Archive for the ‘Floor Soundproofing’ Category

How to soundproof

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

This new and updated article on “How to soundproof” is the best we have seen out there to date. Clearly explained with vivid graphics this article is a must read whether your soundproofing a room, an office building or your basement. Sound is an issue and what used to once a nuisance from the outside is now a nusiance in your own home as well. With game consoles and large HD TV’s creeping into homes you may want your own quiet bedroom. Be sure to read that article and comment below on your thoughts.

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Do I Really Need Soundproof Flooring?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

We often get questions from individuals designing new homes and one of the most popular is whether or not it is really necessary to use impact reduction flooring or soundproofing materials. The answer here is a resounding YES.

There are two main reasons. First, it’s much less expensive to install soundproofing and specialized flooring materials during the actual construction process. You’ll end up spending a lot more money if you have to rip out what you originally installed, purchase new materials, and do a second installation. You will also waste a lot of time and manpower so you may as well just do it right the first time.

The second reason is simple. You don’t want to wake up one evening wishing you had soundproofed those floors – as the sound from your downstairs neighbors (or children) flies up through the air. If you’re in a situation where you do have downstairs neighbors – or even a downstairs office – you’ll want to minimize the amount of impact sound that travels down through the floor and ceiling as well.

The concept is relatively simple. If you want to live a quiet life you’ll have to take care of your noise problems from day one!