UseAcoustic wall panel, ceilings, partitions
ApplicationsInterior, residential, commercial, spaces dedicated to audiovisual activities
CharacteristicsCustomizable: different finish options, 10 different lines that can be mixed and matched, rotation possible, option to use different materials for different zones, perforation options, various special features
FormatHorizontal and vertical rotation options, mounted on railing systems applied to surfaces. Corner solutions available.
CertificationProduct Certificates: ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System, ASTM-84 Fire Classification | Raw Material: FSC, Eurofins Indoor Air Comfort Gold, A+ label, LEED, M1 Emission Class for Building Material, ISO 50001, 0% VOC, GIGA Ranked (Green Ideas Green Actions), EPA TSCA Title VI Attestation, Reach Declaration, FDA Declaration
Mikodam panels enhance all kinds of interiors, both acoustically and aesthetically; they are especially recommended for audiovisual spaces such as home theaters so that the equipment users invest their resources in can reach their best performances. The panels both scatter and absorb the sound preventing acoustical glare and flutter echo. The finishing material, the size and ratio of perforations, the geometry of the panel affect how panels interact with sound. The panels can be customized according to the requirements of the space.
Mikodam and Acoustics
When sounds are uncontrolled, they can be polluted by reverberations and acoustical glare. Acoustics is an important issue that determines the quality of the sounds we take in. It is usually an undermined subject that can either be solved by custom designs that are time and resource consuming or left unsolved.
Mikodam offers a solution to the issue of acoustic clarity in the form of acoustic panels: choosing from perforations, materials and surface textures as well as three-dimensional options, you can reach acoustically and aesthetically pleasing environments. The forms Mikodam offers are shaped with acoustic calculations and aesthetic considerations. Isolators located between the rails and the walls stop vibrations from spreading and prevent undesired resonances.
Importance of Acoustics
How a space should be treated to reach the aimed acoustic quality is affected by elements such as the size of the space, the number and intensity of the sound sources, the number and angles of the surfaces forming the space, the materials used on each surface, and how the sound travels within the space. Sound, depending on the variables, is treated in three ways:
In large spaces with natural or limited sound, reflection helps it to reach all spots in a space. Sounds reflecting off different surfaces might reach the listener in different intervals.
In order to eliminate the undesired effects, the sound needs to be treated with both absorption and scattering.
It is mandatory to eliminate pollution caused by reflections in order to reach sound clarity. It is undesired pollution when a sound coming from a certain direction reflects after reaching the opposite end and in such a case the sound should be absorbed.
Having such different variables is why Mikodam tests their panels to report on their acoustic reactions. Common spaces benefit from Mikodam panels as much as spaces that are designed for acoustic activities. You can feel the difference Mikodam panels bring even to a simple conversation.
Each panel has a different acoustic ratio depending on the number of the panels used, the chosen materials and textures, and the size and ratio of perforations (if used). Each interior has its own acoustic requirements and at least one of the Mikodam panel lines will suit.
- Corner Panels
Sound waves reflect more on corners with right angles; using sound-absorbing panels on corners will increase the acoustic quality of the space.
- Sound Scattering Surfaces
When sound is absorbed excessively it will become dull and unnatural. Especially, in spaces such as movie theaters where one wants to feel as if she is in a different place or in public spaces such as restaurants and bars where it shouldn’t be too silent remaining lively while avoiding sound acoustical glare, in these cases, it is recommended to scatter the sound.
- Heavy Panels
Reverberation time is the time that elapses from the surfaces in the room to the attenuation of the reflected sounds. It is directly proportional to the volume of the space while it is inversely proportional to the absorbing characteristics of the materials within the space. Mass is an effective reductor of reverberation; the weight of the panels decreases the vibrations, thus contributing to the acoustic quality.
- Isolating Panels
Reaching an acoustic quality also means to be able to prevent sounds from outside the space from penetrating inside and vice versa. It is important to use isolators for this purpose.