A WA home owner recently discovered the big difference Knauf Stratopanel can make to improve the acoustics in an open plan dining and lounge area.
When the WA home owners moved into their architecturally designed home, they soon became aware of the effect of unwanted sound in the area they wanted it least – the open plan dining and lounge area.
“We have a lot of hard surfaces in our house, predominately glass and wood, and the sounds were bouncing around and driving us crazy! The ceiling was painted cement (not plasterboard as we expected) so that was another hard surface involved,” said the home owner, who preferred not to be identified.
“Our house was architecturally designed and we did actually query the acoustics at the time, however were assured it wouldn’t be a problem. However, the experience of living in the house proved otherwise.”
The home owners opted for Knauf’s Random Rectangular Stratopanel acoustic ceiling. It is not often the practice to retrofit a full acoustic ceiling, but the unpainted cement ceiling made it possible.
“Because we were installing the acoustic ceiling in the heart of our home, we didn’t want it to look too ‘commercial’, so we steered away from products with uniform circles or squares. The appearance of the random rectangular pattern was exactly what we were looking for,” they said.
“We researched a multitude of acoustic products and wanted something which would blend in and not be seen as an afterthought, and within our budget.”
The home owners are delighted with the result, and they can now enjoy the company of visitors without the annoying acoustics.
“We absolutely love our ceiling, and it has made an immense improvement in the sound problem we previously had,” they said.