Builder’s new wallpaper a world first for sound insulation

Paul Eyers
By Paul Eyers
3 Min Read

A former builder has developed a new wallpaper set to revolutionise Australia’s music, podcasting and gaming industry.

SOUNDLINA by Screenwood is the world’s first perforated architectural wallpaper range designed for optimum acoustic performance.

The patent pending designs blend a natural woodgrain aesthetic within the paper to achieve high-quality noise reduction and reverberation control.

When combined with perforated grid plasterboard and acoustic insulation, the echo-reduction material can achieve a professional-level Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 0.85 on a scale of 0-1.

The revolutionary wallpaper, which can be used on both ceilings and walls, reduces echo by allowing sound to travel through its small perforations to a perforated grid plasterboard where the acoustic insulation absorbs it.

Its easy paste-to-the-wall installation does not require a joiner, providing DIY videographers, podcasters, gamers and musicians a cost-effective way to improve the look and sound acoustics within their recording room.

Founder and director Cameron Nelson spent decades as a builder before starting Screenwood in 1995 after noticing the challenges of bringing a natural wood aesthetic to interior design.

Mr Nelson says Screenwood are excited to bring the product to market, demonstrating the company’s innovation in the acoustic wall and ceiling space.

“Thanks to SOUNDLINA™ wallpaper’s technical design, our customers have greater freedom to explore imaginative interior architectural concepts while reducing construction costs and time without compromise,” he said.

“The wallpaper’s woodgrain aesthetic and acoustic performance make it a superb choice for biophilic, environmental, biomimetic, and sensorial interior design.”

Mr Nelson said affordability was an essential factor in the product’s design to ensure it could provide top-tier performance to customers from a universal budget.

“We work closely with our customers and have an acute understanding of the design, installation, cost, and regulatory challenges they face,” he said.

Certifications

  • Sound absorption – up to 0.85 NRC
  • Emissions – Low VOC
  • Environment – GreenTag Certified
  • UV Resistance – UV tested to AST MD 4459
  • Fire – Group 1 Fire Rating

The acoustic wallpaper is pre-finished with a decorative surface made from innovative nanotechnology known as Navurban Diamond to create a reinforced top layer that maintains the wallpaper’s durability over time.

Its safety and sustainability certification makes it an attractive installation for other large, noisy environments such as hospitality, education, aged care, commercial spaces, foyers, hotels, shopping centres, airports, medical facilities, libraries, residential and conference venues.

The SOUNDLINA range comes in rolls of 600mm in width and 9850mm in length. To order a sample, visit the Screenwood website.

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Paul Eyers has worked as a journalist for a range of media publishers including News Corp and Network Ten. He has also worked outside of Australia, including time spent with ABS-CBN in the Philippines. Stepping away from the media, Paul spent five years sharpening his tools in construction - building his skill set and expertise within the trade industry. His diverse experiences and unique journey have equipped him with an insider view of Australia’s construction game to dig deep into the big stories.

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