How to Soundproof a Condo or Apartment

Tenants stay longer in apartments in which they are happy. As more and more people find themselves living in multi-family dwellings, a peaceful and quiet environment goes a long way towards making these tenants happy. Having happy tenants is just one reason to learn how to soundproof an apartment if you’re a building owner or landlord, and for apartment renters and owners themselves, less noise generally means a higher quality of life…

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Flanking Noise

Noise finds all sorts of pathways to travel through, some direct and others indirect. It’s those indirect pathways that are referred to as flanking noise, and it’s an important concept to consider when renovating or remodeling your home or office…

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Acoustic Panels for Offices

Acoustic panels for offices are acoustic panels designed to be installed on the walls or the ceiling of an office or boardroom. The acoustic panels will dampen the noise, eliminate the echo and will look like they were designed with the room in mind…

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Fitness Soundproofing: Keeping Sound In (and Out)

It seems like gyms and specialty fitness classes are popping up everywhere – in strip malls, next to office suites, and under apartment complexes in dense cities. The noise they generate, whether from loud music, clanking weights, or dozens of spinning stationary bikes, is causing an inundation of noise complaints, 911 calls, and even forcing some fitness studios to move into isolated industrial areas…

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What Is Sound Absorption?

Sound absorption refers to the process by which a material, structure, or object takes in sound energy when sound waves are encountered, as opposed to reflecting the energy. Part of the absorbed energy is transformed into heat and part is transmitted through the absorbing body.

Soundproofing Glossary of Terms

This glossary of soundproofing, sound and acoustic terms has been provided with a brief description, for the most part in non technical terms in an effort to remove some of the mystery surrounding soundproofing and acoustics. While the explanations may not be totally correct in their literal interpretations it is hoped that the plain language approach will provide

Shhhh! The 7 Quietest Places on Earth

With more than half the world’s population living in cities, it seems almost impossible to find some peace and quiet these days. Sadly, street noise, cellphones, and traffic provide a constant soundtrack to our lives. But, what if you could go someplace so quiet you could actually hear your ears ring? Believe it or not, these places do exist!

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Office Soundproofing: Suspended Ceiling Treatments

Today I’ll tackle the subject of drop tile ceilings and how they relate to several office related noise problems.  While this article is geared towards office applications, please note that many of these principles can also be applied to school classrooms, commercial spaces, residential applications…

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