HOW TO SOUNDPROOF A ROOM
Do you have a noisy neighbour? Or maybe you just want to be able to listen to your music without disturbing anyone else. In either case, soundproofing your room is the answer!
Now, if you're like most people, you probably think that soundproofing a room is an expensive and difficult project. You may be surprised to learn that it can actually be quite affordable and easy to do!
In this guide, we will walk you through the steps necessary to soundproof any room in your home. We'll cover everything from materials needed, to the actual installation process. So whether you're looking to keep noise out or keep noise in, read on for the ultimate guide to soundproofing a room!
WHAT IS SOUNDPROOFING?
Soundproofing is the process of isolating sound and acoustically treating a room or space in order to reduce the amount of noise that can be heard within it. Soundproofing can be used to reduce the amount of noise that is emitted from a room, or to prevent outside noise from entering a room. There are many different methods of soundproofing, and the most effective method will vary depending on the specific application.
Some common methods of soundproofing include - adding insulation to walls, using acoustic tiles on ceilings, and installing sound-dampening materials on doors and windows. In some cases, special soundproofing curtains or panels may be used. The level of soundproofing required will also vary depending on the application; for example, a home theatre may require more soundproofing than a bedroom.
WHY DO YOU NEED SOUNDPROOFING?
Whether you live in an apartment complex and your upstairs neighbour likes to practice the drums at night, or you work from home and need to concentrate during the day, soundproofing can be a lifesaver. There are many ways to soundproof a room, and the method you choose will depend on your specific needs.
Here are some of the most popular reasons why people soundproof their rooms:
To reduce noise pollution: If you live in a busy city, chances are that you are constantly bombarded by noise pollution. Whether it's car horns honking, sirens wailing, or construction workers banging away, all that noise can be incredibly disruptive. Soundproofing your home can help create a calm oasis away from all the commotion.
To improve work performance: If you work from home, chances are you've had to deal with distractions like family members making noise or your dog barking. Soundproofing your office can help you focus on your work and be more productive.
To get a good night's sleep: If you live in an apartment complex, chances are you've been kept up at night by noisy neighbours. Whether they're playing music loudly, having a party, or just walking around, all that noise can be very disruptive to your sleep. Soundproofing your bedroom can help you get the peace and quiet you need to get a good night's rest.
To reduce stress levels: Noise pollution can be incredibly stressful. If you're constantly being bombarded by noise, it can take a toll on your mental health. Soundproofing your home can help create a calm and peaceful environment that will help reduce your stress levels.
Whether you need to soundproof your room for one of these reasons or you have another reason entirely, there are many ways to do it. You can buy soundproofing materials like foam panels and acoustic tiles, or you can use household items like rugs and curtains to block out noise. Whatever method you choose, soundproofing your room can be a great way to improve your quality of life.
BEST WAY TO SOUNDPROOF A ROOM
If you're looking for peace and quiet in your home, soundproofing is the way to go. To do it the best way, you will need to cover the walls of the intended room with 3 different layers. By following these simple steps, you can make any room in your house more serene.
LAYER 1: SOUNDBLANKET® MASS LOADED VINYL (MLV)
First of all, you'll need to cover the walls of the intended room with SoundBlanket® Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV), which is the slimmest noise barrier available in the market with just 5 mm thickness. This barrier works equally good for all the different types of walls used these days such as cement wall, brick wall, or wooden partition.
Though this layer will be applied by you as the first layer against the walls of your room, the SoundBlanket® MLV will work as the last, indomitable line of defence to ensure 100% soundproofing of your room. SoundBlanket® MLV will serve as an extra layer of soundproofing materials to counter overly amplified sounds.
This layer is a must and ideal for places such as hotels, auditoriums, nightclubs, cafes, recording studios, multiplexes, etc.
LAYER 2 : BASSBLOC® HEAVY DUTY SOUND ABSORBER
Now, to make your room soundproof, the second layer you must apply is BassBloc® Heavy duty sound absorber. It comes in 25 mm thickness and will work to impeccably absorb low-frequency sound waves. These low frequency sound waves are also sometimes referred to as Bass.
BassBloc® is made of polyurethane and Mass Loaded Vinyl particles which are also bonded with acoustic raisins during compression. This layer is about 5 times thicker compared to the first layer that you will be using. This will help to reduce most of the amount of noise that comes through the walls.
LAYER 3 : COVER & CONCEAL
Finally, you can cover and conceal both layers with POP, gypsum boards, wooden boards, or cement board, etc. This will wrap up the room soundproofing procedure for you.
With these simple steps, you'll be well on your way to creating a peaceful oasis in your home. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!
Acoustic treatment is a solution to absorb and diffuse sound reflections which cause internal noises like echo and reverb. Ideal for big, empty and specialized spaces where sound quality is a prime concern. Acoustic treatment can be done by fully or partially covering walls, ceiling and floor from where maximum sound reflects. We advise a minimum 30-40% coverage to achieve measurable results.
Single layer of acoustic products are enough to achieve desired acoustic treatment. Do not fall for multiple layering if advised by amateurs.
Products to match your needs
The awarded DIY acoustic product. Sticks on any surface and absorbs 90% sound that strikes it's surface. Available in designs and colours.
Polyester based colouful acoustic panels in 10mm thickness. Best for areas with low echo and slapbacks.
The aesthetic SoundAxe® wooden acoustic panels scatter the sound and also absorbs it simultaneously. If you have a taste in wood, go for them.
Choice of interior designers & architects for their acoustic projects. Vastly used in home theatres.
High GSM fabric with laminated acoustic foam layer for extra sound absorption. Used in fabric wall paneling and acoustic panels.