We're often asked at Zenbooth why our nearly soundproof office booths are so great. So, we thought we'd put together an article explaining their top 7 benefits so you can learn for yourself why we, and our customers, love our booths so much!
1. Our Booths Are Proven to Increase Productivity
Studies show that most employees work better in a quiet work environment. Unfortunately, today’s open-plan offices aren't always conducive to this.
Open-plan workspaces were initially designed to foster effective communication amongst employees. It was thought that this would help increase overall productivity.
However, research now shows that open-plan offices haven't achieved this goal. In reality, productivity and critical telephone conversations can suffer due to noise and other commonplace office distractions.
Our office telephone booths provide a practical and inexpensive solution to this issue because they offer a quiet work space for employees. Not only does the quiet help improve focus among workers, it also promotes positive well-being.
Reliable sources, such as the New Yorker, agree with this notion, saying, “Psychologically, the repercussions of open offices are relatively straightforward. Physical barriers have been closely linked to psychological privacy, and a sense of privacy boosts job performance. Open offices also remove an element of control, which can lead to feelings of helplessness.”
2. Our Pre-Made Soundproof Office Booths Are More Cost-Effective Than Building Your Own
Shockingly, the estimated cost of a self-built booth is $10,000!
Our pre-made booths, on the other hand, start at $4,495 - which is half the expense!
People often underestimate the complexity of creating an office booth. It's not just a few walls and a door! For starters, you need to think about material safety.
There are several kinds of wood that contain urea-formaldehyde based glues. Unfortunately, these formaldehyde gases can be carcinogenic. When these gases are let off, they frequently get trapped in the booth and consequently, increase the risk of cancer.
Furthermore, if you are making your own booth, you need to consult an architectural engineer, which can be costly. It's imperative that a booth has structural integrity. If a booth were to collapse due to faulty design, you could severely injure one or multiple employees. Luckily for you, our booths are created by leaders in the industry. So, we can confidently guarantee the safety of your workers.
Furthermore, if you're considering constructing a booth, you need to factor in labor costs, equipment costs and the expense of material. It takes approximately 100 hours to craft a functional phone booth from scratch.
If you are paying a laborer to construct your booth for you, this will cost anywhere between 30-75 dollars per hour. If you are paying anything cheaper than this, you run the risk of the labor not being adequately insured. This could increase the chances of you getting into legal trouble and their being an injury.
Finally, you’ll need to purchase a plethora of tools and materials from a hardware store. The cost of tools alone will come to a minimum of $1,000! Plus, the materials will cost anywhere between $300-500. This sum is unsurprising when you realize there are over 50 parts needed to form a soundproof booth from scratch!
3. A Guaranteed Quiet and Private Working Environment
With our booths we aim to create a quiet workspace for your employees. We achieve this by combining a variety of acoustic materials. These all have varying weights and densities fitted into the walls of the booth. This helps ensure that noise created from the inside can be thoroughly absorbed.
Furthermore, we insulate our booths with R-13 insulation. This provides unique thermal and sound control. Our clever engineering allows us to confidently say that your employees will be able to work free from disturbance.
Not only have we solved issues concerning noise within the office, but our booths also provide the convenience of a private workstation. Modern open-plan offices struggle to provide workers with any degree of privacy. This is often an issue when workers are conducting essential phone calls with customers or clients. Lack of privacy can also be a problem if you need to discuss issues that wouldn't be appropriate for the whole office to hear.
It's all too common for time to be wasted by workers seeking a quiet place to have an important and professional telephone conversation. Employees shouldn't have to take to hallways or to search for a quiet spot outside the office to communicate with customers! These 'solutions' are fraught with problems. Namely, from unwanted noise from those who don't realize you're on the phone!
Our soundproof booths have provided a genuine solution to this problem...you can thank us later!
4. Above Anything Else, We Prioritize Your Employees' Safety
Our booths circulate the air inside them once every two minutes. We've achieved this by installing two quiet exhaust fans in all our booths. Motion sensors automatically activate these fans, so you don't need to worry about switching them on. Amazingly, this all happens without letting too much sound in!
Refreshing the air in our booths is very important to us. Without proper air circulation, workers would be exposed to dangerously high levels of carbon dioxide. This would lead to intense sweating and dizziness. So, we've gone to great lengths to take action against this. This way your employees can work comfortably for hours with minimum distraction.
5. We Value Your Time
We value your time.
We want our booths to be as practical as possible, so we've ensured that customers can easily move them around. The Comfort Booth weighs about 500Ibs and can be quickly transported using slider pads. Plus, the booths are generally very simple to both assemble and disassemble-not that we think you'd ever want to take them down once you've got them up!
6. We Only Produce High-Quality Soundproof Office Booths
All of our booths are crafted using the finest components. For example, both the interior and exterior are created using high-grade Maple wood. Additionally, high-quality aluminum is used to form the doors. You can be confident that you'll receive a good quality product that will stand the test of time!
We believe in supporting local businesses, so we source all of our materials from reputable local vendors.
We're confident in the quality of our products, so we offer a one year warranty. Plus, should you not like your booth you can return it within 30 days of receiving it. We'll then issue all of your money back - so you really have nothing to lose from giving your Zenbooth a try!
All of our fabulous booths come with;
- Double Pane Insulated Glass Door (perfect for helping insulate the booth both in terms of heat and sound).
- Magnetic Latching System
- Renewable Sound Insulation
- Clear Safety Plexi-Glass Ceiling
- Modular Walls and Floor
- Easy-Move Design
- Custom Wood Standing Desk
- Quiet Ventilation Fans
- Two Electrical Outlets
- Fast Charging USB Outlets
- Anti-fatigue Floor Mat (so you can be confident your booth won't look aged anytime soon!)
All of these features have been meticulously crafted to ensure employee safety and productivity. Plus, the sleek design is bound to provide a modern and professional feel to any office, from startup to corporate.
7. We Value The Environment and Our Booths Reflect That
Here at Zenbooth, all our booths are Eco-Friendly. We only use recycled and renewable materials for their construction. More and more businesses are taking stock of their impact on the environment, as well as their office environment’s safety and the products they provide for their employees. Going with our Zenbooths leaves you nothing to worry about. Recycled and renewable materials ensure we’re using the most of what our planet has to offer.
To get in touch with us, feel free to use the form on our contact page. You can also call us at 510-646-8368. Visit a gallery of our sound blocking booths today and see which ones would fit great in your office!