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Acoustic insulation and interior acoustics

An acoustic booth should serve as both a workplace and a retreat for employees. Therefore, it must have sufficient acoustic insulation, from the exterior to the interior and vice versa. Many manufacturers like to refer to decibel values to highlight the soundproofing effect of their booths. However, these data can be misleading, since the data usually refers to the materials used in its manufacture, not to the booth already assembled and running.

If you really need a specific value, we recommend that you look for reliable approvals such as ISO 23351-1, one of the most recognized and used in the industry.

Many booths reduce noise considerably, but not all are completely soundproof as in most cases it is not necessary. However, if this is really a must for you, there are plenty of manufacturers in the upper price range that offer these types of products.

Good interior acoustics are also part of the essential points of a booth. The aim is to guarantee a low reverberation time that does not disturb any chat, call or meeting. Our advice is to try the booth yourself to make sure that it meets your expectations for acoustic comfort level.

Ventilation

Ventilation is another important point, and here there are two parameters that you should pay attention to: the performance and the noise produced by the fans.

As for performance, if the ventilation is not powerful enough, headaches and nausea can occur, forcing us to open the door, thereby losing the point of using an acoustic booth.

To choose the right phone booth, you should ask the manufacturers about the effective performance of the ventilation. Especially in the case of booths for meetings of 2 or 4 people, it must also be considered that a meeting can last longer than expected, so an adjustable ventilation system can be useful to adapt the performance to the level of occupancy in the booth.

Ideally, you should be able to test the booth yourself. This way you can analyze whether these two parameters are satisfactorily met. Keep in mind that higher performance means better air quality, but also more noise. To make sure that the noise level is not disturbing and does not disturb any conversations, try to sit inside the cabin yourself.

Lightning

Acoustic booths are especially popular for calls and meetings, so good lighting is vital. We recommend to use a light source from above that optimally illuminates all surfaces inside the booth. An intensity around 4000K will ensure that the color temperature of the light is the same as in an office environment.

The type of lighting is also important when it comes to heat. We recommend your booth to be equipped with LED lightning, which emits less heat to the outside than other light sources and does not increase the ambient temperature inside the pod.

Interior materials

There are a large number of materials for the structure of a pod, from wood, widely used, to aluminum, steel or polymeric compounds. All of them are potentially useful to ensure good insulation, so in this sense, a good assembly and sealing system is more decisive, since this ensures that there will be no significant leak points.

The differences are much greater depending on the materials used inside the box. For example, if there are large areas of uncovered material, the reverberation is more noticeable. For the interior lining of the telephone booth it is preferable to use acoustic felt or acoustic foam covered with fabric.

Regarding the material of the door, some manufacturers use acrylic glass, while others go for doors with safety or acoustic glass. While acrylic glass is lighter and does not shatter, acoustic and safety glass is more resistant to scratches and UV rays. It should be noted that, if they are exposed to sunlight, acrylic glass doors tend to lose color.

Delivery terms and conditions

Manufacturers differ considerably in terms of delivery times, although it is common for them to easily fall between 6-8 weeks or more. Even in the case of individual booths, the delivery time is not usually less than four weeks.

At Mirplay we work from our stocks, which allows us to reduce these deadlines considerably. We ship in 24-48 hours.

Although self-assembly will save you costs, consider all factors to decide if it’s the most convenient option for you. An assembly service will save you from having to think about transportation from the street to your office and will make it easier for you to manage empty packaging.

Price range

Trying to navigate between the different options on the market can be dizzying and confusing, since there is virtually no upper limit. However, you can also find great quality booths at the bottom of the price range. For example, at Mirplay we do not offer personalization options, which allows us to save costs and ship quickly.

Since even the most expensive phone booths “only” minimize outside noise, numerical values for decibel reduction are not a good value to assess actual performance. Whatever the price of the pod, make sure to try it out. Only then can you be sure that it meets your requirements.

Cabina acústica

Will it meet my needs?

It should not be forgotten that, apart from considering all the above points, the telephone booth must be a real alternative to the workplace. Users must feel comfortable in it and be able to work in the most productive and comfortable way possible.

Is the table big enough to accommodate everything I need? Does the booth have enough electrical outlets or USB ports? Do I need an Ethernet extension? Are the seats comfortable enough to sit for a long period of time? Do I need to be able to adjust the ventilation in case a meeting of four gets longer than expected?

All of these questions will help you decide if an option is right for you.

