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Visit Indoff – Silicon Valley at the upcoming Northern California Facilities Expo
Aug 16th, 2013 by I-SV Host

Visit Indoff - Silicon Valley
Northern California Facilities Expo, September 24 and 25 at the Santa Clara Convention Center

Northern California Facilities Expo, September 24 and 25 at the Santa Clara Convention Center

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Visit Indoff – Silicon Valley at the upcoming Northern California Facilities Expo, September 24 and 25 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

We will be in a 40’ booth, 136 in the North part of the Expo Exhibit Floor.

Representing over 500 manufacturers, Indoff – Silicon Valley provides commercial interiors & exterior furnishings, facilities management products, material handling systems, promotional products and business supplies. Indoff – Silicon Valley is a comprehensive product and services provider for Facilities Managers in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area,

The “Masterminds” – Facility Management Service Trade Group

Indoff – Silicon Valley, is associated with a group called ”Masterminds”, a local trade organization providing services for Facilities Managers. With “Masteminds”, you can get a comprehensive set of facilities management services including background checks, site security, living plants (interior), rental furniture, copiers and copier supplies, janitorial services, and high speed internet access pipelines.

 What Indoff – Silicon Valley will show/demonstrate at the Facilities Management Expo

Literally everything in Indoff – Silicon Valley’s booth will be items available from Indoff. We will be showing floor mats (anti fatigue, safety, water resistant, grease resistant, anti-static), raised floor for the office, portable white boards, portable glass markerboards, sit/stand work stations, smart/computerized white boards, stools (short & tall), chairs, ergonomic seating, folding tables, portable cubicles that fold open/fold closed, monitor holders, keyboard holders, acoustic art panels, sound absorbing panels, multi-monitor computer workstations, copiers/printers, copier supplies, LED work lights, table top extension panels, recycling containers, and white board paintable coatings, that turn ordinary walls into marker walls, and nano-technology sound absorbing coatings, etc.

Indoff – Silicon Valley – Trade Show Specials

Plus, we will be offering great specials on items show in the booth, to be available at showspecials.indoff.com .  Not posted yet but check out these show specials starting in September.

Want to see something – let us know.

And if you want to see something in particular, let us know. Based on requests, we can ask for specific items from our vendor base and try to get it to the show for you.

Contact us today for VIP show passes.

Control, Reduce Sound Problems with Paint, Art Work, & Sound Absorbing Panels and Baffling Treatment
Aug 15th, 2013 by I-SV Host

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Sound Reduction Paint

Serenity Coating Dramatically Cuts Room Noise - can be coated with any color

Serenity Coating Dramatically Cuts Room Noise – can be coated with any color

Serenity Paint

No other coating solution performs like Serenity. Independent lab tests at Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories confirm consistent sound reduction throughout the entire frequency spectrum, with mid and high range frequencies showing proven sound reduction and an STC rating of 52. – See more at: http://www.serenitycoating.com/how-serenity-sound-reduction-paint-coating-works#sthash.RB4XDGwU.dpuf

Comments fromTy Macko

Superintendent, 41 North Contractors Leaning Tower YMCA, Niles, IL Specified by YMCA Chicago Project Manager, Norbert Glod “The product did exactly what we wanted. Applied over a difficult surface it still performed well and eliminated the echo in the room reducing the overall noise level and reverberation time in the room, which had previously been very conducive to echo because the enclosure was entirely hard surfaces which causes significant noise.”

Applying the Paint

If you have basic painting skills, you can apply Serenity to drywall, trim, ceilings or walls. You need to use an airless sprayer with 625-627 tip at 3000 psi of power.

Results

Studies show Serenity can be installed for about $3 to $3.50  per sq. ft., half the price of alternative sound reduction systems. Serenity is applied by one person with basic painting skills and each coat dries in less than one hour, saving labor costs and time. With Serenity, you get a primed, ready-to-paint surface that requires no additional prep work. All in all, Serenity is the clear winner when it comes to sound reduction value.

Any color

After you apply the Base and Finish Coats, Serenity is ready for the color of your dreams. Choose from 12 designer colors, thousands of custom tints or use any paint you like. You can even apply faux techniques to Serenity to give it a high-end look.

Decorate your wall and get a much quieter space/room at the same time with Art Absorbing Art Work

Decorate your wall and get a much quieter space/room at the same time with Art Absorbing Art Work

Sound Absorbing Art Work

How do acoustic panels work?

Acoustic panels provide the simple yet important function of absorbing sound.  You can think of them like acoustical black holes – sound goes in and doesn’t come back out.  Acoustic panels won’t make the source of sound go away, of course, but cutting down on the harsh echoes and empty ringing sounds coming from the walls can make a big difference.

Why does absorbing sound help?

