Faster, Better, Cheaper: Pick Three

Trava Acoustic Wood Wall and Ceiling Panels

Say bye-bye 
to fiberboard.

Trava is the next generation of wood panels.

Its noise cancelling core adds function, its updated materials are eco-friendly and dramatically reduce weight, and its installation is simpler. Only the great look of the old panels remains.

Our wood architectural finishings systems are designed to seamlessly cover larger surface areas. It's never been easier to transform simple walls into a stunning ambient or accent addition while solving the space's sound challenge. Also, Trava works with universal and custom hardware.

Better Noise Reduction
Easier Installation 

Less Cost

Form and function

The great look of wood panels with the NRC value of acoustic materials

No sub-wall required

Mount direct to surface without complicated cavity construction

Easier installation

One person can erect an entire system in hours, not days

Reduced cost

The Sonus Wall System costs 28% less than MDF wall systems, on average

Lower carbon footprint

Trava consumes a quarter of the natural resources

Increased rigidity

Redesigned with front and back layers of high-density acoustic board

Lighter weight

Just 30% of the weight of traditional MDF (1 lb/sqft vs 3.3 lbs for MDF)

Less space required

Trava shaves a minimum of 75% off the space required for MDF systems

More sound absorbent

The panels themselves absorb noise, not additional materials

It's in the Layers

Trava panels are a delicious layer cake of four important layers:

  • Additional layer of rigid high-density acoustic board
  • High-density 6–7lb acoustic board
  • Rigid high-density acoustic board
  • Jacaranda SanFoot Wood Veneer consisting of a unique five layer construction:
  • Two layers of polyurethane lacquer
  • High quality 0.2mm wood veneer
  • Paper interlayer
  • Aluminum, providing a moisture barrier and excellent impact resistance and fire ratings
  • Paper backing for coding of individual sheet identifications
Why Sonus

Old Sage Wisdom

Startup Innovation

For decades, we've earned our reputation for the best acoustic panels, baffles, and clouds in the world. Today, Sonus is also recognized for keeping up with the continuously evolving world of our design and build community.

This last year alone, we've introduced 5 new systems and solutions.

We continue to stand out in our industry thanks to our quality, our speed, our commitment to transparency and value.


vs. MDF

Sub-wall Required
lbs/Sq ft
1 ¼”
4 ¾”*
Install Time
$43/ sq. ft.
Average Cost
$60/ sq. ft.
* With sub wall/insulation

Z Clip

The Most Accurate Concealed Hanging System Offered

Trava panels are designed specifically to work for Z Clips. Each clip is placed precisely on the panels and when the wall-side clips are hung at the appropriate height, Trava will transform any wall into the meticulously aligned wood grid you imagined. Z clips and our own custom plenum access hardware serve as the solution for ceiling applications.

Rotofast Snap-on Anchors

Fast, Easy, and Secure

For smaller implementations consisting of less panels, Rotofast Snap-on Anchors are an excellent option. Made specifically for acoustic panels, these are the most popular way to get panels up and trust they stay up.

Spear & Torsion

Designed by Sonus to Allow Easy Plenum Access

Torsions spring hardware has been the trusted ceiling panel hardware application for years.  Sonus offers our Spear & Torsion spring configuration that enables the mounting of our Trava panels on top of standard 9/16 or 15/16” ceiling grid with the ability to access the ceiling plenum when and wherever you you need it. There are 3 parts to each system that are super easy to install and designed with industry standards making it efficient for contractors to deliver.

Trava Tech

Sound Performance
1.25"=.85, 2.25"=.95
Fire Performance
Class A
Up to 48”
1.25", 2.25"
Up to 120”
1.0 lbs per sq ft
Surface Details
Wood Veneer
Edge Detail
Square and Edgebanded or Rounded and Wrapped
Installation Type
Wall or Ceiling 
(direct or grid)
6-7lb Fiberglass Board
Standard - 1/4"
Unit of Sale
Per Sq ft

Trava Coverings

Cherry FC
Red Oak FC
Walnut FC
White Oak RC
Over 100+ Coverings Available

SanFoot is a real wood veneer covering with combined features unlike any other. It’s natural beauty combined with it’s practical, hard-wearing finishes, makes SanFoot the ideal choice for most commercial and residential applications. Couple that with the ability to perfectly match the wall finishes with adjacent architectural millwork and doors and you have a turnkey wood solution.

Other Sonus Wood Acoustic Solutions


Grille System


Plank System

Loda & Loda LED

Specialty Baffles
Product Fit

We will always shoot you straight.

Trava panels aren't the best option for all applications. We don't recommend them in high traffic areas that need to withstand heavy damage.

Instead, we work closely with Jacaranda and other hard surface providers to seamlessly integrate and sequence wood selections from acoustic panels to MDF to real wood.

Simply put, you won't get this kind of transparency from other companies. We believe in being up-front and working together with you towards the best solution.

Take less. Make right. Re-use.

We believe in sourcing with a conscience. We partner with suppliers that think environment-first.

Designing with intention is a commitment. It means you not only design for look and function, but also to minimize the product you need to make it.

Sonus will reclaim or re-use any of our acoustic panels. And we’ll even pay for the shipping.

Use Trava Acoustic Panels for your project.