The other day we read an article about using soundproof room dividers to lessen the noise in a room. The article claimed that freestanding dividers could lessen noise in home offices, call centers, office spaces, or even in rooms that children shared. The purpose is to lessen sound, but not eliminate it.
Soundproof room dividers will only lessen sound if the sound is natural – like normal toned voices, a television at a moderate volume, or a quiet phone in an office setting. The problem is that they are not a good solution if you really need a quiet environment in which you can focus.
They look good. They sound like a great alternative. But wouldn’t it be more effective to simply put up a soundproof, floor-to-ceiling wall instead? What do you think?