The length of time it takes for a sound reverberation within a room to die off to inaudibility is called the RT value of the room. RT stands for reverberation time. In an untreated room for sound control, the RT60 values can carry for up to 10 seconds or longer. The problem defined is that the human ear can tolerate just 1.5 to 2.0 seconds worth of sound reverberation. Beyond this level, sound reflections become blurred, competing with new sound signals, and delivering unhealthy levels of what is called “background noise.”

Why absorb sound reverberation?

Good quality sound absorption will serve to slow down sound wave reflections, cleaning out unhealthy levels of background noise in a room, while restoring the room back to good acoustic balance with good clarity to original sound. For commercial settings, less background noise will trigger a more comfortable acoustic environment for groups of people that congregate in one room.No longer will people need to shout over the background noise to communicate.

How do I know what size and quantity of acoustic panels I need for my space?

There are two factors when determining the square footage of acoustic panels needed for a given space: the area and surface materials of the space. To calculate the area of the space, we will need to know the length, width and height of the room. We also need to know the surface materials of the space, which includes the walls, floor, and ceiling.

Does it matter where the acoustic panels are placed?

In general, where you place the acoustic panels in a room is not critical. A visually pleasant appearance is often the guiding factor in placement. The most important thing is simply to get the total needed square footage of panels into the room somewhere. No matter where you place them, the panels will soak up the extra sound that is bouncing off every surface in the room. That said, we do have a couple of non-critical guidelines for acoustic panel placement. First, you get more absorption per square foot of panel when the panel is placed in or near a corner. In other words, you will need slightly fewer panels in your room if you place some of them in or near corners. Second, if there is a primary source of sound in the room, such as speakers in one corner of the room, it’s a good idea to place panels at first reflection points. These are places where the sound can come from the source, bounce once, and reach the listener.  For example, on the side walls of a listening room approximately midway between the listener and the speakers. This is because sound that reaches the listener after traveling an indirect path arrives just a little later than sound that came directly from the source. This means your brain has to sort out multiple copies of the same sound, making things sound less clear and making speech more difficult to understand.Adding acoustic panels at the first reflection points reduces the late-arriving sound so your brain can focus on one clear copy of the sound.

What images are available?

Any image our supplier has the rights to re-sell and is high enough resolution for the desired size. We have millions of available images, and we can set up an online project for the client with selections. We can also use client provided images, so long as they have the right to reproduce the image and it is high enough resolution for the desired size.

How are acoustic panels mounted to the wall?

Non-changeable acoustic panels are affixed to the wall using security hardware. Changeable acoustic panels can be affixed to the wall either with security hardware or Z-Brackets.

What types of acoustic panels are available?

Acoustic panels are available in changeable and non-changeable formats. Changeable simply means that the image on the panel is removable and replaceable using image “skins.” Note that all changeable acoustic core materials are housed in an aluminum frame and the image “skin” is stretched over it.

What is the largest size available for each type of acoustic panel?

Non-changeable acoustic panels are available in sizes up to 48” x 96.”Changeable acoustic panels are available in sizes up to 10 ft. x 150 ft.

Apply Sound Absorbing Panels directly to walls and cut noise and reverberation instantly.

Apply Sound Absorbing Panels directly to walls and cut noise and reverberation instantly.

Sound Absorbing Panels

Diffuser Blocking Absorber

You can get  Diffuser Blocking Absorber from Indoff – Silicon Valley. Our sound absorbing panels are available in 1″ and 2″ thickness. Panel size is 2′ × 2′. The sound absorbing panel is intended for wall or ceiling applications. The Sound Absorbing panel is an innovative sound treatment panel for both home theaters and professional grade commercial studios. No longer will you have to struggle to figure out noise reduction coefficients or calculate the amount of sabins for a given space. All the guesswork will be eliminated. The new Sound Absorbing panels offer sound blocking, sound absorption and sound diffusion all in one unit. This will all be accomplished with a new tri-functional wall and ceiling panel. These panels have a unique design that not only provides a wide array of acoustical characteristics, but it is aesthetically pleasing and will give any studio or home theater that polished, professional look. Currently the new Sound Absorbing panels will come in white or charcoal only, but as the line expands so will the color choices. Keep in mind these panels can be painted to match any decor

Sound Absorbing Panels dramatically cuts room noisePaint dramatically cuts room noise

Sound Absorbing Panels dramatically cuts room noise

NOISE S.T.O.P. WHISPERWAVE™ Ceiling Clouds

  1. Curved accent acoustical control products
  2. Exceptional acoustical control across all frequencies
  3. Lightweight and easy to install

Ride the wave with WHISPERWAVE. WHISPERWAVE curved accent products allows you to unleash your creativity while reducing noise and reverberation. Add dimension and acoustical control right where you need it the most with WHISPERWAVE ceiling clouds. Ceiling clouds are suspended on ceiling-mounted cables using corkscrew hangers.Made from Class 1 fire-rated melamine foam, WHISPERWAVE products are offered in standard and custom sizes and curve patterns. WHISPERWAVE products are lightweight and easy to install. The line also includes baffles, panels and awnings.WHISPERWAVE products are available in natural white and light grey or can be Hypalon®-coated (black, grey, white, almond or charcoal) or painted (charcoal, beige, brown or blue). Custom colors are also available to match school colors or any décor.

