Pinta Acoustics

SONEX Valueline Panels

The Fabric-Wrapped Fiberglass Sky Is Falling… On Students

Officials at Toronto’s Islington Junior Middle School needed to replace old ceiling panels that were a danger to students and staff. Islington Junior Middle School in Toronto had a problem. The fabric-wrapped fiberglass panels installed on the ceilings and walls in many of the classrooms were detaching and dropping to the floor. They had to be replaced and quickly before they landed on an unsuspecting student or faculty member. The school needed ceiling panels that could be easily installed, even on its curved ceilings. The ideal panels would also be able to offer sound management that could help create quieter classrooms. Sound management is a common problem in schools. Typical classr

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Northwest ISD Aquatic Center, Justin, Texas

A Flowing Wave

The Northwest ISD (NISD) Aquatic Center in Justin, Texas is a multiuse facility that includes a 71-yard stretch competition pool, four-lane 25-yard practice pool, seating for 850 guests and a full-service sports medicine rehabilitation center. To improve the user experience and minimize acoustical issues that are common to indoor pools, pinta acoustic’s WHISPERWAVE and SONEX Valueline acoustic panels in custom colors were installed in the new 80,000-sq.-ft. facility. Most people have experienced the echo in indoor pools that leads to difficulty hearing and understanding swimmers, coaches and lifeguards, which can pose a safety risk. The panels absorb sound energy from coaching, raised

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Brasserie Bernard, Outremont, Montreal

Panels In Harmony

Brasserie Bernard is a classic French brasserie in the heart of Outremont, a high-end neighborhood in Montreal, Canada. Owners of several popular restaurants, brothers Maurice, Paul and Richard Holder knew from experience that acoustics are an important part of developing an ideal atmosphere. To create a space that allows for comfortable communication, the brothers selected lightweight, WILLTEC direct-apply panels. In addition to providing acoustic benefits, the custom golden-yellow panels harmonize with the multidimensional painted ceiling and walls, and contrast with the black wood and leather banquettes. The WILLTEC custom panels are finished with a specially formulated water-based, golde

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