Worship Spaces

Worship Spaces

Enhancing the Sounds of Worship

Worship spaces are diverse, from the size and shape of the venue to the programs and performances that are offered.

Acoustic Goal

Add absorption for speech clarity and combine with diffusion for music and vocals.

Design Options

Subtle to dramatic with wood, laminate, fabric, and other finishes.

Product Attributes

Diffusive and absorptive wall and ceiling treatments.

Absorptive and Diffusive Wood Finishes

The Acoustical Wood Collection provides the ultimate in acoustic and aesthetic flexibility.

This versatile family of acoustic treatments allows you to design absorptive and diffusive surfaces with the beauty of wood.

Absorption

Normally-reflective wood surfaces are transformed into aesthetically-pleasing acoustical finishes, which are available in natural wood veneers or manufactured laminates specified by you.

Diffusion

Diffusers balance sounds that reflect unevenly off walls and ceilings. In large spaces with tall ceilings, reflectors prevent late-arriving sound, delivering a clear message to the audience.

Alto

Sound Absorber

Linear-grooved patterns

Picado

Sound Absorber

Micro-perforated patterns

Sereno

Sound Absorber

Symmetrical hole patterns

Tad Revealed

Sound Absorber

Acoustically-randomized

HighTones

Diffuser

Solid wood diffusers in cherry, maple, oak, and poplar.

Use HighTones for frequencies greater than 2,500 Hz.

Wood Finish
Painted Finish

MidTones

Diffuser

Solid wood diffusers in cherry, maple, oak, and poplar.

Use MidTones for frequencies between 630 Hz and 2,500 Hz.

Wood Finish
Painted Finish

Ovation

Reflector

Large reflective panels are placed on ceilings and side walls to provide acoustic clarity in large venues.

Finished in

Gel-Coat
Wood Veneer
Laminate

Fabric and Other Finishes

More traditional acoustic finishes can be integrated attractively into worship centers.

In this sanctuary, Geometric Diffusers in the ceiling disperse sound evenly across worshippers, enhancing musical and choral performances. Acoustical panels on the walls absorb reflections, improving clarity to words and music.

Geometric Diffusers

Diffuser

Deep diffusers in two distinct shapes that scatter sound in multiple directions.

copolymer Finish
Fabric Finish
Painted Finish

High Impact HardSide

Sound & Impact Absorber

Impact-resistant panels with better absorption than traditional panels. Effective for speech frequencies.

Fabric Finish

Hardside

Absorber

Cost-effective absorbers, efficient for speech frequencies in 1" thicknesses. Flush-mountable on walls and ceilings.

Fabric Finish

VersaTune

Balanced Absorber

Low-frequency absorbers with excellent balance across all frequencies.

Fabric Finish

TAD

Tuned Absorber/Diffuser

Specially-tuned absorbers that preserve high frequencies in musical spaces.

Finished in

Fabric Finish
Wood Finish

How Much Absorption?

Acoustically, sanctuaries have similar needs as auditoriums and performing arts venues, where musical instruments and lyrics are paired with the spoken word for large audiences.

T60 (or reverberation time) refers to the amount of time it takes for a sound to decay 60 dB. Optimal times vary for different spaces and frequencies. T60 times can be modeled using the absorption data of each acoustical product and the elements of the room.

T60 times in sanctuaries should typically range between 1.5 and 2.2 seconds. Longer times reinforce choral and organ performances, while shorter times favor amplified instruments and speech.

In addition to primary worship spaces, other types of rooms in worship facilities can benefit from acoustical treatment. See also Classrooms, Offices, Lobbies (for fellowship halls), and Gymnasiums for more ideas.

Auditoriums
Performing Arts
Music
Education
Gymnasiums
Fitness
Swimming Pools
Natatoriums
Classrooms
Lecture Halls
Worship
Spaces
Lobbies
Open Spaces
Offices
Conference Rooms
Auditoriums | Performing Arts
Music Education
Gymnasiums | Fitness
Swimming Pools | Natatoriums
Classrooms | Lecture Halls
Lobbies | Open Spaces
Offices | Conference Rooms
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