We have a particularly small room, about 12ft by 8ft, we use it for boardgames and roleplaying games.
As is typical for these games, discussion often gets heated, getting louder and louder.
Someone suggested accoustic tiles, which would absorb some of the sound, reducing the feedback that made people get louder and louder.
They also found somewhere we can get them fairly cheap.
But do they actually work to decrease sound in the room?
Or are they only good when there is a very noticeable echo?
Do I need to fully cover the walls, or would scattering half a dozen (or more) have a noticeable effect?
It is hard to tell if there is a echo, as the room and thus the delay is small. The walls are mostly plasterboard. so that should already be absorbing alot of sound (i would think)
I should mention:
- The roof is unable to be coated in tiles as it has a painted mural on it.
- The back wall is unable to be coated in tiles as it is covered by a book shelf. (The books should absorb the sound anyway, right?)
- The Front wall is unable to be coated as it is a full hight and width window
- The remaining two walls are about the be coated about 50% each as one has a whiteboard and the other a cork board. Thus a smattering of acoustic tiles is all we could get.