a per job basis. 
  • What is a coffered ceiling?
    • A coffered ceiling is a series of recessed (or indented) panels in the shape of a square, rectangle, or octagon in a ceiling, soffit, or vault. 
  • Soundproofing vs. sound absorbing.
    • Soundproofing (or sound blocking) is when you are attempting to eliminate all noise external to the space. Sound absorbing reduces the reverberation of sound waves to increase speech intelligibility. 
  • What are acoustic panels used for?
    • Acoustic panels are used for sound absorption, space division, and to reduce sound reverberation. They can also be used to improve speech intelligibility while coordinating with the interiors of your space. 
  • What’s the difference between an acoustic panel and an acoustic baffle?
    • Acoustic panels can be used on walls or ceilings or for space division, while acoustic baffles are specifically used to hang from the ceiling and are a design intent. Both, when appropriately used in your space, can result in the reduction of unwanted sound.
  • What does Ecoustic® mean?
    • Ecoustic® is the brand name for many of Unika Vaev’s acoustic decorative products.

Office-Related Consumer Queries:

  • How to design an office space? No matter the type of design you’re interested in, creating the perfect office space is important for productivity. But what should you keep in mind when designing it? From lighting to the ceiling and the sound that bounces between the walls, many elements should be considered. For a full list of ideas, take a look at our blog on office trends here.

  • What is flexible office space? A flexible office space is a type of workspace designed to provide employees with a variety of different places and ways to work. This includes working from home, keeping high-traffic areas free from working spaces, creating quiet places to work, using adaptable furniture, and more.

  • How to decorate a home office space? Your home office should be a space where you can get the peace and quiet to get your work done (without disruptions and annoying noises). But what can be added to give you that tranquil space? Read our blog to learn how acoustic panels, greenery, and the right colors can give you the perfect interior design.