How To Soundproof Vinyl Flooring

By Spencer Dwornik | 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 Spencer Dwornik | 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 Spencer Dwornik | 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 Spencer Dwornik | 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 Spencer Dwornik | 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 Spencer Dwornik | 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 Spencer Dwornik | 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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Shhhh! The 7 Quietest Places on Earth

By Spencer Dwornik | April 10, 2018

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

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Office Soundproofing: Suspended Ceiling Treatments

By Spencer Dwornik | March 28, 2018

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,

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