In our last blog, we discussed different ways modular offices improve worksite productivity by providing a noise-free environment for important supervisor and employee tasks. But how do you know how much sound proofing you actually need? The answer lies in which type of modular wall system reflects your needs and your budget.
Privacy in the Workplace
Every modular office can benefit from a place to have private conversations. If you operate in the average office setting rather than an industrial manufacturing plant, Porta-King’s “Good” sound reducing wall system can provide privacy to the modular office’s occupants. While this is the most economical option, you still get a sound transmission class (STC) rating of 27 and an average decibel (dB) reduction level of 36. These ratings will keep quiet conversations confidential as well as keep employees outside the room from being distracted.
Safety on the Manufacturing Floor
Some worksites are dangerously loud environments without the correct sound protection. Luckily, you can keep out an apocalypse with Porta-King’s “Best” noise-reducing wall system. Our unique design combines sound-deadening, high-density material with gauge painted steel to provide the most auditory protection possible in a modular wall system. You get an 47 STC rating and an average dB reduction level of 48 for a modular system that is faster and more affordable to install than traditional construction.
Getting the Best of Both Worlds
If you want more protection than our “Good” option, but don’t need quite as much as our “Best,” consider the “Better” sound-reducing modular wall system for your modular office. You still get a sound barrier core without having to pay for the high results of the core-and-steel combo. This wall system has an STC rating of 34 and an average dB reduction level of 41. While 41 may not seem much higher than 36, small increases in these ratings represent a big difference in sound reduction.
Mixing and Matching
If you plan on redesigning the layout of your modular office, you don’t have to settle on one sound reducing option. Some rooms may call for absolute silence while others may only require a convenient barrier. Since needs, budgets, and prices vary, this is a great way to ensure you’re putting your money in the right place.