Q: Did you hear that?
Akupanel is a wood-look finish intended to absorb sound and quieten spaces. The 2400 x 600 x 20 mm (roughly 2 x 8') panels come in 7 wood species. It tests at a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 0.97 at a frequency of 1,000 HZ. Loud speech and "regular" noise in the home is typically between 500 - 2,000 HZ. The average NRC within this frequency range is 0.66.
How do we do it? Wood veneer strips are applied to a lightweight acoustical foam. The strips are then meticulously applied 13mm (approx. 0.5") apart to Resonance, a PET recycled-plastic water bottle sound-apsorbing backer. All 7 wood species are stocked with black backer in NC. All other color backers have a 1 - 2 week production time