Using Acoustic Wood Panels to Control Sound in Your Venue

Do you have a problem with sound in your auditorium, concert hall, theater, or other large space? Acoustic wood panels may be the solution you are looking for.

Panels for walls and ceilings, like the ones we manufacture at Rulon, are designed to help to optimize the acoustic properties of an enclosed environment. This can help enhance the experience for attendees and also create a better sound quality for audio and video recordings.

Today, we are going to cover some of the key benefits of using acoustic panels for your large space. For some visual examples of how these panels might look on your walls or ceiling, check out our gallery.

Enhanced General Sound Control 

The most noticeable benefit that acoustic wood panels provide is their enhanced general sound control. Unlike other panels, an acoustic panel enables more air to circulate through to the plenum or wall cavity. From there, it can be trapped and diffused to create an optimal auditory environment. 

Panels Are Custom-Fitted to the Wall and Ceiling

One of the other major benefits of acoustic wood panels is that they can be custom-fitted to the shape of your space. This allows for more comprehensive sound control, as there are no gaps or spaces for sound to slip through, while keeping the room’s layout completely intact.

Customizable Raised Design Features

Wood panels can also be raised from the surface of the wall or ceiling to create further custom designs to help control the acoustics of your room. This type of design can help tame high frequencies that may be bouncing around the room and causing echoes and excessive reverb. It can also add a unique appearance to the room and help your venue’s design stand out from others in your area.

Reduced Echo and Excessive Reverb

Surfaces like concrete, tile, metal, and drywall offer little-to-no echo or reverb control on their own. Acoustic wood panels help to reduce the overall amount of echo and reverb in a room by absorbing these sound waves. This can create a more pleasant environment for your guests and also improve the quality of any audio or video recordings in the venue.

Tame High Frequencies

High frequencies are one of the main culprits when it comes to echo and reverb in a room. Acoustic wood panels help to tame these frequencies by reflecting them back into the room at a lower volume. This can make a significant difference in the overall sound quality of your space while creating a more comfortable listening experience for visitors.

Wall and Ceiling Coverage

Acoustic panels can be installed on both walls and ceilings for complete and total sound control throughout the room. This aids in creating the ideal environment for live music, theater performances, and other events where clear sound is essential.

Products like our Aluratone panels can be used on both ceilings and walls for a more cohesive aesthetic and consistent acoustic control. These panels can be designed to fit nearly any space requirements while also enhancing the warm atmosphere of the room.

Curved and Hard-Angle Designs

Acoustic wood panels are available in both curved and hard-angle designs to help create the perfect look for your venue. Curved panels can provide a more organic feel to the room while still delivering excellent sound control. Hard-angle panels, on the other hand, offer a more modern look that can complement any contemporary space. Both designs are available in a variety of wood species and finishes to match the existing décor of your room.

Sustainable Design 

Using high-quality wood panels for your venue is one of the most sustainable ways to enhance the aesthetics and performance of your space. Our 23 products hold multiple sustainability certifications for sourcing and manufacturing.

Types of Acoustic Wood Panels


Aluratone panels are our most versatile acoustic panels. They can be installed on both walls and ceilings and custom-cut to specific angles and curves as well as hard angles.

Aluratone panels are also available in a wide variety of finishes and stills. Choose from grooved, perforated, routed, or composite panels that combine a beautiful aesthetic with superior performance. 


Curvatone panels provide the same acoustical performance as the Aluratone range but with a curved shape to accommodate or create soft corners in your venue. They are available in every standard Aluratone pattern and finish and can also be used to add three-dimensional texture to flat surfaces. 

Get Acoustic Wood Panels for Your Venue 

At Rulon International, we remain committed to both industry-leading craftsmanship and sustainable manufacturing principles. If you are looking to enhance the appearance and acoustical qualities of your venue, we are excited to join you on your customization journey. 

To learn more, contact us today to speak with someone from our team.

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