According to research, about 70% of Australians work remotely every week, and this has contributed to the steady growth of remote workspaces. In 2018 alone, there was a 90% increase in demand for remote workspaces in Australia. However, remote workspaces must meet staff requirements; therefore, cutting outside noise is essential for improved productivity. For this reason, quality remote workspaces must be equipped with acoustic panelling. That said, acoustic panelling can be made from different materials, but organic options are proving more popular. This article highlights natural acoustic panelling for remote workspaces.
Sheep Wool -- One of the best organic materials you can choose for acoustic panelling is sheep wool. Sheep wool fibres are naturally hollow. Therefore, the fibres are processed to form dense first-class acoustic panelling. Additionally, the material's high tensile strength ensures the fibres can be stretched without compromising their shape and performance. Besides, sheep wool is soft to the hands and does not scrape the skin when used as acoustic panelling. The best part is that sheep wool panelling can also double up as insulation. This is an added advantage to remote workspaces because of the associated energy savings.
Moss -- The naturally occurring material has been used as acoustic panelling for several years now. Most people cannot believe that naturally growing moss can be used for acoustic purposes; however, moss has the ability to regulate the sound well. One significant advantage of moss acoustic panels is that they are virtually maintenance-free. There is no cleaning necessary as you would expect from other materials that need dusting every once in a while. Besides, moss grows in a variety of colours; therefore, it is easy to mix and match different coloured moss on a single acoustic panel. Such versatility adds aesthetics to a remote workspace and performs well in dumping noise.
Wooden Planters -- Plants have held a spot or two in office spaces for a very long time, but mainly for aesthetics. However, plants also are increasingly being used for their acoustic benefits. Unfortunately, pot plants are commonly placed on the floor or on tables where they don't have an opportunity to put their acoustic properties to effective use. That is why pot plants are slowly being replaced with wall-mounted planters. The planters act as great acoustic panelling, especially when mounted one on top of the other. Additionally, wall-mounted wood planters are decorative pieces that significantly enhance workspace aesthetics.