How Sound in a Restaurant Can Impact The Dining Experience

By Neil Teasdale | April 26, 2019

Does sound affect taste? If you work in a restaurant, you know that smell and taste are closely related, but what about the effect of noise on food perception? Is it real? It is, and it’s one of the reasons

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Resilient Channels & Their Failure to Perform within the Construction Industry

By Neil Teasdale | April 22, 2019

It is a question why we still use resilient channels within construction today considering the long list of risk factors that pertains to the name. Resilient channel was brought into building assemblies in the 1960’s as a less expensive way

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How To Soundproof Vinyl Flooring

By Neil Teasdale | January 22, 2019

There are many reasons why you may want to know how to soundproof vinyl flooring. Perhaps you are being disturbed by sounds coming from the floor below, or you don’t want to disturb others below when walking across the floors.

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How to Soundproof a Condo or Apartment

By Neil Teasdale | November 19, 2018

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

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Flanking Noise

By Neil Teasdale | September 17, 2018

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

By Neil Teasdale | August 29, 2018

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)

By Neil Teasdale | June 14, 2018

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

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What Is Sound Absorption?

By Neil Teasdale | May 10, 2018

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. The energy transformed into heat

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Soundproofing Glossary of Terms

By Neil Teasdale | April 20, 2018

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

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