5 – How do I figure out many panels I need?
Allow me to just say it like it is:
You will not get a great acoustical environment simply by installing one or two panels in a room (unless it’s a really small room), if you have really bad problems with poor acoustics.
It would help of course but most likely it wouldn’t be enough.
A good rule of thumb is, that you should cover the equivalent of 25 % of the room’s floor space with sound-absorbing material in order to get good acoustics in the room.
In order to find out how many panels that is, you can use the following formula:
(Floor space x 0,25) / 1,44 = the amount of acoustical panels that are needed in order to get good acoustics.
The reason that you have to divide with 1,44 in the end is that one akupanels covers 1,44 m2 (square meters).