Category Archive: Soundproofing

how much acoustic panels do I need

How many Acoustic Panels do I need?

Over the years, I have put together a simple equation that I have had plenty of success with. This equation is used to “take the edge off” of a room and make it much more usable.

Poly Max™ acoustical panels installed in a church by Acoustical Surfaces.

Poly Max™ Acoustical Panels by Acoustical Surfaces

For non-invasive, high-performance acoustical panels, Poly Max™ by Acoustical Surfaces is the leading option on the market. These 100% polyester panels can be installed with ease in virtually any location. Simply bond these panels to a wall or ceiling for noise reduction and control in any room.  Poly Max™ panels accommodate a wide range of […]

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Architectural Design Changes After the Pandemic

Architectural and acoustic design changes COVID-19 has affected every single person and business on the planet in one way or another. As some states and countries begin relaxing restrictions, it has become clear that changes need to be considered and implemented in several industries to help mitigate the remaining effects of this pandemic and help […]

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Soundproofing a Door

Soundproofing a door is actually a very easy thing to do – and probably not as expensive as you think. Nine times out of ten, simply sealing the air gaps around the door does the job very well. If that does not do the trick, don’t worry – we can build a custom panel to fit your door specifically to stop even MORE sound […]

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Quieting an Apartment

“I live in an apartment that occupies the half of the bottom floor of an owner occupied home. My bedroom is directly below my landlord’s and despite the six inches of concrete between our spaces, the ability for noise to travel from up to down is amazing […]

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Soundproofing Hotel Rooms and Saving Your Business from Negative Reviews

Word of mouth has always been the most powerful form of advertising. If people say good things about your business to their friends and families, those friends and family members are more likely to become your customers, too. And now that the internet has made it easier than ever for people to post their opinions […]

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Child’s Bedroom Soundproofing

“We built an addition to our home and our master bedroom shares a wall with our youngest son’s bedroom. Unfortunately, any noise in our room is heard in his room. Talking, TV (even low volume), listening to radio – it is all heard in the next room which keeps him awake (or wakes him up) and provides us with no privacy. Do you have any solutions, short of ripping out the wall and replacing it, to put on the wall to stop the sound?” There are a few things to consider, but fixing the problem is not an impossible task. We receive a lot of inquiries from people who, of course, want an easy and simple solution that will not create a big mess. Occasionally this is a possibility, but to get the job done correctly, some construction is almost always involved. Let’s take this one step at a time […]

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Quieting My Son’s Drum Room?

“We are considering some level of soundproofing for our son’s bedroom. He plays the drums, and our house is not large, so we would greatly benefit from something that would help block/absorb some of the sound. Can you help with this?” In order to block sound, one needs to do one of two things. First would be to build a room within a room so that the sheet rock of the drum room does not have any hard surface contact with the sheet rock on the adjacent rooms […]

Soundproofing vs Sound Absorbing – What’s the Difference?

I have been getting a lot of calls lately where people are looking to soundproof a room. They explain to me that they want sound that is being made within the room to STAY in the room or they want to keep sound out of their space. We commonly begin talking about the room and the type of noise that we are dealing with in each particular situation […]

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Why Architects, Designers, and Builders should consider Acoustics from Day One

Sounds and noises around us can have a profound impact on everything we do. The music we listen to, the programs we watch, and the work conferences or school classes we attend can be either positively or negatively impacted by sound quality and acoustics. Unfortunately, not all the places we occupy or visit are designed […]