Aislamiento acústico

Acoustic insulation and interior acoustics

An acoustic booth should serve as both a workplace and a retreat for employees. Therefore, it must have sufficient acoustic insulation, from the exterior to the interior and vice versa. Many manufacturers like to refer to decibel values to highlight the soundproofing effect of their booths. However, these data can be misleading, since the data usually refers to the materials used in its manufacture, not to the booth already assembled and running.

If you really need a specific value, we recommend that you look for reliable approvals such as ISO 23351-1, one of the most recognized and used in the industry.

Many booths reduce noise considerably, but not all are completely soundproof as in most cases it is not necessary. However, if this is really a must for you, there are plenty of manufacturers in the upper price range that offer these types of products.

Good interior acoustics are also part of the essential points of a booth. The aim is to guarantee a low reverberation time that does not disturb any chat, call or meeting. Our advice is to try the booth yourself to make sure that it meets your expectations for acoustic comfort level.

Ventilation

Ventilation is another important point, and here there are two parameters that you should pay attention to: the performance and the noise produced by the fans.

As for performance, if the ventilation is not powerful enough, headaches and nausea can occur, forcing us to open the door, thereby losing the point of using an acoustic booth.

To choose the right phone booth, you should ask the manufacturers about the effective performance of the ventilation. Especially in the case of booths for meetings of 2 or 4 people, it must also be considered that a meeting can last longer than expected, so an adjustable ventilation system can be useful to adapt the performance to the level of occupancy in the booth.

Ideally, you should be able to test the booth yourself. This way you can analyze whether these two parameters are satisfactorily met. Keep in mind that higher performance means better air quality, but also more noise. To make sure that the noise level is not disturbing and does not disturb any conversations, try to sit inside the cabin yourself.

Lightning

Acoustic booths are especially popular for calls and meetings, so good lighting is vital. We recommend to use a light source from above that optimally illuminates all surfaces inside the booth. An intensity around 4000K will ensure that the color temperature of the light is the same as in an office environment.

The type of lighting is also important when it comes to heat. We recommend your booth to be equipped with LED lightning, which emits less heat to the outside than other light sources and does not increase the ambient temperature inside the pod.

Interior materials

There are a large number of materials for the structure of a pod, from wood, widely used, to aluminum, steel or polymeric compounds. All of them are potentially useful to ensure good insulation, so in this sense, a good assembly and sealing system is more decisive, since this ensures that there will be no significant leak points.

The differences are much greater depending on the materials used inside the box. For example, if there are large areas of uncovered material, the reverberation is more noticeable. For the interior lining of the telephone booth it is preferable to use acoustic felt or acoustic foam covered with fabric.

Regarding the material of the door, some manufacturers use acrylic glass, while others go for doors with safety or acoustic glass. While acrylic glass is lighter and does not shatter, acoustic and safety glass is more resistant to scratches and UV rays. It should be noted that, if they are exposed to sunlight, acrylic glass doors tend to lose color.

Delivery terms and conditions

Manufacturers differ considerably in terms of delivery times, although it is common for them to easily fall between 6-8 weeks or more. Even in the case of individual booths, the delivery time is not usually less than four weeks.

At Mirplay we work from our stocks, which allows us to reduce these deadlines considerably. We ship in 24-48 hours.

Although self-assembly will save you costs, consider all factors to decide if it’s the most convenient option for you. An assembly service will save you from having to think about transportation from the street to your office and will make it easier for you to manage empty packaging.

Price range

Trying to navigate between the different options on the market can be dizzying and confusing, since there is virtually no upper limit. However, you can also find great quality booths at the bottom of the price range. For example, at Mirplay we do not offer personalization options, which allows us to save costs and ship quickly.

Since even the most expensive phone booths “only” minimize outside noise, numerical values for decibel reduction are not a good value to assess actual performance. Whatever the price of the pod, make sure to try it out. Only then can you be sure that it meets your requirements.

Cabina acústica

Will it meet my needs?

It should not be forgotten that, apart from considering all the above points, the telephone booth must be a real alternative to the workplace. Users must feel comfortable in it and be able to work in the most productive and comfortable way possible.

Is the table big enough to accommodate everything I need? Does the booth have enough electrical outlets or USB ports? Do I need an Ethernet extension? Are the seats comfortable enough to sit for a long period of time? Do I need to be able to adjust the ventilation in case a meeting of four gets longer than expected?

All of these questions will help you decide if an option is right for you.

Aislamiento acústico

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