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What are key criteria for office booths?

  • Posted on: 26 June 2023
  • By: Hushoffice Team

In present-day work environments teams find it really important to work in quiet spaces and be able to focus on both work and private communication. That is why, the popularity of soundproof work pods is on the rise. Acoustic pods reduce office noise and, simultaneously, create a distraction-free space where workflow can be managed effectively. 

What are key criteria for office booths?

So, what should be taken into account when choosing a pod?

Key criteria for office booths

  • Class A or B on the acoustic rating scale
  • Ease of assembly, disassembly, and mobility
  • Excellent materials
  • Efficient ventilation
  • Size that suits your needs
Portable office phone booth Hushoffice hushPhone

Quiet, but not excessively quiet – that is what makes an acoustically superior work pod

Your office booth should be equipped with well-designed sound insulation to block floor noise in the space and vice-versa. With such a solution, your employees are not disturbed by office noise while inside. Also, their speech is comprehensible, and well-protected in the booth – nothing can be heard from the outside.

Be certain that each and every detail of your individual booth’s design is acoustically sound, so to speak.This effect is generated with the use of typical elements, such as noise insulating fabric upholstery, and, additionally, some less obvious components like door frame seals and gaskets. When sounds made inside are unhearable from the outside, but, simultaneously, the pod environment feels perfectly comfortable, never unnaturally quiet, you know that the product itself is acoustically excellent

– says Mateusz Barczyk, Senior Brand Manager, Hushoffice.
The hushMeet team meeting pod for 4

Find out more about the genuine experience of a word pod here.

Ease of assembly, disassembly, and mobility – maximum freedom

When shopping around, carefully check a booth’s method of installation, breakdown and manoeuvring. To achieve maximum flexibility, go for movable pods with braked castors (easy to push and move) or ones built on a frame that can be moved effortlessly with pallet trucks.

What materials is a high-quality booth made of?

An aluminium frame, anodized aluminium hinges and door handles as well as thick, tempered glass panels all make an excellent booth. Add high-grade interior fabric and carpeting and you receive a top-quality solution.

Did you know that you can have Hushoffice booth furniture and fabric panels upholstered with premium Italian wool? Explore your options using our configurator

Efficient, around-the-clock ventilation is a must

Steady airflow ensures good indoor air quality inside your office booth, and that is essential for your employees’ health and productivity. A well-designed ventilation system helps adjust the booth’s temperature and humidity, and contributes to an airy working space.

Hushoffice booths are improved with thoughtfully engineered air circulation systems which constantly recycle stale air and lingering scents while the booth is used. A fresh, clean interior improves cognitive abilities and well-being in general

– says Mateusz Barczyk, Senior Brand Manager, Hushoffice.

What is the perfect size for an office booth?

The answer depends on several factors, ranging from the amount of space you have at your disposal to the functions that your booth is going to serve. Pods and booths differ in their size. You can choose a one-person pod, such as hushPhone, for private calls. If you need a meeting space for up to 6 people, you can go for large wheelchair-accessible booths, such as hush.Access.L.

1-person booths for individual work

Single pods are perfect for phone or video calls, and focused creative work – highly recommended for employees who prefer a standing posture.

HushPhone office telephone booth
HushPhone office telephone booth

2-person booths for face-to-face conversations

One-to-one meetings, confidential or sensitive conversations as well as mentoring tend to be more natural in a booth for two. 

3-4 person booths for small meetings

3-4 person booths make perfect professional spots for teamwork, client negotiations, and informal gatherings.

HushMeet private office booth for team meetings
HushMeet 4-person meeting cabin

5-6 person booths for collaborative group work

Larger booths such as hushMeet.L are a perfect choice for brainstorming sessions, conference calls or presentations.

HushMeet.L. A private office pod to talk out anything confidential. Modular, accommodating between 4-8 people depending on its module count.

A great advantage of smaller booths is their mobility: you can move them around with ease and they fit into unused spaces like corners and hallways. For example, our hushPhone 1-person standing call booth is approximately three by three feet in size, so it can be easily moved by one employee

– adds Mateusz Barczyk, Senior Brand Manager, Hushoffice.

Have you got any questions? Would you like to talk about your specific needs with our team? Leave us a note, and we will contact you!

Key criteria for office booths

  • Class A or B on the acoustic rating scale
  • Ease of assembly, disassembly, and mobility
  • Excellent materials
  • Efficient ventilation
  • Size that suits your needs

Key criteria for office booths – FAQ

Are office phone booths soundproof?

Our office phone booths such as hushPhone ensure speech privacy, significantly reducing office floor noise and, as a result, allowing the pod user to fully focus on their conversation.

What options to consider when looking for an office booth?

First of all, you need a booth rated class A or B on the acoustic rating scale. Secondly, you should take into account ease of assembly, disassembly, and mobility, which are all essential for flexibility. Another key factor is efficient, around-the-clock, motion-activated ventilation necessary to achieve maximum user comfort. You should also consider adjustable lighting that provides extra comfort for employees and boosts their performance. Last but not least, built-in furniture and power points make the space easy and comfortable to use. Find out more about the Hushoffice collection of booths and pods.

What are office pods used for?

Office pods, also known as work pods, are self-contained workspaces. They ensure privacy and separation in open-plan offices. They provide effective acoustic control and reduce background office noise. They are a soundproof space that can be used for both individual and group work. Easy to customise and move around, pods are a universal solution for businesses that wish to adjust to changing work requirements. They are quiet, comfortable work environments that contribute to employee wellness. They are places of peace and focus. For more information, check out top 5 questions about work pods.

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