A laboratory is a work environment that requires concentration and communication between co-workers. In most cases it should be possible to clean all surfaces of the room . It may also included the need to regularly carry out a total decontamination of the laboratory environment using strong disinfecting chemicals.

  • Technical equipment and ventilation devices used to dispell chemical fumes can create a noisy environment affecting performance.
  • Equipment may generate low frequency noise. The acoustic ceiling should have a good sound absorbing capacity, especially in the low frequencies.
Ecophon's suggestion
  • Reverberation time 0.5 s or less. Highest value 250 - 4000 Hz. 125 Hz: 20% higher value permitted. Corresponds to 90% of floor surface covered with Absorption Class A (according to EN ISO 11654).
  • The different types of cleaning routines and cleaning or disinfecting agents used, needs to be considered when choosing the acoustic ceiling.
Product recommendation
  • Ecophon Hygiene has been designed to be dirt repellent and cleanable using a wide range of cleaning methods.


A well planned sound environment improves peoples ability to perform. Understanding of acoustics enables you to define the relevant descriptors to get the best end-result.

Indoor climate

The indoor environment has a major impact on people’s health. The building materials, the ventilation, the furnishing, the cleaning routines and the activities are factors that all influence the indoor climate.