WHISPERWAVE

Panels, Baffles, Ceiling Clouds and Awnings provide exceptional acoustical control and design flexibility. Lightweight and easy to install, WHISPERWAVE products are ideal for use in classrooms, cafeterias, multipurpose rooms, indoor swimming pools, offices, libraries, religious facilities and other large open areas.

Turn nearly any surface into a dry-erase board. Paintable Whiteboards available from OfficeFurnitureSanJose.com (Indoff – Silicon Valley)
Aug 10th, 2013 by I-SV Host

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ReMarkable™ Dry Erase Paintable Wall Covering

ReMarkable™ Dry Erase Paintable Wall Covering

 

Until now, painting a whiteboard wall was smelly, took ages to dry and had a tendency to yellow with age.  Finally a new coating material is available turns virtually any wall into a “white board”, except of course, it doesn’t need to be white.

And Indoff – Silicon Valley (as of this blog date), is the most recent authorized representative for ReMarkable™ in the U.S., serving California, one of only 24 Western Hemisphere authorized representatives.

Now you can use 360Coating’s “ReMarkable™ coating paint to turn nearly any painted surface into a marker board.  “ReMarkeable” can be used on drywall, plaster, metal or tile, turning these surfaces into a dry-erase system.  Once you surfaces is “ReMarkable”, you can write on it using low odor dry-erase markers.  Read about suggested low-odor markers in our August 4th blog.

The key features of ReMarkable that set this coating apart from other paint include:

●  Clear or white options
●  Ready for use in hours, not days
●  Long lasting and durable
●  Simple to apply as paintMarkerboard Paint - Learn More and Order Here
●  Environmentally friendly

ReMarkable™ Coating - available in both Clear, non-yellowing, and White Coatings

ReMarkable™ Coating – available in both Clear, non-yellowing, and White Coatings

ReMarkable™ coating is available in clear coat or white

ReMarkable™ is the only dry-erase coating that goes on clear and never yellows.  You can turn any painted surface into a dry-erase board without changing your room’s décor.  Tans stay tan, blues stay blue, pink or red – well, you get the picture.  ReMarkeable™ is perfect for offices, schools, homes or any other place where functionally beauty is key.

ReMarkable™ coating is ready to use in hours, not days.

Other “white board” paints typically take days to cure; one brand says 7 days.  ReMarkable™ is ready to written on in about 48 hours.  (It dries to the touch in about 8 hours).

ReMarkable™ is simple to apply

ReMarkable™ is simple to apply, if you have basic painting skills, you can probably do the job yourself.  Its’ special properties require mixing two components before use and you need to apply within 30 minutes.

Frankly we recommend using a professional painter (here at Indoff – Silicon Valley we do the wall measurements, make sure the wall is properly critiqued (it may need to be patched, cleaned, to be ready to go) and arrange for proven, professional painters to do the job.  Remember, proper painting is 80% preparation and 20% application.  And that’s what Pros do.

ReMarkable™ is long lasting and durable.

With proper maintenance and normal wear & tear, ReMarkable™ keeps is dry-erase ability for 10 or more years before you ever to need to recoat the surface.

ReMarkable™ Coating - turn any wall into a collaborative, creative work area

ReMarkable™ Coating – turn any wall into a collaborative, creative work area

ReMarkable™ is a “Green Choice – better for the environment.

When you use ReMarkable™ surfaces, you are making an environmentally helpful decision.  Instead of using giant print sheets for brainstorming sessions, by choosing to use a safe, lightweight low VOC product (ReMarkable™) you reduce waste and still get creative.

Notes on a recent project coating walls at a Silicon Valley BioTech firm

Indoff – Silicon Valley recently did 4 walls at a BioTech firm in Newark (including the CEO’s office).  Work was done on Friday and by Monday (when we visited to see how the project went), the walls were already in “Marker board use”.  Ideas, to-dos, goals, etc. were already in action.  They liked the results so much that an add-on order was placed to do an additional 8 walls.  (Never let a blank wall go to waste).

So if your hankering to write on those ready-to-go walls in your office, school, hallway, conference room, or maybe even a “share the news” wall at home, contact us today to learn more about how ReMarkable™ coating work for you.  Click here to contact Indoff – Silicon Valley.

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