You have probably noticed the small holes on wood surfaces in places like movie theaters or concert halls and wondered what the purpose is. Perforations are uniform, patterned holes made in materials that offer many benefits. When it comes to perforated wood veneer, there are several reasons why perforating is done. Perforated wood veneer is most often used to improve acoustics in places like music venues, auditoriums and offices and are made as sound panels for theaters and speaker systems. Not only does perforated wood veneer enhance acoustical quality, but it also adds an interesting texture and design.
Flat, nonporous walls cause the sound to be reflected, which creates an amplifying and echo effect that is not pleasing to the ear. Perforations keep this from happening because the sound is absorbed and dispersed rather than bouncing back. Perforated acoustic panels are generally made out of different types of wood veneers and in order for perforated wood veneer to provide the best sound quality, the perforations must be completely uniform, and the design aligned perfectly with the pattern.
If the aesthetic of your space is important to you, micro-perforated acoustic panels are a great option. The perforations are less noticeable, but still have a profound effect on the sound quality. Micro-perforated acoustic panels have perforations that are typically 0.5mm to 0.9mm wide and provide the sound control you are searching for.
If you think your home or business could benefit from perforations done in wood veneer, please give us a call at IPS Perforating, Inc. for more information.