MIDLANTIC SALES GROUP
Midlantic Sales Group is the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area representative for manufacturers of interior finishes and acoustic specialty architectural products.
Our products include acoustic and interior finishes for walls, ceilings and fixtures. Our manufacturers use a range of quality materials to meet the challenges of the design and construction industry including wood, metal, fiber, plaster and more.
Please contact us for more information. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is available to discuss how our manufacturers can meet your design and budget requirements.
Acoustics are important for more than concert halls and theaters. Loud noise due to poor acoustics can negatively affect your health. When architects design with acoustics in mind, the well-being of occupants increases.
The change to the open office floor plan may have been hailed as a great innovation, but in practice it doesn’t optimize work production. The lack of privacy in an open floor plan increases employee stress. Simultaneous conversations, noise from machines, and people moving around are all distractions that reduce productivity and increase stress levels.
Many private and public schools were built prior to awareness and concerns about acoustics outside of the auditorium – some may argue even modern construction needs a greater emphasis on the issue. It’s been found the acoustics in the classroom, or the lack thereof, can make it more difficult for students to study and concentrate. Kids who sit in the front may hear what’s being said clearly, but the further back students are located the more difficult it becomes. Being in the back of the class makes learning doubly difficult for students with hearing loss or those who speak English as a second language. In addition, noisy classrooms can make learning more difficult for children with special needs, including autism and sensory disorders. Have you ever tried to read a book in a noisy café or public space?
Noisy classrooms are also detrimental to teachers. They may need to raise their voices to be heard, which adds to the noise and stress levels.
Sleep is one of the most important remedies for illness and injury. Patients in hospitals experience sleep disturbances due to conversations in hallways, flashing lights, doctors and nurses making their rounds, etc. Like teachers, nurses can experience increased stress levels from constant noise and experience decreased concentration.
Architects and designers can eliminate or minimize these distractions by planning for acoustic materials to be used in the construction or refurbishing of interiors. New materials and continued technological advances ensure there are efficient choices to meet the demands of each facility.
Companies such as Fellert developed acoustic solutions for walls and ceilings that don’t compromise quality or design. Fellert’s materials can be installed on flat, curved, or vaulted surfaces seamlessly. Midlantic Sales Group is proud to be the Maryland, Virginia and DC manufacturer's representative for companies over the world engaged in the use of sustainable materials. Contact us online at https://www.midlantic-group.com/ or call 410-224-5665.
Privacy in today’s world is an increasingly precious commodity; it’s a major factor in everyone’s lives. Social media can broadcast our every move around the country and across the globe and the smart phone camera provides instant news coverage never-before imagined. The lack of privacy has infiltrated workplaces as well and is wreaking havoc on worker productivity, stress levels and job satisfaction. Studies have found that lack of privacy is high on the list of worker dissatisfaction.
Business executives, lawyers, health care providers, and other professionals need and want privacy when talking to clients or patients. It can be difficult to safeguard confidential information within open concept floor plans.
The increase in converted factories, warehouses, and empty office buildings may be a boon for the real estate industry, but the large, open spaces created for the modern aesthetic contribute to noise pollution in the workspace. The deconstructed industrial look achieved with exposed brick and ventilation systems, metal and glass dividers only amplify the noise, causing it to bounce around.
Ways to combat the lack of speech privacy take several forms. Installing sound-absorbing materials is one way to reduce noise and increase worker concentration. Porous, soft materials such as fabric, mesh fabrics, sound-absorbing ceiling tiles and specially-designed wood panels are among the architectural solutions.
The gaps in lighting fixtures and ventilation shafts are often overlooked as conductors of workplace noise. One of the leaders in overcoming the speech privacy issue is Speech Guard™. They install a patented acoustic seal above light fixtures and over ceiling tiles to reduce noise while maintaining air flow.
Midlantic Sales Group is proud to be the exclusive manufacturer's representative for companies all over the world engaged in the use of sustainable materials including Speech Guard™. Contact us online at https://www.midlantic-group.com/ or call 410-224-5665.
Eucalyptus may only be familiar to you for its pleasant-smelling oil, but the use of its wood in commercial building is on the rise. Native to Australia, eucalyptus is a fast-growing wood which can achieve growth of 6-12 feet in a single year. Some species can live as long as 1,000 years and depending on the variety, trees can grow to heights of 30 to 200 feet.