If you want to install plasterboard on the ceilings and/or walls of your reception area, then you don't have to use regular solid-surface products. Other types of plasterboard, such as perforated products, are also a good option in commercial public environments.
How does perforated plasterboard work? What are its advantages?
What Is Perforated Plasterboard?
Regular plasterboard sheets have a smooth and solid surface; however, perforated products contain a number of open cut-out areas. For example, sheets can contain shapes, grids or lines.
These products are primarily used because of their acoustic qualities. The holes in each sheet help control noise in a space or room.
Noise reverberates when it comes into contact with a regular flat sheet of plasterboard. Sounds hit the sheet and bounce back off it. This bouncing process itself can introduce vibrations into a room. Flat sheets also increase echo and general volume levels.
Perforated plasterboard improves acoustics. When noise hits a perforated sheet, it won't all bounce off solid areas. Some noise will go up through the sheet's cut-outs where it dissipates and loses its original angle of direction.
So, the plasterboard absorbs some noise and reduces its intensity. It also reduces the number of sound vibrations that can make areas too noisy for comfort.
Why Install Perforated Plasterboard In Your Reception Area?
If you have a large and open reception area, then the acoustics in the room might not be great. People might struggle to hear because of excessive ambient noise.
They might also have to raise their voices to be heard. This doesn't give them much privacy. Plus, the louder people talk, the higher the area's noise levels will be.
These negative acoustics can affect how well your reception area works. You won't create a calm and professional environment if your noise levels are too high or if people can't hear or make themselves heard easily. Plus, your receptionists might find it hard to work in an acoustically stressful environment.
Perforated plasterboard reduces this kind of noise pollution. It will remove and control environmental noise more effectively. You won't have the same reverberation, echo or noise level problems.
Plus, perforated plasterboard sheets are more attractive than plain products. Different perforation ratios and styles add contemporary effects to walls and ceilings. You can use your plasterboard as a design piece.
To get started, talk to your contractor about product lines that include acoustic options. For example, Gyprock plasterboard perforated products are a good place to start.