The Simplicity of Installing Acoustic Panels

Shaun Snaith

Installing acoustic panels in your space is a straightforward process that can make a significant difference in both sound quality and aesthetics. In this article, we'll guide you through the ease of mounting acoustic panels with a focus on the various options available for different installation needs.

Choosing the Right Mounting Option

Before you start the installation process, it's crucial to select the right mounting option for your acoustic panels. The choice depends on whether you're mounting panels on walls, ceilings, or if you're opting for suspended panels. Here are the primary mounting options:

  • Mirror Plates: Mirror plates are an excellent choice for wall-mounted acoustic panels. They provide a sturdy and secure attachment method. When using panels with Mirror Plates the plates will be pre-fastened to the back of the panel but will need to by turned around so the mounting hole sticks out of the side of the panel.  We ship them backwards to minimise damage. Then simply attach them to the wall using appropriate wall plugs or anchors. This method is reliable and ideal for panels that will remain in a fixed position.

  • D-Rings: D-rings are another wall-mounting option. They offer flexibility and ease of installation. When ordering from Advanced Acoustics the D-rings are already attached to the back of your acoustic panels in portrait orientation.  If you require landscape orientation simply remove the D-ring and re-position in the desired location ensuring they are fitted centrally so that the panels hang level.  Hang the acoustic panels on screws or hooks that are securely fastened to the wall. This method allows you to easily adjust the panel's height and position, making it perfect for spaces where panel placement may change.

  • Button Fix: Button Fix is a versatile and user-friendly wall-mounting solution which is completely hidden and secure. It involves attaching one part of the Button Fix system to the back of the panel and the corresponding part to the wall. This allows you to simply push the panel onto the wall-mounted counterpart, creating a secure and reliable attachment. Button Fix is ideal for panels that may need to be removed and reinstalled easily.

  • Eyebolts: For suspended acoustic panels, eyebolts are the way to go. These panels come with pre-drilled holes that allow you to attach the supplied eyebolts. Once the eyebolts are secured in place, you can use your suspension wire to hang the panels from the ceiling. This method provides flexibility in terms of panel height and position, making it suitable for areas where adjustability is crucial.

The Installation Process

Regardless of the mounting option you choose, the installation process remains relatively simple. Here are the general steps to follow:

  1. Prepare Your Space: Ensure that the area where you plan to install the panels is clean and free from dust, grease, and contaminants. If you're mounting panels on the ceiling, make sure the structure is sound and secure.

  2. Mark the Position: Use a level and measuring tape to mark the exact position where you want to mount the panels. This step is crucial to ensure your panels are evenly spaced and aligned correctly.

  3. Attach Mounting Hardware: Depending on your chosen mounting option, attach the mirror plates, D-rings, Button Fix components, or eyebolts to the back of your acoustic panels.

  4. Secure to the Wall or Ceiling: Follow the specific instructions for your selected mounting method to securely attach the panels to the wall or ceiling. Use suitable wall plugs, anchors, screws, or suspension wire to ensure a stable installation.

  5. Fine-Tune Position: Once the panels are in place, double-check their alignment and adjust as necessary. For D-ring and eyebolt installations, you can easily fine-tune the position.

With these simple steps and the right mounting option for your acoustic panels, you can enjoy improved acoustics and a visually appealing space. The ease of installation makes acoustic panels a practical solution for various settings, from offices and studios to home cinemas and more.